Multiple Offers on the first day!

March 23rd, 2017

6568 Merrimac Ln N in Maple Grove which I recently listed received multiple offers on the first day.    This home is now under contract.    The unit was listed for $192,500.    The previous high price for a unit of similar size in this complex was $186,00 only a few months ago.   We listed this unit for $6500 more than that and received several offers on the first day.    This clearly tells you the market is red hot.   If you want to sell your home there is no better time than now.    Multiple offers at or above list price are becoming commonplace.    Buyers are prepared to come in with a very strong offer as they know often it is the only way to get the job done.

6568 Merrimac Ln N is a three bedroom, two bath townhome with a two car garage in Maple Grove about three miles from highway 94 and Maple Grove Parkway.    The unit is 1525 finished square feet with new stainless steel appliances and paint.   It is one block from a park, near many shopping and dining opportunities and surrounded by luxury homes.

If you would like to know more about how I can market your home to put you in a similar position contact me.

Buck Doheny, Keller Williams Realty Integrity Lakes



6944 10th Ave S. Open House

September 22nd, 2016

6944 10th Ave S.  Richfield MN 55423.

Two Open Houses-Friday the 23rd from 5-7 and Saturday the 24th from 2-4

Come to this charming home in Richfield before its gone.   It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.   The downstairs bathroom is newly added.   The basement is over half finished and includes a wet bar.   It is situated on a corner lot across the street from Richfield STEM school and has a newly painted 2 car garage.   The interior features a spacious kitchen and several newly painted rooms.   This home is close to Veterans Park and the Richfield Pool.  Easy access to the highway and downtown Minneapolis.   Quiet neighborhood with long term owners.

Contact Buck Doheny of Keller Williams Realty with questions at 612-803-2718.


Open House in Columbia Heights/Non MLS listing

August 5th, 2016

Come to the open house at 3922 Arthur Street in Columbia Heights on Saturday the 6th from 3-5 to see this great home before its sold.   This is a three bedroom, 2 bath hone with a 2 car garage modestly priced at $165,000.   This home has an updated kitchen and bath and features hardwood floors.   It has 1212 finished square feet and was built in 1956.   It has a big 300 x 50 lot and is in a quiet, family friendly area.   The roof is new and the home is very well taken care of.

This home is not listed on the MLS, so come down to see what others may be missing for your opportunity at a hidden gem.   Contact open house house Buck Doheny of Keller Williams Realty with questions at 612-803-2718.



New listing in South Minneapolis! 5812 11th Ave S

July 8th, 2016

5812 11th Ave S. offered at $310,000

Be the first to see this new listing in a great family neighborhood.   5812 11th Ave S has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage.  It has 1832 finished square feet and is move in ready.   Offered at $310,000, it won’t last long.

This home features sparkling hardwood floors as well as a working fireplace and a fireplace with a gas insert in the basement.   A fireplace in the backyard as well will make you the envy of the neighbors.   The sunroom is the real gem of this home as you will enjoy reading and entertaining in a sunroom which is a rare find in the city.   Both the basement and the upper level offer ample headroom which can often be an issue on older homes in the city.   This home is move in ready and has many flowers in both the front in back.  You will certainly enjoy being outside in this quiet, family friendly area.

This is one of the finest neighborhoods in South Minneapolis with plenty of activities that are footsteps away.   Only a few blocks from Lake Nokomis with its beach, bike trails, fishing, and boating.   Diamond Lake is only a few blocks further in the other direction.   Minnehaha Creek with it’s world class bike trail is a mile away.

Contact G.P. “Buck” Doheny of Keller Williams Realty Integrity Lakes to hear more details or to set up a private showing.

5812 11th Ave

5812 11th Ave

Electrical Advice

June 7th, 2016

GFCI and AFCI are specialized electrical safety devices with very different purposes. Let’s take a look at how each is used in the home as well as how they work.

A GFCI, or ground fault circuit interrupter, is an inexpensive device that is designed to protect people from electrical shock in the home. GFCI receptacles should be installed in any area with potential risk for electrical shot with a direct path to the ground, especially areas with plumbing. These are commonly installed in bathrooms, along kitchen counters, in garages, unfinished basements, outdoor outlets and near swimming pools and spas. A GFCI monitors the electrical current leaving from and returning to the receptacle, which should be the same. If there is a mismatch in the currents, the GFCI will shut off the receptacle immediately, protecting people from serious electrical shock.

GFCIs have various configurations, including the standard GFCI receptacle with “test” and “reset” buttons. Homeowners should test these monthly to ensure proper operation. If the GFCI fails to trip or can’t be reset, it should be replaced. There are also remote GFCIs, which protect standard receptacles in the circuit. These should always have a visible label indicating GFCI protection, because there is no way to tell just by looking that it is or isn’t protected. Another option is a GFCI breaker, which is installed at the electrical panel and protects the entire circuit. These can be identified by the presence of test and reset buttons.

An arc fault circuit interrupter, or AFCI, is designed to prevent electrical fires in the home. This is a relatively new type of circuit breaker that detects arcing in an electrical circuit, shutting down the affected circuit before it causes a fire. Arcing can be caused if an electrical cable is punctured or cut by something as simple as hammering a nail into a wall. Other potential causes of arcing include frayed extension cords, loose electrical connections, and old and/or cracked insulation on electrical wires and cables.

