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Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
Can I switch lenders she is acting if she is the only person that can do a 203k combined with down payment assistance.?
crystlwhtny25,

There is no harm in shopping around, but your ability to change may depend on what you have signed and any money that you have spent. What are the issues you are faci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Home Buying in 55422
Shantelle Od…, Real Estate Pro in Orono, MN
Shantelle Odegard answered:
what are the monthly fees for HOA?
$200 Assoc Fee Frequency: Monthly Assoc Fee Includes: Snow/Lawn Care, Outside Maintenance, Hazard Insurance, Building Exterior, Professional Mgmt

This home has an offer on it that ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Market Conditions in Minneapolis
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
Appraisal missing information; underwriter conditioning more items; closing delayed for the third time. Help!
Markie,

The last thing that you want to hear right now is that what you are experiencing is normal, but it is. As frustrated as you may be, things happen in real estate and there is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 5, 2012 Financing in Minneapolis
Thomas Drayt…, Home Owner in Saint Paul, MN
Thomas Drayton answered:
Any other units for sale at this address?
Sorry, I don't see anything in that area currently listed on MLS. The closest property is 5428 Columbus Avenue, listed at $229,000.

I would be happy to setup a custom MLS search for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Market Conditions in Diamond Lake
Matthew Pete…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Matthew Peterson answered:
Can Distressed Properties And FHA Loans Can Go Together?
You could also look at HUD properties which in many cases are already appraised to be sold with FHA financing. In some cases you don't even need to use an FHA 203K loan. If the repairs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Mike Kelcher, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Mike Kelcher answered:
is north minneapolis worth even looking at with all of the violent crime in that area ?
Good Question! The short answer is "yes". For starters, let's forget about crime statistics, and look at North Mpls. in terms of whether or not the homes there represent a good value, g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Ben Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Ben Johnson answered:
Who is a reputable mover in the Twin Cities?
I recently used Local Motion for my own move and was very happy with the service they provide.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2012 Moving in 55415
Mike Kelcher, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Mike Kelcher answered:
Investment property
You could have 20 mortgages and 20 HELOC loans and still qualify for a fixed, 30-year mortgage with 20% down....or...you could have no mortgage and 50% down and still be disqualified by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 23, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Scott Graham, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Scott Graham answered:
I have great credit and great rental history and looking for an a apartment under 600 close to downtown
We post all of ours on CraigsList. The only place we have available right now is a beautiful 1BR condo on Lowry Hill for $1350. Underground parking, recently remodeled, hardwood floors ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 For Rent in 55404
Mary Jo Quay, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Mary Jo Quay answered:
What do you think about this talk of a (Renting Bubble Collapse) and how do you think it will affect the housing market?
Rents are rising because of demand. All the families experiencing short sale and foreclosure have to find new homes. Some people live with family or friends for a time, but eventually ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Minneapolis
Elizabeth Fu…, Real Estate Pro in 55445
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
I have a low credit score. I just got a good job and have recently caught up on all my debt. I wanna buy a house! advice or help?
Sam, you need a good real estate representative - maybe even me! I would be able to help you assess what you need to do to bring up your credit score in the shortest possible time. Gi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 14, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what is crime like in the Shingle Creek neighborhood?
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 2, 2013 General Area in Minneapolis
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Can I sign a listing contract to sell my home even though my husband is not available but is fully agreeable to sign the deed at closing?
Unless your laws are different up there, there is an old saying in real estate. It takes one to list and two to sell. Meaning one party can sign to list it and both need to sign to sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Selling in 55412
Mark Claesse…, Real Estate Pro in Coon Rapids, MN
Mark Claessens, e-Pro, NHSS answered:
is an oral agreement to rent a room upheld in court?
I do believe it is Pink. I am not an attorney, nor expert, but I am involved with this area of real estate as a tenant representative and also as a property manager. If the place you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Minneapolis
Matt Brown, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Matt Brown answered:
One of my listings has been withdrawn -- does anyone know how to put it back on Trulia?
The same thing happened to me when one of my listings expired and I re-listed it. I could not re-enter it manually but it did show up on Trulia a few days later.

Hope that helps, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Home Selling in Minneapolis
Joe Houghton, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Joe Houghton answered:
Does anyone have any feedback or personal experiences with a Lennar Home here in Minnesota? Thanks!
I have a lot of experience with Lennar homes in Minnesota and know the Martin Farms development well. I can't stress enough to make sure you let them know you are working with a realto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 22, 2015 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Scott Graham, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Scott Graham answered:
Earnest money never cashed
It should have been deposited within 3 days of your tendering it to the listing agent. If it has not been cashed you could always keep quiet and see if it never comes up. If that grates ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Jason LaPorte, Real Estate Pro in 43147
Jason LaPorte answered:
In order to qualify for an FHA loan, how long does my work experience have to be?
The minimum is 2 years of employment history.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Home Buying in 55443
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
Is it reasonable to pay $325 retained commission fee $200 Admin fee 3% guarantee when buying a house?
You should interview different real estate agents to compare cost and terms.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Christopher Block answered:
what is the average rental rate for a 3 bedroom house in zip code 55433?
It is going to be bout $450/bedroom in Coon Rapids for single family homes.

Good Luck! let me know if you have anymore questions by contacting me directly on Trulia

~Chris
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Home Buying in 55433
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