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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
I am sure NYC has a group which arbitrates landlord-tenant disputes. You should contact your local (NY) government offices, state, county or municipal, and find out what recourse you might have and if this was handled appropriately. In MN, we have a strong consumer advocacy through goverment or co0nsueer agencieds. Since I am not in NY and am not licensed in NY, I can only presume it would be similar. Liz, 612-986-4105


PS I am very good at helping my clients writre compelling anfd useful letters. If you need some thogujts in that direction, feel free to call.
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Those loans are a primary cause to alot of the foreclosures you see today and are not being done. Your best bet is to meet with a local and trusted loan officer who can prequailify you and let you know is available to you. ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Christopher Block answered:
I would need to know what is in the contract, but ultimately it is sounds like you are pretty early in the game and should be fine. It just depends on how the current company responds. If you are honest and upfront I don't see why they would not grant your wishes.

~Chris
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Christopher Block answered:
on the low end you will be around $160, but there are a couple associations where you will be over $200/month. I would add you may want to look in Shoreview for TH's. There is more inventory and it is Just East of where you are looking.

Those are my areas (I live in Vadnais Heights) so if you have any further questions feel free to contact me directly on Trulia by just clicking my profile Icon.

Thanks!

~Chris
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
Begin your search by contacting a real estate agent. Each of us has had to study the law, the representatiion contracts used in helping our clients find the right rental home and you are going to do much better in meeting your needs with a great agent, ready to act on your behalf at every turn from identifying neighborhoods where the size, type and cost of the new home suits you. Remember, this representation means that you will have the best information, the details you need and the expertise and negotiation skill of your representative realtor to make sure you get what you want. E 612-986-4105

PS I leased two properties last week and many, many more thjis year. My clients were happy to have my assistance and the property owners sent me their appreciation as well.
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
5102 is roughly an area from downtown St, Paul by the state Capitol up to the Midway area which is up to Lexington Pkway. The public transpotation - busing, and the almost ready lightrail are options and many places one can ride a bicycle! There are jobs of all levels of job potential depending on qualifications, background and interests. There is a Workforce center, and many schools and colleges in the general vicinity. Tell me what kind of work and residence you seek and I can be a little more helpful and specific. Liz, 612-986-4105 ... more
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Michael Emery answered:
This property is currently not listed 'For Sale' on MLS. The management company for the dvelopment is Gittleman. They might be able to help you answer your question. The insurance that's carried varies from HOA to HOA. Some have blanket policies which cover everything while others have a policy for common areas and catastrophic insurance while the homeowner would hold a separate policy for their unit plus the cost of the HOA's insurance deductible.

Gittleman's number is 952-277-2700
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Christopher Block answered:
Well I will tell ya what I do know of a builder that has been doing homes since the 1970's and it is a small family owned business. Not one of these big companies in Minnesota. It is just the family and their whole business model is centered on the customer. I think it is why they have been able to hang around and compete with the bigger companies for Minnesota. It is a huge process building a home and there needs to be a very strong relationship/trust between the customer and builder.

The quality is a non-issue with them, but certainly you will make that decision for yourself in the interview process. It is never a bad idea to interview a couple builders.

If interested just contact me directly through Trulia using my profile icon and I will send you their contact information.

Good Luck!

~Chris
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Fri Aug 15, 2014
House Geeks answered:
I grew up in the Roseville / Shoreview area and have been helping buyers and sellers there for many years. Please feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email if you would like to talk more about what you are looking for. I know you will like the real estate knowledge and negotiating skills I have to offer. I am know offering a free home warranty to my buyers and sellers. I feel this is a great way to help protect a buyers new purchase.


Kirk Duckwall
The Duckwall Team of Realtors
Edina Realty
Cell 651-303-0019
www.DuckwallTeam.com
Your Referrals Are Greatly Appreciated
Tune in to our Twin Cities Real Estate Radio Show Sundays at Noon on AM950
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Desert_expat answered:
If you re going to live there awhile and as long as you can afford it and it makes you comfortable then it will also make someone else comfortable. Do it for you and as long as it is a quality job a second bath never hurts!! ... more
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
You are in process. Just stay with it and let the steps unfold. These community development loans have their own pace and just go with the flow as long as your buying power and credit has been approved. Let your realtor help you and your loan officer. Liz, 612-986-4105 ... more
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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Susan Hofflander answered:
What??? That's not a good feeling! I would suggest talking to the manager of the mortgage company first. Do you have a real estate agent yet?

