Apple Valley Real Estate – Northstar MN MLS Member
A large Dakota County suburban city, Apple Valley has made the Money Magazine “Best Places to Live” list several times. On the eastern side of I-35 and the I-35 split, it’s about the same distance from the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area as neighboring Burnsville. Incorporated in 1969, its growth has been dramatic since then, altering the city from a rural community into a thriving modern suburb quickly.
Steve Howe – Steve grew up in St. Paul and enjoyed many of the benefits the Twin Cities has to offer growing up. Active in sports, church, theater, and music, Steve traveled across the border into Wisconsin for college, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in vocal music. He spent three years on the road as a full-time touring musician until finally settling back in the Twin Cities for good. Steve enjoys working with first-time buyers and helping them understand the complex process of a real estate transaction. He is also a firm believer in real estate investing as a long-term wealth building strategy for everyone looking to gain financial freedom. Phone 952-607-1222
Mike Garbart – Mike grew up in Apple Valley and began his Real Estate career in 2002. He enjoys working with first time buyers and thrives on staying in tune to the current market conditions. Through the “ups and downs” of the Real Estate market he has adapted to changes well and began “flipping” several properties when the opportunity arrived. He has extensive knowledge with investment properties, flips and even has several rental properties. When the market turned and many homeowners found themselves “underwater,” he started focusing on Short Sale transactions to help owners avoid foreclosure. Mike has a strong sense of humor and likes to make the process as enjoyable as possible when it comes to working with buyers and sellers. Phone 612-968-4110
Notable as the home of the Minnesota Zoo, it has a strong family orientation. Commuters use the I-35 split to commute to the entire metro area, along with Highway 77, another major thoroughfare that connects to I-35E..
Apple Valley at a Glance
- Population: 49,000
- Area: 17.7 square miles
- Median Family Income: $87,000
- Median Home Price: $161,000
- Business: Real Estate & Retail.
- Education: Highly rated public school system.
- Parks & Recreation: Excellent parks and recreational facilities and Minnesota Zoo.
- Arts: Annual arts and crafts fair, art classes for youths and adults.
- Sports: Prep sports, plus large variety of sports facilities, including a Sports Arena.
- Dining: Both local and chain restaurants are plentiful.
- Transportation: Fast access to I-35, I-35E, and I-35W from County Road 42.
Apple Valley Houses for Sale Listed with Participants of Northstar MN MLS
As a newer suburban city, Apple Valley offers a wide range of suburban amenities, from extensive shopping opportunities, a wide range of parks and recreational facilities, and athletic fields and arenas to keep residents active and healthy. An 18-hole city-owned golf course is popular with residents. Several small lakes offer popular angling and boating opportunities as well. Its public school system has very high ratings throughout, and provides quality education for the city’s younger residents. The Minnesota Zoo, with its world-class exhibits and even an I-Max theater, attracts residents and visitors.
The housing market is typical of outer ring suburbs, and includes both residential and commercial properties, with hundreds of listings by Northstar MLS MN participating brokers and agents. The residential market peaks at about $600,000. At the lower end of the market, offerings under $100,000 include some foreclosure bargains in condominium properties under $50,000. Listings in this price range are almost exclusively townhomes and condominiums. Between $100-200,000, townhomes dominate the lower quarter of the multiple listings, along with some vacant building lots. Single-family homes begin appearing at about $125,000, along with more townhomes. Single-family homes, built from the late 60s to the early 90s dominate the upper part of this range, many of them spacious and appealing. From $200-300,000, well-maintained single-family homes offer a wide range of choices for the buyer. Above $300,000, homes become larger, neighborhoods become more desirable, and quality construction are in evidence. Near the top of this range, which peaks at about $600,000, executive homes in exclusive neighborhoods attract attention.
Search for Apple Valley Homes Listed by Northstar MLS MN Members
Our REMAX Realty team takes a strong interest and extensive knowledge in this housing market. We believe there are excellent values for buyers and investors. One of our expert licensed Realtors who are members of Northstar MLS can do a complete MLS search, using your criteria. Our seasoned agents are always ready to assist you in any way to find your next home. Contact us for showings anywhere in the Twin Cities. Our friendly, helpful real estate professionals will leave no stone unturned in assisting you.