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Home Buying in Saint Cloud : Real Estate Advice

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Josh Lund,  in Minneapolis, MN
Thu Oct 1, 2015
Josh Lund answered:
Hello DIardy2002,
Hello Chris,
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 can do loans down to 600 Credit Score. We also don't need 3 trade lines like many banks require. 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
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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Wed Jan 7, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
I know that mold can be a problem for a lot of people. If it's a certain type of mold, then it's potentially dangerous and fatal. I don't want my kids growing up in a house that's killing them. I don't know what I would do if I knew I had mold in my house for years. ... more
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Steve Baklai…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Cloud, MN
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Steve Baklaich answered:
The southeast neighborhood has started a new generation of younger homeowners, many who have started their home ownership in the entry level price range, in the classic neighborhoods near the river and schools and parks the area offers. This neighborhood offers easy access to the University, downtown and to commutes to the metro, and points east and north.

Areas such as Royal Oaks, Oakwood Heights and Sterling Heights offer newer, more upscale homes with more amenities.

As the average age of home owners decreases, the reasons for selling may change. One family with young children may want more land and less traffic, and will begin looking for a home in the country with a few acres. Getting a bigger, and newer home, with more amenities is often the reason for a move. The neighborhood offers a diverse mix of apartments, townhomes and single family homes of every size and price.

To find out what's available and what you may be able to afford contact Steve Baklaich of RE/MAX Results at 320 260-3290.
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Chandlers1957, Home Buyer in Memphis, TN
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Chandlers1957 asked:
Is anyone familiar with this area. We are looking at several properties in the area to retire and was interested in any general information regarding safety, insurance etc. I see the homes…
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Aaron Trompe…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Cloud, MN
Tue Sep 17, 2013
Aaron Trompeter answered:
Anybody with the money to do so can write you a mortgage. What you need is the right contract from the right person to facilitate the transaction--oh, and know somebody who trusts you enough to make a loan to you, and somebody you can trust enough to enter that kind of relationship. ... more
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Aaron Trompe…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Cloud, MN
Fri May 24, 2013
Aaron Trompeter answered:
Eagles Landing is a development in development. It has a pool and community center, and has excellent homes/standards. It has homes comparable to many other excellent properties in the St. Cloud area.

As in any true, individual assessment, you would have to see it for yourself to reach your own conclusions. I'd be happy to help should the opportunity to do so arrive.

From where are you moving?
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Russ Douville,  in Saint Paul, MN
Fri May 24, 2013
Russ Douville answered:
We all know that proximity to railroad tracks, interstates, airports, and other neighborhood factors can affect value.

The difference between properties by railroads and properties by interstates is that some people actually like trains. It may not be a lot of people, but it's a huge number compared to the folks who desire a freeway location. ... more
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claire.hague, Home Buyer in Saint Cloud, MN
Thu May 16, 2013
claire.hague answered:
Yes. Madison Elementary School in St. Cloud has a Chinese immersion program and nearby Clearview Elementary school has Spanish immersion. Both schools are in District 742 - Saint Cloud Area School District. ... more
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Russ Douville,  in Saint Paul, MN
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Russ Douville answered:
I have to agree with Sherri that it's mostly a lender issue, and agree with Chris that if you can't go paperless go elsewhere. As the demand for digital signing goes up, so will the availability. ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, MN
Sun Feb 10, 2013
Christopher Block answered:
What about it? Happens all the time you just need equity- Sheriff bid needs to be lower than appraised value.

If the property is "redeemed" then there is no rule stating you can't stay in the home (this often gets discussed because short sales do NOT allow the homeowner to stay in the home whatsoever). It typically is done by a rent-to-own. Expect the investor to want $10,000-$20,000 profit upfront. This may not be too bad if you don't plan on selling anytime soon, because Realtor commissions and currently 3% seller paids make this a wash. That is one way to think about it.

It just depends on every deal. There are also methods pre-sheriff sale too. Investors need to make money, but the great ones in Minnesota want win-win situations with the homeowner. The reputation means everything. I just had one potential client move with an investor instead of selling his home in redemption.
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Aaron Trompe…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Cloud, MN
Mon Jan 14, 2013
Aaron Trompeter answered:
Hi, Danile.

This is a question with no answer. Avoid the areas you don't like and look closely at the areas you do like. Legally, we--agents--can't tell you where to avoid.

I just have my clients drive a neighborhood after they identify a house they like in my e-mails. If they like the neighborhood then we look at the house. That's basically it.

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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Wed Oct 10, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
It doesn't matter what you think it's worth, Aaron - what matters is: can your buyer find a better house for $86,000 or $89,000 or $95,000?

If this is the best house they can buy for $86,000 - it should be worth at least that much to them. If this is the best house they can buy for $95,000 - they shouldn't expect to get it for $86,000.

All the best,
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Bolesstacy, Home Buyer in
Mon Jan 23, 2012
Bolesstacy answered:
The question was for Florida and I had Florida but changed it to Minnesota. Thank you though.
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Elizabeth Fu…, Real Estate Pro in Wayzata, MN
Sun Nov 20, 2011
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
St Cloud is a fine area - a great small city with all the big city amenities close by. The state college is a dominant influence as are the nearby private colleges. All have a great economic and development influence as well. A new study shows that the mid-career median salary for a St Cloud State grad is nearly 70K per annum. I am sure you will find the neighborhoods family-friendly with schools of all types close by, If you like, be more specific about what you mean by an american school and I will try to be more precise in my answer. Remember, your real estate agent is your best local source for all kinds of information. An great agent costs you nothing and gives you everything! Lis 612-986-4105. ... more
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