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Randy Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Randy Roberts answered:
What advantages can I gain with cost of PMI by going with a 5 percent down payment for non-FHA loan versus 3.5 percent for FHA?
Mortgage insurance is cheaper with conventional loans plus you can drop it once you have paid down the loan to value to under 80%. I have a lender that offers conventional loans with a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Buying in 19027
Francisco Or…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Francisco Orchilles answered:
How safe are the streets, etc. in Lynnewood Gardens Apartments in Elkins Park, PA. 19027 since 2012-2013?
Your best bet would be to go to your local sheriff's office website and request the crime stats from there. As agents, we are not allowed to tell anyone whether or not an area is "safe" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Crime & Safety in 19027
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Are there foreclosure houses in the zip 19027 that may be sold for 100,000. I'm willing to spend up to 15,000 for fix up. Let me know if there
I'm sure some agents from that area will weigh in on the availability of homes in that zip code.

Just a note, though: $15,000 doesn't get you too far. It might economically re-do a k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 19027
Jared Winter…, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Jared Winterton answered:
question about private roads
Yes I think the seller had a duty to disclose that fact to you. Perhaps reread your paperwork and verify that the maintenance costs aren't included in your contract. If you go the route ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in 19027
Steven Sulli…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Steven Sullivan answered:
I am looking to move to Cheltenham or Abington Townships? What are the advantages or disadvantages to each?
Both are wonderful townships with a lot of great homes on the market. There is a lot of neighborhood information at

http://www.homefacts.com/offenders/Pennsylvania/Montgomery-County ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Buying in 19027
Conrad Kraus, Real Estate Pro in Rockledge, PA
Conrad Kraus answered:
Hello; I recently had a home inspection on a house i want to buy and there is evidence of termites; also of prior treatment for termites. Wht shd I do
I do remodeling work. Let me take a look at the amount of damage the termites have done. I could give u a price to correct it.My cell number is 215 783 5913.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 19027
Conrad Kraus, Real Estate Pro in Rockledge, PA
Conrad Kraus answered:
There is an area in Elkins park , zip code 19027 that the kids go to the Abington schools were is that area ?
This is that neighborhood. The elementary school is McKinley Elementary on Cedar Rd. in Abington Township. I hope I answered ur question. Please let me show u the property in the next c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 19027
Anne M Rubin,…, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Anne M Rubin, CRS, GRI answered:
what are condos in 19027 area that accept small dogs (mine is 19 lbs.) thanks!
Breyer Woods is the only condo in 19027 that will allow dogs. There are other condos in the area that will allow a dog. If you would like more information you can email or call me at 21 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 20, 2012 Home Buying in 19027
Alexander Sh…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Alexander Shulzhenko answered:
I'm looking for a pet friendly apartment in Montgomery County, preferably Ambler, Elkins Park, Abington area. Any recommendations?
What is your Budget
Number of Bedrooms
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 For Rent in 19027
Al Yanez, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Al Yanez answered:
Requesting opinions and experiences on the value of a first-time home buyer retaining a real estate attorney to advise during the buying process.
When you work with a Realtor at your side, you are in good hands. on top of that his assistance won't cost you a dime.
Al Yanez
Texas Realtor
Como le puedo ayudar?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 17, 2012 General Area in 19027
Jim O'Rourke, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia County,...
Jim O'Rourke answered:
How "generous" are sellers being at this time in agreeing to buyers' requests for closing costs assistance?
Keep in mind that although many parts of the standard sales agreement are wriitten to conform with customary practice, you are welcome to craft your offer to purchase in a manner that w ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Mar 1, 2012 Home Buying in 19027
Eric Axelson, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Eric Axelson answered:
Looking at the listing 1109 Prospect Avenue, Elkins Park PA 19027- Listing says there are more pictures. Wondering where I can view them?
Hi, there are 23 photos on my site below. Are there other homes you are considering? Feel free to email me in private. I specialize in the higher-end market.

Eric Axelson, Associate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 11, 2011 Home Buying in 19027
Anne M Rubin,…, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Anne M Rubin, CRS, GRI answered:
I am thinking of buying a home on Windsor Road in elkins Park. What's it like? Are the neighbors friendly? Is it safe? Is the neighborhood in?
I am particularly interested in the part of the question that asks, "Is the neighborhood in?" There are some web sites that you can go to and find out information about the ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 22, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 19027
Donna Walker, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Donna Walker answered:
I am looking to move to Cheltenham or Abington Townships? What are the advantages or disadvantages to each?
As a resident of Abington the taxes are much higher in Cheltenham. The advantages of living in Abington vs Cheltenham, we have a great school system with a great curriculum, access to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 29, 2010 Home Buying in 19027
Anne M Rubin,…, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Anne M Rubin, CRS, GRI answered:
need to know which communities allow dopgs over 50 pounds
I would be happy to help you but I need to know what areas you could consider. If you are only considering condos in 19027, then Breyer Woods is the only one that allows dogs over 50 po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Home Buying in 19027
Gita Bantwal…, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal ABR/CRS/SRES/CDPE answered:
Are there any Condominiums either in the Northeast section of the City of Philadelphia or in the outlying suburbs that allow dogs?
There are many condos that allow pets. If you tell me the price range and number of bedrooms and within what distance of your job you are looking, I will email you listings.
You can v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2010 Home Buying in 19027
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
I would like to purchase my first home and believe that I might enjoy living in a Condominium.
Condo owners generally like having services provided for them, such as landscaping, maintenance, etc. Personally, I like living in buildings with elevators, high up off the street level ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 1, 2010 Home Buying in 19027
Zivile Pasqu…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette Hill, PA
Zivile Pasquarella answered:
We are interested in Lafayette Hill and have 2 kids under 3. Is this a good place to raise kids?
Hi Nova,

I live in Lafayette Hill myself. I LOVE this location: close to shopping and major highways! It's also very close to Chestnut Hill area, Valley Green Park, 2 bike routes g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 31, 2009 Home Buying in 19027
James Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
James Wheeler answered:
Seller is requesting a mortgage commitment before signing a sale of agreement. Is this common and/or ethical?
It is absolutely not strange or suspicious that your mortgage broker or loan officer would accept your loan application without a fully-executed sales contract. Although it is certainly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2009 Home Buying in 19027
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