The MLS lists the $350 association fee as monthly. It covers snow/lawn care, outside maintenance, water/sewer, building exterior, professional Management. Heat is not listed as being covered with the fee. However, for most of the condos in the area heat is included along with the other things I listed.... more
Terrible terrible terrible. RUN RUN RUN RUN. We have lived in our home for 1000 days. Our kitchen floor is sinking into our downstairs ceiling. How is that our fault? Sorry kids cannot go to Disney this year - we need to repair our 3 year old home. Will try to post a photo if I can. Total nightmare.... more
Since it sounds you may have quite a few bucks at stake (insert from the 90's which is likely obsolete) I suggest as your Realtor advises and speak with an attorney. Before doing so, it will important to gather all your paperwork regarding the Buyer's inspection (report,) the repair request, your receipts showing the repairs made, and the Buyer's final walk-through inspection. Take also your disclosure statement so the attorney can see exactly what you "said," and can therefore ask him or her if you should have mentioned any level of difficulty.
Understanding you don't want to pay for an attorney, try Google for some no-cost, or low cost options. Some attorneys will provide a consultation free of charge.
Good luck! I hope you can put this behind you as soon as possible!!... more
One property told me they were out of town. So they would send me the lease in the mail and after I send them the money they will send me the keys! They said they just wanted someone to move in and take care of it like their own it's not about money! It sounds like a scam to me!!! $622 for a 3 br. House?? To good to be true!!... more
I think the biggest deal breaker is having a client that gets stuck in their thinking and refuses to negotiate any further lest they think they are not "winning". I have seen negotiations almost fall apart over a small amount as low as $2K or even a refrigerator!... more
Yes ask your lender if he has any recommendations or do some research on the web! Look at their historyny and what they have to offer. If you need anymore information call our office, we would love to help!... more
Never tried that and maybe there is great material there. The main concern I have is that I like to take the ownership and accountability of being my client's real estate expert and not be perceived as passing them off to a class for expertise.... more
I think if there were only one low cost way to get leads, that's what we would all do, but the fact is that we all do a variety of ways to advertise and find new clients, and some cost more than others, but everything just sort of averages out in the long run as we get a few leads from each source. What you should be looking at is your year end expenses on income tax and analyze what you're spending on advertizing, promotions, web design and think about what resulted in the most leads.... more
All my lenders are predicting rates will go up. We have seen a rate increase in the last week. My advice is that if you are thinking about buying in the next few years, now is probably the best time.... more
Government regulations have made owner-occupied hard money loans (and conventional loans) so much more costly and time consuming to complete. Often times the hard money lenders have to pass the "savings" along to the borrower.
Many hard money lenders now won't even consider doing owner-occupied loans due to the increased regulations.... more
All good questions! Your next step should be to talk with a loan officer. They will be able to answer all of these questions, and more. Below are a few companies we have had great experiences with in the past.
If you want to talk more about the home buying process and what you should expect from your real estate agent, send me an email any time, Julian@JSLteam.com.
Marketplace Home Mortgage
Marketplace Home Mortgage
Minnesota Residential Mortgage