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The MasterWerks Perspective


Welcome! We’re guessing people like you—who investigate these themes, circle back, and reflect on the insights presented—are open-minded, down-to-earth, and a bit analytical about the financial realities of home ownership or reinvestment. Frankly, that makes you a rare breed.

Experience shows that many homeowners fail to come to grips with a basic premise: It’s easy to put money into a property—but it’s often hard to get it out. At MasterWerks, we believe that when you invest your money, you should count on getting it back. The best way to ensure a return is by managing your housing investment like other investment vehicles, based on solid, accurate information.


Knowledge is power, and you’ll find hard-won, empowering knowledge in these posts that can’t be found anywhere else, because it’s based on our unique qualifications, proprietary research and singular approach. We’re committed to providing the best possible advice to our customers. We build only when—and if—it gives you a decided advantage. That’s the MasterWerks edge: shrewd guidance, smart construction and superb outcomes.

Thoughtful Analysis & Measured Advice

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April 22, 2022

Strategizing in an Unpredictable Housing Market

As you’re no doubt aware, interest rates are on the rise, as the Fed reacts aggressively to curb surging inflation. More increases are in the offing, but how far and how fast the acceleration will move is anyone’s guess. ... Read More


March 4, 2020

Site Value vs Structure Value: The Primary Metric for Project Evaluation

If you’re thinking about retrofitting, transforming, or replacing an existing home, the first thing to consider is not the design plan or finding a contractor. It’s the value of the site underneath the house. So, let’s talk about what’s happening to land in the Twin Cities metro ... Read More

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October 8, 2019

Rising New Construction Costs Shift Market to Transformation and Remodeling

Fasten your seat belts. Here’s a high-speed account of what has happened to housing prices in Edina over the past decade and how price migration has affected the behavior of many builders and buyers, with overall consequences for the market. ... Read More

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