Real Estate Valuation and Appraisals in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

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Real Estate Appraiser - Michael S. Bolton,Inc.
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Well folks I moved up a notch, and now I'm headed to the "Elk River Area 63" speech contest. Our area has three clubs, with each club sending their winners to compete against each other. I wish I could tell you that I was able vanquish all of my opponents, but I was the only one from our club to ...
03/22/2012
Measuring a condominium for an appraisal is fairly simple and easy to do, that is unless you have a grain silo that's been turned into condominiums. I appraised one of these units a few years ago, which was quite the challenge due to the round walls. For this example I think we'll stick to the tr...
03/20/2012
Every year the Safe Kids Anoka County has their annual helmet fitting clinic. This is for both children and adults, and there will be a variety of different Bell bike helmets to choose from. The cost will be $12 per helmet (cash or check only). The clinics will be held at the following cities an...
03/20/2012
Anoka County is having their "Spring Recycling Day Event" on May 5th between the hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is the chance to get rid of all of that junk you've collected over the fall and winter. Click this link to find out what you can and can not bring, along with what items there is a ...
03/20/2012
Spring has certainly arrived with record temperatures in the 70's, every vestige of snow has melted away. Blue Hill Trail is situated within the Sherburne County National Wildlife Refuge and is comprised of approximately 5 miles of hiking trails. With the melting of the snow this trail tends to ...
03/18/2012
When I first started blogging on Active Rain I thought getting to 100,000 points was going to take forever, but it actually happened faster than I thought. Now that I think about it, it's just a stepping stone. By working my plan I created for all of my blog sites, I've been able to focus on my d...
03/16/2012
I recently finished an appraisal for the sale of a hobby farm that turned out to be fairly difficult. The biggest challenge was to find comparable sales that had a similar out building. This was no ordinary building; it was over 4500 square feet with an insulated shop area, tack room, and eight h...
03/16/2012
Stonegate Estates Market Update-Otsego, MN Stonegate Estates is located just west of Highway 101, off of 85th Street. This is a newer development of both one level and split level design town homes. This analysis is for the split level design town homes that have a full basement. After just compl...
03/16/2012
Every appraisal for a purchase that is done on the Fannie Mae 1004 form, the appraiser is required to analyze the purchase agreement. Some say that the only thing that appraiser's look for is the sales price so they know what number to hit (or some would say what number not to hit). While it is t...
03/13/2012
The last housing trivia post was about who invented the first flush toilet, so I felt it was only fitting to unravel the mystery of who invented toilet paper. Heck, what good is a toilet if you don't have a fluffy roll of "TP" to go with it. First, I was surprised that there were several differen...
03/13/2012
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