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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Ross kantola answered:
Usually the lease goes with the sale of the home! The lease is on the property similar to a lien! Is your lease month to month? If it is a year lease with time left they can not force you to vacate(you don't get to decide you want to leave 2 months into a year lease they can't do that either)! That is the whole point of a lease! ... more
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Josh Lund answered:
Hello Jamie,
Good morning.
Are you still in the market to buy a home? If so, I would love to see if we can help you out. We work with 1st time home buyers all the time. Do you have a realtor yet? If not we have preferred ones we can get you in contact with. I would like to see if I can help you out with a home mortgage. I will try and make this a very easy process. Please let me know how to help out.
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
jlund@goldstarfinancial.com
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Josh Lund answered:
Hello Rae Blaylark,
Good morning.
Are you still in the market to buy a home? If so, I would love to see if we can help you out. We work with 1st time home buyers all the time. Do you have a realtor yet? If not we have preferred ones we can get you in contact with. I would like to see if I can help you out with a home mortgage. I will try and make this a very easy process. Please let me know how to help out.
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
jlund@goldstarfinancial.com
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Thu Apr 2, 2015
Chris Block answered:
Most of the time with apartment buildings especially it is pretty easy to get out of the lease with proper notice. My wife and & I actually did this when we purchased our home last year.

Granted, the "condition" is that they are able to find a tenant but with 2 months still and spring now it should not be that hard to find someone in our current rental environment.

Your best option is to speak with management ASAP.

Good Luck!

~Chris
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Zachary Neumann answered:
My opinion since the base work is already there would be to go for it and finish the remodel that was started. Any added square footage will help you especially since, as others have said, 1000 is a big small and harder to sell but adding on around that 500 sq feet would boost the home space a great deal and make you much more desirable for prospective buyers.

Good luck to you!
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
Brian Nguyen answered:
Lenders will look at all of your scores but they typically refer to your middle score, so 613. These scores are acceptable for VA or FHA so you should be good to go. Keep in mind that your ability to obtain a loan relies on other factors as well. These factors include income, expenses, down payment, assets, liabilities, debt, employment, down payment, as well as credit. Either way, these are both great loan options. Except I'm sure you know that for FHA you will need 3.5% down along with closing costs. VA has a great advantage of no down payment, but not every home passes the VA inspection so FHA would be a great loan for a back up. I recommend that you speak with a lender to discuss your finances and loan options. I would be glad to speak with you to help you out and get you started on a loan. Well I hope this helps! Good Luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker NMLS # 659743 Phone: 949.667.2887 brian.nguyen@nafinc.com ... more
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Sat Jul 6, 2013
bosiremachogu asked:
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Susan Hofflander answered:
Hi, crystlwhtny25!
Oh, good grief, yes, GET OUT!!!! If you have done nothing that's cost you any money so far, go, run in the opposite direction!!! It's never worth it to stick with somebody that bothers you that much. This transaction is too important and you need to build your team with people who you KNOW are in your corner. If you don't want to even TALK to that person, it's hard to do all of the things you have to do to buy your house. Same goes for your agent.

And, this should be a joyful experience!!! Discord like that only spoils it~
Good luck!
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Sun Jan 9, 2011
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Stieg,

The only answer to this question is to start by consulting a good local Realtor to determine your properties value for sale and rent, and to advise on current market conditions. ... more
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
Hope Fogarty answered:
Get another REALTOR - contact the National Association of Realtors and file a complaint. This is very unprofessional.
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
Scott Hutchinson & Hutchinson Group answered:
Try Crystal Dingman
Vice President-Short Sale Department
Bank of America Corporation
Simi Valley, CA
805-520-4581
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Carrie

Regret to hear of your challenges and issues with your Realtor. Clearly, there is lack of trust, doubts about capabilities. Clearly there is a lot going on for your Realtor in managing the detailed loan paper work now required as well as managing the real estate buying transaction.

If your transaction is still in process you need to continue with your Realtor, if your buy offer did not pan out
Then it maybe prudent to move on.

Trust you have not signed any agreement with her.

Best regards
Perry
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi there are many lenders out there inMinneapolis can execute this decently and quickly.
If you have not yet paid for an Appraisal then you can fire them tomorrow.

Get in touch with the following:

Www.amerisave.com. And or
Www.penfed.org

Things will go swiftly and cleanly.

Goodluck
Perry
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Steele V. Propp answered:
As an REO listing agent myself I find it is usually anywhere from 1-2 months after redemption for the property to go on the market. Can be sooner but not so much lately. Banks have not been in a real hurry lately. And the REO department is completely separate from the short sale department so don't expect the right hand to know what the left is doing.

One thing to watch for is when redemption is up is if the property is posted by the new agent. That would give you the opportunity to contact him/her and let your intentions be known. Might get you to the front of the line.

So I would be keeping an eye on the property as well as the MLS.

Best of luck. I know you are trying.

Steele
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Alissa Kalmbacher answered:
Just because an agent sends you emails, doesn't mean you have to work with him. If you have a contract, that is a different story, but all you have to do is write up a cancellation. Responsiveness is important and if you feel you are not getting the responsiveness you need, there are several other agents out there. I am a buyer's representative so I hear the horror stories all the time! Hopefully you have another person in mind. My suggestion is to send an email that spells out your diappointment so at least that person knows that he is not performing well. It will help him out and you can get it off your chest:) ... more
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Thu Mar 6, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
If you've had 43 showings, I disagree with the other comments that suggest you're priced too high. People who are interested in buying will look for a particular type of property in a particular price band. If you're priced higher than your competition, you won't get many showings. The similar houses in the lower portion of the price range will get most of the showings. And I'll accept your statement that you're one of the lowest priced 2 bedroom/2 baths over 1,500 sq. ft. within a 5 mile radius. That's pretty good!

So, it appears that people looking for your sort of property are touring your house. That also indicates that the marketing by your agent is probably pretty good.

So, 43 people/couples through your house and no offers. What does that tell us? They already knew the price, and it was in their price range. They probably already saw some pictures online, so what's being presented looks like a reasonable value for what your asking. Then they get there, go through the house, and decide not to buy. My suspicion is that something is turning them off.

Now, it could be outside or inside. But, lots of times, if it's outside, the buyers will just decide to pass. Have you been getting many last-minute cancellations. You know, when the agent has called an hour or two ahead, you get the house ready, and then they're a no-show, or the agent calls, apologetically, and says they're running late and won't be able to get to your house. Sometimes that's legitimate. But when there's a lot of that, it can indicate something wrong outside. No curb appeal. Something scary about the neighbors or neighborhood. Or, when there are a couple of ways to drive to the property, and one goes through a good neighborhood and the other one goes through a bad neighborhood, it's helpful if the agent takes the buyers through the good neighborhood.

But, if there haven't been many last-minute cancellations, then the exterior isn't the problem. So, let's consider the interior. How well does the house show. You say you've gotten good feedback...but most people are polite. They're reluctant to offend. Are there any strong smells in the house? Mold and mildew? Pets? Strong cooking odors?

Has the house been staged? Is it decluttered? Clean carpets and walls? Nice and neutral, with some tasteful splashes of color? Nothing around that could offend people? Even if you don't think it's necessary, call in a home stager for a professional opinion.

You're getting the people in there. But something's getting in the way of closing the deal. You and your agent have to figure out what that is.

Hope that helps.
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Fri Nov 30, 2007
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Mary Ann,

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Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative ... more
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