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Real Estate Agent - Bridge Realty - Mankato
No, I don't mean the end of the world or the start of nuclear hostilities.  I mean the end of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit, which is set to expire December 1 of this year. To have a realistic chance of closing in time, you need to get your home under contract (have a purchase agreement sig...
There is, indeed, an $8,000 tax credit waiting for all first-time homebuyers who buy their home between January 1st and December 1st of this year.  So if you have never owned a home (or have not owned one in the last three years) you may qualify for this tax credit when tax time rolls around next...
  Jim | Nu Star Realty of Mankato | | 507-317-0177 218 Record St., Mankato, MN The perfect home for making new friends, entertaining old ones, and kicking back when you're finished. 3BR/1.5BA Single Family House offered at $144,500 Year Built 1922 Sq Footage 2,031 Bedr...
The last I heard, the official percentage of buyers looking online for homes was 84%.  That's a lot of internet seekers!  It's also why I focus so much of my efforts on attracting those buyers to my site, and why I've worked so hard to get onto the first page of Google ...
Spring is of course the time when more people begin looking for homes than any other, at least in Minnesota.  Especially if you're a young man thinking of low interest rates, many affordable homes available, and $8,000 in pocket money when tax time comes next year!  Oh, to be young again, and fre...
Realtors are professionals, and many of them have been around doing deals for many, many years.  They probably have an idea of which lenders, inspectors, appraisers, and closers in the area are solid and which you might want to think twice about using. Take the time to get the advice of your Real...
I'm sure you know of Karen George, a delightful AR poster and SEO specialist.  She wrote a couple of blog entries about tags for blogs.  Here they are:  Part one, and part two. These seem like very good ideas to me, but a question raised in one of the comments to these posts was never answered th...
This was suggested by a real estate investor friend of mine.  Using rental information, this is a quick way to evaluate whether a property is worth looking at any further.  After checking out the idea while doing my own analysis of rental properties for myself and my clients, I found it to be pre...
"When the Lord gets ready, you gotta move!"  You might remember these lyrics from a song by Mississippi Fred McDowell.  Or you might remember the way the Mick Jagger and company sang them.  As memorable as that song is, if you're an Buyer looking at REOs, you might want to remember them as a remi...
If you've been following my series on Contracts for Deed, you've seen quite a bit of information come your way.  Here's a quick summary: •·      A contract for deed is another way of buying a house, but with the seller providing the financing for the buyer instead of a bank or other lender. •·   ...

Jim Scheller

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