Thursday, December 27, 2007

We made it from scratch

This blog is made to go with our web page,, which has been pretty popular with folks in the Red Wing area. As the above title implies, the web site was made from scratch and totally unique. If you are a current user of, I would enjoy your feedback on the site. I am always trying to improve it.

Currently we have about 80 visitors per day who mostly use the site to look at homes in the Red Wing area. But the web site contains information on homes all over Minnesota and Wisconsin. For fun, I'd like to see if we can increase our audience to include folks from outside the Red Wing area.

You won't find another web site that looks like ours - its probably not pretty enough. I originally designed the site myself with the goal of making it possible for a user to find the property they are interested in with two or three mouse clicks. I wanted it to be fast loading, even for people with dial up connections. I'm sticking with those ideals.

You can post any question or comment about Minnesota Real Estate or the website here and I'll do my best to respond.

Here are a couple of ways to get started with our web site.

Click here to use the searches

Zip code search is the easiest, but you can also search by any part of an address, town name or multiple listing number. If you want to display more than one zip code or MLS number seperate them with commas.

Scroll a little lower and you'll find a box to search by river or lake name. You can enter any part of the name and get quick results.

We also have some pages that try to anticipate what you might be looking for.

Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

There are pages for each town with links to neighborhood listings:
Minneapolis Homes for Sale

Saint Paul Homes for Sale

Out State:
There is a page that lists links to listings in Many Minnesota towns:

Any of these links will display a simple, fast loading page with address's and prices but no photos. You can easily narrow your search or do a new search without leaving the page by using the buttons at the top of the page.

If you click the photos link the page will reload in a shorter version with small photos. Listings that appear with blue in front of them have water front or a view of water. Properties with green in front of the listing have acreage. Darker green means more acreage. Listings with brown highlighting behind the listing near the number count have at least one fireplace.

That's it for now.


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