Cheryl Kempenich has been with Coldwell Banker Burnet since 1999 and has received many awards recognizing her accomplishments including; Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Premier, President’s Club, sales in excess of $5,000,000 in one month, the 100% Club Cheryl’s team is among the top 5 listing teams in the parent company NRT which operates 710 offices and over 41,000 agents. Cheryl’s Coldwell Banker Burnet office is ranked #1 in the country.
• Managed one of the most successful real estate teams in Minnesota attaining nearly 50 million in annual sales
• Owned a construction company; designing, building, and remodeling custom homes for over 15 years.
• Managed investment property for over 20 years. I have owned 4 investment properties.
• Currently enjoy the urban lifestyle downtown and own a 2nd home, on a large recreational lake, just minutes from downtown. I have lived in the metro area all of my life and I know both downtowns and the suburbs extremely well.
• Specialties: Condominiums, Foreclosure Properties, Investment Properties, Upper Bracket Housing, First Time Home Buyers, Retirees, Lake Shore, Relocation.
Real Estate is my full time profession and I average 3 sales and/or listings per week due to my marketing and negotiating skills. Last year I had 135 personal sales and sold 35 of my own listings. The average real estate agent has less than 10 sales per year. My team had over 200 sales.
I have a team of experienced agents and support staff to provide the best possible marketing; including a network of 100′s of websites that feature my listings, which attract more buyers, to help sell my listings faster. I am a lifelong resident in the Twin Cities and I have worked real estate market for over 25 years, I know your neighborhood, and I am readily available to help you buy or sell your next home!
As the real estate market changes, so does my expertise to meet the challenges of financing, foreclosures, and upside down properties. Experience counts when it comes to problem solving and ensuring a successful losing. I network with the best lenders, title companies, and inspectors.
I counsel buyers in making the right decision with the purchase of their home based on their lifestyle. We are no longer looking at short term planning when it comes to making a good investment. When buyers are considering a home to purchase I am already thinking about the pros and cons of selling it in the future.
For the past 4 years, in addition to traditional real estate sales, I have represented banks selling residential and commercial foreclosure properties, represented developers making their condominium projects the #1 selling project in the area, worked with the #1 condo/townhome management company selling distressed properties, and represented an investment group in selling 45 condominiums. I understand the problems facing many associations and I know what to consider when purchasing a condominium or townhome. I have been one of the top selling condominium agents for several years.
For 10 years I managed one of the most successful real estate teams in Minnesota, focusing on upper bracket homes, including condominiums and lakeshore properties. I have successfully managed in excess of 200 sales per year with annual sales in excess of $47 million dollars.
I started my real estate career more than 25 years ago. I owned a construction company; designing, building, and remodeling custom homes for over 15 years; I have also managed investment properties for over 20 years.
My success is due to my unmatched marketing abilities by utilizing the latest technology, my communication and management skills, attention to detail, and customer service. Because of my wide range of experience; I can easily sell investment and commercial properties, condominiums, townhomes, upper bracket homes, and lake shore properties.
My husband, Randy, and I currently divide our time between our urban cabin and our lake home. Our three sons and two daughter-in-laws are also following in our footsteps working in the real estate profession.
I have worked with Coldwell Banker Burnet since 1999 and I have received many awards recognizing my accomplishments including; Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Premier, President’s Club, sales in excess of $5,000,000 in one month, the 100% Club, and my team is among the top 5 listing teams in our parent company NRT which operates 710 offices and over 41,000 agents. My Coldwell Banker Burnet office is ranked #1 in the country.
The Airye condominiums are located in the Jackson Tower, which is part of the Galtier Plaza complex in downtown St Paul, Minnesota. The upper 21 floors are the Airye Condos which are individual condo units while the lower floors are rental units known as Towers of Galtier Plaza. The Airye Condos are located in the lower town district of downtown Saint Paul conveniently located to restaurants such as; Loto, Bulldog and across from Mears park.
