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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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Are All the Foreclosure Efforts Worth It? By Rob Minton & John Mazzara I don't know if you've read about it in the news recently, but a plan called the Hardest Hit Fund was hatched by the U.S. government in February. It calls for $2.1 in U.S. Treasury funds -- read: tax dollars -- to be distribut...
05/22/2010
Many REO properties simply won't make it with traditional financing because they need a certain amount of repairs.  What is the solution for these homes?  Besides an FHA 203K loan, how about the Homepath and Homepath Renovation mortgage!!!  If you visit Homepath.com  you will see homes in your st...
05/22/2010
Today I took my daughter out to unique birthday party.  A friend of ours has a son who is turning 13 today.  As part of his birthday, they invited others to come join him in helping pack food the families in Haiti.  It was/is all volunteer.  The place was packed, and we worked hard for for about ...
05/22/2010
Financing is difficult for everyone these days-especially for small business owners.  Do you know of a small business owner who needs capital?  Here is a viable option to consider.  Factoring receivables can be a quick way to raise capital for a down payment or simply to provide liquidity when th...
05/16/2010
It Takes Effort to Win the 50-50 Scenarios By Rob Minton & John Mazzara Think about this.  It has applications in every area of our lives-family, work, education, career.  Are you committed to being the best you can be? I'm not really much of a sports fan, but I was reading an article about a rec...
05/14/2010
This townhome in Apple Valley is OUTSTANDING. The seller paid over 300K for this property just a few years ago.  It is not a Minnesota short sale or a MN foreclosure.  It is in MINT condition.  It is only priced where it is to be competitive with other properties that are currently for sale that ...
05/07/2010
Profiting from the Disaster By Rob Minton & John Mazzara Obviously, I don't know where you stand on the issue of financial reform, the tighter policing of Wall Street, but if you haven't at least thought about it recently, you're either hiding under a rock or you haven't heard about the allegatio...
04/23/2010
I have just created a new website at http://www.ShortSaleSecrets.org  This site is an extension of my membership and involvement with the CDPE institute.  This site has a number of FREE homeowner reports as well as a survey for homeowners in distress to take to see which programs they might be ab...
04/16/2010
BIG BIG NEWS!!!! Today, Fannie Mae announced to their lenders that they will loosen the underwriting guidelines for borrowers who have done a deed in lieu of a foreclosure.  They are going to reduce the "time in the penalty box" from 4 years to 2 years!!  The borrower will have to put down a 20% ...
04/16/2010
The GOOD news is that home values have been rebounding.  In fact, if you go to http://www.MplsRealtor.com and look at market activity, you will see an increase in values.  At the same time, there are almost 8M homes in default and both foreclosures and bankruptcies are projected to increase to re...
04/16/2010
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