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Search Properties FOR SALE in Southeast Minnesota

The members of the Southeast Minnesota Association of REALTORS® (SEMAR) Multiple Listing Service invite you to search properties for sale in Southeast Minnesota.

REALTORS® representing these sellers are committed to the ideals of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, which states in its Preamble “REALTORS® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership. They require the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment.”

Southeast Minnesota REALTORS® are ready to meet your real estate needs as well. You can reach a member by a roster search or by clicking on an agent’s email or web address attached to that agent’s listings.

 

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Rochester Community Housing Partnership (CHP,) a non-profit, has a mission of educating, collaborating and advocating to provide affordable housing in southeast Minnesota. The pre-purchase counseling offers new homeowners the ability to review their current financial situation and find a mortgage product that will best meet their needs in obtaining a home.

CHP also offers Homeowners foreclosure counseling which walks people through the opportunities of staying in their home when their financial picture is or has changed.

CHP HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASS

These workshops are designed to help the first-time home buyer gain a working knowledge of the buying process. Topics include:

  • The step-by-step process of buying a home
  • What lenders look for in the loan application: importance of credit, income, job stability
  • How to determine a “comfortable” mortgage payment for your situation
  • Types of mortgage loans and assistance available
  • Loan closing procedures
  • Responsibilities of homeownership

CHP offers monthly classes, advanced registration is required and a $25 fee is charged.  If you have any questions about the class schedule you can give CHP a call at 507-282-7529.  Or you can go to CHP website by clicking here

 

SEMAR MLS App for iPhone, iPad & Android

The Southeast Minnesota Association of REALTORS (SEMAR) launched the first mobile applications for its members. In addition to the agent only access, the MLS will provide a search tool for the public to use.

Download the app for Android from Google Play or for iPhone and iPad from the App Store.

 

Find out if you need a permit or not:

SE MN Association of REALTORS has put together this page to help you connect to the right website that will provide you with information on permitting in your community.  Important to know is that the best resource to finding out if you need a permit or not are to call your local county, city or township. To find out more click here.

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Go Southeast MN is a collaborative project between 11 counties for the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). These counties include: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona. Go Southeast MN is an interactive GIS Web-based mapping application that allows site visitors to locate places to be active throughout Southeast Minnesota counties such as parks and trails. Visitors can also locate healthy eating features such as community gardens and farmers markets throughout Southeast Minnesota. Click here.

Minnesota Housing Incentives

The SE MN Association of REALTORS® has put together information that is available to home buyers on housing incentives. Programs to help with money down, closing costs, or fixing up a home.  For more information click here.

Look Before You Leap... Stop Foreclosure Prevention Scams Website

STOP FORECLOSURE PREVENTION SCAMS!!! 

“Look Before You Leap” is a statewide public education campaign that empowers home owners to spot deceptive scams and to protect their most precious asset – their home. The effort engages local governments, nonprofits, community and business leaders, and citizens in preserving home ownership in Minnesota by calling attention to scamming companies’ predatory techniques and offering home owners free alternative home preservation solutions.

Learn more:  www.lookbeforeyouleap.org

Foreclosure help!

MinnesotaFaceOfForeclosure.com was designed by your local REALTOR® association to provide credible resources for homeowners in need in Minnesota. Whether you are looking to stay in your home or move on, select from one of four situations on the website to find local resources to help you.

Real Estate Today opens doors for buyers and sellers with critical and credible information on the real estate market. It’s fast paced and fact packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and timely market conditions.

 

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