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Old 12-31-2016, 03:58 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to the MSP area in a few weeks for his new job. We are looking to buy a small house with a fenced in yard and a 2 car garage near Roseville where he will be working. I've looked around a lot on Zillow and Realtor but don't know enough about the neighborhoods to know where the best place to look is. We'd ideally like a house under 150k since I likely won't have a job right away. I would appreciate any advice on neighborhoods around Roseville (not in RV, since we can't afford it). Also, any recommendations on realtors would be greatly appreciated as we will be in town house-hunting in a couple of weeks. Thanks!
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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Generally speaking, under $150k will put you in a questionable part of town, or a townhouse. Near Roseville, I'm guessing Columbia Heights and Little Canada to be some of your less expensive bets?
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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$150k is a very tight budget for house, or even a townhouse with something that doesn't need work near Roseville.
There is this one home in Roseville - 637 Eldridge Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113 - realtor.comĀ®

Nearby areas don't have homes in that price range as well. Inventory in general under 250k is tight.
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to the MSP area in a few weeks for his new job. We are looking to buy a small house with a fenced in yard and a 2 car garage near Roseville where he will be working. I've looked around a lot on Zillow and Realtor but don't know enough about the neighborhoods to know where the best place to look is. We'd ideally like a house under 150k since I likely won't have a job right away. I would appreciate any advice on neighborhoods around Roseville (not in RV, since we can't afford it). Also, any recommendations on realtors would be greatly appreciated as we will be in town house-hunting in a couple of weeks. Thanks!
That is a very tight budget.

Coon Rapids, New Brighton, Columbia Heights (as mentioned), maybe Blaine?

I don't think you're up against any bad areas around Roseville. If you were needing to choose a school district you may want to dig a bit deeper. But as far as safety/nice areas you should be pretty okay IMO.
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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I agree 150K wont get you into any area. Well i shouldnt say it like that. homes under that range though dont often come with a garage and will have street parking etc. Even in the burbs that doesn't get you much here. Not trying to deflate your opinions and hopes. I just think you may need to increase that or start looking at townhomes. realtor recommendations cant be given on here. But you shouldn't have a problem finding one in the area that ill help. You can direct message people for recommendations as well but they cant post or advertise. you'll probably have to look at Golden Valley, New Hope, Brooklyn Center and Columbia Heights but depending on what your idea of a 'GOOD AREA" is this may not be what youre looking for at all or it could be just fine.You could go the other way all the way over to maplewood or Oakdale too. Kids? School importance? Transportation needs? The metro is fairly large but depending on how you get to work you can live a lot of places that seem further away that really only take 20 minutes or so. For example. We work Downtown Minneapolis but chose to live in Apple Valley. OUr commute is a nice easy shot up 35 and there in 20-25 minutes in no traffic butin traffic that is 45 minutes. The metro is more oval that round so commutes north and south are much easier than east and weest if that makes sense.
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