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Sean Mooney, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Mooney answered:
I am considering buying a home built in the 1950s. Should I have any concerns? Would I be better off buying a newer home?
LJones a home that was built in the 50's can also cost more to insure. This is because the older a home is, the more likely it is to have a claim. This can include older pipes that may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Newtown
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
What is the pet policy in the Crown Point Condominiums$?
Discuss with your Realtor member, they can update you on questions such as this.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Buying in Newtown
Christopher…, Home Owner in Wheeling, IL
Christopher Holcombe answered:
How do you view a home that is in foreclosure? What exactly does getting involved in a foreclosed home sale mean?
When searching for my latest home, the local market was so saturated with Bank-owned foreclosures, that it was not difficult to see several in a single day. We were using a real estate ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Dec 10, 2013 Home Buying in Newtown
Jen Buschel, Real Estate Pro in 18940
Jen Buschel answered:
are there any townhouses where bedroom is on first floor? in newtown..........
Thank you for your inquiry. That depends. If you are looking for 55 adult community that would apply .Also there are a few such as Newtown Crossing,they are townhomes and some are Ran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Newtown
Leonard Wosh…, Real Estate Pro in Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Leonard Woshczyn answered:
I'm looking to purchase a new construction Toll Brother's home in Newtown, PA. The base price is about $890k and they are offering $75k in
I guess if you bought and sold a house before, you might feel comfortable in doing it yourself, I think I would want my agent there to make sure that every angle was covered. As far as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Buying in Newtown
K3vinhartman, Home Owner in Newtown, PA
K3vinhartman answered:
Am I crazy for considering a commute from Newtown / Yardley to NYC?
I've lived in Newtown, PA for the last two years, and commute to NY Penn Station daily for work. It's pretty terrible. If you have a bad day at work, and you know you have a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 11, 2010 Home Buying in Newtown
The Kim Tokar…, Real Estate Pro in Langhorne, PA
The Kim Tokar Team answered:
How soon after a short sale can we buy another home and what kind of loan should we look for?
Hi Barbara,

The standard is that you cannot buy anything for 2 years. Please go to my web site and download all the reports that I have concerning short sales. My web site is www. ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Newtown
Brian Luce…, Real Estate Pro in New Hope, PA
Brian Luce Associate Broker answered:
what does status a/n mean? I noticed the status changed on a house I am waiting to view, it went from active to a/n
Rachel,

I just wanted to point out that it's not a "waste of time" as some people think to set an appointment on a home that is Active with some other contingency. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Buying in Newtown
Gita Bantwal…, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal ABR/CRS/SRES/CDPE answered:
How does Headley compare to other townhouse developments in Newtown?
It is a great community and people love living there just like in many other communities in Newtown.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 4, 2010 Home Buying in Newtown
Erica Ramus, Real Estate Pro in 17901
Erica Ramus answered:
My wife and I are under contract to buy a townhouse. The MLS listing stated the $158 association fee included exterior maintenance.
1. Do you still want this house or do you want out of the contract?
2. If you want the house, make sure you read those docs when they are presented to you. Push your agent to get them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 3, 2010 Home Buying in Newtown
Jen Buschel, Real Estate Pro in 18940
Jen Buschel answered:
I am very interested in the Council Rock School District. Does anyone know if there is a train from this area (Newtown, Holland) to center city?
Hello Sr.
What brings you to the Council Rock School Location? I am asking because I have sucessfully relocated several families to the Area. I spend alot of time educating you about ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 3, 2010 Home Buying in Newtown
Gita Bantwal…, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal ABR/CRS/SRES/CDPE answered:
What eastern Bucks County towns have lower tax rates?
This answer is for others who have a similar question. Yardley, Newtown and Langhorne are all within easy commute of Princeton. The taxes will depend on the age of the house. Some owner ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Home Buying in Newtown
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Any advices on purchasing a foreclosure? What are the key elements in such a process? Thanks.
Purchasing foreclosure is drama not due to listing/ buyer agents banks are extremely slow.

Many foreclosures are distressed properties do you have disposal cash many of required rep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2009 Home Buying in Newtown
Jen, Real Estate Pro in Newtown, PA
Jen answered:
Are there 2BR townhomes in the Headley development of Newtown? I only see 3BRs on the market.
Hi Sara,
I have lived in Newtown for twenty years and I am very familiar with neighborhoods. Liberty Square has a great floor plan and has interesting architectural appeal. Headley h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Home Buying in Newtown
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