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Karen, Both Buyer and Seller in 19446

Is this property still for sale? I cannot find the listing and would like to see it.

Asked by Karen, 19446 Mon May 11, 2009

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Hello Karen,

I see you are from the Lansdale area. My office is located at 1110 N Broad St in Lansdale. I would be happy to assist you in the buying and selling process of a home. Since this property is currently unavailable you may want to see others. I use current technology to identify and find homes as soon as they become available.

Why Use a REALTOR® When Buying a Home?

A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process.

Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR " ®" trademark on their business cards and other marketing and sales literature.

REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reported that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments of most people’s lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $250,000. If you had a $250,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a certified professional accountant? If you had a $250,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be wise to work with a professional REALTOR® when you are buying a home.

If you're still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are more reasons to use one:

1. Your REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power - that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give a REALTOR® some basic information about your available savings, income and current debt, he or she can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Most lenders - banks and mortgage companies - offer limited choices.
2. Your REALTOR® has many resources to assist you in your home search. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties.
3. Your REALTOR® can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. Agents who are REALTORS® have access to a variety of informational resources. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, etc. There are two things you'll want to know: First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?
4. Your REALTOR® can help you with negotiations and inspections. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or appliances. The purchase agreement should allow time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.
5. Your REALTOR® provides due diligence during the property evaluation. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. Your REALTOR® can assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations and provide you with written reports.
You will also want to see a preliminary report on the property title. Title indicates ownership of property and can be mired in confusing status of past owners or rights of access. The title to most properties will have some limitations; for example, easements (access rights) for utilities. Your REALTOR®, title search company or attorney can help you resolve issues that might cause problems at a later date.
6. Your REALTOR® can help you understand different financing options and identify qualified lenders.
7. Your REALTOR® can guide you through the closing process and make sure everything flows together smoothly.

Call me for an interview today!

Ralf Simon
Ralf Simon, Realtor
RE/MAX Central
Office: 215-362-2260 x1774
Cell: 215-479-8067
Fax:: 267-354-6897

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 11, 2009
Hi Karen. I'm sorry but this particular house appears to have been taken off the market. (If you like, I could reach out to the listing agent to find out the current status....just call me at (610) 324-5240)

Because of the nature of your question, I would conclude that you haven't yet hired a Realtor to assist you in your home purchase. I would HIGHLY recommend that you do so at your earliest convenience. Your Realtor would be able to generate searches to find homes that meet your particular critieria. Having a good Realtor on your side, won't only save you time but will likely save you money as well (negotiating a great deal is one of the MANY benefits of working with an experienced Realtor who looks out for YOUR best interests:) (By the way, same holds true for home sales.....a Realtor who is adept at Internet marketing is critical to selling your home quicker AND for top dollar....if you haven't yet found a Realtor that fits your needs, I encourage you to keep looking:)

If you'd like to chat more, feel free to call me direct at (610) 324-5240. It would be my pleasure to assist you in any way that I can. Wishing you MUCH good luck and blessings!


Judy May, Esquire, REALTOR
"A Refreshingly Different Real Estate Experience"
CENTURY 21 Alliance
2828 Audubon Village Drive
Audubon PA 19403
O: 610.666.0202 x. 226
C: 610.324.5240 (preferred)
F: 610.666.1942
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 11, 2009
This home is temporarily off the market. If you wish, I can watch this property for you and as soon as it comes back on the market, I can email you to schedule an appointment. If you want to know about other homes on the market in the area, then let me know.

Either way, please contact me so that I may be able to assist you.

Terrence Charest, e-Pro®
Century 21 Associates
905 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Cell (Preferred): 877.614.1494
Office: 215.659.5250
Fax: 215.659.5550
“Century 21 is the number one franchise site on the Internet”
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 11, 2009
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