Excellence with a Smile

 

RESOURCES FOR HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS 


 

The following resources are provided as a service to potential buyers and sellers of homes in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area of Minnesota.  Inclusion in this list is not intended as an endorsement, but as a beginning place for your individual research.  If you would like to add additional resources or have questions about the information provided, feel free to contact Bonnie Erickson, REALTOR® with The Realty Matrix, by e-mail or by calling 612-419-1829.

Airport Noise

The Minneapolis Airport Commission has provided this site for info about airport noise.

Arbitration

The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® and Construction Arbitration Services have published the brochure "A Guide to Residential Real Property Arbitration" which can be viewed or printed by clicking the pamphlet title.

Counties in the Twin Cities Area

   Click on the county name to connect to the county web site.

 

Statewide Anoka Carver Chisago
Dakota Hennepin Isanti Ramsey
Scott Sherburne Washington Wright

 

 

Crime

   Minneapolis Police Department Crime Statistics or call 612-673-2977 for crime maps by neighborhood

   Minneapolis Police Department Crime Bulletins

   Minnesota Predatory Offender Info or call 651-642-0200

   St. Paul Crime Statistics

Environmental Issues

   Click on the word for information about the following topics:

 

Asbestos Milfoil
Carbon Monoxide Milfoil
Carbon Monoxide Mold
Disaster Survival Mold
Fire Safety Radon
Flood Plain Radon
Lead Septic Systems
Methamphetamine Underground Storage Tanks
Methamphetamine Wells

 

Financing Questions

   Click on the items of interest.

 

Credit Bureaus 1031 Exchanges
   Equifax or call 800-685-1111 Fannie Mae
   Experian or call 888-397-3742 HUD
   TransUnion or call 800-916-8800 Rent vs. Buy Calculator

 

Home Inspections

   For more info about home inspections, click on the categories below.

   American Society of Home Inspectors

   National Association of Home Inspectors

   National Society of Home Inspectors

   Beacon Home Inspections, Inc.

   Cities Inspections, Inc.

Listings

Moving Resources

   Local Motion - A local moving company

   2 Men and a Truck - A local moving company

   PODS - Portable On Demand Storage

Newspapers

   Minneapolis Star Tribune                              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Quality of Life

   Americans with Disabilities Act

   City to City cost of living comparisons

   City to City cost of living comparisons 2

   Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - info about lakes, biking, camping, and a myriad of other things

   University of MN Extension Service - free answers to a myriad of home ownership questions

Tenant Management Resources

 

The Minnesota Multi Housing Association, 1650 West 82nd St., Ste. 250, Bloomington, MN  55432, is a great resource for property management tools and information.  Contact can be made by phone at 952-854-8500, e-mail, or through their website. 

 

For

"Excellence with a Smile"

e-mail Bonnie or call 612-419-1829

Bonnie Erickson, REALTOR® in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, provides single agency representation to buy a home or sell a home or rental property in the following Minnesota cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Andover, Anoka, Apple Valley, Arden Hills, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Blaine, Bloomington, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Coon Rapids, Columbia Heights, Champlin, Crystal, Eagan, Edina, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Farmington, Falcon Heights, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Inver Grove Heights, Lake Elmo, Lauderdale, Lilydale, Medicine Lake, Mendota, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Mahtomedi, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Moundsview, New Brighton, New Hope, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Oak Grove, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Rosemount, Robbinsdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Savage, Shakopee, St. Louis Park, Spring Lake Park, South St. Paul, Shoreview, Sunfish Lake, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, Woodbury, Willernie, and West St. Paul.