More information has emerged about Michael Mangan, the 42-year-old St. Paul man who was recently arrested and charged with making terroristic threats after his alleged plan to kill his ex-wife and six others who wronged him during his divorce came to light. THE BACKSTORY: St. Paul man's letter to co ... More >>
Whether you grew up in Minneapolis or are currently raising a brood here, the real estate brokerage site ZipRealty has good news: Based on the sweet spot where good public schools meet affordable real estate, the Minneapolis area is the best place for families. See Also: - Minneapolis ranked 3rd bes ... More >>
If you bought a house in Minnesota in the past two years, a real estate watchdog group says you might have overpaid. Consumer Advocates in American Real Estate -- a non-profit that monitors the housing market -- says Minnesota home buyers have collectively spent more than $63 million in needless f ... More >>
The Mall of America might lure tourists from all over the world and boast a bajillion stores, but Edina's Southdale Center has history, and the folks at PBS think it's kind of a big deal. The nation's first enclosed regional shopping center, Southdale has been named one of the "10 Buildings That Cha ... More >>
An academic paper co-written by a University of Minnesota economics professor finds there is little evidence for the notion that movie piracy reduces ticket purchases at movie theaters. That notion, of course, is often a crucial premise in the arguments made by supporters of legislation like SOPA ... More >>
Yachts, Cadillacs, even a party bus...real estate was a great racketuntil the lawsuits started piling up
Not sure how bad the housing market is? Check out this graph of new home sales.
When apartments are converted, renters don't have many rights
If you happened to live next to it, in a half-million-dollar condo, you might identify the monumental concrete slab as an unfinished building foundation and consider it an eyesore.
Former CP staff writer Burl Gilyard has written an elequent tribute to Terry Fiedler, the veteran Star Tribune reporter who died suddenly on Saturday at the age of 47. The piece originally appeared in If You Lived Here, You'd be Broke by Now
How a cadre of developers has turned $800-a-month local apartments into $200,000 condos—and turned out a few thousand residents in the process.
If you read this post, I will buy your home from you right now. With no hassles. In cash! The cards have been coming for a few years now. They have the names and numbers of local real estate agents and they list the recent sale prices for comps--or comparable properties--in my neighborhood. The s ... More >>
Alan Greenspan and America's unreal estate
Boy in the bubble Is Alan Greenspan ready to admit that the housing market is clinically insane? The word of the hour is "froth." A little like foam, a little like scum, the word appeared in nine different articles within the last three days in the Wall Street Journal. In economic terms, "frot ... More >>
Why you should have bought the IDS Center
Times are tough for downtown office rentals
Flawed contracts. Cut corners. Inadequate inspections. Complaints about conflicts of interest. University of Minnesota president Mark Yudof might be getting out just in time.
With all the noise about Block E, one minor detail hasn't gotten much attention: The numbers