Rockford Open Houses 2/22/09

Open House

You’re invited Sunday the 22nd to our open houses in Rockford.  We will be hosting 4 open houses beginning at noon.

Open House #1 from noon to 12:45

2000 Spruce – 4bd, 2bth, 3 car, 95 built, recently updated interior with new flooring – paint – light fixtures – kitchen and more, shows better than new.  Finished square feet just shy of 2,000 and priced great at $189,900.  Stop by and see us noon to 12:45.  Hwy 55 into Rockford then left or south on Autumn Oaks to left on Kettenacker to left on Spruce.


Open house #2 from 1:00 to 1:45

5550 Basswood Circle – This is a great walk-out Rambler with 3bd, 2 bath and 2,136 finished square feet all on a heavily wooded lot!  Stop by between 1:00 & 1:45 Sunday.  Hwy 55 to Autumn Oaks turn south to left on Basswood to the property.  Priced at $199,900.


Open house #3 from 2:00 – 2:45

2000 Balsam lane – This is a brand new construction Rambler with all the upgrades like Granite, Tile, Master Bath, Wood floors, Irrigation, Deck and more.  4 bd, 3bth, 3 car garage, 2,400+ finished square feet all overlooking the Crow River Valley.  Take Hwy 55 to main street (CR 20) North to Shadow Ridge Drive and left on Balsam to home.  Priced at $299,900.


Open house #4 from 3:00 to 3:45

6301 CR 10 is a custom Rambler on the Crow River with nearly an acre of land.  4 bd, 3 bth, over 3,000 finished square feet, Granite, Fireplace, Wood floors, 4 car garage, Deck, Built in’s and more.  Priced at $438,500 stop by and take a look.  Hwy 55 to CR 50/10 North about 3/4 mile to home on left.

CR 10

We look forward to meeting you at these great opens.  If you have any questions prior or can not make it but would like to set up a private showing please call me anytime at (612) 282-7653, thank you.


Recycling Cans & Clothes

Recycling In Rockford

Most of you are aware already simply from driving by but if you live in the Autumn Oaks addition or the South side of Hwy 55 you may not have seen this as you’re on the other side of town.  In the city parking lot just off main street near the Riverside Park and Library there is a can recycling bin plus a red bin for clothing & shoe donations. 

Another way to recycle is to utilize the curb side pick-up which is the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month.  You may also contact Wright Recycling at 763-972-2031.

The Cheapest & The Most Expensive

So, many people ask what is the price range in Rockford.  While the average price range is in the mid $200,000 range I thought it may be neat to see what has been the lowest sale price and the highest.  I looked back to 01/01/2004 through today to get this information and searched both Rockford single family homes as well as Rockford Township single family homes that sold.

Since 2004 in Rockford the least expensive home sold for $70,000 and it was a 3bd, 1 bth “fixer upper”. 

Since 2004 in Rockford township the least expensive home to sell was also $70,000 for a “fixer upper” on 3 acres.

Since 2004 in the City of Rockford the most expensive home sold was $715,716 (sold by The Derrick Monroe Group) for a new construction Rambler with over 4,000 finished square feet.

Since 2004 in Rockford township the most expensive home sold was $656,000 (sold by The Derrick Monroe Group) for a new construction 2-story home with over 4,500 finished square feet on 3.1 acres.

There is a home on the market right now in the township at $999,000.  This is a property that is bank owned, not 100% done so it would require finishing touches and landscaping.

City Of Rockford On TV


Did you know that the City of Rockford is on TV?  You can turn on Channel 12 on cable (Charter Internet Channel) and catch up on Rockford’s city & planning commission meetings each week.  The viewing times are:

  • Monday – Wednesday – Thursday – Friday at 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. & Midnight
  • Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

If you would rather see the meetings live and participate the meetings are held at the Rockford city hall on main street at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Rockford city hall is located just 1 1/2 blocks North of Hwy 55 in Rockford on main street.

Santa Is Still Hanging Around Rockford

Santa Is In Rockford

I was driving to the hardware store this weekend with my daughter when she said “hey Dad look, Santa is hanging off that building”.  Good thing she is older:-)  It was pretty funny so I thought I would snap a picture, keep the little ones eyes closed at the Bridge Street intersection.

Do you have a funny photos to share?  If so send them to me at Derrick(at)DerrickMonroe(dot)com and we will post them for you!

February Rockford Inventory

At the start of February 2009 Rockford’s real estate market had the following for inventory:

The single family homes for sale have an average of:

  • 3 1/2 beds
  • 2 1/2 baths
  • 1989 built
  • 2,223 finished square feet
  • An asking price of $239,298 and have been on the market over 180 days

The townhomes for sale have an average of:

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2005 built
  • 1,468 finished square feet
  • An asking price of $193,975 and have been on the market over 320 days

Rockford Real Estate Statistics 2007 – 2008

Many people have asked me how is the Rockford real estate market compared to previous years?  In another post we will look at the start of 2009 but here are some good stats for 2007 & 2008.

                                      2007        2008

New Listings:       176       124       -29.5%

Closed Sales:       74       40       -45.9%

Average Sale Price:       $276,044       $219,550       -20.5%

% Of Orig List Price:       93.7%       91.7%       -2.2%

Avg Days On Market:       61       132       +116.2% 


Rockford Business Expo

The Rockford Community Education Center will once again be home to the 7th annual Rockford / Greenfield Community Expo on Saturday, March 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  This is a great time for our local businesses to come together to show what Rockford has to offer.

The expo also provides a great opportunity for business’ and community organizations to connect with local residents.  Food, prizes and fun drawings will be going on and its a great time to meet your neighbors.


Booth’s are available at a cost of $60. 


If you are interested in becoming a vendor contact Barb Northway at the Rockford Community Center- 763-477-5294 extension #5. 


See you at the expo!




First Ever Post On “All About Rockford”

Riverside Park

Welcome to the all new “allaboutRockford” web site.  Being a resident of Rockford myself since 1990 and a local business owner I wanted to launch the one and only dedicated web site to our great city of Rockford that will provide not only Rockford MN real estate updates but also anything related to Rockford.

Please feel free to post comments, send topics you would like to hear more about and check back often as I will update weekly.  This web site is for you, the residents of Rockford and I truly hope we can provide relevant topics & posts to make it useful for all.  Pass the word “allaboutRockford” is now on line.  Thanks for stopping by and see you around town!