Register for Next Year’s Home Tour

Almost 4,000 Twin Cities residents visited an average of 6.6 homes each throughout the 21st Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour during the final weekend in April earlier this year.  That adds up to about 26,000 visits across 50 Twin Cities homes.The Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) is the organization responsible for coordinating the tour.  Because of this success, the NRP is currently accepting names and addresses for homes to be placed on the 2009 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour.  Next year’s tour will occur on April 25 and 26.

The Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is when home owners within the two cities open their homes to perfect strangers to show inventive and convenient remodeling ideas for home additions, kitchens, bathrooms and more. People who tour the homes can speak openly with homeowners and discover what it’s like to go through the remodeling or renovating process. In most instances, the contractors, architects, and other trades people that helped with the remodeling projects will also be on lcoation at the homes to answer questions.

St. Paul and Minneapolis residents that would like to have their remodeling project featured on the tour can request it right now.  Homes on the free, self-guided tour will be open Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, 1-5 p.m., regardless of the weather. 

Are there others in your neighborhood with interesting, unique, or large completed remodeling projects that might want to be on the tour?  Many of the 2008 home tour visitors surveyed said they were interested in looking for homes in Saint Paul or Minneapolis real estate. Although the tour focuses on remodeling, visitors to the homes ask questions about the neighborhoods they’d like to live in. This knowledge combined with the price of gas, and suddenly clusters of homes along the tour makes sense. Neighborhoods with three or more locations on the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour receive additional promotion in the Home Tour Guide.

If your remodeling or renovation projects were “green” in their planning and execution, your home can be considered for the “Eco-Tour,” an environmentally friendly designation. In 2008, the top-drawing homes were all on the Eco-Tour.

Many of the homeowners featured on previous Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tours have made it a point to preserve, restore, and expand their homes in the style of the era when it was built. The tour has also included various historic and iconic homes.

Neighborhood leaders and homeowners can nominate homes for the 2009 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour by calling 612-673-5140.

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