RochMN Real Estate Blog 

"Good to know" stuff on buying or selling your Rochester Minnesota area home (with enough generic stuff to make it worth anyone's time)

June 18, 2018

Where is it Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Do you know where this mini-library is located? You can find the locations of many different neighborhood libraries around Rochester, MN HERE. These little free libraries were started by a non-profit organization whose mission is to help inspire a love for reading, build communities and spark creativity by encouraging book exchanges within communities around the world. 

Where am I?

If you know where I am, share this blog with a friend so they can play to!

Looking to buy homes in the Oronoco, MN area? Visit RochMNHomes.

June 13, 2018

Where is It Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Can you remember where this Barn Quilt is located? Here is a hint, it is located somewhere on the Southwest side of Rochester, MN and is somewhere you would go to learn more about the past.


Where am I?  

If you know where I am share with a friend so they can play to!


Looking for homes in Rochester, MN? Click the link below to search homes in the area.


June 14, 2018

Where is It Wednesday Reveal

Congratulations to all the RochMN fans who knew this one! This Barn Quilt is on Ralph Stoppel Farmstead, part of the Olmsted County History Center. The grounds are open to the public and a great way to spend a few hours of your time.

Learn More!

History of Barn Quilts

History of Olmsted County

History of Ralph Stoppel Farmstead


Find more modern day homes for sale in Southwest Rochester here:

June 6, 2018

Where Is It Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Do you remember where this little goose is located in Rochester, MN?

This local art piece was designed by a local SEMVA artist.

Where am I?

If you know where I am, share this with a friend and see if they know too!


Looking for homes for sale in Rochester, MN? Click the link below to search homes in the area.

RE/MAX Results Rochester MN Homes

Check back tomorrow for the answer!

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June 6, 2018

5 Tick Safeguards for Your Yard

June 6, 2018

To-Dos: Your June Home Checklist

May 30, 2018

Where Is It Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Where can this mural be found in Rochester, MN?

Your clue it is a place to grow, learn, and connect for kids. Some things that are surrounding this place are Barlow Plaza, Forager's Brewing Company, and Kutzky Park.

Where am I?

If you know where I am share this with a friend so they can play too!


If you want to search for homes for sale in the Rochester, MN area, click the link below.

The Reading Center, Rochester, MNThe Reading Center, Rochester, MN



Thursday, May 31st, 2018 Reveal


Congrats to those who knew this Rochester MN art mural!


It can be found on the south side of the Reading Center building located at:


847 5th St NW, Rochester, MN


Visit their website for more information on how the Reading Center serves our community.



May 25, 2018

Manor Woods West Subdivision

Manor Woods West Subdivision of Northwest Rochester consists of  14 different plat maps recorded between 1984 and 2004. This is one of the larger Northwest Rochester subdivisions and consists of mostly residential homes with few townhomes or apartments if any.


Manor Woods West Subdivision Rochester MN | | RE/MAX Results | Lois Marris

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May 23, 2018

Where is it Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Where is it? Wednesday!

Do you know where this public art piece can be found?

The beautiful sculpture is titled the Oval Twister and was donated to the city of Rochester in 2003 by Greg Sharon Centling.

The artist is a man from southern Utah, Lyman Whitaker. Whitaker has been an artist for over 40 years and is well known for his kinetic sculptures.


The Oval Twister is just one of many beautiful art pieces located in our beautiful city of Rochester.

Do you know where the Oval Twister is located?


Check out our website tomorrow morning to get the answer! You can find homes for sale in the RochMN area by following the link.

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May 3, 2018

Kitchen Makeover - Before and After

May 2, 2018

Open House Etiquette

Open House Etiquette and Tips

Open houses are a great way to see a variety of homes before making your final buying decision. This weekend there are 49 open houses in Rochester Minnesota alone and more in our surrounding communities. Before you head out for a day of some serious house hunting, here are a few things to keep in mind.

1. We're short on inventory in Rochester so homes are selling quickly. If you're serious about buying soon you should have a pre-approval letter. If you don't have one, call/text/email me and I can help.

2. Wear comfy shoes that are easy to remove so you can quickly take them on and off.

3. Remember, the agent in the house works for the seller and works in the seller's best interests. In my opinion, buyers should have their own agent providing them council on the buying process. and working in the buyer's best interests. A buyer's agent is usually free for the buyer (the sellers pay).

If you don't have a buyer's agent, I'm happy to help, just call/text me, 507-398-3251. I'm around all weekend so don't hesitate to call.

4. Please sign the registry. It lets home owners know the agents were doing their job and they had some turnout. 

5. Be mindful of what you say and do in the house as some homes have video/audio security systems. For example, don't say "I'd pay full price for this house!" or you'll jeopardize your negotiating power.

6. It's a weird feeling for sellers to have strangers walking through their house. Please just view the house and don't open dresser drawers and other personal items. Respect home owner's privacy as much as you can.

7. Plan a few bathroom stops between open houses. If you're at a house and you gotta go, you gotta go. Just check with the hosting agent to make sure the toilet works and the water to the house is turned on.

8. Go ahead and give the agent your feedback. It's very helpful the agent and the home seller.

Enjoy your weekend of open houses!

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