Kristen Nelson, Realtor

Kristen Nelson, Realtor

I have been a licensed Realtor in Minnesota since 2004. Real Estate is not just a job for me -- it is a passion! I work with honesty and integrity in representing my clients' best interests through one of the most important decisions in their lives.

Kristen specializes in the northern and eastern suburbs of the Twin Cities including the counties of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington.

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5045 4th – $265,000 08/31/2021

5045 4th – $265,000

Charming 4BR 3BA home in Columbia Heights! Best bang for the buck!

5045 4th – $265,000 MLS# 6018277 – Back on the market with brand new roof on house and garage!! Other updated features include new exterior paint, newer furnace and central air! Many built-in closets, book cases, and... 03/16/2020

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

Here's a good read!! With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. 11/27/2019

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

If you don't own your own home, you may find this article both interesting and enticing! I'm ready and willing to help you achieve your American dream! There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. 10/30/2019

How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Home

Good read! The gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an affordability crisis in housing today. 04/03/2019

Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

You've probably heard that it is still a SELLER's market, but have you heard that it is a BUYER's market when it comes to luxury homes? This is worth a read if you're thinking of moving up! In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house and move... 01/31/2019

How to control window condensation during deep freeze

Helpful information for homeowners! There are only two variables to window condensation: indoor humidity and window temperature. To prevent condensation, these need to be controlled. 01/22/2019

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

I remind my friends/customers of this every winter: Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition! 08/06/2018

5 Mortifying Reasons Mortgage Applications End Up in the 'Reject' Pile

Here's a great article to read if you plan on applying for a mortgage in the near future. There are a number of reasons mortgage applications are denied‚ and the saddest part about it is that many could have been avoided quite easily. 06/28/2018

Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact?

Bad news AND good news. Worth a read! Economists and analysts know that the country has experienced economic growth for almost a decade. They also know that a recession can’t be too far off. A recent report by Zillow Research shed light on a survey conducted by Pulsenomics in which they asked economists, investment strategists and mar... 06/28/2018

Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Please take 15 seconds to help homeowners! The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Congress must act now to reform and extend the... 04/09/2018

Across All Buyers, Millennials Have the Most Purchases

Interesting statistics! The biggest buying generation is also the youngest, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports.


Private Island only 1 hour north of the Twin Cities...😀SOLD! 03/18/2018

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

As you've probably heard, interest rates are on the rise. This is good if your only objective is to save money! But if a home purchase is in your near future you may want to read this article and call me at 651-247-6633 or email [email protected] to start your home search sooner rather than later! First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] 2.1Kshares 1.9K 117 0 26 0 Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money yo... 02/12/2018

The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

This is definitely true in the Twin Cities right now. If you're thinking of selling your home you will be in a much better position by placing it on the market BEFORE spring! The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. 01/25/2018

6401 Winsdale St N - Golden Valley, MN

All the work has been done in this beautiful 3BR 2BA home in the high-demand area of Golden Valley. Call me at 651-247-6633 for a private showing! Offered by: Kristen Nelson of Greater Midwest Realty - This beautiful home is move-in ready and features updates galore: newer kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, and a newer amusement room with wet bar. New in 2017: high end furnace and central AC, electronic air filter/purifier, hot water heater and mor... 01/25/2018

Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home

Great article about why people should have Realtor representation when buying a home. You may not be aware of this, but I don't charge a penny for representing buyers! Call me to find out why. 651-247-6633. Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional! 01/25/2018

2018 Colors of the Year

Wondering which colors are "in" for 2018? Check this out.... Check out and be inspired by the paint companies' picks for their 2018 Colors of the Year! All beautiful paint colors with rich undertones.


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Solar Energy Rewards from Xcel Energy. Check it out!

Is solar energy on your horizon in 2018? If you've been thinking about installing solar panels on your home, Xcel Solar Rewards program opens for applications on January 8. It's not too late to look for a contractor - learn more at 01/04/2018

HVAC Tips to Survive Extremley Cold Temperatures

Just a reminder of some things we should do to prevent our furnace from breaking down in this frigid weather.... We’ve compiled a list of HVAC Tips in order to make sure that you are taking preventative measures to prevent a furnace break down while it is working in overload to keep your home warm. 12/07/2017

3 Reasons Your Real Estate Agent WANTS You To Bother Them

PLEASE bother me! :) You’re probably not even aware that you should. 10/17/2017

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States!

This is definitely true in Minnesota. Take a look at the article! In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.


