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By Richard McDeid
(Our Home Real Estate)
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How long the home will meet your needs. What features do you require in a home to satisfy your lifestyle now? Five years from now? Depending on how long you plan to stay in your home, you'll need to ensure that the home has the amenities that you'll need. For example, a two-bedroom dwelling may ...

By Richard McDeid
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  Thinking about purchasing a home of your own? Keep these critical considerations in mind: How long you plan to live in the home. If you purchase a home and get a job transfer or decide to move after only a short time, you may end up paying money in order to sell it. The value of your home may n...

By Richard McDeid
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      A qualified, competent real estate agent will help you navigate the myriad of decisions that arise when buying and selling a home. An agent provides value to the homeowner in many ways: Pays for all marketing and advertising costs. Adds experience and expertise in all aspects of the sales p...

By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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If you are looking to purchase a home in Maple Grove, Minnesota here are some demographics of the area that I thought would be useful to you. If you are moving to the area and would like help with financing or would like me to refer a realtor to you I would be happy to do that for you as well.Map...

By David Kosmecki
(Bay Equity)
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Maple Grove got started with the Winnebago Indians they were the only inhabitants of the Maple Grove area until 1851 when Louis Gervais arrived and settled in the area. More and more people began to settle here so that by 1855 the settlement of farms and construction of homes, churches, and the ...

By Our Home Team
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#10 Post-Closing   Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! Now that you have taken ownership of the property you will need to have your local services such as electricity, cable, and phone set up. Also, you should already be aware of the expenses that are typically associated with ownin...

By Our Home Team
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#9 Closing   Closing is where ownership of the home is legally transferred from the seller to the buyer. It is a formal meeting in which most parties involved in the buying/selling process will attend. Closing procedures are usually held at the title company's office or lawyer's office. Your clos...

By Our Home Team
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#8 Pre-Close Preparation   A the closing date draws near you will need to be in contact with the escrow company or closing attorney and your lender to make sure that all the necessary documents are being prepared. You will also need to confirm that the documents will be delivered to the correct l...

By Our Home Team
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#7 Vendor Coordination   After your offer has been accepted, the property will need a thorough examination. Working with your lender, you may need to have a formal appraisal and a survey done for the property designated in the contract. A property inspection, a foundation inspection, and an envir...

By Our Home Team
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#6 Negotiating to Buy   Once your offer is made there may need to be some negotiating in order to reach an agreement. Keep in mind that almost everything is negotiable when you are buying a house. This can give you a great deal of leverage in the buying process, that is, if you have adequate info...

By Our Home Team
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#5 Making an Offer                                         Now that you have found the home you would like to purchase, it's time to make an offer. Taking into account the recent sales of homes in that neighborhood which are similar in size, quality, conveniences, and amenities, what are you will...

By Our Home Team
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#4 Home Search   There are a few ways to go about doing this. You can access local publications highlighting available real estate in the area, you can contact local Neighborhood Associations, visit the local Chamber of Commerce, look on the Internet, and you can even drive through neighborhoods ...

By Our Home Team
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#3 Neighborhood Information   Now that you have your list of needs and wants and you know how much you can afford to spend, it's time to look at some houses! Well, not just yet. Step back for a moment and consider the larger picture. People don't just buy a house, they buy the neighborhood the ho...

By Our Home Team
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#2 Preapproval vs. Prequalification   Now that you have your list of features you want in your new home, you are ready to start looking! Well, not just yet. You are going to need to know in what price range to look. There are two ways to go about this. You can get prequalified or preapproved for ...

By Our Home Team
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#1 Needs Analysis   Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new home. Your first step toward buying your new home will be to analyze your needs. By analyzing your needs you will be able to get a clear picture of exactly what you want your new home to look like and how it should function fo...

By David Kosmecki
(Bay Equity)
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The Video that CNBC posted on You Tube explains part of the Subprime problem. How they sold subprime mortgage paper as Grade AAA. Easy to understand explanation. They have been doing the same thing with Alt A (stated income) paper as well. The video shows in a flip chart fashion that everybody c...
If you're still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are more reasons to use one: Your REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power - that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give a REALTOR® some basic information about your available savings, income a...

By Our Home Team
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A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process. Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR " ®" trademark on...

By Our Home Team
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Abusing Your New-Found Wealth Although tapping into your equity provides you with a whole host of positive situations, there are some things to avoid. 1.    As you live in your new home, avoid outlandish remodeling. Sooner or later, whether you're retiring, moving to a new town, or find it diffi...

By Our Home Team
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Using Your Equity If you're not familiar with how using equity works, allow us to explain some of the ways in which you can tap into the value of your home: 1.    Some people chose to "trade down." Trading down is when you move into a less expensive home on or after retirement. For example, if y...

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