I would call them and ask them why they sent it to you. It does seem odd, but they may have inadvertantly sent it to you rather than 'back' to the estate trustee. Worth a call and let us know how it goes. Good luck.
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I don't know that real estate agents are really qualified to answer your question. Hopefully there will be a medical doctor out there who sees your question and can answer it for you.
Cameron Piper... more
In this case it's probably reffering to "as is" addendum meaning that once the house is sold, the seller cannot be be held liable for any defects. This does NOT release the seller from the responsibility to disclose all KNOWN material defects prior to sale. However, if you're looking at foreclosed properties, the seller is the bank that has never occupied the property and thus sincerely doesn't know about any defects. Be very cautious and remember that a thorough inspection is a must in both cases!
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You are not giving enough information to comment. Are you the buyer or seller? Is the listing agent representing you? Is this a short sale? (I would assume it is based on the "10 weeks"...... )... more
Not sure what you mean. You file for it as part of your tax filing. Then, you wait for a refund like you do with any tax refund. Is that what you did? If that's the case, you should be receiving it according to what the IRS says, 4-6 weeks from your filing. So, did you include it as part of your 2008 tax year filing even if you closed in 09? Perhaps you amended your 2008 return. In which case, check with the IRS to see what they are saying as far as receiving refunds as part of an amended return.... more
Congratulations on your new home! You will find the amendment forms also on the IRS website. You might want to call the IRS help line. They really will assist you. It may also be that you would be able to wait, and file for the credit for the 2008 tax year. The IRS website or helpline, or the consumer affairs department of our MN attorney general's office is another resource you can use. Good luck! Liz, Associates Realty, LLC 612-986-4105... more
Hello! My husband and I are a real estate team in St Paul, specifically focused on the areas that you mentioned. If you would like to learn more about us, please visit our website. Once you feel comfortable, give us a call. I think once we had a chance to sit down, meet, and talk about your goals--you would find we have a very in-depth knowledge of the neighborhoods you mentioned. Hope to hear from you!... more
You will need to refer to the contract language. There may be a "protective list" that the agent provides that precludes you from making an offer on that property on your own and not paying the buyer agent commission.... more
Realtors can only direct you to resources regarding crime and safety as we don't track this information and can't offer our opinion (what is "safe" to me might not be to you). My advice is to contact the local police precinct and ask for crime maps, or to talk with their community crime prevention officer. Good luck!... more
Do you mean like the Wee house? http://weehouse.com/flash/SFWA_index.html#/intro/
I don't know of any in St. Paul, but there are a couple over in the Bryn Mawr area of Minneapolis. Does it have to be in St. Paul? And, are you interested in buying one or in finding land on which to build one?... more
The answer isn't very straightforward. The City of St. Paul is very easy to work with, but it depends on the project, neighborhood, and if your design requires any variances. Some neighborhoods are designated Historic Districts, and in fact, their board trumps the City when it comes to aesthetic elements of any construction or remodeling project. Other communities are more flexible, welcoming any project that removes a blighted property or adds value to the neighborhood.
If you'd like to talk about this further, please contact me directly at www.morphmpls.com.
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Your ability to get financing depends upon your credit score. I know this is a well duh, but the best thing to do would be to see a lender. They will tell you what your wcore has to be to get the financing you want. You may need to wait a few more months but it is worth it.... more
Here's a link to some good info on down payment assistance programs in Minnesota:
A good loan officer or mortgage broker should be very familiar with programs like these. If you need any recommendations on ones we've used in the past, just let me know.
Happy House Hunting!
Youre agent should keep you informed on what the listing agent has said. Usually in short sales, it takes up to 3 months to hear an answer from the bank. But it also depends on the listing agent of the short sale, sometimes the listing agents dont know how to handle a short sale and it ends up going in foreclosure and wasting your time. Tell your agent to push the listing agent, pushing the listing agent will make him be in constant contact with the bank. Most of the time properties will have several offers so you should check if your offer is the highest because the bank is going to take the highest and best offer.
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I want to start by telling you that there will be plenty of agents and loan officers weighing in here to tell you that prices are at their lowest point in years and that interest rates are inredible and this alone justifies the purchase.
Please don't buy a house right now. You can certainly qualify for a loan, but that doesn't make it the right move. There are too many risk factors in your situation that could throw you into a tail spin if you own a house. The time will come, but for now you should rent and save up some money and pay off your debt. When you buy a house you want it to be a blessing, but if you buy now, you will be one layoff away from complete disaster.
Merry Christmas and Good Luck
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