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January 2011

Home Pictorial of Southern Minnesota In this issue:

• Blecker Realty, Inc. • RE/MAX Properties • Jan Mattson - Century 21 O’Byrne Realty, Inc. • Beckie Blecker - Blecker Realty, Inc. • Coldwell Banker

• The Lofts at Lea Center • American Bank • Security Bank Minnesota • Minnesota Abstract & Title Co., Inc. • Col Greg Jensen Auctioneers • Northbridge Mall

Whether you’re buying, refinancing or improving ...we have an affordable loan for you!

Julie Claussen,

• Purchase or refinance • Fixed, variable or balloon options • Competitive rates • Affordable closing costs • Home improvement & home equity • Experienced • Excellent customer service

Assistant Vice President

Assisting The Public In: • • • •

Abstracting Searches Title Insurance Disbursing

• Escrowing • Closing Property Sales and Refinancing • ALL TITLE SERVICES

Everyone is Considered A Valuable Customer Justin Oman,


Albert Lea


FAX 377-8033

Consumer Lender

For your next home loan call Julie or Justin today at 373-1481

Planning The Right Auction Means Everything... Let us be your Auction Company! • Offering FREE Opinions Concerning Your Sale.

The area’s only employee-owned community bank

• Specializing in Farmland, Real Estate & Personal Property Auctions.



Helping the community grow since 1906 437 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007

Col. Greg Jensen #24-21

111 E. Clark Street Albert Lea, MN  56007 (507) 373-5660

Looking to refinance? Or buy a new home? We can help! Call today to take advantage of

historically low interest rates! We are ready to guide you through the process.

Dacia Bottelson • Heather Janzig 217 S. Newton, Albert Lea • 507-377-7000



Member FDIC

CALL ONE OF OUR EXPERIENCED AGENTS TODAY! Each office is independently Owned and Operated

305 S. Newton Albert Lea, MN 373-8963

139 E. William St Albert Lea, MN 56007 Modern apartments reflecting yesterday’s charm


Features & Amenities

• A variety of unique floor plans for one and two bedroom apartments • Central heating and cooling, controlled in each residence • Full kitchen including refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and microwave • Laundry room and trash chute on each floor • Community room and TV room • Second floor patio/deck area for all residents • Storage areas on each floor • Secured lobby entrance • On-site management office • Ample surface parking with 16 underground parking stalls available for rental CONVENIENT CENTRAL LOCATION The Lofts at Lea Center are an unequaled, affordably-priced apartment location within the Albert Lea area. Income restrictions apply

Sue Richards 383-7033

Delores Sherburne 383-2233

Dave Springborg 391-1691

Kisti Skaar 383-6137

Terry Fox 383-7611

Dawn Freeman 383-1300

Doris Hagen 383-5602

Angie Office Manager

O’Byrne Realty, Inc. 200 N Broadway Albert Lea, MN • 373-1473 Call one of our friendly agents today!

Hugh O’Byrne 383-7111 Broker/Owner

Jan Mattson 383-4876

Bob Donovan 383-0461

Phiz Olson 373-8742

Chris Vogt 373-1238

Pam Schmidt Brittany Arendt GRI, 318-0004 402-5604 is the #1 trusted online source in Freeborn County for both news and advertising.*

*Pulse Research, Inc., Portland Oregon 97225

Phil Scott 208-0196

A NEW YEAR IN A NEW HOME! New 4 bedroom split level under construction. Available new 2 Bedroom twin home with vaulted ceilings & back patio. Lots available at reasonable prices (lot prices & sizes at albertleatothemax. com). Build your dream home at one of the fastest growing developments in Albert Lea!

Come see what everyone is talking about at the TIGER HILLS DEVELOPMENT!

Don’t miss out on the great interest rates! 903 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea

Single family home & duplex. One parcel. • $129,900




1914 Brookside, Albert Lea 4 bed, 2 bath, newer siding, windows, roof. Great price! • $145,900

400 Lynnwood, Albert Lea

4 bedroom, double attached garage. Reduced to $94,500

2390 Marshall St SE, Albert Lea

Call Greg Moen at 383-1866 for additional information!


412 E. William St. Albert Lea, MN • 377-2752

3 bedroom 2 bath ranch, 1.66 acres on edge of town, city services • $122,900

224 Main St E, Alden

4 bedroom in move-in condition. Double garage. • $83,900

208 Main St N, Kiester

Nice one owner 1 1/2 story home, double garage, large deck. $51,900

Emelie Paulson 383-1659

May the new year bring you good health and happiness. Thank you to our great clients and friends who have helped us have a great real estate year in 2010. We appreciate you all!

A world of experience with a hometown touch!

with JAN MATTSON Whether Buying or Selling...

you’ll enjoy working with me, an experienced, knowledgeable caring agent. I bring you over 30 years of experience and am committed to giving you the finest service possible.

Beckie Blecker Broker®/Owner


Dave Thompson

Broker Assoc./Auctioneer


O’Byrne Realty, Inc. 200 North Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 800-439-1473

CONTACT ME TODAY! Direct: (507) 383-4876 E-mail: Web site:

Brian Blecker

Realtor®/Owner 383-1780

Kathy Wencl Realtor® 438-3126

Robin Meyer

Broker Assoc. 438-8800

Dorothy Peterson

Broker Associate/GRI 456-0731

Kim Renville Realtor® 4469-1552

from your friends at Blecker Realty

143 W. Clark St Albert Lea

1106 1st Ave SW Austin (Lower level of the Home Federal Building)

379-9009 433-3536

January Real Estate Guide  

Listing of current homes for sale in Freeborn County