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  • Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Law
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  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale Law

  • Resources in this category:
       Conservation Options for Landowners (Land Trust Alliance)
    Discusses conservation easements, land donation, and bargain sale to a land trust.
       Minnesota Document Standards (Cass County, Minnesota Recorder/Registrar of Titles)
    "These are the document standards as passed by the 1996 Legislature."
       Septic System Owner's Guide (University of Minnesota)
       The Role of the Attorney in Residential Real Estate Transactions: Answers to the Questions Most Often Asked by the Public (November 1, 2005) (Minnesota State Bar Association Real Estate Section Real Property Council Residential Real Estate Committee)
    We suggest you read this before you are buy or sell a home!

    It includes a valuable set of definitions of real estate terms, an overview of the roles involved in residential real estate transaction, information about agency agreements, property conditions, the process of forming a purchase agreement (including offer and acceptance), financing, title and title insurance, closing, possession, resolving problems encountered in the transaction, special issues in "for sale by owner" transactions, information about real estate taxes, including special assessment, and information about who the owners of the property should be (how to hold title).

       Wadena County Property Transfer & Property Split Information Sheet (Wadena County, Minnesota)
    Step-by-step checklist for property transfers and splits. This page combines checklists for the Auditor's Office, Zoning Office, Recorder's Office, and Assessor's Office into one very convenient document.
       Wetland Regulation in Minnesota: What landowners should know about state and federal wetland regulation (Greatplains.org)
       Wex: Real Estate Transactions (Legal Information Institute)
       Wex: Real Property (Land Law) (Legal Information Institute)

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