Airye condos are connected to the St Paul skyway system and it is the tallest residential building in the state except for the Carlyle which added spears, barely beating out the Airye’s height.
There are many of places to go to for entertainment in the area; see a play at the Fitzgerald Theatre, spend the day at the Children’s Museum / Science Museum, or walk along the riverbanks. Also enjoy local award winning restaurants and urban music at any of the many live music venues throughout downtown St. Paul.
Name: Airye Condominiums
Address: 168 6th Street East, St Paul, MN 55101
1801 American Blvd E, Suite #21, Bloomington, MN 55425
Cross streets: East 6th Street and Jackson Street
Year Built: 1986
Total Units: 101
Height: 443 feet
Complex: Galtier Plaza / Jackson Tower
Neighborhood: Lowertown of Downtown – St. Paul
Speak to the Airye Condos expert agent to learn more about Airye condos or a similar condo building in Lowertown of downtown St. Paul.
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We will give you a fair and accurate market value of your home and neighborhood, including advice on how to move forward.
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We will gladly – and for free – setup showings and represent you during the buying process. Please read our recommended buyer’s process. You are under no time line or pressure.
There are two ways to search for properties. Virtually all listings from all brokers are available for us to viewthru the MLS.
The first method for searching for properties is simple and easy. Simply, let us know what type of property, area, price range, etc. you are looking for and we will e-mail current active listings that meet your requirements. You can then select which properties you want to look at and we will setup the showings. We will email you a list of available properties that meet your criteria.
The second method to search for properties is to search Our website online (we have virtually all listings from all brokers to search and find properties).
Before we setup showings we can have a lender contact you about current available financing options and to get you pre approved for free.
Keep in mind I will show homes and represent you for any transaction. In virtually all transactions the buyer does not pay the commission. The buyer’s agent is compensated by the seller’s broker who pays the buyer’s agent broker only upon a successful closing.
When the agent and buyer are scheduling an appointment to look for property the state of Minnesota requires agents to explain representation and to have the buyer agree to buyer’s representation.
Don’t be afraid of the buyer’s representation agreement. We allow our buyer’s the option to cancel the buyer representation agreement prior to any accepted purchase agreement.
This is where the fun begins! We’ll schedule showings and view properties that meet your criteria. Don’t be surprised if you find a home you like the first time out. Most people find a home, and they make an offer on the first day. In actuality, you have reviewed 100’s of homes. You have searched the internet, view many homes on line, narrowed your criteria list and scheduled to view the best of the best. How can the best home for you not be on your first day of looking?
Once you have selected the best home for you, we then submit an offer. Don’t be nervous. We will put contingencies in the offer so if you discover something you do not like we can cancel the purchase agreement. Some of the contingencies are as follows: your financing, your inspectors report, your review and accepting association documents, etc.
After your offer is accepted, we then work to remove all contingencies, finalize financing, etc. You will then hire an inspector to inspect your home for any problems.We may make a few offers, and then one will get accepted and we’ll proceed to closing in 30-60 days. Throughout the process we are there to assist you with such things as title insurance, appraisals, inspections, surveys, property taxes, financing, etc. We do everything in our power to get you into your dream property as smoothly as possible.
Are you an owner of a condominium unit in St. Paul, Minneapolis, or the surrounding suburbs and looking to sell? Your condo could be featured on multiple niche websites!
Find out what your home or condo is worth today! Receive a FREE valuation for what your home or condo is worth. Your FREE market evaluation includes comparisons to other condos and/or homes that have recently sold or are currently on the market. To find out what your home is currently worth, you can fill out the contact form on this site or call / text Cheryl Kempenich at (612) 735-0553. Ask about our other FREE real estate services such as; email alerts, schedule showings, market updates and stats and professional tips and advice!
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1. noun – the charging of real (or personal) property by a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt (especially one incurred by the purchase of the property), on the condition that it shall be returned on payment of the debt within a certain period.
