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Aaron and Ch…, Real Estate Pro in Eau Claire, WI
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Looking for a Single Family house for rent in Apple Valley. Looking to sign a long term lease. 4 Br & 2 Ba, with a fenced yard for pets. Any help?
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check Craigslist.com to see what they have for posted for renta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 9, 2015 Rentals in Apple Valley
Jason Stockw…, Real Estate Pro in 55436
Jason Stockwell answered:
Does anyone know of any 1st time homebuyer programs out there to help with downpayment and closing cost.?
Search around for a lender that is familiar with the programs. Make sure to always get a second opinion. Contact my office if you need more information!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Financing in Apple Valley
Jason Stockw…, Real Estate Pro in 55436
Jason Stockwell answered:
Moving to another state and need to buy a home before I find work. Can I qualify for a mortgage based on my last job?
Jill,
You need to find a good lender that is familiar with relocation. Please contact my office and we can get you in touch with some great individuals.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Financing in Apple Valley
John and Bec…, Real Estate Pro in Woodbury, MN
John and Becky Durham, MS, MS answered:
I want to list my home for sale by owner. How do I do that?
Trulia doesn't allow FSBO. It's understandable to think you can get a better return on the sale of your home with FSBO. Did you know that the research is pretty clear that home owners ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Selling in 55124
Jessica Lowe, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Jessica Lowe answered:
How much will taking out a 3rd bedroom hurt my home value?
Hi August- I see everyone else has voted to keep the 3rd bedroom. I agree. People tend to look for at least three bedrooms even if they don't need them. If you can list your home as a 3 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 55124
Jay Dacey, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Jay Dacey answered:
Anyone out there willing to work with us?
Let me know if you'd like a second opinion on qualifying for a mortgage. Feel free to submit an application online at www.jaydacey.com/application or give me a call and we can take a l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 For Rent in 55124
Mike Westpha…, Real Estate Pro in Apple Valley, MN
Mike Westphalen answered:
Can I give less commission to my realtor for poor work?
In short the answer is no according to the contract you signed with the listing agent and broker. However, you could meet with your realtor and their broker and discuss the situation. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2014 Home Selling in Apple Valley
Brad & Jill…, Real Estate Pro in Apple Valley, MN
Brad & Jill Lacher answered:
In this slow market, is hiring a professional to stage our home when it comes time to sell advised?
Do not hesitate to seek the services of a professional home stager. If staging a home is not common in your area, that is even more reason to hire a professional. They can make your hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Home Selling in 55124
Brad & Jill…, Real Estate Pro in Apple Valley, MN
Brad & Jill Lacher answered:
I need a home in apple valley mn where can I find on that the price be like 100,000 to 170,000
There are very few single family options available in the Apple Valley area given the price range. Here are recent search results. http://www.bradlachersellshomes.com/listings/areas/140 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 17, 2014 Home Buying in Apple Valley
Brian Sundbe…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Brian Sundberg answered:
I am looking to purchase my first investment property to hold and rent out. I am looking for a realtor who is experienced and preferably specializes
I would love to help you. I have experience in investment properties and rentals.
Brian Sundberg
bjsundberg@cbburnet.com
612.309.2702
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
What is a Short Sale?
It's very basic but the ways they are accomplished vary. They are similar to a standard listing up front but when the contract is agreed between buyer and seller, this is when the real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
Should we allow the seller's realtor to represent us when purchasing a home, as well as sell our existing home?
You answered your own question when you said that you feel uncomfortable. If you're still hesitant you should understand the pros and cons of dual agency. Every situation is different a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
What are the rules for short sales? Trying to buy a townhouse in Apple Valley but don't hear back from bank.
Hi Geri,

You're question is quite old but for anybody else considering a short sale, there are no rules! Well, the banks do have guidelines and requirements for accepting short sales ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Planning on buying a twin home, but does not have Home Owners Association?
Yes you can get home insurance without HOA from what I hear. Some banks give out loans for these types of properties - just not all. You'll have to check around with an expert local mor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Fred Herman, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Fred Herman answered:
What is the best way to determine whether the sale price of a home is a good buy?
the same way you do when buying a TV. shop around. see what you can get for your money.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
Selling our high end townhome, in nicer neighborhood. We have carpet in LR/DR, soaring ceilings,should we add wood floors like kitchen, help sell?
Great question! I believe that if the buyers are expecting upgrades such as hardwood floors because your competition and the houses around you have it, then you may want to add it. How ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 General Area in Apple Valley
Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
how long do short sales take?If I find something I like by the end of April, can it close by may31rst?
Craig,

There is no right answer to your question since there are many variables that can produce a wide range of outcomes. The moving parts in a short sale are the sellers current si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 10, 2013 Home Buying in Apple Valley
Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
how far to Odyssey 15 in Burnsville MN?
It's near Burnsville Center and Buck Hill Ski area. The distance is relative to your location but this gives you a general idea of location :)
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Apple Valley
Gail Strom, Real Estate Pro in 55044
Gail Strom answered:
Building a new home, how does the lot get purchased?
Drmosses- I've represented 12+ builders since 2002 and have marketed lots, new homes, and any combination of these. Here are a few things you WILL come across just driving through new h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Home Buying in 55124
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
Home buying.! in apple valley, burnsville, eagan , eden prarie or bloomington
Best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of interest that will jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 24, 2013 Home Buying in Apple Valley
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