Real estate regulations are local

Real estate really is local. Real estate is heavily regulated at the state level and the rules and laws are different in each state.

I was reading some real estate advice on one of those big national real estate web sites.   I thought that some of the advice was good but some of it did not apply or wasn’t appropriate for Minnesota.

Business practices seem to vary from one part of the state to another. They do things differently in Saint Cloud and in Mankato than we do them in St. Paul. If you would like to buy or sell a home find a St. Paul agent.

Minnesota real estate is regulated by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.  The Minnesota attorney generals web site had excellent consumer information for persons who want to buy, sell or rent property in Minnesota.

These guides are far better than the generic information I have seen on the big real estate web sites that sell homes and advertise refrigerators all on the same page.

Even the terminology used during a real estate transaction is different in say California than it is in Minnesota.

The Attorney General’s office  doesn’t sell anything not even refrigerators.

Check on these guides for Minnesota real estate information:

Home Buyers Handbook

Home Sellers Handbook

Landlord and Tenant Rights

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