Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis, MN

How Happy Are Minneapolis' Homeowners?

Bike-friendly city planning, booming live theatre, delectable eats and a bar-none music scene (thanks, Prince and The Replacements) aren’t the only things making homeowners happy in the City of Lakes. Garden spaces, remodeled bathrooms and a reasonable cost of living contribute a lot to the happiness of Minneapolis homeowners. And Minneapolitans are also loving easy highway access, lots of green space, and rising home values.

Minneapolis's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Painted interior room/area
  • Replaced/added windows
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Built a patio/deck/porch/sun room

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Install or replace driveway or walkway
  • Replace/add windows
  • Replace/refinish flooring

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Happiest Home Features

Minneapolis's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Lots of natural light
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • New appliances

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • Organized closet/storage space
  • Adequate closet and storage space

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Trees
  • Attached garage
  • Space for animals
  • In-ground sprinkler system

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • None
  • Outdoor lighting
  • A fire pit
  • New roof

It's not just projects and features that make Minneapolis's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Easy access to highways
  • Lots of green space
  • Rising home values & equity
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Can live & work in close proximity

Overall Home
Happiness

84%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

58%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Minneapolis home:

  • Homeowners have:3.3 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.2 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:13 years

  • Average square footage:2,100

  • Age of home:43 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):237,000Powered by Redfin

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