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Matthew Dors…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Matthew Dorsey answered:
I'm looking for a real estate agent that can show me a REO property at 138 W. WYNEVA ST. PHILA, PA 19144. I've been Pre-approved for FHA
I've done a couple FHA 203k deals, if you still need any help seeing it let me know and I'll set it up for you. If you happen to have any questions about this loan let me know. Thanks.
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 7, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
Multifamily house in single family zone.
You need to check to see if they have a city Housing inspection License ( Rental License) if so then they are legal or save $100 and go down to MSB in the Basement to L&I and check the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 4, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Chris Nelson, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Chris Nelson answered:
how do I find out if some one has done a option on a property?
What type of option are you referring to?

Chris Nelson
Remax Services
484-576-7430
iknowreo@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 19, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
In need of grant or closing cost assistance
Hi Dwayne,

Some banks are also offering My Community Loans to school teachers where you only need 3% Down Payment and there is no PMI necessary.

Feel free to call me to discuss it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
What would the asking price be for a home on the 200 block of Zeralda. I am wondering if the neighborhood could possibly be turning around.
Hi Lois,

Some sections of Germantown have recently been increasing in value. Since values vary greatly block by block, I would need some further details about current condition, ame ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
buying a home in the germantown area off green st. any thoughts on that area? values rising? crime? people moving in?
Hi Dwayne,

As you see, licensed Realtors are prohibited from commenting on crime statistics and other data due to Fair Housing Laws.

You can find answers to most of your questions ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Christina Fe…, Real Estate Pro in West Chester, PA
Christina Ferriello answered:
I'm considering rehabbing a property in Germantown. I don't see many homes being purchased there though. Any thoughts on the subject?
Hi Lois,

313 W. Berkley St. is my listing that just recently went under contract.

I would be more than happy to discuss the Germantown area with you.

Feel free to give me a ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
When you buy a property to live in with cash in Philadephia can you do the occupancy inspection after the closing date?
Good Evening 3kg,

You Should call city hall and see if there are any city violations on the home that need to be cleared prior to you taking ownership. There may be fines to be satis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
How can i find the property tax on a property in Philadelphia? If the assessed value is $14,000 how can I calculate it myself?
Mr Weise is on the money and the new assesssments are to be sent out this week but not the tax see the article in today's Sunday Inquire sect a page 1 if you have any questions please c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
Will real estate taxes sky rocket if I buy land and build my own home in Philadelphia County?
Hi Meg,

Bruce has provided good information below.

I go to settlement on a house at 1302 South 7th St next week. My client, the Seller, applied for a 10 year tax abatement prior ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Michael Solo…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia County,...
Michael Solomon answered:
Im looking for property to buy in the Germantown 19144 area of Philadelphia is it a good area to raise children(crime, violence, schools etc.)
Germantown is a very diverse area call me to discuss options.

Michael Solomon
Realty Mark
2155837777 office
2154212121 cell
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in Germantown
Miiss.cC, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
I've been toying with the idea of buying real estate property since I was a freshman in college (2004). I have searched on and off while sitting on a sum of money available for my down payment and the… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 12, 2011 by Miiss.cC Home Buying
Mike Rosania,…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mike Rosania, CDPE answered:
how do i find out if a property has a lien on it?
You should have an agent represent you if you decide to make a purchase. If not an agent than at least an attorney (agent should not cost you anything though). Whenever you purchase you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Home Buying in Germantown
Brenda Purvis, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brenda Purvis answered:
My husband & I own a home in W. Mt. Airy with excellent location. We want a bigger house in the same
Most sellers do not want a contingent contract since they do not know how long it will take for you to sell your current home which puts them in a position of when they can move. Once ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 27, 2009 Home Buying in Germantown
Joe Michalski, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Joe Michalski answered:
How can I successfully invest less than $100k in purchasing and rehabbing a historic home?
Good info, Perry.

A little local knowledge may help trim those numbers down a little. Few of the rowhomes here are over 1500 SF, but some are. The majority are 3/1 about 1200 SF. T ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jan 3, 2009 Home Buying in Germantown
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