If you don't feel your issues are being resolved, I would encourage you to check with the State of MN Attorney General.

What I'm wondering is what you think your lender's incentive is for preventing you from getting your loan. If your loan goes through, that's how your lender gets paid, so I'm not exactly sure what you believe the motivation is here?

Good luck~
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
rainbgon answered:
Why would you think it wouldn't be safe?
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Why would that matter to you in earnest.
If the answer is 5 months, does that mean to you that your property will sell in the first month of listing, the fifth or the 12th month?

It is really not the average asking price and the average time on market that you should be concerned with. You MUST discuss w. an experienced local Realtor, how your home size, age, lot size, upgrades, updates, style etc. etc. compare to the current market to those homes that have recently sold, and those that will compete with your, and some may be larger or newer.

Careful do not try to figure this out based on one number one information.
Feel free to contact me or get to me via my website below.

EdithDoesItRight@yahoo.com or EdithSellsHomes@gmail.com

@Properties Northshore - offices in Chicago, Evanston, Winnetka, Highland Park and Lake Forest
30 Green Bay Road Winnetka Il. 60093
or sign up for home searches on my website http://tinyurl.com/MeetEdithHere
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
Yes! You should be able to find a rental in your area for that amount...do you have an agent? I would strongly advise you to get a licensed realtor on your team. Realtors cost you nothing, have a continued handle on the market's heartbeat. Your realtor will understand your needs. There are several people in my company who are extremely knowledgeable. Call or email and I will have someone call you. Liz, 612-986-4105. ... more
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
House Geeks answered:
I would check out this site http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=690. This will answer your question better then I can.

Kirk Duckwall
The Duckwall Team of Realtors
Edina Realty
Cell 651-303-0019
www.DuckwallTeam.com
Your Referrals Are Greatly Appreciated
Tune in to our Twin Cities Real Estate Radio Show Sundays at Noon on AM950
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Kris Lindahl Team answered:
If it is listed as a short sale you can. It doesn't turn into a bank owned property until the redemption period expires. Email me the address and I'll look into what bank will be taking it over. I have contacts at most banks and may be able to help!

Talk to you soon!

Kris Lindahl, CRS, CDPE, SFR
Edina Realty
763.607.1415
krislindahl@edinarealty.com
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Ryan Bretzel answered:
Blue,

To be honest builders dont always budge much on price. A lot of it has to do with what upgrades and amenities the unit has. Many times they will also try to get you to use thier lender and say that they will pay closing costs. I've dealt with many builders and can walk you through the process.

As far as your other question a 3 bed 2 bath townhome in Woodbury right now is going on average for $150,000. I know this because just did a market for that exact home. I also have a 3 bed, 2 bath townhome in Woodbury coming on the market in a few weeks for $149,900 that has brand new carpet! If you are interested in knowing more or seeing the home I can set up a private before the market showing. Send me a message. Thanks!

Ryan
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Thu May 10, 2012
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
In my experience, the type of townhome you would like, built after the year 2000, would be in the range ofr 1250-1500 and up. There is one currently available to rent at $1395 that I am aware of. I am sure others could be found, and you could probably find some very good properties built just a little earlier that have been maintained and refurbished in such a way that they would suit you well. Thanks for the inquiry and do call me if you need further help or ideas. Liz, 612-986-4105 ... more
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Christopher Block answered:
Well...#1 Realtors are not allowed to "steer" buyers into certain neighborhoods. This is STATE LAW and we can lose our license over this.

What we can do though is provide objective information and resources for you to use in aiding your decision. It is the same for words like criminal, safe, and clean. You would need to go to the city's/county's website to discover statistics, and then make your own determination if it is safe by YOUR STANDARDS.

I have added a link below that will take you to one of these resources and review Mounds View School District. The NE metro is my backyard, but browse through the website, and even go to specific school districts websites to find everything you need.

And if you have not already chosen a Realtor I would love to hear more of what you are looking for and see if we could be a good match. I grew up in Roseville my whole life and reside in Vadnais Heights currently so I love this part of the metro!
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