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Take advantage of low real estate prices and buy a foreclosed home today. You can buy a foreclosed Pennsylvania home if you have a bad credit score or other credit problems. At ShortPropertySales.com we… Read more
Blogged Mon May 12, 2014 by Voices Member Home Buying Rent vs Buy Credit Score
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Timothy M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
As you all know by now, I'm a huge fan of Trulia.com. IMHO, it offers the best real estate tools, allows you to dive deep when researching real estate agents, and is more user-friendly than most other… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 11, 2013 by Timothy M. Garrity Home Buying Rental Basics Rent vs Buy
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JeffDelaCost…, Home Buyer in Philipsburg, PA
JeffDelaCosta90 answered:
Is it a good investment to buy a condo and use it as a rental property?
Yes this is a good investment primarily because condominiums are usually high in demand in urban areas where there are a lot of office workers who want to access their places of occupat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 21, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Lowell Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Lowell Sterling answered:
I plan to stay in center city Philadelphia for about 7 years. Just wonder if I should buy or rent? What factors should I be considering?
Myth: "It's less expensive to rent, and now may not be the right time to buy."

The Truth: In some cases, mortgage payments may be lower than rental payments, and if you continue to p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 28, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Center City East
Bruce Ailion…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Your first step should be to locate and hire a REALTOR, not just a real estate agent on an exclusive basis. Be sure your REALTOR has a minimum of five years’ experience and 100+ transactions. … Read more
Blogged Sat Apr 27, 2013 by Bruce Ailion,CRS,CRB,MSRE,ESQ Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Looking for a real estate company who have properties for rent to own. My credit needs tuning and Im a first-time homebuyer. Any references.?
I am going to echo what Mack said --- don't do it!

You may be tired of renting, but your credit is bad for a reason.
You need to work on that first before you even think of buying a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
With todays 3.5% FHA down payment on this Port Richmond Brick Row 3 Bedroom Home purchace..... Your Owner monthly Payment is LESS than Paying for today's rental rates!CHECK IT OUT!!!!!http://www.homec… Read more
Blogged Sun Oct 7, 2012 by Sheri Curci Home Buying Rent vs Buy Property Q&A
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Courtney, Other/Just Looking in
I am in a Lease Purchase Agreement for a property in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia (19125) and I no longer wish to purchase the property.  The agreement does not end until September 2016. Since… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 7, 2012 by Courtney Home Buying Rent vs Buy Property Q&A
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Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
Hi my name is Joceln Morales and i have bad credit, I need to find a real estate agency that can help me find a rent to own house
Give me a call and I'll see if I can help you a Rent to Own may not be to your advantage there are other means available to you 215-725-5700 X49

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Jim, Home Owner in Philadelphia, PA
Jim answered:
Trying to move out my fiance mother house asap. Been looking for a house to rent to own for a couple of months now
Check out Sorented.com if you are in the market for a new home or rental. It houses all of the homes for sale in Philadelphia plus the surrounding areas,it also has a huge selection of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Nicholas Syl…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Nicholas Sylvestro answered:
im looking for a rent to own house in west philly.
There are a few I no of. You can contact me at 267-228-3910
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
The home im interested in has just dropped another 15,000 in price but i do not qualify for a mortgage. how likely is a seller to lease instead?
Changing jobs does not automatically mean that your income will not be considered.
What job did you have and what job did you get and how long were you laid off in between.

Alan
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Northeast Philadelphia
Del Val Real…, Real Estate Pro in Malvern, PA
# 1 Reason. Buying at a discount: You can buy distressed properties at a discount, fixing them up and having a handsome equity before the property is even placed as a rental. This equity is the first… Read more
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June, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
June answered:
hello. Im lookin for a rent to own property. Can you help with this?
Greetings Kenya,

I have a rent to own here in South Philadelphia and you are
welcome to contact me asap!


Landlord
June
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Northeast Philadelphia
Del Val Real…, Real Estate Pro in Malvern, PA
  3 Helpful Tips for Renting Out Your Home in Philadelphia   Home ownership has always been a part of the American dream, but that dream may be changing. In 2011 more and more potential home buyers… Read more
Blogged Thu Nov 3, 2011 by Del Val Realty & Property Mgmt Home Selling Rent vs Buy Property Q&A
Timothy M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Just last week, I had the privilege of listing another beautifully rehabbed property in South Philadelphia: 1915 Fernon St (shown above). Please feel free to click here to view this property's website,… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 1, 2011 by Timothy M. Garrity Home Buying Rent vs Buy For Rent
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Timothy M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
The title says it all.Click here to see why new apartment projects are still popping up all over Philadelphia; especially in the strong Center City market. Happy 4th, everyone! Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 1, 2011 by Timothy M. Garrity Rent vs Buy
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Scott Maritz…, Real Estate Pro in 19019
Are you still living with your parents, are you renting an apartment, are you afraid to make a huge purchase?  In either event you are either saving your money wisely, testing the neighborhood first,… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 14, 2011 by Scott Maritzer Market Conditions Home Buying Rent vs Buy
Timothy M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
For those of you who read this blog regularly, you've probably seen me discuss this subject before. The reason this subject is so popular today, is because there really is no clear cut answer to the… Read more
Blogged Sat Mar 5, 2011 by Timothy M. Garrity Home Buying Rental Basics Rent vs Buy
Timothy M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
As far as big US cities go, Philadelphia is ranked around 5th on Trulia's "Rent vs. Buy" ratio list. To give you an example, our current ratio is listed at 12. According to the data any ratio that's listed… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 23, 2011 by Timothy M. Garrity Home Buying In My Neighborhood Rent vs Buy
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