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Information about Minnesota real estate, Minnesota relocation, Twin Cities real estate market, the Twin Cities, Twin Cities relocation, Minneapolis Homes, Saint Paul Homes, St Paul Homes, Edina Homes, as well as other things that might be fun or of interest. Articles will be posted that describe the real estate and mortgage markets and provide useful information to first time buyers, move up buyers, and investment property buyers.
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I am sometimes asked whether or not a buyer should purchase or a seller should make available a home warranty plan.  I can only tell you my personal experience of six years ago.  When I bought my home, Edina Realty was the listing company.  Their seller provided me with a home warranty.  It was i...
11/23/2009
John Mazzara | RE/MAX Associates Plus | 952-929-2577 19169 County Road 18, Welch, MN ACREAGE AND TWO LARGE OUT BUILDING – 30X45 POLE BARN W/ CONCRETE FLOOR AND INSULATED SHOP 38x30 WITH HEAT AND ELECTRIC. HOME HAS NICE 3 SEASON PORCH 3BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $295,000 Year Built 1...
11/19/2009
  I was on a CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert call today and they shared the links below-which are links to reports from a servicer. We are nowhere near being out of the woods.  In fact, the default problem is being masked by forebearance, modifications, and simply doing nothing.  You mu...
11/19/2009
In an effort to be creative and come up with a solution to the housing crisis, Fannie Mae may allow a borrower who can't sell his home to give a deed in lieu of a foreclosure and then rent the home back from Fannie.  Who knew the government was in the rental business?  Anyway, I'm not sure how it...
11/19/2009
Unemployment-what's happening in Minnesota and across the country? Here is an article that highlights what is going on in the local arena of the Twin Cities- http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2009/11/16/daily43.html?ed=2009-11-19&ana=e_du_pub Here is an article that highlights ...
11/19/2009
Most people don't know the tax and legal aspects of a foreclosure or short sale.  You MAY want or NEED to consult professional advisors.  One great resource is the IRS.  You can call them at 1-800-829-1040  and visit them online at http://www.IRS.gov A second option is a prepaid legal plan.  Pre-...
11/19/2009
Well, the credit is actually for everyone-Minnesotan's and everyone else.  The credit has just been expanded to include existing homeowners who have owned their home over the past 5 years.  You no longer need to be a first time buyer.  The credit is still $8000 for first time homebuyers and $6500...
11/14/2009
I was searching for information about the first time buyer credit being extended-which can be found at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=204671,00.html and I found that the IRS is doing videos on YouTube.  I have posted the video below that touches on the energy tax credit.  How cools is ...
11/10/2009
Consider A Minnesot Kiddie Condo-Minneapolis Condos and St Paul Condos are great deals For parents with investment dollars to spare in deflated college-area real estate markets, there's never been a better time to invest in condos or single-family homes to house a student during their undergradua...
11/02/2009
By Rob Minton & John Mazzara In today's real estate world, cash flow is king. True, some markets around the country are experiencing a recovery in home values, but overall we're not seeing the huge jumps in appreciation that made real estate such an attractive short-term investment during the rea...
11/01/2009
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