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Brad & Jill…, Real Estate Pro in Apple Valley, MN
Brad & Jill Lacher answered:
I need a home in apple valley mn where can I find on that the price be like 100,000 to 170,000
There are very few single family options available in the Apple Valley area given the price range. Here are recent search results. http://www.bradlachersellshomes.com/listings/areas/140 ... more
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Brian Sundbe…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Brian Sundberg answered:
I am looking to purchase my first investment property to hold and rent out. I am looking for a realtor who is experienced and preferably specializes
I would love to help you. I have experience in investment properties and rentals.
Brian Sundberg
bjsundberg@cbburnet.com
612.309.2702
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
What is a Short Sale?
It's very basic but the ways they are accomplished vary. They are similar to a standard listing up front but when the contract is agreed between buyer and seller, this is when the real ... more
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Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
Should we allow the seller's realtor to represent us when purchasing a home, as well as sell our existing home?
You answered your own question when you said that you feel uncomfortable. If you're still hesitant you should understand the pros and cons of dual agency. Every situation is different a ... more
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Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
What are the rules for short sales? Trying to buy a townhouse in Apple Valley but don't hear back from bank.
Hi Geri,

You're question is quite old but for anybody else considering a short sale, there are no rules! Well, the banks do have guidelines and requirements for accepting short sales ... more
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Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Planning on buying a twin home, but does not have Home Owners Association?
Yes you can get home insurance without HOA from what I hear. Some banks give out loans for these types of properties - just not all. You'll have to check around with an expert local mor ... more
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Fred Herman, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Fred Herman answered:
What is the best way to determine whether the sale price of a home is a good buy?
the same way you do when buying a TV. shop around. see what you can get for your money.
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Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
how long do short sales take?If I find something I like by the end of April, can it close by may31rst?
Craig,

There is no right answer to your question since there are many variables that can produce a wide range of outcomes. The moving parts in a short sale are the sellers current si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 10, 2013 Home Buying in Apple Valley
Brenda Feria, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Brenda Feria answered:
I am a Realtor in Apple Valley (3 years). Is there any insight as to why buyers are not interested in having agent representation?
Greed and distrust are the reasons. Buyers think that they can save commissions by dealing directly with the listing agent, when in all realty, they will be paying the same, without re ... more
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Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
Building a new home, how does the lot get purchased?
Drmosses- I've represented 12+ builders since 2002 and have marketed lots, new homes, and any combination of these. Here are a few things you WILL come across just driving through new h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Home Buying in 55124
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
HelpUBuy America answered:
Home buying.! in apple valley, burnsville, eagan , eden prarie or bloomington
Best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of interest that will jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 24, 2013 Home Buying in Apple Valley
Shannon Pipho, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Shannon Pipho answered:
rental management co
Equity Options Property Management is your answer. We office out of South Minneapolis and assist many home owners with their investments.

Make sure you do your shopping around. Equit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Home Buying in Apple Valley
Joe Mueller…, Real Estate Pro in Apple Valley, MN
Joe Mueller |The Scislow Group answered:
Home buying.! in apple valley, burnsville, eagan , eden prarie or bloomington
There will be many homes that match that criteria. You may find yourself needing to refine some details and for that I have a great recommendation: My home search App for iPhone & And ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 20, 2012 Home Buying in Apple Valley
Beth Bell, Real Estate Pro in Eagan, MN
Beth Bell answered:
How long does it take to hear back from under writer it has been almost 3 weeks and no word.?
Do you have an accepted purchase agreement and a set closing date? The whole loan process can take anywhere from 30-45 days.

If you're waiting on a pre-approval letter so you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 24, 2011 Home Buying in Apple Valley
B, Home Owner in Minneapolis, MN
B answered:
About an offer to Wells Fargo on a REO
Hi, so did you buy it?
A month? was it a short sale or an REO?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 2, 2009 Foreclosure in Apple Valley
Michele Mato, Real Estate Pro in Lakeville, MN
Michele Mato answered:
Buy townhouse without HOA fee ?? How?
There is a small townhome complex in Apple Valley that I know of with no association dues. The association went bankrupt and there are no banks that will finance a townhome without an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2009 Home Buying in 55124
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
FHA ...if person buys a home, rents out extra brs can the buyer count the rent as income for qualifying?
Elizabeth - Jackie is talking about renting extra rooms, not buying a multifamily house. There is no credit for rental of extra bedrooms in a single family home.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2009 Home Buying in Apple Valley
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
Are there loan companies out there that work with people that have 50% dti? It is all because we have a lease
My advice would be to find out how much you are qualified to buy and stay in that limitation.
If you qualify for the first time buyer federal tax credit buy a decent used car with SOM ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 18, 2009 Home Buying in Apple Valley
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
Which one is better? Cobblestone Lake, apple valley,mn vs Stonemill farms,woodbury,mn ?
I think it is hard for anyone to give you a specific answer as to which is better... this is YOUR house not ours so you have to look at them and consider which is right for you. Both a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 12, 2009 Home Buying in Apple Valley
Michael Doyle, Real Estate Pro in Maple Grove, MN
Michael Doyle answered:
Short Sale: FHA loan and de-winterization
Hi Mary,
The buyer would be responsible unless the pruchase ageement says otherwise. I try to avoid FHA loans on short sales and foreclosures because of issues like these but that's no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 7, 2008 Home Buying in Apple Valley
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