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Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Fred Glick answered:
what ever became of those houses in the sinking area of Philadelphia?
They are gone.

You can see from Roosevelt Boulevard that it is just land now.


Fred Glick
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Brutus, Other/Just Looking in 19111
Brutus asked:
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Considering a move from SO Jersey to Center City Phila, but have heard many buildings have roach infestation.
Keep in mind opinions are often suggestive--consider visiting the area more than once and at different times of day and form an opinion of your own. Unfortunately, critters do exist all ... more
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Mike Artie R…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mike Artie Rosania answered:
My family and I are looking into moving to the Philadelphia area as a central NE location for my husband to fly out of for a regional position.
You are asking a very loaded question and perhaps that is why no one responded, Though you sound very specific as to what you are looking for there are so many areas to cover. You will ... more
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Anne, Home Buyer in 19146
Anne asked:
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
hi , my name is shawn i own a property on hilton head island in south carilona and i want to know what is the value of the property . the property
Contact any local realty office(s) and ask for comps, or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask--the agent may need to see the property first or ask questions before c ... more
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Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Is anyone familiar with the Cu257 condos in North Old City?
Realtors cannot comment on the safety of a neighborhood but that area is a nice spot in old city. Only downfall is it is near a highway versus being a few blocks away deeper in old cit ... more
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Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
My mother recently passed away and willed our family home to me. How do I go about transferring the property from her name to mine? Thanks!
Hello Lucy,

I recommend that you consult with an attorney familiar with estate matters. It may require court action to transfer the property to your name.
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Renee Porsia, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Renee Porsia answered:
What suburbs are family friendly and also an easy commute in the Philadelphia area?
Hello Jessica,

There are so many places to choose from, There is Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Within those counties are townships. Depending on how what yo ... more
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James Yoakum,…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
James Yoakum, SFR answered:
Fishtown and Northern Liberties
I think in any neighborhood you can make a good or bad investment - it's all about paying the right price for the right particular property. You're asking the right questions ... more
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James Yoakum,…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
James Yoakum, SFR answered:
Does Philly adjust property tax bills after a sale, based on the purchase price?
Currently they do not - reassessments in Philadelphia have been very arbitrary for a long time. The tax system in Philadelphia is being revamped over the next few years, so after that a ... more
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Dan Rich, Real Estate Pro in Doylestown, PA
Dan Rich answered:
How's Pennsport, PA? Is this a good neighborhood to purchase?
Amanda,

Pennsport/Queen Village is considered to be an up and coming neighborhood and there are some very nice homes in the neighborhood. You do want to make sure you have a buffer ... more
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Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
What's the best Neighborhood in Philadelphia for professionals with a family?
Amanda,

As far as safety goes, realtors are not suppose to discuss that so I suggest contacting the local police department to look into that stuff.


Do you have a target price r ... more
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James Yoakum,…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
James Yoakum, SFR answered:
I am looking to buy a house for about $100,000.
Mayfair is certainly an option given your budget, but like you said it's far from where you work. Other areas to consider might be Overbrook, Wynnefield, or South Philly - all of w ... more
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Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
i am on ssi disability in need of renting a low income 2 bedroom house in philadelphia,penna. How do i find where some locations are?
Find your local housing authority. They should be able to help you find some section 8 housing.

You can contact your local, state, or federal representatives. They will be able to he ... more
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Mike Artie R…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mike Artie Rosania answered:
My husband transferred his rental property to me as a gift. The property was sold for 99,000 he purchased it as a "shell" for approx.
You will need to have you/an accountant answer that question. Everyones tax burden is a little different and would be answered by a tax professional.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 6, 2010 General Area in Philadelphia
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Looking to find a Neighborhood in PA, kid friendly and great schools.
Elanelw,

PA is a very large area. Can you give us some more details? What is your ideal price range? What kind of home other than lot size are you looking for?

That lot size pre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 6, 2010 General Area in 19147
Terrence Cha…, Home Owner in Allentown, PA
Terrence Charest answered:
What is a letter of Hardship?
I shall assume that it is a lender you're trying to help with or someone else you are thinking about getting emergency funds from. A letter of hardship is just that. It's a le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 28, 2009 General Area in 19141
Hannah Angert, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Hannah Angert answered:
How much should a new, spacious, modern 2 bedroom apartment in Pointe Breeze near Washington Avenue cost in monthly rent?
Hi Mike,

According to rentometer.com, 2 BR properties in Point Breeze are going for $800-$1500 per month. Price your property within this range based upon ammenities like outdoor sp ... more
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Brian Fletch…, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, PA
Brian Fletcher answered:
What do people know/think about Francisville. I see LOTS of new construction and evidence of gentrification.
Hello,

Most people consider that neighborhood to Fairmount although it is a little further East. It seems to be getting a face lift lately I do agree with you about that ... more
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