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Elizabeth Si…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth Sibet answered:
Is it becoming common for a buyer's agent request a percentage from the buyer?
Not common as far as I know, although, I know some agents do charge a retainer fee up front.
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Elizabeth Si…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
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Can a seller exclude a particular lender?
Yes. Lenders are not included as a protected class.
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Elizabeth Si…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth Sibet answered:
At what point is a short sale offer suppose to change to "pending"?
Probably nothing fishy.

Short sale properties often stay "active" (contingent on third party approval) until third party approval at which time the property status would change to p ... more
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Elizabeth Si…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
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What is a good real estate school in the Minneapolis,MN metro area?
http://www.kapre.com/real-estate-courses/minnesota/

Check out Kaplan. Great teachers from my experience.
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Elizabeth Si…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth Sibet answered:
Moving to MN -looking to buy a house
You will want to consult a lender to get approved for a mortgage if you will going that route. Please let me know if you need any assistance.
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Elizabeth Si…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth Sibet answered:
50% down payment for a mortgage?
If you need a recommendation for a loan officer locally, let me know.
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Elizabeth Si…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
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what is my school district?
More specific info needed to determine exactly where your home lands inside the district boundaries.
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Elizabeth Si…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth Sibet answered:
Can anyone tell me what the housing market trend is for next year, 2015?
Hard to predict exactly what is to come, like any other market. Depends on which area you are interested in.
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Zeda Jackson, Home Buyer in Fullerton, CA
Zeda Jackson answered:
We purchased a home in winter and now that it's spring we are left with a lot of garbage and scrap metal. Can we charge seller for clean up?
I have a lot of scrap metal that I need to get rid of. Can anyone tell me where you take scrap metal to be thrown away? I don't want to throw them away in a regular garbage can because ... more
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Tom Sommers, Real Estate Pro in Lakeville, MN
Continuing with my series on contingencies, this particular contingency is called the sale of a buyers property contingency. Or you can also say I'm purchasing your home contingent upon my home selling.… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 17, 2014 by Tom Sommers Home Buying Home Selling
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
And, lots of price improvements, too!  If you're ready to buy, come and check out these properties this weekend~ Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 17, 2014 by Susan Hofflander General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Tom Sommers, Real Estate Pro in Lakeville, MN
Why do I care about the association documents when I am buying a townhouse or condo?In continuing with the series on home contingencies, now let's talk about the addendum to purchase agreement: condom… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 16, 2014 by Tom Sommers Home Buying Home Selling
Karen S. Lon…, Real Estate Pro in 55416
Recently, clients have told me they want to wait until they can put more money down and get a better interest rate. Although it may be true the more money you put down the better the interest rate (of… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 16, 2014 by Karen S. London Home Buying
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Geoff Bray, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
When it comes to tracking the national housing market’s performance, CoreLogic is one of the industry’s top voices. They provide insights and trend projections based on “trillions of data points”… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 15, 2014 by Geoff Bray Home Buying
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Eric Utoft, Real Estate Pro in Minnetonka, MN
When it comes to tracking the national housing market’s performance, CoreLogic is one of the industry’s top voices. They provide insights and trend projections based on “trillions of data points”… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 15, 2014 by Eric Utoft Home Buying
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Kim Melin, Real Estate Pro in 55424
For Week Ending October 4, 2014 Publish Date: October 13, 2014 • All comparisons are to 2013 Every story needs a hero, and housing's current starlet is (drum roll, please) inventory. More markets… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 14, 2014 by Kim Melin Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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Vicki Sommers, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
After talking with past clients and asking them, What was the best advice you got from me when we first met? I repeatedly hear, “Make sure you get preapproved before beginning your search”. It makes… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 14, 2014 by Vicki Sommers Home Buying
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Tom Sommers, Real Estate Pro in Lakeville, MN
A contingency is anything that is in a contract that has to be resolved before the transaction can move forward.  They are specifically placed into a contract to resolve specific issues.  There can be… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 13, 2014 by Tom Sommers Home Buying Home Selling
Eric Utoft, Real Estate Pro in Minnetonka, MN
 The volume of Minneapolis home sales this fall will depend on more than just the number and quality of listings—though they do seem to be stacking up fairly well. Predictions are always less than reliable,… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 13, 2014 by Eric Utoft Home Buying Home Selling
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Geoff Bray, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
 The volume of Minneapolis home sales this fall will depend on more than just the number and quality of listings—though they do seem to be stacking up fairly well. Predictions are always less than reliable,… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 13, 2014 by Geoff Bray Home Buying Home Selling
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