2. verb – convey (a property) to a creditor as security on a loan. “the estate was mortgaged up to the hilt”
A Mortgage is a process where a legal document by which the owner (buyer) transfers to the lender an interest in to secure the repayment of a debt, evidenced by a mortgage note.When the debt is repaid, the mortgage is discharged, and a satisfaction of mortgage is recorded with the register or recorder of deeds in the county where the mortgage was recorded.
Because most people cannot afford to buy real estate with cash, nearly every real estate transaction involves a mortgage. The party borrowing the money and giving the mortgage (the debtor) is the mortgagor; the party paying the money and receiving the mortgage (the lender) is the mortgagee. Under early English and U.S. law, the mortgage was treated as a complete transfer of title from the borrower to the lender. The lender was entitled not only to payments of interest on the debt but also to the rents and profits of the real estate. This meant that as far as the borrower was concerned, the real estate was of no value, that is, “dead,” until the debt was paid in full hence the Norman-English name “mort” (dead), “gage” (pledge).
The mortgage must be executed according to the formalities required by the laws of the state where the property is located. It must describe the real estate and be signed by all owners, including non-owner spouses if the property is a homestead. Some states require witnesses as well as acknowledgement before a notary public. The mortgage note, in which the borrower promises to repay the debt, sets out the terms of the transaction: the amount of the debt, the mortgage due date, the rate of interest, amount of monthly payments, whether the lender requires monthly payments to build a tax and insurance reserve, whether the loan may be repaid with larger or more frequent payments without a prepayment penalty, and whether failing to make a payment or selling the property will entitle the lender to call the entire debt due.
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Adjustable Rate Loans
Also known as variable-rate loans, adjustable rate loans usually offer a lower initial interest rate than fixed-rate loans. The interest rate fluctuates over the life of the loan based on market conditions, but the loan agreement generally sets maximum and minimum rates. When interest rates rise, generally so do your loan payments; and when interest rates fall, your monthly payments may be lowered.
Annual percentage rate (APR)
APR is the cost of credit expressed as a yearly rate. The APR includes the interest rate, points, broker fees, and certain other credit charges that the borrower is required to pay.
Conventional loans are mortgage loans other than those insured or guaranteed by a government agency such as the FHA (Federal Housing Administration), the VA (Veterans Administration), or the Rural Development Services (formerly know as Farmers Home Administration, or FmHA).
Escrow is the holding of money or documents by a neutral third party prior to closing. It can also be an account held by the lender (or servicer) into which a homeowner pays money for taxes and insurance.
Fixed Rate Loans
Fixed rate loans generally have repayment terms of 15, 20, or 30 years. Both the interest rate and the monthly payments (for principal and interest) stay the same during the life of the loan.
An interest rate is the cost of borrowing money expressed as a percentage rate. Interest rates can change because of market conditions.
Loan Origination Fees
Loan origination fees are fees charged by the lender for processing the loan and are often expressed as a percentage of the loan amount.
Lock-in refers to a written agreement guaranteeing a home buyer a specific interest rate on a home loan provided that the loan is closed within a certain period of time, such as 60 or 90 days. Often the agreement also specifies the number of points to be paid at closing.
A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a home loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to pay off on the loan.
Overages are the difference between the lowest available price and any higher price that the home buyer agrees to pay for the loan. Loan officers and brokers are often allowed to keep some or all of this difference as extra compensation.
Points are fees paid to the lender for the loan. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount. Points are usually paid in cash at closing. In some cases, the money needed to pay points can be borrowed, but doing so will increase the loan amount and the total costs.
Private mortgage insurance (PMI)
PMI protects the lender against a loss if a borrower defaults on the loan. It is usually required for loans in which the down payment is less than 20 percent of the sales price or, in a refinancing, when the amount financed is greater than 80 percent of the appraised value.
Thrift institution is a general term for savings banks and savings and loan associations.
