Patrickstewa…, Home Owner in Brooklyn Park, MN

I live at this property and was wondering how i can find out past history such as remodels, deaths, ect...

Asked by Patrickstewart2, Brooklyn Park, MN Wed Feb 15, 2012

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Hi, Patrickstewart2!
I love when we see people who want to know more about the history of the home their living in. I'm somewhat partial to older homes myself, and I really value the historic aspects of older architecture.

My colleagues are right here. Some info will be available via the county that tells you who owned the property before you. But, the rest is going to be word of mouth stories from neighbors, relatives, etc. Maybe you'll get lucky and find some of the people who owned before you and you'll be able to ask them!

Good luck with this. And, let us know how it works out for you. We are always up for learning more.
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There is no clearing house for this sort of information so what you are able to find out will depend on how much effort you put into researching the house. The county keeps a copy of all transfers of ownership and you could work with the public records to assemble a list of names of people who have owned your home. From there researching these people online and trying to find friends or family that may have known them. Ultimately you will be doing detective type work building a story.

You might also contact past listing and selling agents on this house to see if there is any old copies of property disclosures to look at.

Lastly you might call the local police department and see if they have any public records regarding crimes at that address.

Good Luck

Cameron Piper
Coldwell Banker Burnet
licensed MN Real Estate Broker
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Your city and or city's website will have the permit records for remodels as long as the home owner pulled a permit , as far as the death thing I don’t know.

Kirk Duckwall
The Duckwall Team Of Realtors
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