I can't afford much of a new place.
It needs to be in the western side, since my work is down in Eden Prairie and I'd rather not try to commute through-city. Southwest burbs, Minneapolis proper, west burbs. Plymouth. Maple Plain. I might even tackle Buffalo/Delano if the price is right. Nothing against St. Paul/Wisconsin, but trying to drive cross-city in rush hour is insane.
I don't mind some repair work as long as there is sound structure to work with.
I don't need a big house, but I want a big workshop/studio space. Ideally, I'd build my own place. I need to have broadband internet both directions (DSL or cable is fine).
Own, not rent. Top-end price in the $200k neighborhood, less would be better.
I need yard enough for the pooch to be happy.
If you come across anything, let me know.