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By Casey Anderson | Agent in Woodbury, MN

Finding Cottage Grove Homes For Sale‏

There are a number of different ways to find homes for sale in Cottage Grove that people use when buying a home. Since most Minnesota home buyers start their search for homes on the internet these days, I have found that many people miss out on the best ways to search for a home. In this post I’ll share with you the benefits and challenges to each of the methods for finding homes for sale in Cottage Grove.

Finding Cottage Grove homes For Sale On The Internet

One of the first places to start is to go to my website to search for all of the available homes from all of the local brokers, with all of the details posted to the MLS. Large national websites leave out much of the important details such as property taxes of the home. The issue is that when buying a homes in Cottage Grove the property taxes are one of the largest factors which impact your monthly mortgage payments so why would you want to search for Cottage Grove homes without such an important detail? Please got to my website and start searching for Cottage Grove homes listed on the market today.

Search for Cottage Grove homes Via Email

If you are serious about finding a Cottage Grove homes, let's talk about the specifics of the type of home you want. I will create an advanced search that will show you not only what is on the market via email, but also what listings have just become available. You will be instantly notified with new listings that meet your search critieria when they become available on the market. Since I need to know the paramaters (such as 3 bedroom homes in Cottage Grove between $150,000 and $200,000), please send me an email so that we can begin the advanced search process.

A little bit of education goes a long ways, does it not? If you can get exactly the listings you want to see via email such as my customized search provides why would you need anything else? The Luck and Guesswork strategy involves searching for properties the large national websites which don't contain all the property details. Without a customized approach to finding the house that you want, too many home buyers will rely on the strategy of Luck and Guesswork offered by the larger national websites.

Community Information About Cottage Grove, MN

Situated just eight miles south of Saint Paul, the city of Cottage Grove is often considered a bedroom community. With a population over 34,000 Cottage Grove offers a wide array of affordable suburban housing. Cottage Grove high school students attend one of the 4 schools, Woodbury High, East Ridge High, Alternative Learning Center, or Park High School. Students in middle school will attend Woodbury MS, Cottage Grove Middle School, Lake Middle School, or Oltman Middle School. There are recreational opportunities available for all ages with an well-developed Park and Rec department. If you are thinking about buying some Cottage Grove please give me a call to help you start your search.

The First Step: Get Preapproved!

For many MN first time buyers the intimidating question is where do I start? Your very first step to home ownership is to get prequalified for a home loan. In so doing you will find out how much you are qualified for so that we can search for homes in the right price range.

Please take a moment to understand the strategy you are using to search for possibly the biggest investment you will ever make. I encourage all home buyers that I work with to be proactive and to take control of the property search strategy! Please take a moment to visit my website and find all of the Cottage Grove.

Casey Anderson 
Sales Executive, Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
IBR Realty
Cell 651-245-1820 
Woodbury, MN 55125
With a focus on Woodbury real estate and surrounding communities.

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