Joseph Houghton

PRO

Real Estate Professional with RE/MAX Results Wayzata

  • Local Expert 1,222 points
  • Reviews 17
  • Questions 19
  • Answers 22
  • Discussion 1

About Me

I am a proud father of 3 boys and 2 Golden Doodles and the lucky husband of a beautiful woman and wonderful mother. As a Realtor I help individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities to buy sell their homes, condominiums, town homes and investment properties in the least amount of time for the highest amount of money and with the least amount of inconvenience as possible. Over the last 12 years I have developed the most aggressive marketing systems in the industry. I utilize cutting edge advertising programs and create an emotional appeal to expose my listings to as many potential buyers as possible. My mission is to maximize my client’s bottom line while giving them honest advice and unparalleled service. My goal is to leave my clients with an impression that they will not forget and experience that they will want to share with everyone they know. I am a graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, St. John's University and a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute.

My Expertise

Relocation, Sellers, Buyers, Investors, Marketing & Negotiating

My Awards

The Minnesota Property Group of RE/MAX Results was founded by the team leader Joe Houghton. Joe Houghton has been an award winning Real Estate agent since 2002 and put together a group of like minded Realtors with a similar business philosophies, work ethics, and integrity. The Minnesota Property Group is committed to delivering the highest level of customer service and satisfaction possible while minimizing the stress and preventing the problems that can come up buying and selling Real Estate in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The Minnesota Property Group also know as the MN Property Group has expertise in every corner of the Hennepin County Real Estate Market and has a specialist for home buyer representation, relocation, listing and marketing single family homes, condominiums, townhomes and multi-family homes, internet marketing, social media marketing, home staging and real estate photography.

My Designations

Graduate of the Real Estate Institute, Eco Broker, Electronic Professional, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource

My Groups & Associations

Pin Seekers Investment Club

My Service Locations

Anoka County, Armatage, Bryn-Mawr, CARAG, Carver County, Cedar-Isles-Dean, Chisago County, Dakota County, ECCO, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Hennepin County, Hopkins, Isanti County, Kenny, Linden Hills, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth, Ramsey County, Rice County, Robbinsdale, Scott County, Sherburne County, St. Louis Park, Washington County, Wayzata, Wright County

Office

2605 Campus Drive (Google map)

Websites

Local Links

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"A Decent Size City with a Small Town Vibe"

Hopkins is a great City in a Great Location. Downtown Hopkins has a little bit of something for everyone. It has an Old School feel to it but has a lot of modern day conveniences. Hopkins is a well balanced city with a variety of affordable housing options and some super expensive homes too.
Pros
  • Everything you need
  • Community involvement
  • Sense of Pride
  • Convenient location
  • It has a "Downtown" of its own.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"Sought after location, nice blend of homes"

The Browndale neighborhood has easy access to Highway 100 and all of the shops and restaurants located an Excelsior and Highway 100. Located next to other highly sought after neighborhoods and less than 1 mile from Lake Harriet. Their are a lot of small bungalows, but also larger homes that have been recently built. The neighbors group hosts an annual winter skating party, spring egg hunt, summer picnic, and fall bonfire. They also work together to establish a regular newsletter, and maintain the park flowers.
Pros
  • Awesome location
  • Beautiful homes
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"Quiet and small, beautiful and scenic"

The Brookside neighborhood borders Edina and also has the Minnehaha Creek running through it. The neighborhood is smaller than most of St. Louis Park's neighborhood, but has a wide variety of homes and gorgeous architecture. Most of the homes are 1 1/2 story craftsman and bungalows. Convenient access to highway 100 and also all of the shops and restaurants near the Excelsior and Grand community. There is a neighborhood that was started in 1999, they host picnics, potlucks, Halloween parties, and National Night Out gatherings every year.
Pros
  • Quiet and desired community
Cons
  • Some noise from Highway 100
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"Convenient location and variety of housing stock"

There is a variety of home styles, yard sizes and home prices. Developed in the early 1900's and located next to Methodist Hospital. The Minnehaha Creek travels through the southwest part of the neighborhood. Justad Park and Jorvig Park are the neighborhood's two parks.
Pros
  • Convenient access to Highways 7, 100 & 169
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"Close to the Lakes but very affordable"

Very close and convenient for Uptown and Downtown commuters. Convenient for public transportation and quick access to Highway 100 and also Uptown and the Lakes. Most of the homes were built in the early 1900's, but building continued well into the 1940's. The neighborhood sponsors a book club, a winter parky, a picnic, movie nights and a progressive dinner.
Pros
  • Community involvement
  • Public transportation
Cons
  • Highway 100 noise
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"Incredible Architecture & Convenient location"

If you ever find yourself by the Minnehaha Parkway and are anywhere near NIcollet or Lyndale you should get lost for a few minutes by driving through the windy street of Tangletown. The homes are stunning, a true architectural delight. There are many options for dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities in a half mile radius. Their is a nice sense of community and convenient access to 35W and the Crosstown.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"The Far Hill Neighborhood"

