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Joseph Picci…, Real Estate Pro in Collegeville, PA
Joseph Piccione answered:
how long doe a short sale take to go through?
It may not be the best answer but really it depends on so many factors. It can take anywhere from 90 days to 6 months or more based on the bank, how many lienholders there are, and fra ... more
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Chris DiBiase, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Chris DiBiase answered:
I am really annoyed that I am seeing several properities listed for one price and when I click on it, its much more...
I specialize in South Philly Real Estate. Trulia does not update for 60 days. If you want me to send you accurate, up-tp-date list of Homes for sale or rent in South Philly, shoot me an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2015 Rentals in 19148
Julie Kimmel, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Julie Kimmel answered:
My daughter wants to find a lease-purchase in S. Philadelphia. What's the best way to approach owners' agents with a lease-purchase
Why is it that she wants a lease-purchase? Lack of downpayment? Credit issues? Maybe we can work together to find a way for her to buy instead.

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Julie Kimmel, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Julie Kimmel answered:
Should I get another home inspection just to make sure that the seller fix all the problems that he agreed to?
Check with your original home inspector. They will often go back and re-inspect specific items for a small charge. Better safe then sorry!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 1, 2015 Home Buying in 19148
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
hello just curious if the seller sells a house and a realator who appraised the home was way to low in that area the home was sold
The question needs more details, please start from the beginning.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Buying in 19148
Andrew Marti…, Real Estate Pro in Orangevale, CA
Andrew Martinez answered:
my credit score is a 592 i have no debt my incom is good i have 50,000 in the bank and iam a first time buyer i'm willing to put
Wow Spamming Trulia Jessica. Same Answer on 50 different posts

Way to offer great insight to the Trulia community.
1 vote Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in 19148
twylitemyst30, Home Seller in Philadelphia, PA
twylitemyst30 answered:
What has happened to the south philly 19148 market to lower the listings about 20,000 recently?
I know the houses on my 19148 block that sold for very cheap (140k or less) had major issues including: the entire roof needing replacement; all new plumbing in basement and/or all new ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Selling in 19148
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Worth, TX
George Raymondo answered:
Any lenders doing 203K loans?
We are licensed in NJ, but what you are trying to do is a no good. The reason is, this program was designed to help homeowners who have been faced with a natural disaster. I have done a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 31, 2013 Financing in 19148
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
A week before closing, seller contacts me to let me know that valuable architectural pieces were stolen from the house. What do I do?
Your purchase agreement should have a clause that addresses this. In most ps agreements it staes the seller should keep insurance on teh property to close, if there is damage up to a ce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Buying in 19148
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
who was the prevous renter for house 2639 S Beulah philadephia, pa?
Can we publish your personal information on the Internet?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in 19148
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Help with this nightmare REO buying experience...
I'm confused. The best way that your Realtor can preserve his reputation is by getting you answers.

REO's and Short-Sales are notoriously clumsy and time-consuming. So it's not uncom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 18, 2012 Home Buying in 19148
Christina Lo…,  in Philadelphia, PA
Christina Lopaz answered:
What taxes are property owners in Philadelphia ,PA, subject to when selling an investment property?
Capital gains tax. If you bought it for 20,000 and sell it for 100,000 when you sell it you have to pay capital gains tax on around 80,000. It gets added to your income The amount of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Home Selling in 19148
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
Hello.. Can you tell me "roughly"what my mortgage payment would be on a 60k loan??
I use bank rate to calculate. Remember that you will have to pay for other costs (taxes, homeowners insurance, etc).
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 17, 2011 Financing in 19148
Michael Emery,  in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
Has anyone had experience with 1 800 SELL NOW? I received a letter from an agent with them. how does it work?
As they will either have to sell the home on the open market or sell to an investor, they will probably offer you substantially less than you might gain on the open market. In the past, ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jun 18, 2011 Home Selling in 19148
Charles Bald…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Charles Balducci answered:
I am selling my house on a block in 19148. My house is very well kept and big. However, the street keeps
Hi Joe,

This may well be a curb appeal issue. It may also be an issue of the cleanliness of the street, or parking in the vicinity. Also, what are the lifestyle upsides or your prope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 18, 2011 Home Selling in 19148
David Burnham,  in Washington, DC
David Burnham answered:
I am trying to sell my house. It needs a lot of cosmetic work but its a great house. I've had lots of showings but no offers. What else can I?
What is 'lots of showings'? A house like you described could take a little longer to sell, but that doesn't mean anything is wrong. If you have had 10-15 showings, then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 30, 2011 Home Selling in 19148
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
Design Builders have moved my settlement date FOUR times. They are building new townhomes in South Philly and it's taking forever!
Jane. I'd suggest you talk to your agent and if needed an attorney. I know nothing about your particular situation. The agreement of sale for new construction often allows for de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 6, 2011 Home Buying in 19148
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