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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Chase Lenz answered:
These are questions that your agent should be happy to answer for you.
Are you currently working with an agent?
If not, call or email me privately and I will provide you with an analysis and comparable sold properties to back it up.

Thanks,
Chase
612-819-4474
chase@sp-realestate.com
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Kevin Marois answered:
This is an end unit townhome split level. 1/2 flight of stairs up in the Kitchen/Living/Dining plus a full master bedroom. Downstairs is a family room and another bedroom.
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Start by checking the local building dept for permit applications.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Kelly and Kristin Long answered:
Hello Amy,
I believe he is referring to down payment assistance.
Thanks,
Kristin
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Lisa Boe answered:
For school district rankings I always recommend GreatSchools.org. Unbiased and you can get them for districts around the country.
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Jane Lynch answered:
HI,
It depends on the complex. Which one or address are you looking at?
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Christopher Block answered:
On the MLS it is listed at 2420 so try a 3rd number. It actually states that on the property description as well. Can't say where you got those numbers?
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Alain Picard answered:
If you are looking for a mortgage company that will give you a home loan for less than 20% down there are many choices. The thing you need to ask these mortgage companies are what types of home loans they do. An FHA loan will allow you to purchase with only 3.5% down and some lenders have their own programs that could require less of a down payment. If you buy a property owned by Fannie mae you may be able to get a loan for only 3% down. If you are active duty military or a veteran you may be able to get a loan with 0% down and depending on where the home is located you may be able to get a USDA loan which is also 0% down. I would call some mortgage companies and ask them about these loans. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
House Geeks answered:
What is the property address?

Kirk Duckwall
The Duckwall Team of Realtors
Edina Realty
Cell 651-303-0019
www.DuckwallTeam.com
Your Referrals Are Greatly Appreciated
Ask About Our Free Home Warranty For Buyers and Sellers! ... more
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Alissa Spears answered:
If Stucco is common in that area, then I think resale would be a safe investment.
Alissa Spears www.HomesInRockport.com
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Tue May 6, 2014
House Geeks answered:
You defiantly can get a lot more for your money on the east end of town. If you want to get up to date market stats check out http://www.mplsrealtor.com/the200plus.aspx and pick the city you want data for. Please feel free if you have any other real estate questions to contact me directly if you want.

Thanks

Kirk Duckwall
The Duckwall Team of Realtors
Edina Realty
Cell 651-303-0019
www.MinneapolisStPaulHomesForSale.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 Dec 22, 2013
Branden Torland answered:
If you qualifiy for a Habitat home there is no reason for you not to try ownership. You only have to make sure you follow their regulations agreements. Low interest rates, discounted prices, and dedication to home home ownership are all good reasons to buy. ... more
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
Cameron Piper answered:
Brett,

Unfortunately, the scope of this question is beyond what is reasonable to discuss in a Trulia question.

The correct answer to your question is: it depends on what was agreed to in your current contract for deed. The only real way for myself or another agent on Trulia to answer would be to have you post all of the intimate details of your contract online for the world to read.

My best advice would be to take the contract to a local attorney who specializes in C4D's (or at least has done a couple in the last couple of months) and have him/her review it for you. It may cost a few bucks, but what you are proposing could have far reaching financial consequences so it makes sense to have a pro review it for you.


Cameron Piper
Coldwell Banker Burnet
licensed MN Broker
612-839-4202
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Cameron Piper answered:
keeneusaf,

I have the perfect townhouse for you. It is surrounded on two sides by open area that will never be built on and has a private patio out the back. Give me a call and we'll set up a time to get you over there.

http://www.trulia.com/property/3091279215-3206-Juniper-Cir-A-Woodbury-MN-55125


Cameron Piper
612-839-4202

Coldwell Banker Burnet
licensed MN Broker
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Vicky Chrisner answered:
If you are talking about listings through REALTY TRAC they aren't really for sale. REALTY TRAC just lists people who are late on their mortgage or going through the foreclosure process, or when a bank first forecloses. The banks typically do all their legal stuff to clear the title and then higher a listing agent to represent them, help them get the property ready for sale, etc. Then it is listed, and you'll see it here with pictures. Hopefully.

If it is not a REALTY TRAC listing, then it has to do with the listing agents placing the ad - whether it be an auto feed from an MLS or other source or a direct ad placement with Trulia, it's the agent's responsibility to upload the photos.
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Sun Dec 23, 2012
Christopher Block answered:
It is not advertised on the MLS as such, but I did email the listing agent directly to see if maybe his client would be warm to this.

I will let you know if anything comes out of it!

~Chris
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Rick Thram answered:
Ahnuld777,

This property is unique and has five ponds that are fully within the 116 acres...if you'd like more information, or would like to see the property, feel free to connect. 952-451-2900. ... more
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Nate Gerard answered:
Hi Amy,

The answer to your question is both. There are new town homes and new single family homes on White Pine Way currently for sale in the Millbrook Circle neighborhood. There are also new town homes for sale on Maureen Lane.

There are also single family homes also located on Maureen Lane but are not currently for sale. I just sold the only previously owned single family home on Maureen Lane in May.

Feel free to call or email me if you have any further questions. I live less than a mile from this development and know it well. My cell: 612-849-9079 and my email: nategerard@kw.com.

Happy Sunday!

Nate
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Ryan Bretzel answered:
Mary Jo,

To find a good agent you will need to ask them some questions. Find out where they do business, how long they have been in business, how many transactions they do yearly, how they communicate, and what is there knowledge of rentals.

Just to let you know I work in Stillwater, live in Oakdale, and have a background in Construction. I have a rental myself and have done everything from applications to evictions. I'd be happy to speak with you and see if there is something I can do to help or point you in the direction of the best. Thanks!

Ryan
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Sun Dec 23, 2012
Patti Ann Kasper answered:
Rent-To-Own is not currently supported by Minnesota law and there have been a lot of problems associated with this kind of contract.

One of the biggest problems with this kind of contract is that it blurs the lines between Landlord/Seller and Tenant/Buyer. Minnesota Public Radio has a great article on the issue.

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/01/17/renttoown/

Consider this... If you decide to "Rent To Own" - let's say you make a $3000 downpayment but then one day you find out your property has gone into foreclosure because the Landlord/Seller stopped making payments to the mortgage company. Do you get your downpayment back when it goes through foreclosure? Not likely. Also, who pays if the furnace goes out or someone breaks, who pays to have it fixed?

While "rent to own" sounds attractive, it is very problematic.

You may want to consider just renting until you are able to purchase - that way you will have the full backing of the Minnesota Landlord / Tenant laws to protect you.
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