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Sun Oct 29, 2017
Champale Carter asked:
I am a very good tenant. I am only home after 5pm & weekends I also have a 4 year old son. I work full-time Monday - Friday as a Pre-K Co-Teacher at Northport Elementary (Robbinsdale…
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I am happy to help you get your listing removed from Trulia. Your listing was posted on Trulia through Zillow, which is a partner site that syndicates listings to Trulia. Here is a link to your Zillow listing:,-MN-55428_rb/

You can remove your listing from Trulia by removing it from Zillow. Here is a link to their Help Center with instructions:

Your listing will remove from Trulia within 24 hours once you expire it from Zillow.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Mar 29, 2017
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Tue Mar 14, 2017
Diana Perez answered:
I am a real estate agent. And this question depense in alot of factors like employment history/ income and credit. There are programs what can provide help, but I don' know your personal situation ... more
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Tue Jan 26, 2016
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Chris Block answered:
Typically as a rule of thumb 3x gross income so around a $90,000 to $100,000 home. If you have a lot of debt then adjust to 2x, because that becomes huge.

I would be more than happy to give you a great lender referral who has worked with a lot of my buyers in similar income brackets. Just let me know!

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Fri Dec 5, 2014
John and Becky Durham answered:

The market in the Twin Cities is different than it was pre-recession. What we are seeing now is that the best homes are selling the fastest, while homes that need work or have wonky floor plans or are over priced are lingering on the market.

The problem with waiting to do the repairs is the bad impression that you will give potential buyers. Most buyers these days are not looking for a fixer upper, they have neither the time or talent to DIY. Bad siding and carpet will not give a very good first impression, and many buyers may wonder what else you have not maintained. You just may get an open-minded buyer who sees the potential in your home and will make an offer, but you'll go round and round about what products to use, costing, etc.

You home will likely sell without doing the work, but if you are serious about offering to do carpet and siding as part of the deal, why not just do it now? You have a better chance of getting a better price and terms with a shorter time on the market.

John Durham
Durham Executive Group
RE/MAX Results - Woodbury, MN
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Teri Eckholm answered:
Hi Ted,

Trulia and similar sites, pick up this incorrect information from past MLS listings or tax records.. Once your home is listed for sale, it should update automatically but not always. I often have to log into different sites and manually update the info to reflect updates on my listings. When you start to interview potential listing agents ask how familiar they are with updating the information on Trulia manually. If it is important to you to see that it is correct, you will want to be certain that you list with an agent that knows how to make sure all the updates are reflected accurately on the big home search sites

BTW I do work in the Twin Cities north metro and would be happy to answer any additional questions you have on listing or selling your home.

Warm Regards,
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Sun Nov 9, 2014
ted.mclaughlin answered:
To add some additional details, (sorry this is going so long), since I had been planning on selling later this week I was going to take out a personal loan to completely pay off my mortgage.

Now that I'm thinking about renting I was wondering if the mortgage is deductible? If so then I definitely don't want to take out the personal loan. And since I need new siding and carpet to sell I was wondering if I should rent it first so I could have those costs would be tax deductible?

The value of my house has been gradually improving over the last couple years. I was thinking that if I rented it for 2 to 2.5 years, deduct the costs for improving it for sale, then selling it before the Capital Gains thing expires. That way, hopefully, the value of the house will have appreciated even more. Even if it doesn't it will hopefully not go down. If the economy serious tanks and the value drops off then I could just keep renting it.

Does all of that make sense?

(and thanks for reading all of this :-)
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
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Fri Jul 25, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
Legal action? What action on what grounds? It's not your house. You might want to figure out how to walk away.
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Chris Block answered:
In the last 30 days average has been 80 days (113 cumulative) for all residential homes under $100,000. 47 days (55 cumulative) for homes priced between $100,000 and $200,000. Nothing above $200,000 has sold in the past 30 days,

As the others have eluded to general stats help with overall market conditions, but for specific homes not too much. You will want to break it down to price point, type of housing, and type of sale (traditional, short sale, and REO). As you can imagine short sales tend to throw the numbers out of whack since their list time is so long compared to everything else.

Good Luck and let me know if there is anything further I can do to help.

~Christopher Block
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Absolutely, count it!

Now make sure it is always paid on time.............

Jerry Sather
Gabriel Financial Group
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
I guess so.. i didn't notice the date until after i posted..
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
As a Mortgage Loan Officer it is very important to get pre-approved before starting to look for a home. As all monthly payments, income, credit score, down payment and other factors come into the mortgage pre-approval. i would be happy to help you if you have questions.
Please feel free to contact me directly.


Shawn Sullivan
Mortgage Loan Originator
NMLS #350140

Direct: 612-747-8200
FAX: 612-573-6604

My Website: Www.ShawnSullivan.Biz

WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital LLC
Edina, MN
NMLS ID 3233
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Tue May 7, 2013
Jeff Jorgenson answered:
Depends on the area of Brooklyn Center
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