Resources for the Real Estate Investor – Minneapolis, Minnesota

This page provides a convenient spot to find all of our real estate investor resources. You will find tips, helpful links, market trends and more. We are continually updating this page so visit often.

Real Estate Investor Guides

Pre-closing checklist. Paying close attention to the items on this Pre-Closing Checklist could save you hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars. How do we know? We’ve been there. The CCM Finance team has bought several hundred properties over the past few years. And we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Why should you care? We want to share our knowledge and experience to help save you time and money. We’ve put our knowledge and experience down on paper creating our Pre-Closing Checklist to help you avoid the common pitfalls of real estate investing.

Borrower’s Guide to Private Money Lending. If you are new to real estate investing or private money lending, this guide is for you. This guide answers the frequently asked questions about private money lending from the borrower’s point of view. Learn more about problems solved by private money lending and how to select the best lender for your next project.

Real Estate Investing Market Trends

As real estate investors and private money lenders, we keep close tabs on market trends. Periodically we provide updates on the national and local market and what that means for real estate investors.  Read about the current housing shortage and how that is shaping the real estate investment market. Read the article here.

Helpful Links for Real Estate Investors

We often come across helpful websites on a variety of real estate investment topics. We’ll post the links to these websites here so you don’t have to go digging for them.

Where to find open housing and inspection orders

As a real estate investor, you know the devil is often in the detail and there are many details when buying an investment property. Before closing on an investment property, be sure to carefully check for open housing and inspection orders that, if not resolved, will become your responsibility (read: expense) after you buy the property. Use the website links and phone numbers below to make sure you know about any open orders.


Website: Minneapolis Housing and Property  Phone: 612-673-3000


Website: St. Paul Public Search Phone: 651-266-8989

Small Developer Training Offered by City of Minneapolis

If you are new to real estate investing or even if you’ve done a few projects, boosting your knowledge and skill with a little training and education you can save you time, money and headaches. That is why I wanted to let you know about a free education opportunity (no strings attached) sponsored by the City of Minneapolis’ Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP). The program is called Small Developer’s Training.

They are offering two separate training programs for real estate developers this year.

  • Developer’s 101 training (introduction)
  • Developer’s 102 training (advanced)

The upcoming classes are October (introduction) and November (advanced).

You can read all about the classes and register on their web page Small Developers Training.