Search lake homes for sale in MN

lake homes for sale in MN

Dreaming of a summer on the water? It may be time to start searching lake homes for sale in MN on Edina Realty’s lakeshore search. Eager buyers will find that lake property for sale in MN is not limited to the traditional northwoods setting; plenty of lakefront homes are available across the state. If you’re an avid fisher or prefer a low-maintenance waterfront option, you’ll be delighted by the number of smaller lake cabins for sale in MN.

Find lake homes for sale in MN

Finding your lakeside lifestyle

Before you begin searching lake properties for sale in MN, it’s important to ask yourself a few starter questions. Does your idea of lake home ownership involve long days on the water, offering waterskiing and extreme tubing to dozens of visitors? Or are you hoping to find a lake cabin for sale in MN that provides peaceful dockside reading and the occasional sunset cruise? Will your lake home be a weekend getaway destination or your primary, year-round residence?

To narrow down your search, begin by picturing an ideal day or weekend at your new waterfront abode. Write down five must-have features so you know what to prioritize as you browse online for lake homes for sale in MN.

Narrowing down the best lake home communities in MN

While “Up North” is a commonly-used term, there are also lake homes for sale across MN, including in the city and western suburbs and in southern communities. If you love the idea of zipping up and down one long body of water, you may want to consider riverfront homes in MN. Whether you know the exact lake you want to live on, or wish to explore different pockets of the state offering lakeside living, you can search every lake property for sale in MN on our lakeshore search.

Once you have determined the type and location of lake homes that you’re interested in, it’s time to meet with a REALTOR® who specializes in MN lake property sales. Reach out today to get no-pressure assistance from an Edina Realty lakeshore agent who specializes in your desired area of Minnesota.

Lake home logistics and timelines

Before you begin planning your first Fourth of July Lake-stravaganza for family and friends, there are a few final logistics to keep in mind as you buy a lake home for sale in MN. When viewing any lake property for sale in MN in-person, be sure to ask these five questions to ensure you know everything from lake maintenance to how the dock ownership is transferred. And if you’re searching for a lake cabin for sale in MN that you’ll use as a secondary residence, learn the basics of financing a vacation property.

One last piece of advice? Whether you’ll buy the fastest speedboat on the water or Lake Calhoun’s most charming sailboat to go with your Minneapolis waterfront home, start looking for it now — but don’t buy it until after you’ve closed on your new MN lake property. You won’t want to miss one minute on the water this summer!

Status Definitions

For sale: Properties which are available for showings and purchase

Active contingent: Properties which are available for showing but are under contract with another buyer

Pending: Properties which are under contract with a buyer and are no longer available for showings

Sold: Properties on which the sale has closed.

Coming soon: Properties which will be on the market soon and are not available for showings.

Contingent and Pending statuses may not be available for all listings