NorthstarMLS has released some additional options for existing data fields, and several new fields. These changes are detailed below. These are all improvements and accommodations for continued expansion of our coverage area. These changes are available now in our Add/Edit system and will show on the Single Family Residential input forms (in Instanet Transaction Desk) later today, with the other property types to follow next week.

  • Power Company: This is a new, optional field where you can select the power company that provides service to the property. This is particularly important in greater Minnesota where there are multiple options that can affect the costs for the owner. If you need to select a Power Company that is not in the list, select "Other" and notify our Help Desk of the missing Power Company at
  • Association Fee Includes: Added Recreation Facility and Taxes.
  • Accessible: Added Reduced Height Cabinets
  • Air Conditioning: Added Whole House Fan
  • Exterior: Added Cedar, Steel Siding and Aluminum Siding
  • Basement: Added Brick/Mortar and Raised
  • Parking Characteristics: Added Paved Lot, Gravel Lot, Off Site, RV Access/Parking, Electric, Storage and Floor Drain.
  • Sewer: Added Outhouse
  • Water: Added Lake Water
  • Amenities-Unit: Added Boat Slip and Satellite Dish
  • Fencing: Added Composite and Vinyl
  • Fireplace Characteristics: Added Electric Log
  • Roof: Added Composition
  • Drainage (Lots & Land, and Farms): A new, optional field to describe the land drainage (Average, Good, Excellent, Natural Type, Surface, Tile)
  • Surface Water (Lots & Land, and Farms): A new, optional field to describe bodies of water contained in the land (Lake, Marsh, Pond, Spring, Stream/Creek, Wetlands)
  • Forest Reserve Acres (Farms): new, optional field
  • Land Agreements (Farms): new, optional field

Commercial/Mixed Use Only

  • Current Use: Added Resort and Storage Facility
  • CMU Style: Split Industrial and Warehouse into two separate options
  • Floors: new, optional field to describe the types of floors
  • Location: new, optional field (Downtown, Free Standing, Industrial Park, Shopping Center, Strip Center, Other)
  • Miscellaneous: Added the options of Alarms and Auto Bay
  • Walls: new, optional field to describe the types of walls
  • Window Features: new, optional field
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