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What risks are associated with Minnesota short sale purchases?

The first thing you need to understand is that most real estate transactions come with at least a small amount of risk. Since most buyers in Minnesota are looking for a home rather than an investment, they typically do not recognize all the purchase risks. This is especially the case with short sale purchases.

Watch out for scams when making real estate transactions

Scams, schemes and swindles are everywhere in the 21st century. Nefarious individuals and unethical organizations may lurk in the shadows of nearly all actions involving a transfer of funds. Real estate transactions may be particularly vulnerable to fraudulent activities because of the high dollar amounts involved with such transactions.

Why are new home prices in Minnesota so high?

It's pricey to build a home these days if you live in Minnesota. It's also pricey to purchase one that's recently been built. While the real estate market on older homes is still fairly kind toward buyers, the cost of new homes has gotten increasingly higher for builders and buyers alike.

A brief look at common commercial real estate disputes

Whether it is your first or your fiftieth foray into the world of commercial real estate transactions, an unforeseen dispute could derail all of your efforts. Even those with decades of experience making commercial real estate transactions have found themselves foundering when a dispute occurs. As you might imagine, those without experience buying and selling commercial property often experience the most disputes.

When making a purchase offer, what are some mistakes to avoid?

Real estate transactions come with an overabundance of pitfalls for inexperienced and even seasoned buyers. Even the smallest mistake could cost buyers many thousands of dollars. However, knowledge combined with patience can help buyers in Minnesota overcome the pitfalls and avoid costly mistakes.

Real estate transactions: Tips for making a short sale purchase

When people who are shopping for a home see a short sale listing in Minnesota that they like, they may feel compelled to hurry and make the purchase. Short sale properties are typically more affordable than other listings and homeowners do not want to miss out on a good deal. However, as with all real estate transactions, it is wise to slow down a bit before making the deal.

Construction defects may complicate real estate transactions

Regardless of what type of real estate transactions you are pursuing in Minnesota (buying a home, selling a property, building a home, etc.), you want everything to proceed as smoothly as possible. However, many new homeowners or those seeking to buy real estate fail to take the possibility of construction defects into account. A serious defect in the construction of a building can reduce the value of your property and may even pose safety hazards.

What happens if I sell my home for less than my mortgage?

We live in an era in which government shutdowns, layoffs, high medical costs and divorce can all financially cripple a family. While some lenders may be willing to extend a due date out for a few weeks or months, others may not. If you're struggling to make mortgage payments, then you may be considering downsizing your home. If the market is performing poorly or there's little equity built up in it, then you may be wondering what to do next.

Don't take risks: Use a real estate when you buy or sell property

If you talk to anyone who has completed a real estate purchase or closing with the assistance of an attorney, they will probably agree that having an attorney help with the process is recommended. However, they might not know exactly what's at risk of happening without an attorney by your side.

Real estate closings: How an attorney helps

You can handle your real estate closing yourself. You can use a real estate agent to assist you with the transaction as well, but you can also use a real estate attorney if you want to make sure you've crossed all of your T's and dotted your I's. In fact, the use of a real estate attorney to represent you in your real estate sale or purchase is an intelligent move considering the fact that the transaction is likely valued at more than $100,000.