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Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
When buying a home FHA my sister paid 475.00 for an appraiser. I am looking to buy Conventional do I need to also pay for an appraiser
If you are financing, your lender will require an appraisal. If you are paying by cash, it is your option.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Buying in 19104
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Southampton, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
Conventional Loan For Fixer-Upper?
Hello Alisa,

Appraisers want to see a house that is safe sound and secure. Roof with no leaks, decent electrical system and plumbing. All utilities in working order. No mold or termi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in 19104
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Feasterville, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
Which, if any, banks in PA provide 80/10/10 Piggybacks today?
Call me at my office and I'll give you a name of a BANK

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Office.(215)725-5700 X49
P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in 19104
David Siegel, Real Estate Pro in Boston, PA
David Siegel answered:
Im looking for a home to buy at a cost of $5,000 or less; can you help me find one to buy?
yes bubby, According to CNN there are some very nice homes for sale in Detroit for $1.00.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Home Buying in 19104
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
I'm considering buying a house in philadelphia, but the house next door is abandoned full of junk and not properly boarded up. What are my?
keep looking. there will be others...as for gettin git boarded up, you can call licenses and inspections and they will normally board up homes promptly.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 14, 2011 Home Buying in 19104
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
What is the most important quality a seller looks for in thier Realtor?
Trust, communication, paid ads, honesty
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 28, 2011 Home Buying in 19104
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
a house owned by citi bank in my block . how can i buy it from the bank?
Citibank does not sell its own properties, they hire assett management companies to sell their properties. By looking on their website, they do list on their who has been assigned the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 20, 2010 Home Buying in 19104
Chad Bahnsen, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Chad Bahnsen answered:
i am interested in purchasing a home in 2010 sooner than later what are the steps to take and where in philadelphia, pa are programs being held.
I'd be happy to help you get pre approved and answer any of you financing questions. That's the first step in conjunction with finding a quality realtor. Feel free to contact ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Home Buying in 19104
Corey Grushin, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Corey Grushin answered:
Following up on question about preapproval...
Alisa FHA hasn't changed their fico requirements yet, but they only insure loans not finance them. Banks and investors have basically requested a minimum 620 credit score for borr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Home Buying in 19104
Chris & Step…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
5304 Gainor Rd, Philadelphia, PA is up for sale but the realtor reported the house wont pass FHA appraisal. Then he said ask for 203k financing???

A 203K Loan is available for first time buyers who are buying homes and will be financing the repairs or upgrades immediately. The repairs and upgrades are overseen (for a lac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 30, 2009 Home Buying in 19104
J R,  in New York, NY
J R answered:
I signed an agreement to buy a home as a short sale. The seller signed the agreement an all it addendums but
So you had an agent AND an attorney who were both looking out for the seller's best interests. I hope everything worked out well for you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2009 Home Buying in 19104
Jeff K, Home Buyer in Bristol, PA
Jeff K answered:
I'm buying a home in 19104, and there is an empty lot next door. How do I find the owner so i can buy the lot?
Hey Mickey,

If you're lucky, perhaps they are way behind on taxes and you can just buy the tax deed lien and it'll become yours for much less money than buying it.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2009 Home Buying in 19104
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Hi! Does anyone know anything about the new construction homes around 39th and Aspen Streets?
The first time home buyer programs you hear about by realtors are the tax credit offered by the government. You can get up to $8,000 credit back depending on the house price, and your i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2009 Home Buying in 19104
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