According to the Department of Numbers, in the Minneapolis market for housing, inventory is way down and prices are up. Minneapolis was the only city they had numbers for in Minnesota. The peak prices for homes in the Minneapolis market was in June of 2006 and the low point was in February 2011. Prices in the Minneapolis market are still way below peak prices but are rising. Click here for all the latest statistics!
The 2012 Metropolitan Peace Index has come out with the 10 most peaceful US cities and Minneapolis came in at number 4! The most peaceful cities have some of the highest rates of health coverage, high-school graduation, educational opportunity, labor participation and perceived access to basic services, as well as among the lowest rates of teen pregnancy, income inequality, poverty and infant mortality. To see the full report click here.
With a walk score of 69.3, Minneapolis has made Prevention Magazine’s list of the top walking cities. Minneapolis ranks 20 out of 25 cities on their best list. 9 of the top 25 are in warm weather California and many of the other top picks are large cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Some reasons for the high score include a large number of walking clubs, the skyway system and over 50 miles of groomed trails throughout the city. To view the complete list, click here.
Right now it is looking like 2012 is on the way to an increase in new construction as building permits are up! Estimates say that we may see a 10-12% increase in new construction this year which would be great news! In January, Minneapolis led the way with the number of building permits issued followed by St. Paul, Hudson, WI, Eagan and Maple Grove. Click here for more.