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White Bear Lake : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Suzybowyer answered:
I have a home I'm selling in Henderson, NV, which is just 8 miles from the Las Vegas strip and about the same number of miles to Lake Mead. Lake Mead is a large lake and a National Recreation area for NV and AZ. You would have the best of both worlds here; night life and your lake within short distances apart. My home is in Dell Webb's Anthem area. Unfortunately or fortunately, it is in a n age-restricted 55+ part of town, which is the case of most of the homes in this prestigious area. Let me know if you want more information at

I'm moving to White Bear Lake.
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Chris Block answered:
Everyone below for the most part is correct. Although I do contract for deed homes I would not advise it with such a short timeline. You may qualify for the FHA back to work program (the one with extenuating circumstance/hardship), but even if you don't it sounds like you can buy in the spring.

CREDIT is the biggest challenge I see the most working with my own clients. If you do not work hard to re-establish credit after bankruptcy the timeline does not matter. Take the time now to start working with a Realtor and loan officer on your credit, so that way you can buy a home in the shortest period of time.

We can usually help you without the need of a credit repair company, but if it is bad enough we have all the tools at our disposal to get you up to at least 580.


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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Steve Vennemann answered:
The market has been stabilizing prices have been rising on all properties. Some people are still underwater from 2008 though.
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Steve Vennemann answered:
I would check craigslist.
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Steve Vennemann answered:
the lake is still low and wont be getting any deeper till the DNR fixes the lake they drained a lot of water out of it.
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Steve Vennemann answered:
Contact the county or city they will know.
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Chris Block answered:
Ok so I pretty much agree with everything people have said on here (except for that Eli guy that is def. SPAM!)

1) IT IS ILLEGAL TO DO THIS! Maybe the caps thing was too harsh, but I seriously get asked this question all the time from my clients since my broker actively invests in real estate too. Talk about big trouble I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.

2) I almost wonder if you agreed to postpone the sheriff sale in order to do a workout with BOA and now you have a shortened 5-week redemption period? Where you are at in the redemption period is pretty important on what options you have.

3) I am attaching Fannie Mae's website as a resource to you. It might be too late on any of the options but if you no someone else in need of help this is the resource you should have gone to 18 months ago. Any of us on this forum that do short sales has a lot of experience with BoA. They are one of the worst banks to work with. Too bad you didn't seek our help sooner but it is what it is.

I live just up 694 in Vadnais Heights so we are practically neighbors. If you want to ask me any professional advice just let me know.

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Tue Aug 31, 2010
Louis Parrish answered:
At the bank, they have a department called Loss Mitigation. In an effort to curtail costs, they hire monkeys to work for bananas. The problem comes in when the banana truck arrives, all the monkeys drop the files they are working to get a fresh bunch of bananas. After the bananas are picked through they fling poo at one another before starting to work again.

You need to find out what the banana delivery schedule is, hijack the truck and take the monkeys back to jungle.
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