House for sale:   $249,999 with $9,999 towards buyers closing costs and/or real estate agent fees.     Or a sale price $240,000 with zero (0) towards closing costs and/or real estate agent fees.

FHA appraisal from 08/31/2016 for $280,000

Zillow estimate from 09/16/2016 for $330,426

Sold house that is nearby and is very similar for $325,000

Seller will work with buyer’s real estate agent.  
No seller financing, no rent with option to buy either. 
Currently rented to tenant on a Month to Month lease and they know it is for sale and are moving out 03/31/2017.

I can put a grand total of $9,999 maximum towards buyers closing costs and/or buyers realtor commission.    Or if not putting anything toward closing costs and/or real estate agent commission, then the lowest sale price is $240,000.  

ADDRESS: 1138 Hunters Ct. Arden Hills, MN 55112-3710   
          (near County Road E and Lexington Ave).

Mounds View School District

15 room, 4 bedrooms, 4 living rooms, 2 bathroom single family house
On 1/2 acre in Arden Hills. 
On cul-de-sac.   Built in 1995.      SW of County Road E and Lexington Ave.

Contact: Email: steve @      Steve Cook  call (or) text: 651-321-1801 
(I prefer email because I work odd hours).

15 room single family house in Arden Hills, MN on 1/2 acre private lot.  
                           1138 Hunters Ct. Arden Hills, MN 55112-3710
4 bedrooms.
4 living rooms.
2 bathrooms.
Laundry room.
Attic insulated to R50 in 2012. 
Super energy efficient furnace and central A/C:  gas and also electric average a month combined total is only $97 for both through Xcel energy.  
Insulated 2 car attached garage.
Very large fenced in private back yard with two decks. 
Great for kids and dog to play in.
Pond view in Front.
On cul-de-sac ->  no through traffic. 
Great for kids to play in.
Lots of trees in back, great for privacy (in summer when there are leaves).
( I personally used the "Office or family room near garage/kitchen" as my large office. )

Repairs needed:  

1. Replace the front storm/screen door.  

2. Property manager says he can't remember exactly, but one of the closet doors has a hole.
3. The sliding glass door to the deck from dining room's lock is broken, however it does have an aftermarket deadbolt installed to make it still lock and be secured..

4. As for kitchen, it looks okay, but it would need an upgrade (new kitchen counter tops could be converted to marble counter tops and probably leaving the cabinets, though maybe paint them white???) .   Counters and cabinets should be in good shape but very, very dirty because of the large family.
5. Carpet needs re-stretching and cleaned (OR) replaced in several rooms including the main living room and all stairs and steps. 

6. Paint most walls.  Ceilings are probably ok.
7. Yard work (weeds, raking etc…)  House has been landscaped a lot, but tenant has not done much routine yard work.   Lots of weeds are seen.

The house has been rented since May 2013 and the tenant has lots of kids, which means it is in a constant state of mess and extreme clutter as expected with a large family.  It is really messy and dirty.  Does not show well. 


It is easily worth more but the house shows terrible.  Messy, lots and lots of stuff including toys for 6 kids, and dirty. 

It does not look appealing at all.     But look at the house, it just needs to have the tenant move out, cleaned very thoroughly, painted completely and carpeted completely, plus new vinyl flooring in the foyer and kitchen too.

I have estimates of carpet/vinyl (Home Depot) $7,850.23, new Marble kitchen counter & sink $5192.48 and painting all rooms $3427.00.   Total $16,469.71

I have lowered the price by $40,000 when the repairs are less than $20,000

Appraised 08/31/2016 for $280,000 as is:
Link to Appraisal:

I am selling it as is for a LOW price, or I can fix it up and list it on the MLS with an agent at a higher cost because I would include the costs for the repairs and agent commission, plus it would sell very quick, especially after I stage it once the tenant moves out and repairs completed.     Staging with furniture, pictures, plants etc…..

Repair information:

For sale information:


Click thumb nail for larger picture:


Front pond view



Upstairs bathroom
'brand new'
ceramic tub/shower

Outside in back
facing NE

Outside in back
facing NE
yard and fence

Outside in back
facing SE

Outside in back
facing SE
two decks

Outside in back
facing SE
two decks & doors




Living room
with fireplace


living room
near garage/kitchen

living room
near garage/kitchen



hot water heater



bedroom closet


bedroom closet


4th bedroom
is in lower level

Lower bathroom
sink &

Lower bathroom

Lower bathroom inside

living room

living room

laundry room
washer / dryer

Aftermath of 04/18/13 snowstorm ->
Looks very pretty after the snow-->

Features & Amenities

2440 sq. feet that has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 living rooms for a total of 15 rooms in this 1995 built single family house on 1/2 acre in scenic Arden Hills, MN.  

Near County Road E and Lexington (SW of that intersection).

Located close to highways 694 & 35W with a short commute to downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul and easy access to corporate offices like Medtronic, Boston Scientific and Land O Lakes. Enjoy convenient shopping, dining and entertainment.  Back yard is on Lexington Ave which is a bus line.

BACKYARD is very private.  If you are on one of the decks you can not see any other houses of neighbors. 

Yard Area:
2361 meters²
0.002 km²
25,413 feet²
2824 yards²
0.583 acres

Near Lake Josephine and also Lake Johanna.  Also near Long Lake Regional Park with walking, jogging and biking trails.   Features central air conditioning, extra large closets, dishwasher, garbage disposal, custom oak cabinets, two large decks, very private back yard, pond view in front, NO through traffic (on cul-de-sac), fireplace, formal dining area, two car attached insulated garage.

Give us a call (or send email) for more details and to schedule a tour.   House built in 1995.   

Super energy efficient:  gas and also electric average a month combined total is only $97 for both through Xcel energy.  

  • Appliances

  • Dishwasher (Dishwasher)

  • Disposal (Garbage Disposal)

  • Microwave (Microwave)
    Water filter system: reverse osmosis filter system (for kitchen sink and ice cube maker)
    Laundry room with washer/dryer
    new furnace: is super energy efficient

  • new central A/C:  super energy efficient

  • Building Features

  • Cable TV (Cable)
    drain tile and sump pump

  • 3 cable tv outlets: living room with fireplace, lower living room and master bedroom
    Cable modem (internet) in living room off garage/kitchen

  • Exterior Features

  • 2 car attached insulated Garage

  • 2 large decks in backyard

  • Attic reinsulated to R50 in 2011

  • Includes use of a LARGE snow blower and self propelled (personal pace) lawn mower

  • Interior Features

  • Fireplace (Fireplace)
    Toto brand toilets (highest quality)


Video of the house at this link:

Video of the deck:

Video in the Living room:

Steve Cook

The videos below show the house when it was shown in the news:  

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Puppy Chasing a feather
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Puppy Chasing a feather
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5 year old golden retriever attacking a feather.  WHY?

Puppy Chasing Laser Light
3 month old golden retriever chasing a laser light
  Puppy Watching TV
10 month old golden retriever watching herself on TV.  She is watching a video of herself when she was 3 months old chasing a laser light.
  Golden Retriever puppy chasing Laser Light AND a Puppy Watching TV  2 videos in 1. The first one is 5.5 minutes long, and you can fast forward to get to the even funnier 2nd one.