Here are some guidelines for the "City Living" Program available for First-time Home Buyer: (A first-time home buyer is defined as someone who has not owned, or been included on a title to a property in the last three years.) • Income: 1-2 person taxpayers with adjusted gross income of less than ...
Make sure you have paid all of your bills on time in the last 12 months or more, if not on time, no more than 1 or 2 - 30 day "lates" in a 12 month period. It is possible to have dinged credit and still get a mortgage, but if you are having issues just keeping up on your bills, that might be a g...
The Carver County community development agency (CDA) has Home Improvement Loans financed by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA).  It is called the Single Family Rehabilitation Loan Program, which is a forgivable, 0% interest loan.  These funds are available to low-to-moderate income hous...
First, I know what you are thinking. Is this guy crazy? Well, think of it this way. Has there ever been bursts of real estate sales due to forces that didn't have any base in logic? Of course there has been.... Let's ponder shall we. I have had clients buy homes because they really like the neigh...
When making large buying or selling decisions it is vitally important that you choose an Agent, especially one that is a Realtor, that not only has experience, but also puts you at ease. Here are a few thoughts to help that process? Does this Realtor/Agent have good feedback from his most recent ...
There is a lot to be said about the value of buying a property "below market". You can save yourself anywhere from 5% to 50% on a purchase or more. Here are a few things to think about before you put your money down and write up an offer. Do you have time? - Reason being, it can take weeks, even ...

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