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JLDean1221, Home Buyer in Lutherville-Timonium,
JLDean1221 answered:
How do we take undisclosed damaged home that we purchased to a national news level?
Take out an ad in the local newspapers and/or television stations where the seller and agent live.
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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Undisclosed water damage in our basement is surfacing! Can we get out of the sale, even though we closed a month ago??
I can't believe that they tried to trick you like that! I also had a house with water damage problems. We were always pumping water out of the basement. I should have just water proofed ... more
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Sonja Zoet, Real Estate Pro in Mankato, MN
Sonja Zoet answered:
Is it better to buy a smaller, older home, but in prime location- West Mankato, or buy a 30 years newer, nicer home, but further out in Eagle Lake? th
Yes it is important to consider both options - weigh the "pros" and "cons" of each choice. Consider the extra expense involved from fuel consumption with living a bit out of town as wel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 21, 2014 Home Buying in 56001
Angie Peters…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Angie Peterson answered:
Is a cosigner something that is always necessary for a home loan? Thanks!
It is always nice to know that you could have a back up plan if your credit score, employment etc. do not qualify for a loan. I encourage everyone to visit with their lender prior to l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Buying in Mankato
Chad Kenning, Real Estate Pro in ,
Chad Kenning answered:
buying a foreclosures with renters in it
I have sold bank owned homes for several banks for about six years now. It is common to have a home that is owned by the bank and to have people living there. The process that I would ... more
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Jacki LaCerte, Real Estate Pro in Schofield, WI
Jacki LaCerte answered:
What is the first step in home-buying? Should I work with a bank first or a realtor first?
You should check with a bank first. At least getting an idea of what you are comfortable with in regards to a home price. Also, you will find out from the lender what amount of a down p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Mankato
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Shoreview, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
How long does it normally take for a contingent offer to be accepted or declined before a back up offer will be looked at?
Hi, Ann!
Oh, this is SUUUUUUUCHH a great question!! But, I'm not exactly sure what you mean.

When we, as agents refer to an offer being "contingent", it generally means that the BU ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in Mankato
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
If closing is when you officially get to own the house, can you back out prior to closing?
Thanks for the reply. I suspected this may be the case and I want to assure you that the feeling is normal and actually healthy.
Chances are you have put a lot of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Mankato
Matt Christe…,  in Prior Lake, MN
Matt Christensen answered:
How does one find a lot/acreage to build a nontraditional home on? Monolithic dome, specifically?
I dont know if you can simply search for lots or acreage on Trulia, I took a quick look and did not see that option in their search function.

I know you can select that on Edinarealt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Buying in Mankato
Fred Fred, Home Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
Fred Fred answered:
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 3, 2012 Home Buying in 56003
Pamela Davey, Real Estate Pro in Mankato, MN
Pamela Davey answered:
I am looking for a 4 bedroom home in mankato minnesota, with one of the bedrooms being a mother in law type
2164 Eagle Ridge Drive, North Mankato. Back to an active listing today 8-13-2012. The original offers buyer cannot get finacing-so-it is for sale again. New roof in June 2012-new siding ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Home Buying in Mankato
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
escrow abbreviations
You may wish to ask your question again and be specific as to the abbreviations you would like to know, so that your question may be answered accordingly--or ask your agent and or attor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 18, 2010 Home Buying in 56001
Mary Jo Mick…, Real Estate Pro in Mankato, MN
Mary Jo Mickelson answered:
Relocating to the Mankato area from Texas looking for a Lease Purchase or C/D home. Do any agents work on this, or am I on my own with the net.?
Have you relocated already? If not, I have access to some contract-for-deed listings. Call me at (507) 388-6688 to discuss.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Home Buying in Mankato
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Shoreview, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
My mother-in-law has her home listed for sale. She drove by a property she liked, and called the number listed
Do you mean that she was calling the number from the sign that was in front of the house? Why is she doing that on her own if she wants her agent to handle things? She nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2009 Home Buying in Mankato
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