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Shabana Path…, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
We are looking to buy a forclosure home in the Easton area. What are the areas with the best schools?
We can help you find a nice property in the area. As for the schools, please do your research online and through a visit to school. You can also visit websites like:
http://www.greatsc ... more
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Shabana Path…, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
I would like to move to Easton PA
Anna has answered your question very well. We are local agents here. Please contact us at 484-893-1204 or at the email spghelps@gmail.com.
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Ana soto, Home Buyer in Allentown, PA
Ana soto answered:
I am looking to be a first time home buyer? What are the programs I am eligible for/who should I contact?
i have a house i mite be interested in. im still not sure i would like to see it and get more information on it but its 531 north 9th st in Allentown pa 18102 if you can help me it woul ... more
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Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
Would i be able to get a mortgage with a credit score in the 600"s? i think the "ideal" score is in the 700's..
Hello Pat,

For conventional loans the ideal score is 740, but you can get a loan down to a 620 credit score if all else is in order.
For FHA loans most lenders have a minimum credi ... more
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Chad Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Chad Roberts answered:
My husband and I are in our middle 50's...is it to late for us to consider buying a home?
Real Estate can be a solid investment. Pending finances are in order and you can qualify for a loan (if needed, unless paying cash), it is very feasible for you to buy a home. At any ... more
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Moriah Martin, Real Estate Pro in 18052
Moriah Martin answered:
what are some family communties traveling 1 hour to 1.5 hours from jersey
Okay so this is where you would like me to search from? Or do you want me to search from where you work?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Home Buying in Easton
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
If you are paying cash do you have any negotiating power in price or closing timeframe on short sales and/or foreclosures?
Hi Michelle

Yes you do, but a lot also depends on your contingency incorporated in the contract,
If Yu offer ten percent less and also have inspection contingency, then they may go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 15, 2013 Home Buying in Easton
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in New Cumberland, PA
Christopher Jordahl answered:
Can I pay cash, or is it mandatory for me to take out a mortgage and pay the bank in order to buy a home?
Everybody with the exception of a lender loves a cash deal. Hope this helps. Best of luck to you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 15, 2013 Home Buying in Easton
SharonJ, Real Estate Pro in Easton, PA
SharonJ answered:
For the larger homes for rent, are utilities included in the price?
It all depends on the landlord. If it is a larger home in a community, the HOA (Home Owner's Association) fee is usually paid by the landlord. Sometimes these fees would include the tra ... more
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Darlene I Oa…, Real Estate Pro in Easton, PA
Buying your first home is a tremendous step. For most people, it is the largest financial debt ever incurred.  It may demand a great deal of time and patience, but the rewards of ownership far outweigh… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 14, 2013 by Darlene I Oates Home Buying
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Chad Abizeid, Home Owner in Easton, PA
Chad Abizeid answered:
builder give closing costs but i have to go thru the company bank otherwise no closing cost is legal?
If I understand your question, I'm not sure that they are allowed to force you to use their bank. You should be able to use any bank you choose for your mortgage. Then again, try asking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Buying in Easton
Richard Cowe…, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Richard Cowell answered:
In Williams twp. is it mandatory to have a heat source in a room for it to be consider a bedroom and be include in the square footage of the home?
The uniform construction code which most of the townships adopted requires heat and that it not be a walk thru room.Howeever if you we're buying a three bedroom home and one of the ... more
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Nathan Guttm…, Real Estate Pro in Lehigh Valley, PA
Nathan Guttman answered:
is this in a flood zone being so close to the 2 rivers?
One thing to note on this property, it is a short sale. Short sales are more often purchased on an "as-is" basis. This property does show up on the FEMA site as having moderate to low r ... more
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Ellen Shaugh…, Real Estate Pro in Easton, PA
The FHA loan mortgage insurance premium (MIP) is going up by 0.75%, on April 9th. The up front MIP is generally financed into the loan and spread out over the entire term of the loan.  Consequently… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 1, 2012 by Ellen Shaughnessy Home Buying
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Moriah Martin, Real Estate Pro in 18052
Moriah Martin answered:
is legal a company give you closing costs and i have to use the company bank? other wise no closing costs
Hello Jaime! Yep Barbra is right! It is legal for a Builder to offer this type of incentive. Basically, they do it because they get the money back in providing the other services to ... more
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Joe Kaminski, Real Estate Pro in 18020
Joe Kaminski answered:
Is the Inlets considered a flood zone? if so, what is the typical insurance cost/per square foot or a nominally priced home?
Each insurance company is a little different, however, I believe that "Flood insurance" is an "add-on" to your regular home owner's policy. The flood insurance ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 29, 2010 Home Buying in Easton
Cepli3, Home Buyer in Easton, PA
Cepli3 answered:
What are the taxes in easton (18045)?
I live in Palmer township, home is valued by the township as $289k and we pay a total of $6800 per year. There are three annual bills which make up the typical one bill you would get sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 28, 2010 Home Buying in 18045
Moriah Martin, Real Estate Pro in 18052
Moriah Martin answered:
Just exactly what does it mean when these listings say "code free"?
Hello Wec!

Great Reply from my associate in Real Estate below. But, I would like to add something that I hope does help you.

The responsibility of C/O inspection being ordered an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2009 Home Buying in Easton
Joe Finnerty, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Joe Finnerty answered:
Listing prices seem totally unrealistic in this market.
The first answer to this question was totally irrelevant. There is no way you are going to get that $500,000 house for $200,000 unless it is a total wreck. The banks will get a BPO (bro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2009 Home Buying in Easton
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