Certificate of Real Estate Value (CREV)

This page last updated: 08/03/2016
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota Department of Revenue, Property Tax Research
Title Certificate of Real Estate Value (CREV)
Abstract CREV data provide the assessed value and the actual sales price of existing housing, sold via an "arms-length sale", by month of sale and location. Lender-mediated sales are generally excluded from the dataset as are properties that physically changed between the assessed date and the sales price date.
Purpose CREV data provide real property sales price information.
Time Period of Content Date 12/31/2015
Currentness Reference Last updated July 2015.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Statewide
Bounding Coordinates -94.012
-92.732
45.415
44.471
Place Keywords Twin Cities, 7-county metro area
Theme Keywords Real estate, property sales, home prices, housing
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Station Area are defined as half-mile, non-overlapping transit-influenced areas based on existing and planned transitway station locations as defined by MetroTransit. In general, transitway stations are defined as a centrally located, single station point representing multidirectional transit stops or platforms. Additional consolidations of transitway stations were made to "coexisting" multimodal stations (i.e., Blue Line's 46th Street Station (Hiawatha Ave) A-Line's 46th Street Station) before defining Station Area. Both the consolidation of stations and definition of station areas are supported by the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Reporting Instructions for the Section 5309 Capital Investment Grant Program.

The source and allocation methodology of data included in the Station Area Statistics can be found in the data layer metadata record.

Because some station areas can represent more than one transitway corridor, the statistics for all Station Areas are provided with the download of any data layer requested at the All Station Area geography. Each Station Area is associated with a transitway Corridor segment (Corridor_ID). A Corridor segment can include one (1) to eighteen (18) stations. Use the following matrix to associate and/or summarize Corridor segments to a specific corridor(s):

Corridor_ID = Corridor
1001, 1002, 1003, 1005, 1014 = Blue Line
1001, 1004 = Northstar Commuter Rail
1005, 1006, 1011 = Red Line
1001, 1002, 1007, 1015 = Green Line
1013, 1014, 1015 = A Line
1008 = Green Line Extension
1009 = Blue Line Extension
1010 = Orange Line
1012 = Gold Line
1017 = Red Rock

Note: avoid double counting common Corridor segments (i.e., 2001, 2002) when summarizing multiple corridors (i.e., Blue and Green Lines).
Contact Person Information Deb Conley, Business Systems Analyst
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN  55101-1805
Phone: 651.602.1335
Email: debbie.conley@metc.state.mn.us
Browse Graphic none available
Associated Data Sets None

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy Valid code tests have been conducted. No known attribute errors exist.
Logical Consistency Does not include the sale of newly constructed housing units or sales completed at less than an arms' length - e.g., property sales among family members. Lender-mediated sales are generally excluded from the dataset, as are properties that physically changed between the assessed date and the sales price date.
Completeness Entire State of Minnesota
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage Historical data may be available for the following places:

Burns Township (became the city of Nowthen, July 2008)
Chaska Township (merged with the city of Chaska, January 2005)
Columbus Township (became the city of Columbus, September 2006)
Elko (merged with the city of New Market to become Elko New Market, January 2007)
Forest Lake Township (merged with the city of Forest Lake, March 2000)
Grant Township (became the city of Grant, January 1997)
Hassan Township (merged with the city of Rogers, January 1, 2012)
New Market (merged with the city of Elko to become Elko New Market, January 2007)
New Scandia Township (became the city of Scandia, January 2007)
Norwood (merged with the city of Young America to become Norwood Young America, January 1997)
Oak Grove Township (became the city of Oak Grove, December 1993)
Young America (merged with the city of Norwood to become Norwood Young America, January 1997)

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme
Horizontal Datum
Horizontal Units

Section 5 Attributes
Overview Attributes for Chart Data:

GEOGRAPHY: Name of the city, township or unorganized territory,
e.g. Benton Twp., Blaine.

QUANTITY: Number of housing units sold within a given geography and price range.