A friendly and active neighborhood that surrounds it's own Tennis Court. The Far HIll neighborhood has been getting together a minimum of once a year, but usually 2-3 times for over 25 years. The homes are all unique and the owners take great pride in how they keep them up. It seems like half of the neighborhood has been remodeled since 2012. The best part about this neighborhood is the true sense of community. There is a Chili cook off event, a pie contest, a book club and other random gatherings.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Tennis Court
  • Active
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"Unique mix of people and places"

The location is convenient for U of M students & professors. Public transportation options are abundant. The architecture of the homes and commercial buildings is creative and functional. There are low several low income options and a few blocks of extremely expensive and absolutely stunning homes. There is a good sense of community, diverse population, but quite a bit of turnover too.
Pros
  • Close to Downtown Mpls and St. Paul
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"A neighborhood on the up"

If you spend a lot of time in the Bryant neighborhood you will see a lot of rehab projects that are either in the works or recently finished. The housing stock is affordable and the proximity to the light rail a huge bonus. The Chatterbox is my favorite spot to grab a burger and the Bakers Wife has the best pastries around.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Community involvement
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"Up and Coming, Trendy and Active"

A lot of young hip professionals rent condominiums in the North Loop. The rent is high in most of the buildings, but there still are some low rent options. The nightlife and trendy vibe seems to attract singles and young recently transferred professionals. Close to everything and full of coffee shops, restaurants & clubs. The North Loop is the busiest when the Twins, or Timberwolves are in town and playing, and especially busy on weekend nights.
Pros
  • Hip
  • Trendy
Cons
  • Busy
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"Top notch Parks and Recreation Comm. unity"

The city of Golden Valley prides themselves on their parks and recreation department. The City spends a lot of money and resources on their Parks and the recreational activities. A lot of activity is centered around the Brookview golf course and Brookview Park system. The 18 hole Par 72 golf course with driving range, putting greens, and separate 9 hole par 3 course is a constant attraction for golfers, tennis players and corporate events. From most of the neighborhoods in Golden Valley you are only minutes from Downtown.
Pros
  • Parks parks and more parks
  • Wonderful golf course
  • A great sense of community
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"A neighborhood surround Bassett Creek Park"

The proximity to downtown and 3 major highways make this neighborhood truly convenient. Whether it is disc golf, baseball, volleyball, a dog park, tennis, running, biking, walking or playing, Basset Creek Park has it all. This neighborhood is nestled nicely between Golden Valley and Robbisdale and also very close to New Hope.
Pros
  • An incredible park
  • Great Proximity to Downtown and Highways
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"Minutes from downtown and very affordable"

The proximity to downtown is one of the biggest advantages to living in Robbinsdale. The housing is very affordable and there is a wide variety of options. There are a lot of parks, stores and food options as well as a number of community activities.
Pros
  • Minutes from downtown
  • Great access to public transportation
Cons
  • A lot of helicopter noise
  • Sirens going to N. Memorial Hospital
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"If only there were more cities like Deephaven"

It's too bad every city isn't like Deephaven. Close to the city but a small town "woodsy" feel. There are some incredible homes in Deephaven and the lake lots are stunning. The city itself isn't very big, but if your into doing business in the city you live you don't have to go very far. There is no shortage of health and beauty options, there are places to shop, eat, and play.
Pros
  • Scenic
  • Close to everything
  • Quiet and friendly
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"A little bit of everything"

Minnetonka covers a large area and has just about everything you could want in a city. The Minnetonka School District is very highly rated and there are some very affordable neighborhoods to live in. There are occasional brand new developments and new homes being built in existing neighborhoods as well. The parks, trees, topography and access to Lake Minnetonka are some of my favorite parts about Lake Minnetonka.
Pros
  • Something for Everyone
  • Affordable
  • Character and charm
  • Parks & Trails
  • Close to Mpls
  • Great public schools
  • Lake Minnetonka
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"Incredible location, gorgeous homes, small and local businesses"

Linden Hills is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Minneapolis. Known for bordering both Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet and having five parks, numerous trails and small local businesses. During the summer the neighborhood is booming with visitors and in the winter you will likely see your neighbors at one of the restaurants or coffee shops. Everything you need is right there in the neighborhood. The only negative I see to Linden Hills is that it takes about 10 minutes just to get to a highway.
Pros
  • Local businesses
  • Artistic vibe
  • Pride in ownership
  • clean and close to nature
  • Cottage homes
  • Natural beauty
  • Next to two lakes
Cons
  • Far from highways
  • hard to find parking on some streets in the summer
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
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"An Island surround by Parks"

The location of Bryn-Mawr is amazing. 3 minutes to Downtown. The first exit West of Downtown. Surrounded by parks, trails, and the Lakes. Theodore Wirth Park is basically in the back yard, and Bryn Mawr Park has a great playground, soccer fields, softball/kickball fields, tennis courts, hockey rinks etc. The people I got to know while living in Bryn Mawr were amazing. Friendly, smart, open minded and down to earth
Pros
  • Surrounded by Parks
  • Down to Earth People
  • Open Minded and Active Residents
  • Beautiful historic homes
  • Natural surroundings
  • Next to downtown

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