Here is House of Interest #3. It's way out in the northwest suburb of Robbinsdale:
TheMLSonline.com - Robbinsdale Listing - $139,900 - MLS#3860119 - Call 763-576-8286
Pros: OMG it's updated. A big backyard...with a fence! I like the brick exterior. Two-car garage. Finished basement. Nice big tree in the backyard. Big picture window in the living room. Fireplace!
Cons: The fireplace is in the basement (weird!). The bedrooms are TINY. It's way out in Robbinsdale, where I haven't even been before. There are train tracks right behind the home, which wouldn't bother me (I like the sound of trains), but would be bad for resale. There is an electrical tower basically in the backyard, which sucks.
I'm not sure how I feel yet about venturing northwest, as all of our friends and one of our jobs are south or east of Minneapolis. What you get for your money is pretty good, however.