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Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
Why do some side by side and up/down duplexes have the stairwell access to the attic through the bathroom?
Constance,

In the 1920's the attics were not intended to be occupied space and as such the access to them could be found anywhere. It wasn't until more recent times that people bega ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Merriam Park
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
I'm thinking of offering Contract for Deed when I sell. How do you know what interest rate to use?
Well first off, do you have SIGNIFICANT equity in your house? Most sellers I see offering CDs have little to zero equity, which makes me wonder how they think they can sell their house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 17, 2013 Home Selling in 55110
Larry Story, Real Estate Pro in 27408
Larry Story answered:
A realtor fee was paid but not disclosed - discovered in lien waivers. What can I do about it?
Rick you can contact you state real estate commission if you feel there was an ethics violation. You might first call or write the agent and ask them about it.

Hope this helps,
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2008 General Area in Saint Paul, MN
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
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
My house isn't selling
Linda,

There are three factors that will determine the salability of your home.

Price
Condition/Location
Marketing

All three factors must be appropriately balanced in or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Selling in 55110
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
hi we just moved in a duplex a month ago and didn't sign a lease; the place is being forclosed.
I am not an attorney so this is not legal advice, but I've always heard that an unwritten lease is considered month-to-month and only requires 1 month's notice to terminate. Regardless ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Foreclosure in 55106
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
Isn't it against minnesota appraisal guidelines to use foreclosure properties as comps?
I cannot speak directly to the appraisal issue as I am a real estate agent and not an appraiser, but I'd argue it really depends on the neighborhood. Some neighborhoods are 30%+ forecl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2008 Home Selling in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Boardman answered:
Where can we go to see how many people have viewed my listings on Trulia?
Look it up on this screen http://www.trulia.com/
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2008 Tech Tips in 55125
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
Rochelle All…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Rochelle Allison answered:
Sell smaller and buy closer and bigger?
Hello Newbie Buyer,
It is a challenging market to sell your home, but the upside is that you are also buying in this market. Within St. Paul there are some areas that are holding the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2008 Market Conditions in North End, Saint Paul, MN
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
Michael Doyle, Real Estate Pro in Maple Grove, MN
Michael Doyle answered:
moving to Mn what neighborhoods can you recommend within a 15-20 mile commute to St. Paul?
Mary,
It depends what you are looking for in a home but Woodbury has some great values right now. It also would be an easy drive in.
Michael Doyle Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Quality of Life in Saint Paul
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Dickinson - Edina Realty answered:
is previous home insurance public information?
I am not an expert on this, but I believe that police calls on the property would be a matter of public record... you should only have to go down to the police station and ask.

As fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 19, 2007 Crime & Safety in 55107
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
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