The top realtors in Ricfield, MN know that home prices and home styles vary significantly from neighborhood to neighborhood and school district to school district. When you are looking to find the best real estate agent near you, it pays to do your research, read agent reviews, and study local experts. The best real estate agents to work with is the one that treats you the way you want to be treated, and that has a style that you will mesh well with your personality. In today's real estate market it is less common for the real estate agent to find you the house of your dreams. Most buyers nowadays find the home of their dreams online and it is their realtor that is able to negotiate the best price and terms and help the buyers get that home under contract. The best real estate agent to help you find a home is one that is experienced, local, professional, well networked, well liked, loyal, committed, ethical, passionate, and available.
In today’s technologically advanced world, there is an abundance of Real Estate Agent Ranking Websites. Many of the Real Estate websites that collect real estate agent statistics and reviews are well respected and trustworthy, while other sites are simply created by companies that charge Realtors to make them look good. Be wary of the sponsored websites that consistently show up on the first page of google. These Top Agent Ranking sites spend hundreds of thousands of marketing dollars to attract home buyers looking for good local agents. They then refer the homebuyer to the “top local real estate agent” and charge that local realtor a real estate referral fee. Some of these websites do a good job identifying top local Realtors, but other sites are simply “pay to play websites,” where the Real Estate Agents or Realty Companies pay to be endorsed or featured. Some of the more trustworthy websites that allow consumers to post reviews on the Local Real Estate Agents they have worked with are Yelp.com, Google.com, Zillow.com, and Trulia.com. These websites are difficult to manipulate and hard for agents to get fake reviews. Some sites that feature Top local Realtors and Real Estate Companies are more influenced by advertising spend. There are local Minneapolis and St Paul publications that have screening processes in place for real estate agents and generally put together large lists of Top Real Estate Agents. Most of these publications, however, end up charging the Local Real Estate Agent to be featured in the publication which compromises the integrity of the “Awards.”
If you are looking find the best realtors in Richfield, MN, you have come to the right place. The Remax professionals with the Minnesota Property Group have been top Richfield Realtors since 2002. The best way to find a top real estate agent near you is to do a google search, bing search, yelp search or angieslist search. If you've landed on this page you can stop searching and bookmark this site. We have been named the best realtors in Richfield, MN by our peers and our clients for 15 consecutive years. We pride ourselves on knowing the Richfield, MN real estate market better than any other real estate agent in the Twin Cities.
The best Realtor to help you buy a house in Richfield, Minnesota is likely one of the top realtors on this website, with the Minnesota Property Group of Remax Results. Joe Houghton grew up in Robbinsdale and spent most of his childhood in or next to Richfield, MN. It's important that you choose a real estate agent that knows the areas you want to live in intimately. Joe has helped numerous friends, family and clients buy and sell homes in Richfield and is also involved with many of the business owners in the city.
To find the best Realtor to help sell a house in Richfield, Minnesota is no easy feat. We are happy that you are finally on the right website and have discovered Joe Houghton and his team the Minnesota Property Group of Remax Results. The best realtor to sell your house is the one with the time, enthusiasm, local knowledge, broad knowledge, reputation, and skill set for marketing, exposing, and presenting your home to the right buyers and at the right time. Give Joe a call, send Joe a text or shoot Joe an email. You will be surprised that he answers his phone over 90% of the time and returns texts and emails within the hour.
In 1945, the city of Minneapolis stopped at Mother's Lake where the 62 Crosstown is now. The villages of Richfield and Bloomington were out in the country, about five miles south of downtown Minneapolis, and fields of vegetables and a poultry farm occupied the land where Mall of America now sits. But, at the end of WW II, returning veterans and their growing families needed homes, and so residential development of the area commenced, the result, modest ramblers on small, flat lots. And, when Richfield was finished, they moved across what is now the 1-494 "strip" of shopping, restaurants, and bars to the farm fields of Bloomington, giving birth to the second ring of Minneapolis' suburbs and the state's third-largest city.
The grid-style streets, Cape Cods, and small ramblers are with us still, along with some 1970s split-levels and a few old farmhouses. While the bulk of homes in this area are "maturing," many have already been replaced with contemporary housing or "transformed" into more valuable commercial real estate. Executive-level homes may be found around Wood Lake in Richfield and along the river bluffs in East Bloomington. Most houses, however, run around 1,500 to 2,000 square feet, have detached onecar garages, and sell for under Sl 50,000. Because of their size and affordability, these houses go quickly, often to young, single professionals.
The housing in these communities is dense, and the populations now stand at about 40,000 for Richfield and 90,000 for the City of Bloomington. Many people who live here work either at the Mall of America or in one of the 25 hotels close by. Despite having a number of commercial, retail and industrial areas, neither Richfield nor Bloomington has a real downtown.
This region, south of Minneapolis, abuts Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and is affected by airplane noise, possibly capping property values. And while the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has bought and tom down more than 400 houses in this area, and provided sound-insulation in others, residents fear that MAC's programs have stalled-out. When looking here for housing, keep in mind that noise is a serious problem, and the airport's proposed north-south runway may make some houses uninhabitable. Both Bloomington and Richfield do have a number of programs in place to assist homeowners who are upgrading or replacing the older housing. Richfield, for example, will help finance new buyers, and for those looking to remodel, will supply a "remodeling advisor." Each January the city holds the "Street of Possibilities Remodeling Fair'' at the Richfield High School.
Despite the noise, Richfield and East Bloomington are desirable areas, particularly to renters, due in part to its central location along freeways 494 and 35W. About one-third of the housing units are rentals, and vacancy rates are low. You will find apartments, double bungalows, and single-family homes to rent here as well.
Both cities have many recreation facilities. Richfield's Wood Lake Nature Center is a 149-acre nature preserve with walking paths and floating boardwalks and an excellent interpretive center located at 735 Lake Shore Drive, 612-861-9365. Young children love the nature center's Half-Haunted Halloween which features face painting and the Trick-orTreat Trail. Richfield also has a community center, an ice arena, two golf courses and a SO-meter city pool featuring a 29-foot-high double waterslide. The east half of Bloomington boasts Knott's Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America and the Minnesota Valley National WIidiife Refuge, 38155 East 80th Street, 952-335-2323, a floodplain and forest along the Minnesota River.
Richfield is served by Independent School District #280. It has about 4,500 students in three elementary schools, one intermediate school, one junior high and one high school. Bloomington is served by Independent School District #271, 952-885-8454.
Web Site: www.ci.richfield.mn.us
Area Code: 612
Zip Code: 55423
Post Office: 825 West 65th Street, 800-275-8777
City Hall: 6700 Portland Avenue, 612-861-9700
Police/Fire non-emergency: 6 l 2-861-9800
Hospital: Fairview Southdale, 6401 France Avenue, 952-924-5000, www.fairview.org
Libraries: Augsburg Park, 7100 Nicollet Avenue, 612-869-8863; Southdale Regional Library, 7001 York Avenue, 612-830-4900, www.hennepin.lib.mn.us
School: District #280, 612-798-6000,www.richfield.kl2.mn.us
Community Publication: Richfield Sun Current, 612-829-0797, www.mnsun.com
Chamber of Commerce: 612-866-5100
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