An AFCI breaker fits into the electrical panel in place of a standard circuit breaker. AFCI breakers are much larger than standard breakers and have a test button. They may not be available for older electrical panels, so retrofitting with AFCI breakers is not always possible. In addition, old wiring may have been subjected to years of poorly-executed modifications, which AFCIs may or may not compensate for. It is always best to check with a qualified electrician who can assess your panel and electrical components before making the decision to install AFCI breakers.

5840 Rhode Island Ave N./Coming Soon!!

May 2nd, 2016

5840 Rhode Island Ave N., Crystal MN 55428

This charming home will be coming to the market soon.  It has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage.   It is in great shape and has many new updates.   In a great neighborhood in Crystal surrounded by neighboring homes that show the owners have taken great care.   This home will be priced at $139,900 and is PERFECT for the first time home buyer who wants to keep their payments down.

Contact Buck Doheny of Keller Williams for a private showing at 612-803-2718.


5600 44th Ave. Coming to the market soon

May 2nd, 2016

Pre Listing in South Minneapolis

Great home in a great neighborhood.   Near Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Minnehaha Creek, several parks and tennis courts.   Home has easy access to the Highways and a short trip to downtown or the airport.   This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is in great shape.   It has a large 2.5 car garage and a large corner lot.   The backyard is fully fenced in and is larger than most.

The home has a newer furnace, central air unit and water heater.   It features hardwood floors and a large eat in kitchen.   Enough room in both the basement and upper level to add a bathroom.   One of the best areas in South Minneapolis.

Contact Buck Doheny of Keller Williams Realty for a private showing at 612-803-2718.

5600 44th Ave S., Minneapolis 55417



1790 Selby Ave. Open House

January 25th, 2016

Come see this great home in a wonderful family neighborhood in St. Paul.   1790 Selby Ave is open on Saturday the 30th from 12-2.   This 3 bedroom/1 bath home is brimming with character.  It is move in ready but still has potential to add value.   The basement is ready to be finished with its seven foot ceilings.   the huge mudroom next to the kitchen makes for a great expansion possibility for an already large kitchen or add a bathroom.   Natural woodwork and hardwood floors make this home a true classic.

This home is located in a great walkable neighborhood in St. Paul conveniently located between both downtowns with easy access to the freeway.  Shops, eateries and parks nearby make this neighborhood everything you are looking for in the city.   The home features a sunroom upstairs and an office.   You’ll be excited to meet your new neighbors in this up and coming area.

Contact Buck Doheny of Keller Williams with questions at 612-803-2718

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New Listing in St. Paul. 1790 Selby Ave

December 30th, 2015

Come to the open house at this great new listing in St. Paul at 1790 Selby Ave.   Open House will be held Saturday January 2nd and Sunday January 3rd from 1-3 both days.   This is a fantastic 3 bedroom/1 bath home with character and charm.   Natural woodwork abounds in this home that features hardwood floors and a front porch.   The home is in impeccable condition and is brimming with possibilities as there is a huge mudroom next to the kitchen if you care to expand it.   There are seven foot ceilings in the basement, so bring your finishing ideas.

This is a great, walkable neighborhood with many shops and eateries nearby.   Walk to the park and bring your kids in this safe, family neighborhood.   This home is in turn key condition so you can move in and enjoy.   Although there is no garage, plans for a two car garage in the back have been approved by the city. You will be sure to be impressed with this home when you pull up and it is in superior condition.   Home is offered at $209,900.

For more questions or to set up a private showing call Buck Doheny of Keller Williams at 612-803-2718.

Wonderful home for you to move in and enjoy

Wonderful home for you to move in and enjoy

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

October 27th, 2015

Here are some handy tips for keeping your home in tune this fall.

Seal it up: Caulk and seal around exterior door and window frames. Look for gaps where pipes or wiring enter the home and caulk those as well. Not only does heat escape from these openings, but water can enter and may eventually cause structural damage and mold problems.

Look up: Check the roof for missing or damaged shingles. Upcoming winter weather can cause serious damage to a vulnerable roof, leading to a greater chance of further damage inside the home. It’s best to have a qualified professional inspect and repair the roof, but you can do a preliminary survey from the ground using binoculars.

Clear it out: Clear gutters and eaves troughs of leaves, sticks, and other debris. Consider installing leaf guards if your gutters can accommodate them – they are real time savers and can prevent damage from clogged gutters. Check the joints between sections of gutter, as well as between the gutter and downspouts, and make any necessary adjustments to tighten them.

No hose: In climates with freezing weather, drain garden hoses and store indoors to protect them from the elements. Shut off outdoor faucets and make sure exterior pipes are drained of water. Faucets and pipes can easily freeze and burst, causing leaks and water damage.

Warm up time: Have the furnace inspected to ensure it’s safe and in good working order. Most utility companies will provide no-cost inspections, but there can often be a long waiting list come fall and winter. Replace disposable furnace air filters or clean the permanent type according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Using a clean filter will help the furnace run more efficiently, saving you money and energy.

Light that fire: If you enjoy the crackle of the fireplace on a chilly fall evening, have the firebox and chimney cleaned before using it this season. Creosote, a byproduct of wood burning, can build up to dangerous levels and cause a serious chimney fire if not removed.

For more questions about this or any other real estate topic, call Buck Doheny of Keller Williams at 612-803-2718


5616 13th Ave S.