Transaction, Settlement, or Closing Costs
Transaction, settlement and closing costs fees; title examination, abstract of title, title insurance, and property survey fees; fees for preparing deeds, mortgages, and settlement documents; attorneys’ fees; recording fees; and notary, appraisal, and credit report fees. Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the borrower receives a good faith estimate of closing costs at the time of application or within three days of application. The good faith estimate lists each expected cost either as an amount or a range.
Shopping around for a home loan or mortgage will help you to get the best financing deal. A mortgage, whether it’s a home purchase, a refinancing, or a home equity loan, is a product, just like a car, so the price and terms may be negotiable. You’ll want to compare all the costs involved in obtaining a mortgage. Shopping, comparing, and negotiating may save you thousands of dollars.
Home loans are available from several types of lender thrift institutions, commercial banks, mortgage companies, and credit unions. Different lenders may quote you different prices, so you should contact several lenders to make sure you’re getting the best price. You can also get a home loan through a mortgage broker. Brokers arrange transactions rather than lending money directly; in other words, they find a lender for you. A broker’s access to several lenders can mean a wider selection of loan products and terms from which you can choose. Brokers will generally contact several lenders regarding your application, but they are not obligated to find the best deal for you unless they have contracted with you to act as your agent. Consequently, you should consider contacting more than one broker, just as you should with banks or thrift institutions. Whether you are dealing with a lender or a broker may not always be clear. Some financial institutions operate as both lenders and brokers. And most brokers’ advertisements do not use the word “broker.” Therefore, be sure to ask whether a broker is involved. This information is important because brokers are usually paid a fee for their services that may be separate from and in addition to the lender’s origination or other fees. A broker’s compensation may be in the form of “points” paid at closing or as an add-on to your interest rate or both. You should ask each broker you work with how he or she will be compensated so that you can compare the different fees. Be prepared to negotiate with the brokers as well as the lenders.
Be sure to get information about mortgages from several lenders or brokers. Know how much of a down payment you can afford, and find out all the costs involved in the loan. Knowing just the amount of the monthly payment or the interest rate is not enough. Ask for information about the same loan amount, loan term, and type of loan so that you can compare the information. The following information is important to get from each lender and broker:
– Ask each lender and broker for a list of its current mortgage interest rates and whether the rates being quoted are the lowest for that day or week. – Ask whether the rate is fixed or adjustible. Keep in mind that when interest rates for adjustable-rate loans go up, generally so does the monthly payment. If the rate quoted is for an adjustable-rate loan, ask how your rate and loan payment will vary, including whether your loan payment will be reduced when rates go down. – Ask about the loan’s annual percentage rate (APR). The APR takes into account not only the interest rate but also points, broker fees, and certain other credit charges that you may be required to pay, expressed as a yearly rate.
Points are fees paid to the lender or broker for the loan and are often linked to the interest rate; usually the more points you pay, the lower the rate. – Check your local newspaper for information about rates and points currently being offered. – Ask for points to be quoted to you as a dollar amount rather than just as the number of points so that you will actually know how much you will have to pay.
A home loan often involves many fees, such as loan originating or underwriting fees, broker fees, and transaction, settlement, and closing costs. Every lender or broker should be able to give you an estimate of its fees. Many of these fees are negotiable. Some fees are paid when you apply for a loan (such as application and appraisal fees), and others are paid at closing. In some cases, you can borrow the money needed to pay these fees, but doing so will increase your loan amount and total costs. “No cost” loans are sometimes available, but they usually involve higher rates. – Ask what each fee includes. Several items may be lumped into one fee. – Ask for an explanation of any fee you do not understand. Some common fees associated with a home loan closing are listed on the Mortgage Shopping Worksheet in this brochure.
