First time homebuyer- need to find a realtorThis is my first time buying a home by myself. The last home I owned was chosen by my now ex- husband and had a predatory loan for a mortgage. I didn't even get to see this house first, I just signed papers. We just settled with BofA for the bad mortgage in January and the mortgage along with any delinquencies was ordered by the Court to be removed from my credit. That said, I am finally looking to buy another home in the Minneapolis area in the next few months; however, I have no idea what I'm doing. I currently live in another state and will be relocating to Minnesota for law school. Having never been to Minnesota for any length of time, I need to find a good neighborhood for a single mom. I am afraid of another sleazy realtor, inspector and process again. How do I avoid that? If financing is not an issue that I need the realtor to work on, do I even need a realtor? Or an inspector? If so, is there any way to tell the difference between a good realtor and a bad realtor? How about a good or bad inspector? The inspector of our last house was charged seperatelly for taking payments under the table to pass houses that otherwise shouldn't have passed. How do I avoid this? Any advice would be most appriciated.October 02 2013 - Minneapolis0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.