Certificate of Real Estate Value

CREV stands for Certificate of Real Estate Value. This website will allow you to look up the past sale information on properties based on the CREV number, or by parcel number. You can look up parcel numbers at the county websites listed below, and then use the parcel number (PID) on this website.

Crime / Safety

Many of the cities around the Twin Cities metro area have their crime data published on the Community Crime Map. This is a great resource for looking at what is going on in various cities. Another great resource is to check with the city's local police department. The have a lot of data available for public use. Community Crime Map
Minneapolis publishes to the Community Crime Map, but also has a couple specific resources that are not on there:
Check out the Minneapolis Police Department website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/statistics/index.htm
The Shots Fired Map is unique to Minneapolis. They installed a system of microphones that can detect locations of shots fired based on triangulation of the sounds from the microphones.
Edina does not publish to the Community Crime Map (as of 2019) so here is a link to their site: https://www.edinamn.gov/326/Crime-Data-Map

Property Tax Calculator

The League of Minnesota Cities has a lot of information on various aspects of cities, promoting excellence in government. One tool they have on their website is a property tax calculator.


One resource to use in evaluating schools is the GreatSchools Website. This website ranks schools on their own scale called the Greatschools Rank.



Centerpoint Energy (gas) 612-372-4727

XCel Energy (electricity / gas) 800-895-4999

Dakota Electric (electricity) 651-463-6212

Comcast (cable / internet) 651-222-3333

Town Square Television (cable / internet dakota county) 651-451-7834

Century Link

USI Wireless (Minneapolis Wifi) 952-253-3262


Twin Cities Metro County Websites

Hennepin County Property Info

Ramsey County Property Info

Dakota County Property Info

Anoka County Property Info

Washington County Property Info

Carver County Property Info

Scott County Property Info

City Websites

Minneapolis Property Info - you can find Truth in housing reports, as well as housing permits pulled, and assessor records

Minneapolis Original Permit Cards - now searchable online as of 12/2016

Minneapolis Police Department new website

St. Paul Permit Info

St Paul Property Info - Information on the Ramsey County webpage

Apple Valley Permit Info
Blaine Permit Info
Bloomington Permit Info
Brooklyn Center Permit Info
Coon Rapids Permit Info
Crystal Permit Info
Eagan Permit Info
Eden Prairie Permit Info
Edina Permit Info
Golden Valley Permit Info
Lakeville Permit Info
Maple Grove Permit Info
Minnetonka Permit Info
New Hope Permit Info
Plymouth Permit Info
Ramsey Permit Info
Richfield Permit Info
Shakopee Permit Info
South St. Paul Permit Info
St. Louis Park Permit Info

Flood Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has the flood zone maps online. You can search for any address directly on this website:


 Mortgage Calculator

I've found that Karl's Mortgage Calculator is the best mortgage calculator that I could find on the Android system. I use it all the time when showing homes. It's also available for iPhones. You can find a link to it here:

Karl's Mortgage Calculator




House Styles

I maintain another website devoted to the various older home styles in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Please take a look!

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Business Directory

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