🤔 New to the area?

Minnesota is known as Land of 10,000 Lakes (but there are actually 11,842 lakes of 10 acres or more). The state motto, L’Étoile du Nord is French for Star of the North. The lonely call of the Loon, which you are likely to hear near sunset on or near the lake, belongs to the state bird. Minnesota even has a state muffin- blueberry. Look for the state apple- Honeycrisp- in stores and fruit stands in late summer, they are sweet and juicy!

💡 Fun fact

Minnesota is the northernmost state of the contiguous United States. The furthest point, called the Northwest Angle, was created due to a map maker’s mistake. The map made the border official in the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Bring your passport if you plan to visit- this unique locale is only accessible through Canada, or a really long boat ride across Lake of the Woods.

🏡 The housing market

The housing market in Minnesota is considered healthy, with a median list price that hovers around $183,000 statewide. Of course each community is different. The Verhelst-Zell team has decades of experience loving life in the lakes area. We can provide information, whether you are looking for a home in town, or on one of our beautiful lakes or river, or just getting to know our what makes West Central Minnesota special.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Call Tom Verhelst at 218-205-2604 | Karen Zell at 218-731-6836 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

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