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Home Buying in Prior Lake : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Mary Leizinger answered:
I have a similar concern and less than stellar experience with Bohland homes in Wayzata, MN. The property will be finished in a couple of weeks and I'm hoping for an upside surprise with the actual construction, but the process of getting there was the most difficult builder experience I've had in 25 years of selling real estate. We are building out a condo for a price well in excess of $1M and the allowances they have given appear to have been designed for base line bare bones property. We were sent all over the Twin Cities to make selections at 14 different vendors, (keep in mind that this property is designed for seniors), only to find that we were expected to make selections with no pricing information from most of the vendors who were apparently told they were not to make quotations to the customer. Over the course of several months, some pricing trickled in, but most if it arrived about 30 days prior to closing and contained errors and surprises tens of thousands of dollars over the allowances in some cases, despite the buyers being very careful to ask to be shown selections that were near the allowance. All in all, the process has been very chaotic and not at all what you would expect in a luxury home buying experience. Sorry for the vent, but needed to get this off my chest. ... more
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Julie Harris answered:
Justin,

The seller unfortunately has the right to accept the terms that are acceptable to him. If this doesn't feel comfortable in your budget or what you feel the home is worth, you can do one of two things. You can stand firm on your offer or check out other options available to you. You are in the drivers seat. Hopes this information helps. ... more
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
jg5267 answered:
Rick is right. It does get mucky. I would dock my boat there and go somewhere out on the main lake to swim, ski and fish. It much like association boat use. I don't see many people swimming on the beaches in Mud Bay. You can call it crystal Bay. But if it quacks like a duck, they would enjoy it as mud bay. I have lived on PL for 5yrs and Spring Lake for 10yrs. ... more
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Thu Sep 30, 2010
personal friend answered:
I feel sorry for him...AndY Geckler's first wife left him once all this hit the fan and his new (2013) wife was cheating on him both before and after they were married. He worked as a manager at Domino's Pizza for Christ's sake.The guy is paying in a very karma sort of way,if not a financial one. ... more
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Etta answered:
I am in the middle of a litigation with my Home builder and realty company. Found alot wrong with the construction on my property with a Forensic investigation. Numerous code violations and poor workmanship and missing HVAC items. My home was to be Energy star compliant. Xcel came into my home and stated that it would of never of passed. Please if you are still in your first year talk this over with a Real Estate lawyer.
He had me hire the Forensic team for expert testimony. The sooner the better. The BBB does nothing to help the home owner but delay you long enough to expire your warranty. The BATC did nothing but stick up for the builder verses the home owner. Need more links contact HADD on line great tips and familiar storys.

Good luck to you.
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