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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Your best resource will be a local REALTOR who can create a search for you in the MLS. This site is notoriously outdated, inaccurate, and doesn't have a a great search function. If you're serious about buying, then why not hire a Realtor as your Buyer's Agent? It doesn't cost you anything and they'll be representing you and your best interests! ... more
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Mon May 23, 2016
Kevin Prohaska asked:
Sat Aug 22, 2015
Nick Leyendecker answered:
Hey Josh,
I am a real estate agent. I was testing out this forum by offering up one of our pocket listings.

Nick Leyendecker, Founder, Realtor - The Nick Leyendecker Team | International Presidents Circle | Coldwell Banker Burnet | | 952.388.0000 | 612.888.HOME ... more
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Josh Lund answered:
Good answers from the others. Also to find out Market Value for cheaper and probably free you could try these below:



Local county property records

or you could contact a local real estate agent.

Again Mlseverson23 all if these should be free.

if any other questions or would like help, please free to reach out to me at

Josh Lund
Branch Manager
Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group
333 Washington Ave N Suite # 101
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Office # 952 884 5442
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Joe Houghton answered:
I'm happy to answer your question over the phone....every auction is different. I won't be in front of a computer for a couple of hours but available over the phone 763 300 2702
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Chris Block answered:
Is there a specific question you have since this is in the market conditions section?

Christopher Block
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Joe Houghton answered:
In my opinion there is. Just call, text or email me privately if you would like to walk through it with me and discuss how I would do it
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Wed Jun 15, 2011
Donald James answered:
Many of these REO homes are moving quickly in Excelsior. You should be ready to move quickly. We can find out who holds the mortgage, when it may be listed and with whom. You want to be first in line with an offer.

The owner (could be several depending on how the mortgage was pieced out) will do an appraisal and / or a Brokers Professional Opinion (BPO) of the property so they are aware of the condition.

Usually we work these problems backwards starting with market value if the home were in great shape. Subtract the cost of renovation (you need to walk through with a reno contractor). Subtract another 10% (at least) for contingencies. Now you have an idea of what a reasonable offer might be.

If there are mold issues this home may not qualify for financing. Are you paying cash? Some of our lenders may offer a construciton loan to fund you though the reno period then change to traditional financing.
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Steve Hoem answered:
Rehab financing also is an option if you find out the home needs work in order to qualify for "normal" financing. Rehab financing requires you to get an estimate for a contractor to do the work that needs to be done and to qualify for rehab (i.e., FHA 203K) financing up-front -- the total cost of the loan (purchase price plus repair costs).
These types of properties are one of the last remaining jewels in the foreclosure market as many people incorrectly shy away from them when they shouldn't. There's very potential equity in many of these homes.
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