Consumer Resources

Owner-Occupied Tax Reduction
Being designated as owner-occupied makes a property eligible for a reduced levy for school general fund taxes. To qualify, you must complete this form and deliver it to your County Director of Equalization at the County Courthouse by March 15, 2017 (Postmarked by March 15, 2017 qualifies.)

Lincoln County Certification of Owner-Occupied Dwelling (PDF)

Minnehaha CountyCertification of Owner-Occupied Dwelling (online form)
Minnehaha County Certification of Owner-Occupied Dwelling (PDF)

Consumer Information

Since 1920, the REALTORS® Association of the Sioux Empire, Inc. (RASE) has advocated for private property rights, organized the local real estate market, educated real estate professionals, and provided market research. Today over 700 local real estate professionals are affiliated with the REALTORS® Association of the Sioux Empire and are held to the highest standards under the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

The purchase of a home is one of the biggest financial transactions a consumer will ever make and it is important to consult a REALTOR®. Following are articles to help you in the decision making process of becoming a Homeowner and how working with a professional REALTOR® will help make the home buying process a rewarding experience.

What is a REALTOR®?
12 Questions When Choosing a REALTOR®
10 Reasons To Buy a New Home with a REALTOR®
10 Reasons To Sell Your Home with a REALTOR®

Preparing for Homeownership
10 Steps to Homeownership
Homeownership: A good investment

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Additional Resources

National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics Fair Housing
Mediation Services Property Inspection Guidelines for Buyer and Sellers
Homeowner Resources Home Warranty Options
Useful Links RASE Housing Market Statistics
Mortgage Resources SDAR Consumer Info
Consumer Credit Counseling HUD SD Housing Development Authority
Sioux Empire Housing Partnership South Dakota Real Estate Commission
LSS Center for Financial Resources Moving to Tea Moving to Harrisburg
How to Become a REALTOR® 2017 RASE Mediation Packet
Below are telephone and websites to help fight fraud.