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Call a couple of the Mankato real estate companies and talk to a few agents. They should be able to give you their take on what's going on and share with you the sales stats.
Michael Doyle Realtor
The place that I'd start at is the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors website. At the bottom is a thing called the Top 100 or maybe now, it's 125, but that will give you a wealth of information!
Let me know if there is more info I can help you with!