Some lenders require 20 percent of the home’s purchase price as a down payment. However, many lenders now offer loans that require less than 20 percent down, and sometimes as little as 5 percent on conventional loans. If a 20 percent down payment is not made, lenders usually require the home buyer to purchase private mortgage insurance (PMI) to protect the lender in case the home buyer fails to pay. When government-assisted programs such as FHA (Federal Housing Administration), VA (Veterans Administration), or Rural Development Services are available, the down payment requirements may be substantially smaller. – Ask about the lender’s requirements for a down payment, including what you need to do to verify that funds for your down payment are available. – Ask your lender about special programs it may offer. – Ask if PMI is required for your loan, – Ask what the total cost of the insurance will be. – Ask how much your monthly payment will be when including the PMI premium. – Ask how long you will be required to carry PMI.
Once you know what each lender has to offer, negotiate for the best deal that you can. On any given day, lenders and brokers may offer different prices for the same loan terms to different consumers, even if those consumers have the same loan qualifications. The most likely reason for this difference in price is that loan officers and brokers are often allowed to keep some or all of this difference as extra compensation. Generally, the difference between the lowest available price for a loan product and any higher price that the borrower agrees to pay is an overage. When overages occur, they are built into the prices quoted to consumers. They can occur in both fixed and variable-rate loans and can be in the form of points, fees, or the interest rate. Whether quoted to you by a loan officer or a broker, the price of any loan may contain overages. Have the lender or broker write down all the costs associated with the loan. Then ask if the lender or broker will waive or reduce one or more of its fees or agree to a lower rate or fewer points. You’ll want to make sure that the lender or broker is not agreeing to lower one fee while raising another or to lower the rate while raising points. There’s no harm in asking lenders or brokers if they can give better terms than the original ones they quoted or than those you have found elsewhere. Once you are satisfied with the terms you have negotiated, you may want to obtain a written lock-in from the lender or broker. The lock-in should include the rate that you have agreed upon, the period the lock-in lasts, and the number of points to be paid. A fee may be charged for locking in the loan rate. This fee may be refundable at closing. Lock-ins can protect you from rate increases while your loan is being processed; if rates fall, however, you could end up with a less favorable rate. Should that happen, try to negotiate a compromise with the lender or broker.
When buying a home, remember to shop around, to compare costs and terms, and to negotiate for the best deal. Your local newspaper and the Internet are good places to start shopping for a loan. You can usually find information both on interest rates and on points for several lenders. Since rates and points can change daily, you’ll want to check your newspaper often when shopping for a home loan. But the newspaper does not list the fees, so be sure to ask the lenders about them. The mortgage shopping worksheet that follows may also help you. Take it with you when you speak to each lender or broker and write down the information you obtain. Don’t be afraid to make lenders and brokers compete with each other for your business by letting them know that you are shopping for the best deal.
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits lenders from discriminating against credit applicants in any aspect of a credit transaction on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, whether all or part of the applicant’s income comes from a public assistance program, or whether the applicant has in good faith exercised a right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in residential real estate transactions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Under these laws, a consumer cannot be refused a loan based on these characteristics nor be charged more for a loan or offered less favorable terms based on such characteristics. Credit Problems? Still Shop, Compare, and Negotiate Don’t assume that minor credit problems or difficulties stemming from unique circumstances, such as illness or temporary loss of income, will limit your loan choices to only high-cost lenders. If your credit report contains negative information that is accurate, but there are good reasons for trusting you to repay a loan, be sure to explain your situation to the lender or broker. If your credit problems cannot be explained, you will probably have to pay more than borrowers who have good credit histories. But don’t assume that the only way to get credit is to pay a high price. Ask how your past credit history affects the price of your loan and what you would need to do to get a better price. Take the time to shop around and negotiate the best deal that you can.
Whether you have credit problems or not, it’s a good idea to review your credit report for accuracy and completeness before you apply for a loan. To order a copy of your credit report, contact: Equifax: (800) 685-1111 TransUnion: (800) 916-8800 Experian: (888) EXPERIAN (397-3742)
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