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flyby642, Home Buyer in 55343
flyby642 asked:
Cloud 9 Skyflats in Minnetonka? After Peter asking this question in 2009, does most people think this is still a good purchase? Is 400- 450 association fee too high or not too bad for condos?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in 55345
bpcardella, Home Buyer in Vadnais Heights, MN
bpcardella asked:
How do I add photos?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Selling in 55345
Matt Jerome, Real Estate Pro in 55344
Matt Jerome answered:
Anyone familiar with the Cloud 9 Skyflats in Minnetonka, MN?
I also am familiar with the Cloud Nine Sky Flats. Just a few years ago you about 20 of the 164 Units were in foreclosure. I worked with investors who were renting them out hoping to hol ... more
8 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Buying in 55345
Mike Schatz &…, Real Estate Pro in Hopkins, MN
Mike Schatz & Team answered:
A friend of mine wants to become an insurance broker and run his own office with insurance quotes in Hopkins. Can you recommend some suitable room?
how much space do they want/need? We are on Mainstreet and there is opportunity for walk in traffic.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 For Rent in Hopkins
Vicki Weber, Real Estate Pro in Apple Valley, MN
Vicki Weber answered:
hello, I would just like to see some photos of the place. Does it have a garage? whats the HOA fee? property tax?
Hi Tony,
Please see Elizabeth's message below (ditto).
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 9, 2012 Foreclosure in Hopkins
Donald James, Real Estate Pro in Edina, MN
Donald James answered:
Can a buyers agent (Ms. A) & a sellers agent (Ms. B) represent the same firm?
Hi Robbie,

Dual agency has been covered well with these other answers. As a first time buyer you want a buyer's agent who will lead you through the search, financing, inspectio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 16, 2011 Home Buying in 55305
Elizabeth Fu…, Real Estate Pro in 55445
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
Looking at a home in Hobby Acres. Home is abount 2 blks from 169. Would like to hear from someone who lives close to 169. What is the noise like?
Hobby Acres is, in my opinion, a very nice place to live. The homes are attractive, there is a neighborly feeling and nice family atmosphere. I have friends who lived there and have s ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 Traffic & Public Transportation in Hopkins
Chris Block, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Chris Block answered:
Although tax rates differ from city to city, do they differ between a townhome vs. a Single Family Home? i.e. does a city tax a TH different than SFH?
Just to basically say the same thing as everyone else ha! Your tax questions is already answered.

In my opinion a 1st time home buyer should really think hard about future market tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 6, 2011 Foreclosure in Hopkins
Bonnie Hammel, Real Estate Pro in Hopkins, MN
Bonnie Hammel answered:
How low sould my offer be as a first-time buyer on a Bank Owned Property that has been on the market for almost a year?
You need to find out wehat other homes in the area have sold for and if there are other offers. I find that when a bank lowers a price significantly, it often creates multiple offers. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Foreclosure in Hopkins
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
Buying TH up for 92,500, same one down the block sold for 89,900, I don't know where to start -priced fairly for unit not for neighborhood-
Hey, G. Not sure if you've already moved forward on this or not, but we really don't have enough info to help you specifically. What about your agent? He/she must have some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 13, 2011 Home Buying in Hopkins
Charles Dail…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Charles Dailey answered:
Is anyone aware of any more mortgages that you can do 100% financing?
All these answers are good I just thought you might want access to these. If you want to see if a property you're interested in is eligible for USDA financing, go here http://elig ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Oct 20, 2009 Home Buying in 55345
Voices Member,  in Red Wing, MN
Voices Member answered:
We are purchasing a home with an FHA loan. We were already pre-approved, and had our credit run along with
The great thing is that you got Pre-Approved and if your Loan Officer did it correctly you should have little to fear. Normally the only thing to worry about is what the house will app ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 4, 2009 Home Buying in 55345
CCC, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
CCC answered:
Buying a foreclosure...when will the bank sign the PA and cash our earnest money check?
Did you close? Earnest money should had gone to an escrow account. I will assume you are doing or the contract is subject to inspection.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2009 Home Buying in 55345
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
I am looking at a condo that is foreclosed the financial terms state cash only. Can anyone tell me what this?
The underwriter of a mortgage wants to make sure that the property they are underwriting a mortgage for is worth it. If the building isn't finished, the association is not stable, ther ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 11, 2009 Home Buying in 55345
Rob Saxe, Real Estate Pro in Rocklin, CA
Rob Saxe answered:
Approximately how many pending sales fall through?
Hi D,
There could be several things at play here. The buyer with the FHA financing could be represented by a buyers agent of the listing agent or by the listing agent. When the listi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2009 Home Buying in 55345
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
where can i search homes that are either forclosures or quick claim deed for the hopkins area?
I agree with Lenny... it is hard to give you guidance on this without knowing more about what you are trying to achieve. Sometimes foreclosures are good deals, sometimes they are not. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2007 Foreclosure in Hopkins
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