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Lori Murtaugh, Real Estate Pro in 19320
Lori Murtaugh answered:
Is it cheaper to buy a piece of land/lot and build new on it or buy a new house in Downingtown, PA? Any realtors / contracting companies?
I just handled a sale where my seller took a deep loss on the property because when they built 6 years ago the builder ran into unexpected drainage problems so they had to build a small ... more
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Lori Murtaugh, Real Estate Pro in 19320
Lori Murtaugh answered:
Sheriff Sales concerns in Chester County
I'm not an attorney, but since seller terminated the contract, you no longer have a contract. Since sellers have left town and no longer want to honor the contract, it will be very d ... more
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Colleen Kish, Real Estate Pro in 19341
Colleen Kish answered:
Looking at a home in Eagleview in Downingtown. ( We have a realtor). Any suggestions/comments about living in the community? We have 2 young kids.
Eagleview is on of the beautiful. I am sure you will not be disappointed. No matter the season, Sports to cultured events it is all just a short drive away. Also being in the Downing ... more
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Anna Abbatem…, Real Estate Pro in 19335
Anna Abbatemarco answered:
This question regarding Marsh Harbour - does anyone know if deck expansion is permitted on singles?
Hi there, James -

Great question! You definitely want to reach out to the HOA at any time when thinking about expanding a deck or any other modifications to the home. I do know that ... more
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Anna Abbatem…, Real Estate Pro in 19335
Anna Abbatemarco answered:
Does Uwchlan township have a local income tax?
Hi there, Aubrey -

Uwchlan Township's website has a great amount of information in regards to taxes, specifically this address: http://www.uwchlan.com/uwchlan_010.htm .

Their ph ... more
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Doreen Uysase…, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Doreen Uysase Team answered:
We're considering adding an in-law suite for my aging parents. Any ideas how to determine how much this will affect our property taxes?
HI Alex,
I am the site agent at Bailey Station in our new construction community and also a Realtor with Keller Williams. Could you send me your address so that I can help you determi ... more
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Bela Vora, Real Estate Pro in 19341
Bela Vora answered:
Looking into buying a property - Tradtions by Southdown homes. Anyone have any feedback from this builder?
Hello Saha

Did you buy the Southdown home you were considering?
I am a local Realtor and I live in a Southdown home myself - feel free to reach out if you have any specific questi ... more
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Ron Beebe, Real Estate Pro in Downingtown, PA
Ron Beebe answered:
What is the benefit of having your lender/bank rep at closing?
I cannot determine if any of the other persons that answered were from my industry (mortgage lending) but can absolutely attest to the benefit of having the mortgage lender (be it a dir ... more
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Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
Can we get mortgage approval < 3 years since foreclosure due to extenuating circumstances.?
Hello Lisa,

Regardless of whether you can get the foreclosure issue resolved, you have a Bankruptcy in 2010. An underwriter requires clean mortgage history since the bankruptcy and y ... more
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Ron Beebe, Real Estate Pro in Downingtown, PA
Ron Beebe answered:
Conventional Vs. FHA
Unless I am missing something, has someone in this thread made the prospective borrowers aware that the FHA MIP (Mortgage Insurance Premium) never goes away?

http://portal.hud.gov/hu ... more
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Justine Vigi…, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Justine Vigilante answered:
buy or rent? i don't have a lot to put down - would I qualify for a first time home buyer program? what does that make me eligible for? zero
Hello Mizzi
Factual information - current and honest, direct figures should come to you from a reputable qualified lender. Chester County - wredel@gatewayfunding.com - Bill Redel has ... more
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Justine Vigi…, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Justine Vigilante answered:
Any reviews about Apple Cross Community in Downingtown PA? We are looking to buy a Kimball town home or a Westford estate?
contact Jamie@jamiewagner.com

Jamie Wagner lives in the Applecross Community and knows it very well.

Hope this helps.

JustineVigilante@homesinpa.com
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Justine Vigi…, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Justine Vigilante answered:
Looking at a home in Eagleview in Downingtown. Any suggestions/comments about the community? We have 2 young children.
Eagleview - very nice builder and thoroughways well maintained with community shopping services and restaurants. Very good location to major arteries 100, 202, tpk, bus 30, etc.

E ... more
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Jude Matejko…, Real Estate Pro in West Chester, PA
Jude Matejkovic answered:
Anyone have OBJECTIVE & RECENT knowledge of the Preserve at Milltown apartment complex in Thorndale, Pa?Looks well maintained, yet hear rumors...
I have friends and a family member currently living there. Nice complex with a nice location. They have been there for over a year with no major issues.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Rentals in 19335
Bell Tavern…, Real Estate Pro in Downingtown, PA
Bell Tavern Property Services answered:
Does anyone have clients who are trying to decide whether to stay or go? (sell/downsize/rightsize)
It's a great time to turn a primary residence into a rental property in the Downingtown area. Talk to a good Realtor or give us a call to help you navigate the investment analysis.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in 19335
Todd Reed, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Todd Reed answered:
I'm interested in a property in the Woods at Edge's Mill. Can anyone give me any information on the neighborhood or possible downsides to?
I was the original site agent for the builder in this development and should be able to answer any specific questions that you have. The exterior of the homes are vinyl & stone. I don ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in 19335
Natasha James, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Natasha James answered:
show example of letter of good faith
Do you mean letter of intent or good faith estimate?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Rentals in 19335
Frank Dolski…, Real Estate Pro in Lahaska, PA
Frank Dolski Associate Broker answered:
Should sellers advertise a home owners warranty? Or does that signal something wrong with the house?
I'll start with the Home Warranty. If it is a home thaat is 15 plus years old, I would offer it to the potential buyers right off the bat. It is a great way to say that you are w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 26, 2012 Home Selling in 19335
Gerard J. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard J. Carney answered:
Does property tax always get bundled into a mortgage?
Any decent bank makes sure they have a tax escrow and an insurance escrow in place it protects them from losing the property first from you not paying taxes, since taxes take first plac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 9, 2011 Financing in 19335
Wes Black, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Wes Black answered:
Are prices coming down to 2003 levels? The rise in real estate prices started getting astronomical in 2003, basically at the same time when Lehman ..
Home prices in Louisville, Ky are now about equal to 2004 values.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 9, 2011 Home Buying in 19335
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