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Chris Block, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Chris Block answered:
Buying a spec home from a builder, builder seems pretty set on asking price. How would you negotiate lower asking or finished basement?
I will say it is hard to beat up a builder too much if the price is at market value (which do you know or not?).

How I negotiate is in the finishes. Helps me get more for the buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 2, 2015 Home Buying in Chaska
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Dealing with short-sales can be difficult. What are your experiences with them?
I've been doing them since 2002 and they will always be with us. Thankfully, they are getting fewer and fewer, but they are still here. My longest took 19 months, but we clos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2015 Home Buying in Chaska
Jason Stockw…, Real Estate Pro in 55436
Jason Stockwell answered:
How many of you are having trouble with REO pre-approval requirements?
My suggestion would be, get in touch with a great lender. Also, always get a second opinion if someone tells you, you do not qualify.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in 55318
Jason Stockw…, Real Estate Pro in 55436
Jason Stockwell answered:
The information regarding our property is incorrect. How do I edit it?
You will need to contact your listing agent and have them change the information.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Market Conditions in Chaska
Kris Schade, Real Estate Pro in Carver, MN
Kris Schade answered:
Can my kid still go to Chaska Middle School East and Jonathan?
Inter-district transfers within the District 112 - Eastern Carver county are a good possibility as long as you are not trying to get into a school that is over capacity Middle school a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Market Conditions in Chaska
Amy Wiger, Renter in Eagan, MN
Amy Wiger answered:
Buyers: After location, what are your top three criteria for choosing a new home?
Definitely, the kitchen is number 1! Second, the open floor plan and lastly, the size.
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in 55318
Mary Leizing…, Real Estate Pro in Eden Prairie, MN
Mary Leizinger answered:
Will the new 312 HWY and exits opening up in Chaska increase home values?
I think it is definitely a plus UNLESS your home is in such proximity that you have a lot of highway noise or a view of the highway!!! Generally, anything that eases congestion and mak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Selling in Chaska
Jessica Roge…, Real Estate Pro in Chaska, MN
Jessica Rogers answered:
We are considering a move to Chaska, but wonder why elementary schools begin so late in the morning. What do people do for child care so they can go?
Yes- some schools start earlier then others. The school system is open, meaning with permission from the principal you can attend a different school then the suggested one. Currently ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 55318
Mary Leizing…, Real Estate Pro in Eden Prairie, MN
Mary Leizinger answered:
Is this a good time to buy a few investment properties in Chaska?
It's all about the cash flow. Prices are good for properties right now. Rents are increasing as vacancy rates shrink across the Twin Cities. (Currently about 2.4% vacancy.) Whi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 29, 2011 Home Buying in Chaska
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
My townhome is woth about 150K right now.A new townhm across the street is going for 379K. Will this help our house value go up? In Chaska ! Thanks.
Hi, James!
I saw another agent post here about this. A seller can LIST their house at what ever price they wish. What matters is what it actually SELLS for. If that place sells for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2011 Home Selling in 55318
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
If I made an offer on a home, do the sellers have to decide on my offer before looking at another one

First, there is no rule or regulation or even ethical standard that mandates that a seller look at one offer before another. In MN a seller can do pretty much whatever they like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2008 Home Buying in 55318
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