It is hard to know how much to offer when buying houses in St. Paul. Homes with multiple offers will sell for more than the asking price. There is a learning curve with each price range and neighborhood. A little house hunting brings most buyers up to speed on which homes are going to sell quickly at their current price.
When I looked at what percentage of the original list price home sellers got I found that for the last two years the median is 100%.
The data used to make the graph is from the NorthstarMLS which is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.