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Jean Bohince, Home Buyer in Fredonia, AZ
Jean Bohince asked:
How can I search for ranch homes in my area? I want one-level living only.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2016 Home Buying in 15217
Bookratt, Home Owner in Pittsburgh, PA
Bookratt answered:
How do you change the house photo on the listing? You have someone else's home photo as the one for 4316 saline street pgh, pa 15217.
If your home is in off market status (ie not for sale), you can claim it as your home and edit the home facts, which I believe works just like it does at other real estate aggregator/fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 2, 2015 Home Buying in 15217
Michael Blum, Real Estate Pro in Blue Bell, PA
Michael Blum answered:
How to choose an agent: large vs small real estate agency?
It is all about your relationship with the individual. Are they looking our for your best interest at every moment?! Generally all agents get the same information at roughly the same ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 15217
Chantal Bern…, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Chantal Bernicky asked:
I have been getting spam from your site. There are two listings for Squirrel Hill (1440 Severn st $1,100 rental and Dalzell st $900 rental) spam I even got an answer from the supposed owner of the house on Dalzell asking for my information and confirmed with the owner of Sever St who says his house is not for rent. Please advise
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Buying in 15217
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
Anesha Nesbi…, Real Estate Pro in Wappingers, NY
Anesha Nesbitt Team 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
Anesha Nesbi…, Real Estate Pro in Wappingers, NY
Anesha Nesbitt Team 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
Anesha Nesbi…, Real Estate Pro in Wappingers, NY
Anesha Nesbitt Team 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
My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team 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
Andy@acg,  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,  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
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