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We are happy to announce that preliminary 2016 tax amounts and preliminary 2015 market values are now available in Realist and on Matrix tax reports (linked from the PID number in Matrix displays) for the following Minnesota counties: Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Click here for an example. These preliminary figures are from the counties’ Proposed Tax Statements. Our Realist vendor still receives final tax and valuation amounts starting …

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We are pleased to announce that you can now search by Lake Name in the Realist Tax public records system. Watch this quick 1-minute video to see how it works.

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It’s tax season, a good time for a refresher on Minnesota’s often misunderstood property tax system. The MN Department of Revenue offers a couple of good fact sheets on its Website: Understanding Property Taxes How the Assessor Estimates Your Market Value Wisconsin also has a variety of resources on its Property Tax site. Also, check out our Realist FAQ’s, particularly pages 3 and 4 for information on assessment …

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Ready for a faster Realist? Version 1.11 of Realist Tax is scheduled to be implemented on the evening of Monday, Jan. 27, and will be available on Tuesday, Jan. 28. This release focuses on improvements related to the load speed when opening Realist Tax, a NorthstarMLS core service. Due to the maintenance, Realist will be unavailable for several hours on the evening of Monday, Jan. 27. The new …

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We are pleased to announce that updated tax information for 2013 has been updated and implemented to the Realist Tax system for ALL our 38 core counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Tax records are now accessible in the MLS by clicking on the PID number for the property and will direct you to the tax information on the County website.  Here’s how: • In Matrix, click the …

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We are pleased to announce two reports available through quick links on most NorthstarMLS listings. Realtors Property Resource (RPR):  Whenever you want a detailed RPR report for a specific address, it’s just a click away.  You will find the link below the main photo on the Property Full Display (between the BookAShowing and Infosparks links).  This is what it looks like: A great resource for you and your …

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SQI Survey Results: Public Records/Tax Beginning with our first Service Quality survey in 2006, we asked the question: “How important is Public Records Tax data to your business?” When 98% of respondents said that tax data was either “extremely” or “very important,” we were both surprised and pleased. “For a long time prior to incorporating this question in the survey, we had been aware of weaknesses in our …

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Changing “Regions” in Realist Tax Want to change the region for your search in Realist Tax? Click the Realist Tax tab in Matrix to open the app. In the upper left corner, you’ll see a link that says “Change Region.” Always go here first and select the desired counties for your search. You are able to select up to 8 counties at a time, and it will always …

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Please note the following Matrix system changes: The “Tax” tab has been removed. All searches for the most current tax data should be done through the “Realist Tax” tab.  If you still want to do the old tax searches on the old tax data, you will find them by hovering over the “Search” tab and selecting “Tax (old data)” at the bottom of the list. When viewing a …

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