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No. Show me a MN or ICC code section that requires a closet in a bedroom. While there could be the rare potential for a local ordinance to make that requirement, I have never found that to have happened in Minnesota. A lender may require a closet in a room for that room to be called a bedroom. My research would seem to indicate that Realtors mistakenly brought up this closet requirement. ... more
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Sun Oct 15, 2017
Ltlindl9 answered:
I'm looking for a home to rent in Indianapolis or westside of indy. from a private owner not a management group.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your contract should have a clause that states under what conditions you can cancel. Are you working with your own realtor or is this a For Sale By Owner listing?

Since you have not given a deposit yet - don't. It should be easier to cancel considering this just happened. You need to notify the realtor immediately. Most likely if a realtor is involved, the Office Manager or Broker in Charge will need to sign an official document releasing you. The seller will also need to cancel the contract. ... more
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Tue Sep 26, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
The fact you are seeing mobile and manufactured homes on this site when looking for condos, has to do with this site. Trulia takes information from MLS's throughout the country and squishes those formats into their template.
Trust me, NO agent will lose their MLS privileges by practicing slight of hand and misrepresenting properties!
If you want a customized search with only the houses that meet your personal criteria, contact an agent.
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Tue Sep 26, 2017
Lmelendez answered:
How long do you have to be in a Job, to do the rent to own.
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Sat Sep 23, 2017
Regina Faye Walker answered:
THE real reason why you can't get them to work with you is because it's all a joke really. I have tried to do this for months an it's said to say the Banks CEO should check there inventory. Then ask the Ass manager why in Gods name are they holding on to these homes that has been vacant for years . when some poor person who are in need of a home let them buy the home. If the market is so good why hold on to these home sale them. I am so sick of hearing about low ball offers when they refuse our offer this is what they do The REO department is a joke they all pass these home along to there friends who are investers an then put a price on these homes thats to high. No one end up with the homes they just sets empty for months or years It's time we all get educated when a home set empty for a long time there is damages that gose unnoticed for years because no one is there to repair them but who gets stuck with the home problem is the poor person who buy the home do they really fix all the damages? ... more
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Fri Sep 22, 2017
Devans412 answered:
I interested in the property at 1061 union st in mnroe,Michigan. I was told that wells Fargo foreclosed on this property. Please let me know any details if you know something about its been vacant for a long time ... more
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Fri Sep 22, 2017
sheliabrownlee answered:
Hi Nichelle,
If you are still looking for a rental. My home located at 1217 East St. John Road it will be available on October 1st, 2017. It is renting for $1,695 located in the Deer Valley area. Pictures are listed on Trulia, Zillow and HotPad. If you are unable to find my listing, I will be happy to forward pics.

Thank you,
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Thu Sep 21, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
You'd do best to get a few bids from contractors. If by chance a neighbor has the type of setup you want, ask them for a referral.
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Angelica P answered:

Below are the instructions on how to create/edit a search to match with your criteria:

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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
What do you want?
You wrote your landlord is not paying the mortgage + not making repairs.
Depending upon how far the mortgage is in arrears, the house may go into foreclosure if it isn't already, so any repairs he makes won't help you for long.

Again, what do you want?
Given your description of the problems you face (if it were me and I were you,) I'd want to move. If that's what you want, tell him so. Lease or not, depending upon what's wrong with the house - he may legally have to let you go.

Here's a link to the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) where you can download a copy of the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act.

Read it and show it to your landlord.

Best of luck!
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
What is it that you're trying to do? Do you want to buy the house, or rent the house?
Who showed you the house?

You can call me if you'd like some advice, but I need to know your objective in order to provide guidance.

Karen Peyton
Associate Broker
Arbor Realty
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
Contact your lender for an estimate of closing costs. With a 4% concession, my guess is you won't have any...BUT...I don't know what your (individual) costs may be.

Good luck!
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
Not knowing the home builder and seeing the agreement you've signed, I don't have an answer for you - but will agree you have an excellent question.

If you're working with an agent, your agent should be asking for an explanation and documentation supporting the answer given.

If you don't have an agent, you'll have to ask and put the pieces together yourself. Actually, you should hire an attorney to put the pieces together (fact check) to put your mind at ease.

I can think of many reasons for a name change, but none of them are good.
Contact an attorney for advice.
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Thu Sep 14, 2017
Craig2345 asked:
I have a single family home in Phoenix. I got it for someone to rent and they've never paid and I need to evict. I think the property needs various repairs - I've never been to it.

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Sat Sep 9, 2017
A.curler_26 answered:
Can you help with poor credit to find a house that someone will rent to me that takes section eight vouchers
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Wed Sep 6, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
I suggest getting a move on!!!

If your landlord has obtained a Writ of Eviction it allows for a Constable or Sheriff to lock you out of the property. If you are home when the come, you get to leave with as many of your possessions as you can carry - they will not wait for you to pack.

Should this happen, you will have more trouble - no belongings - or having to pay your landlord moving and storage fees to obtain them - in addition to the amount of the judgement they obtained through court.

Move today! Move NOW!
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Wed Sep 6, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
How did you acquire the property?

Home sales in Arizona are "As-Is" as of February 2017, and the Arizona Residential Real Estate Purchase Contract contains verbiage that all Buyers receive a 10-Day Inspection Period to "inspect" for any and all matters of importance - with an opportunity to cancel the agreement.

If you had the opportunity to inspect and didn't see the tires, and/or chose not to do a property survey - it may difficult to sue. Of course it is possible to waive the inspection period as part of the negotiation process which would again make it difficult to sue.

But...I am not an attorney and therefore suggest you contact an attorney who can look over your contract and make a determination of the best way to proceed.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017
Tracey Lawrence answered:
Don't do it!!!!
I inherited a property from my Dad in the Jensen Community in Murrells Inlet (Myrtle Beach) SC. I renovated the home and despite being repriced 4xs by realtors, it is sitting. I'll tell you why.
1) As buyers get more sophisticated and internet savvy, they appreciate manuf homes on leased lands, esp when there is a significant lease/HOA payment are BAD DEALS. No one wants them.
2) Mortgages are expensive and there is limited availability. 3) There is no liquidity so if you need to access your equity--good luck. No one offers home equity loans or reverse mtgs on leased land. If you are a senior who wants to use equity to age in place...NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
3) DOM will be significantly longer than regular properties. SIGNIFICANTLY.
4) Home appreciation will be significantly less than regular properties, esp over time.
5) Since all your buyers will need to be approved by the lease company, all-cash buyers can be turned down by the lease company and you won't be able to sell your home. This has happened twice to my neighbors who have their homes on the market for more than a year.
6) Realtors do not want to sell these things. As one told me, she can sell a beach house worth 5xs as much for the amount of time it takes to find a buyer and get them approved at Jensens. DON'T DO IT!
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Sun Aug 27, 2017
Diannch answered:
, the home has been vacated and repossessed I would like to purchase the house 4 cash money before it goes on the market who do I talk to
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