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Mark Claesse…, Real Estate Pro in Coon Rapids, MN
Mark Claessens, e-Pro, NHSS answered:
House's sold in 55412, Camden area?
Yllommac....there is actually specific question here. What is your question? There have been a ton of properties sold there in Camden and i NEED MORE TO GO ON.


Mark
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 17, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 55412
Stephanie Fox, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Stephanie Fox answered:
How safe is 3707 Sheridan Ave. South?
Sorry, but it's against the law for licensed real estate agents to comment about safety if you are referring to crime statistics. We can only comment on the physical aspects of the prop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 17, 2012 Home Buying in Cleveland
Dan Warnest, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Dan Warnest answered:
my fiance and i are looking to purchase our first property how do we go about doing this
The best thing to do is sit down with a licensed Realtor such as myself. I can go over the first steps in the process and get you linked up with a great financial expert. See my websi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Credit Score in Minneapolis
Danny Dietl, Real Estate Pro in 55413
Danny Dietl answered:
can i take over payment on a house before it goes into forclosure without having my credit ran?
If the loan is FHA it may be transferable, but you would have to qualify. Be very cautious when searching this kind of thing on craigslist. I can not imagine a scenario where you would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Rental Basics in Minneapolis
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
what is the closing cost on $185k property with FHA loan?
Without knowing your specifics, generally closing costs come in at around 3 percent of purchase price. But it could be higher if you purchased points to buy down the loan. Usually on th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Financing in 55429
Deb Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Deb Johnson answered:
can I buy a house w/o my spouses signature if we are seperated?
As long as you are legally married, he will have 50% ownership in any property you purchase. The laws are very clear on this in the State of Minnesota. However, if you are on good ter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in 55412
Lisa Staplin, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Lisa Staplin answered:
How safe is 2534 Colfax Ave South?
Everyone has a different idea of what they consider to be 'safe'. As an agent, I can't make that determination for you, but can direct you to resources that will let you know what's go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Crime & Safety in Minneapolis
Ben Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Ben Johnson answered:
Are sellers still agreeing to pay closing costs lately? Or is that scenario uncommon/unlikely nowadays in Minneapolis?
I am involved in 6 to 10 transactions a month and can tell you that it is very common for sellers to contribute to a buyers closing costs.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Market Conditions in Minneapolis
Kirk Duckwall, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Kirk Duckwall answered:
grocery stores in area
What is the listing are you looking for amenities around? I have a great link that will show you all of that and more you just need a property address.

www.minneapolisstpaulhomesearc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Shopping & Local Amenities in Minneapolis
Erin Joynt, Real Estate Pro in Broomfield, CO
Erin Joynt answered:
We just signed a PA with Pulte with 20K in earnest money. The builder told us to choose upgrades after the PA. Are we stuck?
Hi Jeff. Usually, when you are purchasing from a builder, you should be going in with your agent or mention that you are working with an agent right away. Most builders will not pay a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Nina Harris/…, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Nina Harris/CBR/SFR answered:
inspection contingency
When it involves a foreclosure normally it is sold as an "As Is". You can back out provided that you did not sign a contract and leave a down payment.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 13, 2012 Home Buying in 55429
Lisa Staplin, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Lisa Staplin answered:
how is the crime and safey issue?
Everyone has different levels of what they feel is "safe". I always recommend that my clients research this on their own.

The City of Minneapolis has a great resource on their websit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 12, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Willard-Hay
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Rotten Exterior Window and Door trim
Get an estimate from a contractor to repair the problems and submit it to the sellers. Your options are to ask for price reductions or for them to make the repairs before you close.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in 55441
Rick Thram, Real Estate Pro in 55378
Rick Thram answered:
Good morning i will be visiting your area in July,I am looking to move to this area.Can anyone tell me what it is like to live in this area.I have a
Good morning, I didn't catch what city you're moving to? Are you renting or buying a home? Let me know...

Rick
952-451-2900
Realestatedealsmn@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 55431
Donald James, Real Estate Pro in Edina, MN
Donald James answered:
I need to know if there is something by the Mississipi river west bank
Hi Lucy,
Are you looking to buy or rent?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 30, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Elliot Park
Kris Lindahl, Real Estate Pro in Blaine, MN
Kris Lindahl answered:
I heard people renting homes they don't own to others and they go to move in to find out they were scammed. Whats the easiest way to prevent
Go to the home and ask the seller if they are trying to rent the home. If the home is vacant request the seller meet you at the home with proof of home ownership (Closing documents, mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Rental Basics in Minneapolis
Dan Warnest, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Dan Warnest answered:
Which home features are both highly desirable in the Minneapolis market and will help maintain or increase resale value?
We continue to see a trend of homes in excellent condition bringing the highest sale price and shorter time on the market. The homes in great condition make them sought after, and will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2014 Home Selling in Minneapolis
Angel Calzad…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Angel Calzadilla answered:
Which one is better: Well maintained Townhome/Twinhome or a Single family home from a Selling point of View ?
When you look at buying a townhouse in a planned community, you first have to know what you're buying - how the house is deeded.
There are two types of ownership...
1. Fee-simple. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Steven Hong -…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Steven Hong - RE/MAX Results answered:
How much old house is good for a busy working couple ? Interested in Plymouth, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie areas.
If maintenance is a concern, by all means go newer. I just ran a quick search and there are over a dozen homes in those areas that are 1990 or newer. I would be happy to email you the l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
Donald James, Real Estate Pro in Edina, MN
Donald James answered:
Which is better: Sell stocks-mutual funds (non-retirement account) or use liquid cash to come up with 30-40% downpayment on my first house-350K value?
Hi Tony,

Great questions. This is a conversation you should have with your financial planner as well as Realtor (maybe together). There is not a one-size-fits-all answer.

Mort ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Minneapolis
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