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Jacob Parrill, Real Estate Pro in 10004
Jacob Parrill answered:
When putting a deposit down on an apartment, I understand the deposit must be equal to one months rent of that unit. When do you need to come up with?
Zac,

In NYC deposits are typically 1-2 months of the rent if you have good credit and proof of income. If you have challenged credit or cannot prove your income many landlords will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Rental Basics in 19130
Andrew Janos, Real Estate Pro in 19130
Andrew Janos answered:
Does anyone know about the area of Francisville? It begins two blocks west from the neighborhood of Fairmount
John,

If you are still having questions/doubts about Francisville, know that with the continued development of the area and businesses, you would have a solid investment.

Breweryt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 General Area in 19130
Don DeGennaro, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Don DeGennaro answered:
area around cambridge and ridge?
Cambridge & Ridge certainly has a ways to go in my opinion. However it is up and coming so it really depends on what your goals and expectations are in the next 5 to 10 years, as well a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Crime & Safety in 19130
Don DeGennaro, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Don DeGennaro answered:
opinions please: N.16th St
Susan,

16th Street between Wallace & North Streets is definitely up and coming. It would be a great opportunity to purchase in that area, specifically that block. If you are willing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Crime & Safety in 19130
Damon Massado, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Damon Massado answered:
how much is my house worth. 781 N 24th St., Philadelphia, PA 19130
It would depend on the condition of your home. Your home would be compared to all recent sales in the area where you home would be similar, meaning bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Home Selling in 19130
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how much is my house worth?
Contact and invite a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparable market analysis, review the data, ask opinions and go from there; cma's are generally ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Selling in 19130
Sharon Sapp, Real Estate Pro in Exeter Township, PA
Sharon Sapp answered:
How much do I have to pay as the seller of a house in Philadelphia? I am trying to figure out the net amount that I will receive.
Laurie, besides commission and transfer tax, there are other amounts that impact your net amount.

Do you have a balance on a mortgage? That will have to be paid off.

How about a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 2, 2012 Home Selling in 19130
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Rules and regulations with FHA financing
Yes one year, and they do check. But if you have a good reason for moving they may be ok. If your reason is not good enough ( a job transfer etc,) they will call the loan due.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 8, 2011 Home Buying in 19130
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
How do I get a mortgage & home equity loan never processed, but recorded by the mortgage company off the title.?
It may have been processed, otherwise it should not be on there. Have your closing agent send them a pay off demand, when it comes back as zero, Problem solved.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 27, 2011 Home Selling in 19130
Charles Bald…, Real Estate Pro in 19123
Charles Balducci answered:
How low should first offer be?
Hi Lauren,

This is timeless question.

The present market circumstances justifies your sober analysis.

First obtain representation and have the agent run a CMA, comparative mark ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 19, 2011 Home Buying in 19130
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
How does one figure in yard sq footage to a home price?
Too many varraibles to have
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Home Buying in 19130
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
cost of my house
Your buyers / listing agent can comp of the value of your home. You can also contact appraisers approx. cost be $400 - or +

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 11, 2011 Home Selling in 19130
Carl M. Cald…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Carl M. Caldas answered:
Realizing no one has a crystal ball, what are some opinions out there regarding appreciation when you compare the Art Museum Area vs. Bella Vista?
I think both areas have common elements in regard to appreciation .The Geographical advantage creates more rehab and revival north, east, and west of Fairmount vs west and south in Bell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 4, 2010 Home Buying in 19130
Porsche, Other/Just Looking in 19130
Porsche asked:
Where can I find statistics on typical Philadelphia condo buyers and renters, including their incomes, ages, professions, etc.? What is the status of this market right now and how does is it affecting this demographic?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Market Conditions in 19130
Fran And Mark…, Real Estate Pro in Yardley, PA
Fran And Mark Redding answered:
Why are you guys listing my house wrong and how do I get you to correct? You guys posted the listing wrong to start and then the correction is worse
Roth

Your new agent needs to contact Trulia and advise them of the errors, ask Trulia to make the corrections and follow up to see that they are done. If the errors are a result of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 22, 2009 Home Selling in 19130
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
I sold a home back in May of 2006 and have been renting ever since. Is there any way I can qualify for the first time home buyer tax credit?
First, put in a contract that it MUST close before nov 30. Otherwise you risk not getting it.
Second, Once that buyers bribe disappears people will lack downpayments ( loans on the $8k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 15, 2009 Home Buying in 19130
The Somers T…, Real Estate Pro in Temple, PA
The Somers Team answered:
Opinions please: Area around Green Street & N. 17th Street?
Househunter,

That area has very nice condos and townhomes. It is located so close to Center City that it's convenience makes it a highly desired spot for many people who work or play ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2009 Crime & Safety in 19130
John, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
John answered:
Advice please: 600 block N.16th
This area is not going to give you a good neighborhood vibe...and most of the rehab that is going on is all low-income housing. Go over to the west closer to Fairmount Ave around 21st s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2009 General Area in 19130
Terrence Cha…, Home Owner in Allentown, PA
Terrence Charest answered:
the ad says it's a bi-level. And you can see the spiral staircase going up to the second level. ?
OK. Here's the skinny. Everything except for the living room is on the lower level. If you wish to see it, let me know. Also, there's a couple of places on Spring Garden available. I wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 9, 2009 Home Buying in 19130
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