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Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
My husband is living in the home his mother had, and he wants to purchase it...His sib's say NO! We were told he could purchase?
Well, there's no reason why he can't purchase it from a conventional real estate transaction standpoint. But, it depends on a couple of things.
1. Who has rights to the pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 14, 2012 Financing in 55119
Suzanne Bown…, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Suzanne Bownik answered:
I put an offer in on a short sale 9 months ago and am still waiting. The attorney involved is not responding my my realtor, do I have any recourse?
Unfortunately the attorney handling the short sale is representing the seller and has no responsibility to answer to your Realtor. Short sales can be frustrating, especially when waiti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 24, 2012 Home Buying in Saint Paul
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Bourne, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
I'm a home inspector. What are the most common complaints you hear about home inspections?
That they can present their information in an 'alarmist' manner.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Home Buying in 55104
Thomas Drayt…, Home Owner in Saint Paul, MN
Thomas Drayton answered:
If I buy a house that is still in its redemption period and the original owner redeems it later, will I get my money back from the current seller?
The quick and easy answer Manpat777 is "yes", you will.

If the owner is in redemption then they must pay the mortgage in full before redemption expires to regain possession of the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 Foreclosure in 55123
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
If 1st & 2nd mortgages are with the same bank will we be responsible for the 2nd when we foreclose? Should we continue paying on 2nd or stop?
Before considering foreclosure and in order to best protect yourself, do consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate, see exactly what options you may have; most profession ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Foreclosure in Saint Paul
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
I want to contact the realtor who can help to buy it
Give me a call - I know the 55113 area very well.

Cameron Piper
Coldwell Banker Burnet
licensed MN Broker
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 5, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 55113
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
I am currently two months behind on my mortgage (7 days from being 3 mths) the mortgage co. is refusing 1 mthly payment, is this legal? I live in VA.
Yes, unfortunately, it is legal. If they accept any less than what you currently owe in total without there being another agreement in place, it could look as though they are okay with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Foreclosure in 55104
Pro Realty S…, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Pro Realty Services answered:
i need help finding a 2 bd sec.8 approved i already have a voucher looking in Saint Paul,mn. or within 10 mile radius
Let me know what your price range is along with move in date. Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 16, 2011 Rentals in Saint Paul
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I sign a contract with a property management company.In 15 months the tenants ripped the house apart,Do I have any legal recourse for miss management.
Step one is review your property management agreement. Did they hold up their end of what was spelled out in that agreement? If not, you may have some action against them, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 24, 2012 Rental Basics in 55107
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
I need to move by the 30th and hope you can find us something

It would help if you specified whether you are thinking of buying or renting. From there we need an area and some criteria.

Cameron Piper
Coldwell Banker Burnet
licensed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 10, 2011 For rent in 55119
FSBOsuccess, Home Seller in 28590
FSBOsuccess answered:
My name is on the deed but not in the mortgage.
The foreclosure should not affect you or your credit. I would go with the 2nd broker.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 24, 2012 Foreclosure in 55114
Steven Ford,…, Real Estate Pro in Collierville, TN
Steven Ford, Broker, ABR, SRS, e-Pro answered:
I want to buy a property in Minnesota but I don't live there. How do I go about buying a seasonal home?
First, target the area you want. Second, consult a Realtor in your home town about finding you a good realtor in the target area. Third, investigate what will be required to get finance ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 24, 2012 Home Buying in Dayton's Bluff
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Advise how to select Title Company & get Title Insurance as well
Chicago and Stewart are both Companies that I have dealt with and would recommend;
Your Realtor may have a favorite.

Walk in and ask them for a HUD1 which will show your share of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Home Buying in Saint Paul
Lenny Frolov, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Lenny Frolov answered:
my property management company failed to send letter explaining why damage deposit wasn't returned. as the property owner can I be held
I would make the managment company prove that they complied with the required 21 days needed to mail the deposit back. Ultimately though I think you could be on the hook unless the leas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 14, 2011 Rental Basics in 55107
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
who should pay the commission, Buyer or sellor?
Jimmy, all commissions are negotiable, and it is improper for any agent to discuss specific commissions in a public forum.
Interview a few agents...... see what they charge, and what t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in Saint Paul
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
How can I make reservation for a park in the St. Paul area
Hello Harris,
Contact the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. as they can advise you on how to reserve a spot. Here is a link to their web site which may be of help:

http://w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 12, 2011 Parks & Recreation in Saint Paul
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Is this a good time to buy? Buying in Eagan,mn

The only losers in this market are those individuals that are not staying current and exploring real estate options....this doesn't mean that it's the right time fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Home Buying in 55122
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
What lenders are good when dealing with short sales and which ones do you try to avoid?
When you are buying and fall in love with a home, you don't have a lot of choice about the short sale lender. If your agent is able to search, definitely Wachovia & Wells Fargo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2011 Home Buying in Saint Paul
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
North St. Anthony Park - St. Paul, values rising or declining discussion?
Statistically, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors lumps the St. Anthony neighborhood in with the Midway area which might skew the numbers somewhat down. But from comparing 201 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Market Conditions in 55108
Kyle and Lois…, Real Estate Pro in New Richmond, WI
Kyle and Lois Hinrichs answered:
is a septic witha drain feild a legal system in wis?
HI Katie,
Septics W/ drain fields are legal in WI depending on the location of the home. Country properties require a septic and there are multiple styles (conventional, at grade, m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 28, 2011 Home Buying in 55118
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