For Buyers

Helpful Information When Buying A Home

Preliminary Home Search Information

Important Things You Should Know about Working with a Realtor
Free Home Buying Seminar
Why a Buyer Needs to Get Pre-approved Before Looking at Homes
What is an MLS listing?

Your Offer Was Accepted, Now What?
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Information
Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home- Booklet from EPA
What is Radon?
Why You Should Test for Radon

Arbitration- A Guide to Residential Real Property Arbitration
Arbitration Disclosure

10 Things Not to Do When Buying a Home
Down Payment Assistance Information
Mortgage Payment Calculator
Mortgage Rates


What’s Included in Closing Costs
Forms of Ownership
What is Title Insurance?
Why Title Insurance
What to Bring to Closing and What to Expect
Title Calculator

My Home Buying Team

Edina Realty Mortgage
Keith O’Brien 952-927-2868

TCF Home Loans
Dave & Lisa Hintermeister 952-444-2432

Home Inspection Companies
AmeriSpec 952-854-5110
StructureTec 952-915-6466

Sewer Inspection
Ron the Sewer Rat 612-724-8253
Alto Sewer 612-822-5345

Chimney Inspection
Nick’s Chimney Service 612-481-9356
Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps 952-944-1744

Title Company
Watermark Title Agency-Camden Hile 952-873-7474 Camden Hile-Executive Closer

Radon Mitigation Company
Radon Removal, Inc. 952-746-6226
Jesse Trebil Foundation Systems 1-800-430-5851

Insurance Companies
American Family Insurance- Jerry Steidl 952-835-7500  Link to website
Edina Realty Insurance – Amanda Chancellor 952-927-1763

Utilities- Start, Stop or Change Services

US Postal Service
Xcel Energy
CenterPoint Energy

Helpfull Links

Detailed Reports by City (Population, Crime, Housing, etc)– Public and Private School Ratings and Reviews
MetroTransit– Local Public Transportation Information
Relocation Guide-Twin Cities
Hennepin County Property Look Up
EPA– Mold, Radon, Asbestos & Other House Related Health Information
Airport Noise Information
Agency Disclosure Form


School District Maps
Twin Cities Bike Paths & Trails
Dog Parks-Twin Cities
Minneapolis Neighborhoods
St. Paul Neighborhoods

* Websites change from time to time- Please notify me of any broken links *