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Stephen Chat…, Both Buyer and Seller in 18925
Stephen Chatto answered:
Looking for a rent or rent/own house. Minimum of 3bd,2bth. Possibly a finished basement or at least a waterproofed one. Pets?
Jennifer,

We are currently selling a home with a rent-to-own option. You can see the details at http://postlets.com/r/6216-patrick-henry-ct-bensalem-pa-19020/10068638

Or feel f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 29, 2013 Rentals in 18966
Peggy White, Real Estate Pro in Newtown, PA
Peggy White answered:
Can anyone explain why Buck County includes space like basements and garages in square footage? Is this an error from the original assessment?
It is an ongoing question..........."How do I calculate the square footage of my home?" If you ask an appraiser, he/she will tell you that no subterranean rooms (finished or unfinishe ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Sep 29, 2013 Home Buying in 18966
Donna and Joe…, Real Estate Pro in 18966
Donna and Joe Cragin answered:
Best way to market a furnished studio apartment in Bucks County for corporate rental. Am already using Craigs List but not finding the right fit.?
Suggest you list with an agent. Whatever you do, stay away from craigslist. It is notorious for scammers copying your listing and trying to rent it out themselves. We have successful ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 For Rent in 18966
Donna and Joe…, Real Estate Pro in 18966
Donna and Joe Cragin answered:
Are there any realtors with a good knowledge of Northampton Township that offer a buyers rebate at closing ?
Let me ask you, what do you mean by a buyers rebate?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 28, 2013 Home Buying in 18966
Donna and Joe…, Real Estate Pro in 18966
Donna and Joe Cragin answered:
What is the benefit of a sellers assist as opposed to just lowering your offer?
All the other answers pretty much cover the financial pros and cons of your seller's assist. If you do not have enough funds to close, or if the home needs work, it is a necessary too ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 28, 2013 Home Buying in 18966
Frank Dolski…, Real Estate Pro in 18901
Frank Dolski Associate Broker answered:
We're looking for a realtor who has extensive knowledge of Holland - we're really ready to move, but aren't seeing anything on the market...
Hi Mary,
I have extensive knowledge of the Holland area and many areas in within Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Know the market, the area and most importantly, you needs and wants. It ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in 18966
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
We are looking to buy our first home with little or no money out of pocket.
Hello Eric,

There are programs with very little out of pocket expenses

For example USDA does 100% financing. However USDA is not available in Southampton. There is a USDA map that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in 18966
Carol Murray…, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Carol Murray Cei answered:
Churchville home appears to be significantly overpriced for the hood. A lot of built ins. What determines the value appraisal or recent sales?
Hello, Exit0

If you are getting a mortgage, the appraisal will be the final word on the value of the home. In doing the valuation, it is incumbent upon the appraiser to analyze rece ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Buying in 18966
Gita Bantwal…, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal ABR/CRS/SRES/CDPE answered:
When will the pictures be placed in my new listing?
Paulette, I agree with the other agents. It is better to add the photos yourself so that you have better control.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Market Conditions in 18966
Terrence Cha…, Home Owner in Allentown, PA
Terrence Charest answered:
do homeowners experience flooding in the basement?
MUST disclose. Not should. It's the law.

"68 Pa.C.S.A. § 7303. Disclosure of material defects
Text of section effective one year from December 20, 2000

Any seller wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 30, 2010 Quality of Life in 18966
Gita Bantwal…, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal ABR/CRS/SRES/CDPE answered:
flooding
You have been given good advice. You should also take into consideration that many homes have sump pump in the basements and it is a good idea to have a battery back up pump as well whe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 30, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 18966
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Put an offer in and then told they're "taking everyone's best offers" by Friday at 3 p.m. We didn't get a response. Is this?
Sean......good for you - I see your very first response, and suggestion to use an escalation clause worked out great for this buyer!

See how helpful Trulia can be!

Good luck in yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 29, 2009 Home Buying in 18966
Gita Bantwal…, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal ABR/CRS/SRES/CDPE answered:
what is the average market time for a home in PA?
Real Estate is local. Days on market varies by townships and zip codes. It may also be different in different developments. I just prepared Market Reports for two townships in Bucks Cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2009 Market Conditions in 18966
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