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Robert Green, Real Estate Pro in Sewickley, PA
Robert Green answered:
How I can find an agent to help me In searching for 2 bedroom apartment in a Nice controlled access building in Suirrel Hill , for Sep 1, 2012?
Hit the find an agent button at the top of the Trulia web page and then type in the area. Pick out a couple of agents and call them and see who best fits what you seek in someone to rep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Home Buying in 15217
Fran Minkel, Real Estate Pro in 15090
Fran Minkel answered:
Iam looking for a nice 3 bedroom house in Squirrel Hill. Any one know anyone planning to sell one before its listed? These houses are going so fast.
I know the homes are going pretty fast in Squirrel Hill, what is your price range? I would like to assist you in your search.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014 Home Buying in 15217
Fran Minkel, Real Estate Pro in 15090
Fran Minkel answered:
I am on F1 visa. Currently full time in school. I have a SSN and credit score of 750. Have 3 CC's for past 2.5 years? Do i qualify for mortgage? than
Alan.

Why yes you are a wonderful canidate to purchase. Where are you looking and when are you able to go house hunting?

I've been working with top lenders for over 18 years, I am ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014 Home Buying in 15217
Fran Minkel, Real Estate Pro in 15090
Fran Minkel answered:
We're trying to figure out when to put our Squirrel Hill home on the market? Now? April? We live north of Forbes near Forbes and Murray.
Hi! I'm glad you asked. I think you should market your lsiting as soon as possible to take advantage of the fact that there are very few listings in the area.

May I ask, When are yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014 Market Conditions in 15217
Tammy Sorco, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Tammy Sorco answered:
Would it be reasonable for me to expect almost $250,000 more than the surrounding houses on the same street?
That is quite a bit higher than the surrounding homes that you described. I would recommend getting an appraiser to do a full appraisal. You want to make sure that you are not in a tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Selling in 15217
Tammy Sorco, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Tammy Sorco answered:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of selling a home "as is" rather than live in the mess of upgrades only to sell it?
When you are listing your home AS IS, you are limiting your market. It is intimidating to many buyers and they think the worst, before even viewing the home. You should adjust the pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Selling in 15217
Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
How I can find an agent to help me In searching for 2 bedroom apartment in a Nice controlled access building in Suirrel Hill , for Sep 1, 2012?
Try calling Arbors Management as they handle a lot of rentals. But unfortunately most rental listings are not put into the multi-list system in the Pittsburgh area so you may find your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Being gifted a house from a non relative, how does this work?
You should speak with a real estate attorney who can handle the transfer of the property. If you need a mortgage to purchase the home and repair it, you'll need to speak to a lender and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Bill, Home Seller in Arizona
Bill answered:
How does one search for foreclosed properties?
Foreclosure is good but i have place priced as foreclosure - and i do not have a mortgage - $15,000 in 15221 -- am 15 mins by car from Squirrel Hill - 15 mins from Home Depot - not plac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Bill, Home Seller in Arizona
Bill answered:
Is there any specific area of Squirrel Hill that has lower home prices?
Well - you can buy in Squirrel Hill - i have place in 15221 - can not compare to Squirrel Hill for amenities -- but get the price - and only 15 mins. by car from Squirrel Hill -- $15,00 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Bill, Home Seller in Arizona
Bill answered:
How can an international visa student (undergraduate) buy a house in Pittsburgh?
I have a house - 2 story brick - built in 1950 -- 2,100 sq. ft. with full basement and large rear yard - facing unused road - about 15 minutes by car from VA Medical Center - and 15 min ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
How to choose an agent: large vs small real estate agency?
Hello Richard,

Agree with Kevin overall.
I'd interview agents from A and B and see if you even like them - you don't have to work with them if they are not what you need. If you fin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Andy@acg, Real Estate Pro in Warrendale, PA
Andy@acg answered:
Title insurance: can it be different from lender to lender?
There are portions of what you see as title insurance charges that are regulated by the state department of insurance. The premium charge is based on the amount of the insurance covera ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 26, 2011 Financing in 15217
Pat Rose, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Pat Rose answered:
my house is listed in 15217 but when "squirrel hill" is searched it does not show up? mine is in heart of sq hill...
Stop listing on the MLS! It's inefficient anyway because of the amount of competition you have on there. Try something new!!!

Pat Rose,
mgmt@cashoutmyhome.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Home Selling in 15217
Rick01, Other/Just Looking in New York
Rick01 answered:
where is Rent VS Buy Index released 10-08-10?
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Rent vs Buy in 15217
Emily Erekuff, Real Estate Pro in Inner Sunset, San Fr...
Emily Erekuff answered:
I(Pamela McIver) answered a question from Richard S. and the answer showed up as Cassie Brandon. Can you please correct this? Thanks, Pam
Hi Pamela,

It appears as though you are currently logged into Cassie's account. Do you work on a shared computer? If so it looks like Cassie may have failed to log out of her ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 11, 2010 Using Trulia in 15217
Jefferson, Home Buyer in Bucks County, PA
Jefferson answered:
What do think about buying a house facing highway?
The others are right ... run, don't walk, away - unless you are getting a STEAL.

I know that Pittsburgh didn't get hit the way a lot of other areas did but it is still a b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 6, 2010 Quality of Life in 15217
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