Sold! Twin Cities homebuyers spur run on Duluth homes



a person sitting in a living room with a fireplace: Susan Dusek, a real estate agent for Edina Realty, posed for a portrait in the living room of a Tudor house for sale in the heart of the Congdon Park neighborhood in Duluth. More buyers than ever are relocating from the Twin Cities and other metro areas to Duluth as work-from-home options become permanent and the appeal of the outdoors lures younger buyers.


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Susan Dusek, a real estate agent for Edina Realty, posed for a portrait in the living room of a Tudor house for sale in the heart of the Congdon Park neighborhood in Duluth. More buyers than ever are relocating from the Twin Cities and other metro areas to Duluth as work-from-home options become permanent and the appeal of the outdoors lures younger buyers.

DULUTH – It was a busy Saturday for Mike and Chelsea Brandon, who had driven up from Eagan to find their next home.

After a blitz of seven viewings, the couple put in an offer on a charmer that checked all their boxes: two-car garage, a deck, and room for their two-year-old, Lochlann, to play.

“We just live outside, and that’s how we want to raise our son,” Chelsea said.

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Sold! Twin Cities homebuyers spurring a run on homes in Duluth

DULUTH – It was a busy Saturday for Mike and Chelsea Brandon, who had driven up from Eagan to find their next home.

After a blitz of seven viewings, the couple put in an offer on a charmer that checked all their boxes: two-car garage, a deck, and room for their 2-year-old, Lochlann, to play.

“We just live outside, and that’s how we want to raise our son,” Chelsea said.

“We like camping, the outdoors, the geography of the North Shore here,” Mike added. “Just getting out of the Cities.”

They’ll be back again this weekend — not to move in, but to keep looking.

“We competed with three other offers, and the winning offer went in with no inspection,” said their agent, Susan Dusek with Edina Realty. “And their house sold this weekend, so they will come up very ready to buy.”

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