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Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
Does anyone know of anyone building modern style prefab houses in St Paul?
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. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2009 Home Buying in Saint Paul
Samantha J.…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Samantha J. Strong answered:
Has anyone built a house in St Paul? I am curious about how difficult it is to deal with the city to build
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 nei ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2009 Home Buying in 55103
Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Boardman answered:
First time home loan 2 years after bankruptcy? What are the chances?
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Paul
Don Edam, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Don Edam answered:
Are there still any first time home buyers down payment assistance programs in Minnesota? (Ramsey County)
Hi Jenny,

Here's a link to some good info on down payment assistance programs in Minnesota:

http://www.mnhousing.gov/consumers/home-buyers/loans/index.aspx

A good loan officer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2009 Home Buying in Saint Paul
RENE LABRADO, Real Estate Pro in Fountain Valley, CA
RENE LABRADO answered:
What are the rules for short sales? Trying to buy a townhouse in Apple Valley but don't hear back from bank.
Geri,
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 t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
I am thinking of buying a house but am hesitant because of student loan debt.
Jennifer,

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 in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 27, 2010 Home Buying in 55106
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
Tips on finding a good home inspector?
Talk to your agent... usually they have 2-3 good ones to talk to. My clients go with my recommendation most of the time and I've been using the same couple guys for years.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2008 Home Buying in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Boardman answered:
9th Street Lofts in downtown St Paul
I have a client who lives in the building and she loves it there. I also have a unit on the market. The seller doesn't want to be tied down to any real estate. He wants to sell and re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2008 Home Buying in Saint Paul, MN
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Short sale opinion, please! We put an offer on a short sale on 5/29/08 that was signed by seller in 2-3
Short sales use to take 30 -45 days from executed contract to close. Today they are taking much long banks are extremely overwhelmed short of staff. I would recommend to keep looking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 10, 2014 Home Buying in 55125
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
I recently put an offer on a short sale & I have now found a great property that is not a short sale. Can I?
It all depends on the terms of the offer as you wrote it. Without seeing the contract, we can't give you any direct advice.

My suggestion is to call your agent's cell phone or the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Home Buying in 55109
Leigh Garnett, Real Estate Pro in 64089
Leigh Garnett answered:
As a buyer, what is the best way to let your realtor know it's not working out?
Explain to them just what you said above. If that doesn't work, then contact his or her broker and tell them . Your buyers agency agreement is with the agents brokerage not just the a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2008 Home Buying in St. Anthony, Saint Paul, MN
Jason Tangen, Real Estate Pro in Saint Cloud, MN
Jason Tangen answered:
Can I get any info about Exclusive Buyer Agents (names, contact info, etc.) in St. Paul, MN?
This ought to be funny. I'd be willing to bet that you will get a lot of responses to this question. If no one here fits your criteria in an agent, give me a call. I would be happy t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Buying in Saint Paul
Inspector Ge…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Inspector General answered:
Anyone know a good home inspector in the St.Paul area?
If I were you, I would search for "Home Inspector St. Paul" in google or yahoo search. Ask them a few questions about their qualifications. Do they do this full time or part time, ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 4, 2008 Home Buying in Saint Paul, MN
Michael Doyle, Real Estate Pro in Maple Grove, MN
Michael Doyle answered:
Do you think this Bank Owned house will be a good deal?
Ryan,
It would be nice to see the house but if it sold for $175,000 in 2004 and you can get it for less then half that now I don't see how you can go wrong. I would add $10,000 more fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 3, 2008 Home Buying in Saint Paul, MN
Metropolitan…, Real Estate Pro in Apple Valley, MN
Metropolitan Home Team answered:
Buy townhouse without HOA fee ?? How?
Richie,
My first question to you would be, are you being represented by another agent? If not I would be interested in getting the MLS# so I could do some more duediligence on the hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2009 Home Buying in 55124
Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Boardman answered:
Is there a buying season in St Paul?
Very much so. I starts in about February and goes at a fast pace until about the middle of July. It slows in August picks up again in October. When we have a cold snowy winter homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2007 Home Buying in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Boardman answered:
Where would an artist relocating to St Paul find a live/work studio/loft?
The lower town neighborhood in St. paul would be a good place to start.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 27, 2010 Home Buying in Saint Paul
Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Boardman answered:
What architectural styles were popular in St. Paul during the 19th century?
Various types of Victorian homes were very popular. For more information about our 19th century architectural styles follow the link.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 27, 2007 Home Buying in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Boardman answered:
What is the average price of a home in the como park neighborhood?
Right now the average is about 204K. The Como area is a great place to live with th lake and the park. Homes close to the lake are more expensive. For current home prices by neighbor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2007 Home Buying in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Boardman answered:
How can I find out more about St. Paul Neighborhoods?
Kristal - try the St. Paul neighborhood wiki, the site also has links to the City of St. Paul and the Wilder Foundation.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2007 Home Buying in Saint Paul, MN
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