Congratulations on your first home purchase! It was such a pleasure working with you James and Kelly! 07/05/2017

###x 190th St N - Forest Lake, MN

The 10-acre hobby farm you've been dreaming of is now available for $149,900! To tour this property, call Kristen Nelson, Realtor, Greater Midwest Real Estate, 651-247-6633. Offered by: Kristen Nelson of Greater Midwest Realty - Bring your horses and build your new home on your own 10-acre hobby farm located on a lesser traveled, dead-end street! Please have a Realtor walk the property with you -- there is an active electric fence on it (will be removed prior to closing... 02/26/2017

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Great news! It is a great time to sell your home -- not only have home values been rising for many years but homes are selling VERY quickly and often by multiple offers! Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC] 02/17/2017

3003 80th Cir N - Brooklyn Park, MN

New listing - multiple offers already received! Highest and best due at noon Saturday, February 18! Offered by: Kristen Nelson of Greater Midwest Realty - This move-in ready home features many recent updates including: garage roof, patio door with blinds inside the glass, stainless steel appliances, furnace (2017), central AC (2014), electrical (2011), water heater (2010), paint and more! The heat... 01/05/2017

7 New Year’s Resolutions from Your Home

For those who like to set New Year's about some for your real estate investment? A new year means tackling a few annual chores and maintenance issues around the house. Review this list of tasks to tackle to keep your home in tip-top shape. 12/13/2016

Home Prices: Where Will They Be in 5 Years?

An interesting article for those interested in how much appreciation they might see over the next few years in their real estate investment! Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. 09/27/2016

2386 Grospoint Ave N - Oakdale,MN

Homes like this don't come around as often as they used to. Pride of ownership definitely shows here! Call me to schedule a showing today on this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 2+ car garage, Plenty of room to add 2 more bedrooms! $247,900. Offered by: Kristen Nelson of Greater Midwest Realty - Location location location! This well-maintained, one-owner home is nicely tucked away and yet conveniently located just minutes from shopping, entertainment and more! It features a 4-season porch, very spacious master bedroom with large walk-in... 09/23/2016

$247,900 - Oakdale, MN Home For Sale - 2386 Grospoint Ave N | MLS# 4762398

This one-owner home has been meticulously maintained! It already has 1,935 finished square feet but there is also 700+square feet that can be finished. Could easily have 5 bedrooms and still have plenty of storage space! Meticulously Maintained 3BR 2BA Rambler. 2386 Grospoint Ave N - Oakdale, MN Home For Sale| MLS# 4762398 09/12/2016

17 schools from MN make Newsweek’s 500 best in the country list

Proud to see 17 of our high schools ranked in the top 500 best in the country! Seventeen schools from Minnesota are among the top 500 in the country, according to 2016 rankings released by Newsweek. The Land of 10,000 Lakes was well represented in Newsweek's respected 'America's Top High Schools 2016' table, gaining seven schools in the top 500 after just ten featured in 2015.... 06/27/2016

6367 Deerwood Ln - Lino Lakes,MN

Price reduced to $339,900 on this beautiful 4BR 4BA, 2,590 fin sq ft home with oversized 2-car garage! Relax in the spa room complete with sauna and whirlpool bath, or BBQ on the huge 2-tiered deck! Updates in 2016: granite countertops in kitchen and baths, new stainless steel appliances, new cabinet and door hardware, ceramic tile in baths and laundry, paint and more! Call/text Kristen at 651-247-6633 for more information or to see the home in person! Offered by: Kristen Nelson of Greater Midwest Realty - This former Parade of Homes model won an award for its unique architecture! Perfect for entertaining with an open floor plan, formal/informal dining areas, a HUGE 2-tiered deck, awesome yard with woods and bonfire pit, and a large family room wi... 06/16/2016

6367 Deerwood Ln - Lino Lakes,MN

New listing! Beautiful 4BR 4BA in Centennial School District...a must see! Offered by: Kristen Nelson of Greater Midwest Realty - This former Parade of Homes model won an award for its unique architecture! Perfect for entertaining, it features an open floor plan, formal/informal dining areas, a HUGE 2-tiered deck, awesome yard with woods and bonfire pit, and a large family... 05/19/2016

The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing

A lot of people have been asking how the presidential election may impact the real estate market. Here's a good article responding to that! Every four years people question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week where they explained: “A growing body of research shows that during presidential 04/11/2016

1826 134th Ln Ne - Ham Lake,MN

Quick closing possible! 4BR 2BA 3-CAR GAR with 2400+ fin. sq. ft. on 1/3 acre corner lot. $199,900! Offered by: Kristen Nelson of Greater Midwest Realty - This home has 5 levels of awesome space including a beautiful sauna! Enjoy views of the large backyard and giant oak trees from many rooms! The exterior is near completion with new Hardie siding. Some updating and a little TLC inside will bring… 04/04/2016

Don’t Wait! Move Up To Your Dream Home Now!

Interest rates are still extremely low. Now is the time to make your move! Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates have stayed near historic lows. Sellers should realize that waiting to make the move when mort



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