KEYWORD SEARCH FOR LAKEFRONT NEEDS & WISHES
- Find what you desire in lakefront real estate in the Alexandria Multiple Listing Service by keywords. For example, a search for ‘sandy’ will find all listings with ‘sandy’ in the street address or with ‘sandy’ used in a property description. Try searching by your favorite counter top surface or flooring. Or, look for Marvin Windows or a hot-tub. Be creative and have some fun. Hyperbole is prevalent in my business (myself not excluded) so try ‘gorgeous’ or ‘spectacular’. Searches by MLS number or street address will present what you are searching for as well. “Level” is another a good keyword for those of you looking for no or few steps down to the shoreline. Try “shelf” too. Shelfs are good at lake properties.
- Each county gives visitors to their web-site the ability to search for properties by parcel identification number, E911 number or by section, township and range. Once a property is located, it is possible to view tax information and property owners have the ability to pay their property taxes with a credit card, debit card or electronic check. A favorite tool of mine at the Douglas County site is the GIS Interactive Parcel Map. Here, if you know the area you want to search, you can simply zoom in and start clicking on parcels to view property ownership. Pope County and Todd County also have Interactive GIS Mapping.
- Every so often, I will receive emails (usually someone looking to sell me something) greeting me as Alex. My name is Craig Mische and Alexmn.com is a real estate site that I launched in 2003 for buyers and sellers of lakefront and residential real estate in Alexandria, Minnesota and nearby communities such as Miltona and Glenwood. The site address used to be craigmische.com but I changed it to AlexMN.com because it is a site about real estate in and around Alexandria, Minnesota and not about me. My goal ofcourse is for people to contact me to help them with real estate purchases or sale but if not, I am glad that Alexmn.com helped them with their decision. Alexandria has been my home for close to 50 years and I love it and am an advocate.
Search tools are available to show you the real estate available for purchase in Alexandria’s Multiple Listing Service, the Greater Alexandria Area Association of REALTORS. There are quick search tools to help you efficiently and accurately find homes and land for sale based on set criteria such as lake name. Another option is the Alexmn.com MLS filter. It gives you the ability to apply a larger number of filters to a real estate search and also allows you to see real estate for sale grouped together on a map.