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Cody Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Cody Anderson answered:
We purchased a home in winter and now that it's spring we are left with a lot of garbage and scrap metal. Can we charge seller for clean up?
I would imagine it would be more work to go after the sellers than to clean it up.


What did you end up doing? Sorry this happened to you.
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Jerry Sather, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Jerry Sather answered:
Foreign national loan, for condo purchase in minneapolis
Hi Bethany,

I hope you have already found your solution to this quest. If not let me know and I can help guide the process along to close.

There are several factors that come int ... more
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Angela Eatmon, Real Estate Pro in 55417
Angela Eatmon answered:
Is a $3000 sod allowance on a new home too much?
I would recommend a general allowance that could be put toward sod, appliances, etc. and let the buyer spend how they wish. Feel free to contact me via my Trulia profile, I would love t ... more
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Angela Eatmon, Real Estate Pro in 55417
Angela Eatmon answered:
what is my school district?
I'd love to help you. Feel free to contact me through my Trulia profile.
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Joel Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, MN
Joel Johnson answered:
50% down payment for a mortgage?
Lenders look at your current income, your job history and your credit scores. it's relatively easy to establish credit history - just open a couple of small limit credit lines (typical ... more
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Cory Troup, Real Estate Pro in Denton, TX
Cory Troup answered:
I am a prospective house buyer. I want to buy a cost efficient house with big backyard in a safe community which is below 200000.
I agree with Joe. The first thing any serious prospective buyer should do is talk to a lender (or a couple of different ones). This will help to ensure that there are no issues with c ... more
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Joe Metzler, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Joe Metzler answered:
Moving to MN -looking to buy a house
The first thing you need to do is get mortgage pre-approved. You may be just fine, but there are rules about job changes, how long you need to be at the job, etc., before you can get fi ... more
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Joel Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, MN
Joel Johnson answered:
How long is reasonable for a buyer's agreement?
It's possible the agreement is for a year. I would hold him to his verbal agreement with you and ask that he present the original agreement to you for your signature. If that doesn't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55401
Gabriel Hars…, Real Estate Pro in Edina, MN
Gabriel Harstad answered:
Is it becoming common for a buyer's agent request a percentage from the buyer?
Some agents will ask for a commission from the buyer if the agent isn't making the full 3%. Example: If seller is paying out 2.7% commission then buyers agent may decide to ask the buye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Buying in 55401
Gabriel Hars…, Real Estate Pro in Edina, MN
Gabriel Harstad answered:
What is average price for installing a new kitchen in existing home in Richfield 55423?
It can Range anywhere from $10,000+ depending on your taste and contractor.
-Good Luck
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Lance Watkins, Real Estate Pro in Edina, MN
Lance Watkins answered:
I am looking a house in lake nokomis?
Let me know if you are still looking for assistance in purchasing a home around Lake Nokomis. I specialize in Minneapolis properties and would be happy to answer any questions you may ... more
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Joel Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, MN
Joel Johnson answered:
What is a good real estate school in the Minneapolis,MN metro area?
Check with Kaplan Real Estate Education.
1295 Bandana Blvd
Suite 245
St Paul, MN 55108
888-523-1092
www.kapre.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Joel Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, MN
Joel Johnson answered:
Looking for an FHA Lender for 590 credit score in The Twin Cities area of Minnesota
Please contact Michael Dietrich with iLoan.
You can call him at 651-206-3377.
His web site is:
www.dietrichmortgage.com
You can check out iLoan at:
www.iloanhomemortgage.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Gordon Simle, Real Estate Pro in 55105
Gordon Simle answered:
Whats the best way to find an agent?
Matt, if you like and trust your Mortgage Broker, then I would definitely start there. Great Mortgage Brokers will know dozens of Agents, and be able to recommend 1-3 who not only they' ... more
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Gordon Simle, Real Estate Pro in 55105
Gordon Simle answered:
Any suggestions for a first time buyer with lower income in St.Paul?
The Start Up home loan program from Minnesota Housing is a great option for lower income First-time home buyers.

As you mentioned, it is often paired with a FHA mortgage as the found ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 19, 2014 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Joel Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, MN
Joel Johnson answered:
At what point is a short sale offer suppose to change to "pending"?
Great question! Our local MLS database in the twin cities will keep a property in "Active" status even with a contingency, in this case, 'contingent on third party approval'. Once the ... more
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Cody Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Cody Anderson answered:
Eden Prairie Home Buying
Spring and summer offer the most listing inventory.

I have an office at 11200 West 78th Street Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

Would you like to meet and discuss purchase strategie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Cody Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Cody Anderson answered:
I just closed on a home. I asked for the window treatments to be included and when I got there after the signing, the were not there. Can I get them?
This is something you look for during the final walk through. Glad it didn't turn out to bad for you! Congrats on the purchase!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in 55407
Andrew Aberc…, Real Estate Pro in Edina, MN
Andrew Abercrombie answered:
Any advice for someone who has enough income, but not good enough credit, and would still like to own a home someday? I want to rent to own.
Hi Amelia,

There are many programs available for a person who has less than perfect credit. With certain types of credit you may only qualify for an FHA loan. The best advice I can g ... more
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Contact, Home Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
Contact answered:
looking for a hard money lender: 36 month term, residential owner occupied. Any recommendations would be helpful.?
Hard Money LLC is based in Minnesota. I *think they require less points then pine
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 4, 2014 Home Buying in Minneapolis
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