Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Brooklyn Park- MN http://www.zillow.com/advice/Brooklyn-Park-MN/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Purchase a finished home, fixer upper or both? MN http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchase-a-finished-home-fixer-upper-or-both-MN/538344/ Hello all.<br/><br/>My name is Eric and I live in Brooklyn Park, MN. &nbsp;I have been renting for 3 years now and want to purchase in the next few months.<br/><br/>I am currently getting financing together and wife has contacted her local bank and a couple other lenders. &nbsp;We expect to get a pre-approval letter this week with a ball park of $250,000. &nbsp;We have not looked at any homes yet.<br/><br/>Situation<br/>Would like some thoughts around buying a REO or foreclosure, knowing that I might need to do some fixing up or buying something that is ready to go.<br/><br/>I want to get into a house, Primary, before summer is over but also want to start buying houses for rental/resale.<br/><br/>I have been doing some reading and there are seems to be plenty of options; FHA, Homepath, NSP, local and state programs... &nbsp;I'm trying to understand which would be the best fit for me and the next steps to take.<br/><br/>I would appreciate any help or direction you can provide. &nbsp;Feel free to PM or email me.directly.<br/><br/>Thank you!<br/><br/>~Eric<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchase-a-finished-home-fixer-upper-or-both-MN/538344/ 2014-04-28T15:40:00Z Why are some home's recently sold prices $500? Does that affect your zestimate for the area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-some-home%27s-recently-sold-prices-500-Does-that-affect-your-zestimate-for-the-area/353936/ 1 reply Tue, 15 Jun 2010 03:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-some-home%27s-recently-sold-prices-500-Does-that-affect-your-zestimate-for-the-area/353936/ 2010-06-15T03:45:00Z Who do I contact for information about 7540 Idaho Ave. No.? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-do-I-contact-for-information-about-7540-Idaho-Ave-No/319513/ About seeing the property<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-do-I-contact-for-information-about-7540-Idaho-Ave-No/319513/ 2010-01-28T20:31:00Z