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Sonja Zoet, Real Estate Pro in 56003
Sonja Zoet answered:
How much value does a basement bathroom and egress window add to a home?
Hi Tim, I agree with Cheryl... It is difficult to give a straight forward answer to your question. Many home improvement projects besides straight forward interior and exterior paintin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 56001
Sonja Zoet, Real Estate Pro in 56003
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
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
I need to figure out who owns a bean field across the street from my house, because I was wondering if I could hunt there.
County records should be helpful, but you may also want to double check with the village to see of
hunting in that area is even allowed by law, there may be major restrictions you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 18, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Madison Lake
Barbara Conl…, Real Estate Pro in Mankato, MN
Barbara Conley answered:
I am looking for a rental for my mother-I have just moved her here to be close to family. She has been in her rental for 17 years and has pets...
Check with Lloyd Management. I know they have a lot of section 8 rentals that allow pets.
Barb Conley
Bridge Realty
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Rentals in Mankato
Angie Peters…, Real Estate Pro in Elysian, MN
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 55014
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
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in 56001
Jacki Lacerte, Real Estate Pro in Wausau, 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 Minneapolis, 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 Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
If closing is when you officially get to own the house, can you back out prior to closing?
Louiseksexton,
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…, Real Estate Pro 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
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
Elizabeth Fu…, Real Estate Pro in 55445
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
what are the stories about 403 baer circle pemberton,mn?
This particular property was sold recently at auction. Check county records for detail.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 29, 2012 Home Buying in Pemberton
EmpoweredBuy…, Real Estate Pro in Bethany, OH
EmpoweredBuyer.com Buyer Rebate answered:
What would you suggest if the Buyer Agent is also the Seller Agent?
Always get your own agent to represent your needs and generally look out for you, not anyone else The seller typically pays the commission to the agents so it is usually all free to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 14, 2010 Home Buying in Lake Crystal
Akop Balayan, Real Estate Pro in Ojai, CA
Akop Balayan answered:
How much less are people offering below the asking price in this market?
Haha, my pleasure, but don't get used to it! =P
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 11, 2010 Home Buying in Lake Crystal
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna 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
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
NEED ADVICE FROM FELLOW REALTORS ON A SHORT SALE SITUATION
It is not uncommon to have lenders communicate Orally (via email too) regarding terms so when the final agreements are placed in writing there is only one g0 round for signatures.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 18, 2010 Home Selling in Mankato
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
Mary Jo Mick…, Real Estate Pro in Mankato, MN
Mary Jo Mickelson answered:
I am writing an article about real estate market trends in Mankato and I wondered where I could find out some
Marianne,

I am a full-time REALTOR with RE/MAX Area Experts. You certainly can contact myself at maryjomickelson@remax.net or our local board: RASM at 507-345-6018. Good luck, an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2009 Market Conditions in Mankato
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, 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
Lbgrandma,
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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