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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Cameron Conway asked:
Fri Mar 31, 2017
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

Yes, there are some no money and low money down options available. You can even roll closing costs into the loan.

I can explain more.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me. ... more
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Leon Murrell asked:
Would I need to be only a lot or need to have a business license as well??
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Wed Jun 24, 2015
Josh Lund answered:
Hello Jdinetz,

I would say that a 4th bedroom with a closet and legal window would for sure be a deciding factor for people searching for homes in your area. A 4th bedroom will command a higher price than116 a 3 bedroom. Also a 4th bedroom might get additional people who would not have even looked at a 3 bedroom home. ( family w 3 kids, might only want a 4 bedroom home. )

If you would like help with questions, or need a real estate agent or a mortgage I'd like to see if we can help you. We will try and make it a very easy process.

Thanks much,
Josh Lund
MN District Branch Manager
NMLS # 387408
Gold Star Financial Group
Mobile: 612.802.3265
Office: 952.884.5442
eFax: 877.666.0007
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
An appraiser would look at the evidence; the quality of the materials and the workmanship.
No one would care who did the work.
You probably do not want them to know; it could come back on you. ... more
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Stephanie Gruver answered:
Hi Mitch! I would suggest you check out Craig's List to see what is going on for rents in the areas you are considering a purchase. I have owned a duplex rental property in Minneapolis since 2003, and Craig's List has been a great source of rental rate info and tenants.

I learned a lot about being a landlord prior to ever becoming a license real estate agent. I would also suggest you check out the City of Minneapolis website for information on the City's rental inspection and licensing process, vacant building registration fees, special assessments, "conversion" fees for buying previously homesteaded property and "converting" them to full rental status (this fee was $1,000 a year or so ago - that may have changed) and if you haven't ever owned rental property before - consider taking some classes.

Here is a link to the City's website:
Under the "most requested" tab on the front page of the City's website, you'll find a link to Property Information that is very helpful in researching specific properties. Good luck in your search!

Stephanie Gruver, RE/MAX Results
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Cody Anderson answered:
Here is a map of the violent crimes around 3000 Irving Ave S.

Cody Anderson, MN Licensed Realtor

Metropolitan Home Team

Cell: 612-242-5752


Are we Facebook friends?
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Wed May 11, 2011
Donald James answered:
Hi Mary,
Many sellers have your concerns. Make sure you work with a Realtor who can address these. An electronic lockbox shows you who was in your home and for how long. Your Realtor may be present for all showings, adding another layer of security. There is good advice below. Put away all medicines, jewelry, collectibles. You need to depersonalize your space so prospective buyers can imagine their family there. Why not start now? ... more
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Wed Apr 14, 2010
Brad Anderson answered:
There are many multifamily properties in those zip codes. If you are interested in buying one, you should consider hiring a Realtor to help you.
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Thu Apr 30, 2009
Frank D'Angelo answered:
Hi Kate,
Generally speaking it does not take 15 days for an appraisal to be done. Likely the required pre-appraisal events did not happen in a timely fashion. Once you're lender has received an executed (signed) purchase agreement, your lender can start the process. In any type of lender mediated transaction, it may take weeks for the fully executed signatures to occur. Most lenders won't risk ordering/paying for the appraisal up front. Some have the buyer pay for it upfront (non-refundable). When that happens... It's usually done in a couple of days... Money talks.. Likely there were still some issues in this agreement with respect to contingencies etc. Best of luck with your purchase. ... more
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Thu Apr 17, 2008
Angela Niece answered:
Ask to have a test done so you can know if you need to do something after close. If it is a problem, it is not expensive in most cases to have a mitigation system put in. We have several companies that we recommend to our clients that seem to do a good job. Most buyers do not have a radon test done in Minnesota unless they are relocation buyers but it never hurts to know. ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2007
Patti Ann Kasper answered:
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