SALES_PRICE_CODE_DESC: Ranges of home prices.

YEAR: Year of home sales.


Attributes for Tabular Data (County and Community):

CO_CODE: 3 digit FIPS and state standard county ID code
003 = Anoka County
019 = Carver County
037 = Dakota County
053 = Hennepin County
123 = Ramsey County
139 = Scott County
163 = Washington County

CTU_CODE: 5 digit FIPS55 'Place' code for CTU. As of 2006 these
codes have been officially retired by the federal government. They are
replaced by the GNIS codes below. The Census Bureau will continue to
create FIPS55 Place codes for new cities and townships through the 2010
Census. After that, no new FIPS55 codes will be created. Note that for
townships that wholly incorporate into cities, the same FIPS55 code for
the former township will usually be used for the new city. Conversely,
GNIS creates a new ID for the new city.

CTU_ID: The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)official federal
unique identifier for each city, township or unorganized territory.

COCTU_ID: 11 digit identifier for the combination of county and CTU
(concatination of CO_CODE and CTU_ID_CEN). This is the official U.S.
Census Bureau format.

CTU_NAME: Name of the city, township or unorganized territory, e.g.
Benton Twp., Blaine.

YEAR: Year of home sales.

SALES_PRICE_CODE_DESC: Ranges of home prices.

QUANTITY: Number of housing units sold within a given geography and price range.

COMMUNITY DESIGNATION: A designation of each city and township based on the overall state of development and regional issues faced by that community.



Attributes for Tabular Data (Station Areas):
See Use Constraints for Station Area analysis.

CORRIDOR_SEGMENT_ID: 4 digit indicator of the Corridor Segment.

CORRIDOR_SEGMENT: Description of the Corridor Segment. Corridor
Segments make up full corridors. A Corridor Segment can be part of
multiple corridors

STATION_AREA_ID: Station Area Identifier (COUNTY_CODE + CTU_ID +
Unique Station ID).

STATION_AREA: Description of the Station Area

CTU_ID: The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)official federal
unique identifier for the city, township or unorganized territory
where the station is located.

COMMUNITY: Description of the community where the Station is located.

COUNTY_CODE: 3 digit FIPS and state standard county ID code where the Station is located

COUNTY: Name of the county where the station is located

YEAR: Year of home sales.

SALES_PRICE_CODE_DESC: Ranges of home prices.

QUANTITY: Number of housing units sold within a given geography and price range.

COMMUNITY DESIGNATION: A designation of each city and township based on the overall state of development and regional issues faced by that community.
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Metropolitan Council
Publication Date 08/03/2016
Contact Person Information Paul E. Hanson, GIS Specialist
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN  55101-1805
Phone: 651.602.1642
Email: paul.hanson@metc.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Certificate of real estate value
Distribution Liability NOTICE: The data to which this notice is attached are made available pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). THE DATA ARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY AS TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The Metropolitan Council developed some of the data for its own internal business purposes and is redistributing data developed by other data providers (e.g., the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development). The Metropolitan Council does not represent or warrant that the data or the data documentation are error-free, complete, current, or accurate. You are responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the data or your reliance on the data. You should consult the data documentation for these particular data to determine the limitations of the data. If you transmit or provide the data (or any portion of it) to another user, it is recommended that the data include a copy of this disclaimer and this metadata.
Ordering Instructions This entire dataset is available on the internet by clicking below after 'Online Linkage'. Doing so will tell your browser to download a 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- csv file
- metadata for the dataset (.htm)
- NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this dataset that can be read by any word processing software.

This dataset can also be viewed and downloaded using the Download Tabular Data tool at http://stats.metc.state.mn.us/data_download/DD_start.aspx
Online LinkageDownload Page

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 08/03/2016
Contact Person Information Paul E. Hanson, GIS Specialist
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN  55101-1805
Phone: 651.602.1642
Email: paul.hanson@metc.state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


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