Real Estate Valuation and Appraisals in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

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Real Estate Appraiser - Michael S. Bolton,Inc.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
It's hard to believe, but spring is right around the corner. This has been a pretty wimpy winter, but the changing of the seasons is always welcome none the less. Below is the schedule for the annual Sherburne County Spring Clean Up. This is the chance to get rid of all of that junk you've collec...
03/05/2012
The Elk River Area Toastmasters Club is having their annual spring speech contest on March 22nd, 2012. The contest will be held at the Elk River Senior Center from 12:00-1:00 (click here for directions and a map). If you've ever wondered what Toastmasters is all about, then this would be a great ...
03/03/2012
The above chart indicates some of the more popular stat's for homes situated within the City of Blaine, MN over the past 7+ years. As you can see each year is fairly consistent, other than the median selling price, which has declined over the past few years. This is for all designs of single fami...
03/03/2012
Like many things in the real estate there are a lot of myths that have been bandied around, and who invented the toilet ranks up there as one of the oldest around. Many have come to believe that Thomas Crapper was the one to invent the flush toilet, heck, how many times have you heard someone say...
03/02/2012
I can't think of a better way to get ready for spring than by jumping in a frozen lake! This Saturday is the "10th Annual Arctic Plunge," which is held on Long Lake in Isanti. Long Lake is located just off of County Road 47, approximately 2 miles north of County Road 8. The 2012 hosts will be com...
03/02/2012
Over the past several months there have been some very good questions that have been asked on various articles that I've posted, so I've decided to recap some of those questions in separate blog posts. My guess is that if one or two people have had a particular question regarding a certain issue,...
03/01/2012
The above chart indicates some of the more popular stat's for homes situated within the City of Andover, MN over the past 7+ years. As you can see each year is fairly consistent, other than the median selling price, which has declined over the past few years. This is for all designs of single fam...
03/01/2012
Hiking on the Blue Hill Trail in the Sherburne County Wildlife refuge yesterday, I ran across this little "Woolly Bear" Caterpillar in the middle of the trail. My first thought was maybe it was dead, but after a little poke it surprised me and moved (it didn't jump up-thank god). Even Samson came...
02/28/2012
Choosing Comparable Sales When choosing comparable sales for an appraisal, often times there is more analysis done than most realize. The use of distressed properties for an appraisal should be avoided if possible, however, if the concentration of distressed sales is so prevalent, then their use ...
02/27/2012
The City of Anoka, MNĀ  Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the City of Anoka, MN have decreased for the month of December, as well as year to date. The MLS also indicates that prices for January (not shown) have decreased. This is for all types of properties that have sold within the ...
02/27/2012
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