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Maureen Quil…, Home Buyer in 19083

Looking for affordable homes in suburbs of Philadelphia. Besides Drexel hill...Any suggestions?

Asked by Maureen Quiles-rosa, 19083 Sat Feb 6, 2010

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Maureen

I have a property I am finishing rehabing in SE Montgomery County. I also know of other properties that are affordable just outside of Philadelphia.

Michael
Michael@CMTrealestate.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 12, 2010
Hi Maureen,

We wish you the best of luck with your search for your new home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Personally I would check out Havertown, Springfield and Ardmore.

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We wish you the best of luck and hope to hear from you!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 11, 2010
Bucks County Offers the best of both worlds. You have a beautiful area, but are conveniently located just minutes form I 95. In fact, the outskirts of Bucks Count (Yardley, Newtown and New Hope) are all with a 1/2 hour to philadelphia Center City. If you asked this question 5 years ago I would have disqualified Bucks for being affordable, but now you can find homes starting in the mid 200's. Check out PaDreamHouses.com to assist with your search! Good Luck!
-Robert A. Martini
REALTOR, ePRO
Keller Williams Real Estate
215.605.5497
Rob@PaDreamHouses.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 11, 2010
Funny, used to be when you thought suburbs of Phialdelphia you immediately thought Delaware County exclusively. I was born and raised inin Clifton Heights...great own by the way and affordable too. Now I live in scenic Chester County. For a moment, I want you to expand your horizons a bit....many are turning to eastern Chester County as the "new" suburb of Philadelphia. I sell homes in both Delaware and Chester counties. I can help you, and look forward to hearing from you. Just ask me!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 11, 2010
Maureen

Check out Bucks County, you won't be dissapointed.
If you want help give us a call.


Fran and Mark Redding
Prudential Fox Roach
1010 Stony Hill Road
215-504-7500
215-321-3307 DIRECT
http://www.FranandMark.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 7, 2010
There are good buys in Philadelphia and suburbs. You should decide on your budget and talk to a lender so that you know what you will qualify for. You can do a radius based search of listings on my web site and look at homes in the areas that meet your criteria. You can then interview agents in the county that you want to look in. Many agents service more than one county. Hire a good buyer's agent to represent your interests.
You can look up agents and their profile on trulia.
If you are a first time buyers and want to take advantage of the tax credit please start looking soon. Also fha guidelines are changing in April .
Feel free to call me if you have questions .visit my web site http://www.gitabantwal.com and look up listings.
There are some good resources for buyers on http://www.hud.gov
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 7, 2010
Honestly speaking $400,000 could be affordable to one person while another feels $150,000 is affordable, "affordable" can be so subjective. The answer you are looking for requires a little more detail and understanding what exactly your needs are in looking for a home. I wish you the best in your search and would love to offer more guidance and insight, feel free to contact me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 6, 2010
There are quite a bit of affordable communities: Havertown,Broomall, Springfield,Armore..just to name a few.

What price range are you looking in?

Amanda

amanda.saunders@prufoxroach.com
http://www.saundersrealestatenow.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 6, 2010
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