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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
I have listed a property for sale in Clifton Heights with my realtor of 8 years. Not getting many showings from MLS.
Before you consult other real estate agents, you really should carefully read the terms of the listing agreement you signed as doing so may put you in breach of contract.

There could ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Selling in 19018
Joshua Stein, Real Estate Pro in Conshohocken, PA
Joshua Stein answered:
what happens if i am renting a home that is "sale pending" on it?
What does your lease say? In most cases, the only thing that will change is who you make your rent checks out to.

However, if the new owner plans to live there, they may choose to i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 1, 2013 Home Buying in 19018
ataintedbrow…, Renter in Clifton Heights, PA
ataintedbrownie answered:
what does sale pending mean?
Can someone tell me why so many rentals say "sale pending?" Does it mean the person who rents the property is kicked out as soon as the sale goes through?
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Home Buying in 19018
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
We are selling our house and wanting to buy another house in different state. How do you go about that? Concern about deadlines ?
I have done that with a move from PA to MA. While we qualified to buy a new home before selling our current one, we wanted to sell first and ended up staying with friends for about a w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Home Buying in 19018
Benny Smith, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Benny Smith answered:
Can you still purchase a home if you have filed for bankruptcy?
From the buyers I have helped reestablish it seams that not being late after the BK is the most important thing. Then Time is the key here. Expect three to four years for any decent ra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Buying in 19018
Nick Deluca, Home Buyer in Media, PA
Nick Deluca answered:
my offer was excepted on a short sale.had it inspected.now waiting on there bank to appraise property.how long do i have to wait for a ya or na?
it depends on the agent. I get the answer in around 45 days from when I contact the bank. I just did one that was around 63 days from start to settlement. You do have an agreement and i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Home Buying in 19018
Nick Deluca, Home Buyer in Media, PA
Nick Deluca answered:
thinking of buying my first house in Secane/Springfield but I do not have excellent credit. Will I qualify for a mortgage if I am using my 401K?
It could help. Just because someone tells your credit is not good enough does not mean you can not buy a home. Email me nickdelucarealtor@yahoo.com and I will see if I can help you. I l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Home Buying in 19018
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Looking to buy my second home.
Should you purchase a home that is a FNMA foreclosure, it should offer Home Path financing.
As primary residences, these properties are available with a minimum of 3% down payment and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 18, 2012 Home Buying in 19018
R. Eric Axel…, Real Estate Pro in Sewell, NJ
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Should I list my house and wait for the right price?
Hi Michael, this is a very interesting (and intelligent) question.

There was an eye-opening study performed that showed that even if you sell lower now, the money you save by also BU ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 4, 2011 Home Selling in 19018
Donald, Other/Just Looking in Paauhau, HI
Donald answered:
Anyone able to tell me what the average days on market for the zip code 19018?
6 months plus depending on price range you are in. First time home buyers market is awful.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 25, 2011 Home Selling in 19018
Nancy Celia, Home Buyer in Delaware County, PA
Nancy Celia asked:
twin in glenolden, PA on wells ave. house has been ON THE MARKET for 406 days!!!!.. drove by it saw pics of inside. looks nice cant figure out why it has been on market soooo long...started out at 179, now TREND sheet shows its 159K, not sure when price dropped....its a bigger lot and decent looking house and average…
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Home Buying in 19018
James Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
James Ryan answered:
my friend just bought a house they did the inspection everything got approved now sale is pending how long before she can move in?
Hi Angie, you have received some good answers so far, the gist being the closing date is specified in the purchase contract, and without a mortgage issue (I am assuming your friend eith ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 4, 2011 Home Buying in 19018
Edmund Choi, Real Estate Pro in Devon, PA
Edmund Choi answered:
How does offering a sellers assist work?

Welcome to limbo -- decent activity level, but no offers. Although offering a seller's assist may be an attractive inducement to a prospective buyer, you should consider ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 7, 2010 Home Selling in 19018
Meghan Donoh…, Both Buyer and Seller in 19083
Meghan Donohue answered:
House on market for 21/2 months. Lots of lookers, no offers.We just reduced price dramatically.Is it too late to get buyers attention?
Hi Linda - thank you and everyone else for their responces. Our house has now been on the market a little over 3 months. Weve been averaging one person a week that is looking at our ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 20, 2010 Home Selling in 19018
Chad Bahnsen, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Chad Bahnsen answered:
My wife and I are tired of renting. I have a Gov,t job for the last 8 years and would like to know how do we start the ball rolling on purchasing a
Rafael, The first step is to get pre approved with a lender that you trust. The loan officer will analyze your verifiable income, credit, assets, etc and give you a max pre approval amo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 9, 2010 Home Buying in 19018
Martin Macis…, Real Estate Pro in South Portland, ME
Martin Macisso answered:
can fannie mae (seller) of a foreclosed house nullify a contract even though they agreed to the offer and the buyer has a mortgage commitment?
Fannie Mae has a special P&S addendum they include in the acceptance of an offer....it has a lot of legal wiggle room...its basically gives them a pull out option if they feel there ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 2, 2009 Foreclosure in 19018
Keith Manson-…,  in Milwaukee, WI
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
How long has FHA 203k loans been in existence? Should a realtor be familiar with this type of loan if asked about it?
The 203k program has been around a long time. The issue has been finding lenders that handled the program. The loan program is more time consuming and limited lender either offer the pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 11, 2009 Foreclosure in 19018
Bev Kalb, Real Estate Pro in Bally, PA
Bev Kalb answered:
When buying a foreclosed home,can the attorneys change the terms as far as total $$$ needed at settlement?
It is not uncommon for a bank forclosure to require the buyer to pay both sides (2%) of the Pa. transfer tax.
This should have been stated in MLS. However, even after the bank accepts ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2009 Foreclosure in 19018
Heather Mori…, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Heather Moriah Martin answered:
does the agent know if the pending sale is the offer you submited ?
Hello Julia!

Yes, Actually before you made your offer....the Buyer Agent should call the listing agent and ask them if there are any other offers being presented at this time? Has th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2009 Home Buying in 19018
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