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Wed Jun 15, 2016
Dsheikhali asked:
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Thu Jan 21, 2016
Chris Block answered:
As the buyer you are not liable for ANYTHING related to the bank stuff...that is all with the seller. No need to worry about it and congrats!

~ Chris Block
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Dave Strunk answered:
When it comes to brokers or bank, the difference is how your loan is processed. A broker will shop for the best rate and terms. The bank is only one location and thus one rate. Usually the rates are similar unless you have a unique situation. Comes down to who you are the most comfortable with in getting the loan done.

The effect of inquiries for credit is negligible so shop away.
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Tue Sep 13, 2011
Dede Hanka answered:
I have a program that will keep you in your home. Smart Lease Back.
We buy your home and you sign a 3 year lease at 60% of your current payment.
At the end of 3 years you have the first right of refusal to buy your home back at 90% of current market value.
No application fee. You only pay a deposit for the lease at closing.
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Tue Jun 21, 2011
Donna Wheeler answered:
There is the YMCA Community Center with a fitness center, swimming pool, ice skating rink. Bunker Hills Park has riding trails, water park, horse back riding. Crooked Lake has a big park. Lots of shopping close by. Lots of stuff to do. I have an article about Andover on my blog at ... more
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Wed Aug 18, 2010
Patti Ann Kasper answered:
Lots of good information here!

Check with your agent and see if she will help you throw a private open house party for all of your friends and family. That will give them a chance to see your home, pick up some information (fliers), and ask them to tell their friends. You agent can do the invitations for you and make up some nice fliers or brochures. They might even provide some of the food.

Have a big yard sale (you need to unload some of that stuff before you move anyway) and tell everyone who comes to the yard sale that you house is for sale (make sure you for sale sign is in a good spot) and put a flier in everyone's bag when they buy something from you. Your agent might even help you with signage and advertising.

If you are on social media sites, blogs, and email... Ask you agent if they have any links or blog post that you can forward around to your friends and family. Make sure you go to your agent's Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts (or whatever they may have) and comment on the posts about your house and "like" them.

If you have any websites or blogs, provide a link pointing to websites that show your property.

Then... Like everyone else said... Listen to your agent and keep you house as clean and clutter-free as possible.

Good luck and I hope this helps! Anoka area homes are selling and hopefully you will be one of them.

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Tue Nov 3, 2009
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
The answers you have been given are correct. There may be what is known in real estate as "clouds" on the title and you really have to be grateful for the diligence of your title representative. These clouds can be cleared, and it is not only HUD homes that have these. I sold a property that had been in the same family since MN was only a territory and in our due diligence we discovered that there was no title filed, ever, and that the original land grant was missing. A new abstract had to be created. Another way Title can be protected if there is no hard copy to be found is through Title insurance. That is why we have Title Owners' policies which protect you in case some unforeseen claim can, in spite of all the searches, appears. Your title company will trace all those, individuals, corporations, municipalities, utility companies, etc, who may have had a lien against the property at some time. If needed, they will get "quit claims" from these people or lien releases to make sure that all possible claims, liens or other "clouds" created through death, divorce, wills or lack of wills have cleared the skies. Liz, 612-986-4105 ... more
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