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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 an advanced CDPE and I want to say that anyone-consumer or agent-who would like information about the short sales and foreclosure alternatives should become involved with this organization.  They are OUTSTANDING.  That being said, there has been a lot of Buzz about HAFA.  Would you like to k...
07/16/2010
25 Percent of Americans Are Poor Credit Risks By Rob Minton & John Mazzara According to an Associated Press article, more Americans have had their credit scores slip below the 600 mark and into the "poor risk" category than ever before. The AP, citing data provided by Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO...
07/15/2010
Every once in a while you get to see a property that is impeccable.  Recently, I've had the pleasure of listing such a property.  This property is in West Bloomington.  It is a duplex that has been owner occupied for about 25 years on both sides.  Most everything has been updated.  All the "heavy...
07/15/2010
Believe It or Not, There Could Be a Housing Shortage By Rob Minton & John Mazzara In a recent investor newsletter I read, there was a question-and-answer session with Joe Mercadante, a real estate investor from Cleveland, Ohio. In the article, Joe said something interesting about the demand for h...
07/04/2010
Debt is a Nasty, Four-Letter Word By Rob Minton & John Mazzara As a real estate investor, I used to think that there was good debt and bad debt. Debt used to acquire assets that appreciated was acceptable. Today, I'm not as sure of that, as I have written before. Before the real estate crash, it ...
07/04/2010
This is an OUTSTANDING VALUE!!!!  This is not a short sale or foreclosure.  Unit is vacant and ready.  If you are a student or a parent of a student, take advantage of the great rates and excellent values.  This condo is a the Metro Lofts.  The light rail is expanding down University in the futur...
06/25/2010
A Way to Get Back into the Game By Rob Minton & John Mazzara During the recent housing downturn in the United States, one of the constant challenges for investors has been the ability to continue to invest. Unfortunately, when it was easy to get home loans, many investors did just that. Now that ...
06/13/2010
Major Oil Leak Shows Us What NOT to Do By Rob Minton & John Mazzara It is easy to be an armchair expert.  That's not the point of this post.  The tragedy is real and a solution is needed.  Pointing fingers solves nothing.  I AM NOT BLAMING ANYONE OR ANY COMPANY.  The point of this post is to extr...
06/04/2010
In MN and elsewhere, finding a real estate agent is not hard to do.  At one point, there was an agent for every 200 people.  Due to the downturn, I assume the number has probably slipped to something like 1-300.  Regardless, the idea that all agents are "equal" in ability is simply not true.  The...
06/04/2010
WE can do reverse mortgage purchases!!!  Think about the applications-someone who is 62 or older, wants, a new/different home, and NO House payments to make!!.  For a senior, they could get twice the home with the same payment.  Just for an example, a qualified reverse mortgage purchaser could pa...
05/22/2010
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