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Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
What are good areas to live in Easton PA area?
That is a common question around the country but unfortunately, Realtors are not allowed to answer that question due to laws on steering and black lining. Every person has a unique per ... more
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Raymond, Home Seller in Easton, PA
Raymond asked:
How to assign a new Trulia listing to a different email address.? I posted my FSBO home on FIZBER and received an email from Trulia at advising me of the FIZBER listing and suggesting I open a Trulia account using the email I gave to FIZBER. I already…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2014 Home Selling in 18042
Jean Leon Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Camelback East, Phoe...
Jean Leon Magnotto answered:
If a person has had a forclusure on a previous house, what are the chances of getting another loan?
Pretty good, it is a fairly common occurrence. I would talk to a good mortgage broker to see what options are open to them. Good luck !
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in 18042
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
How do I list my home for sale on Trulia without going through the "What's your house worth" crap? That web screen has NO links to
Trulia does not accept by owner listings. If you're listed with an agent, they can do this for you. If your not, there are other sites you can use.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Home Selling in 18042
Shabana Path…, Real Estate Pro in 18045
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
How can I activate an expired rental listing?
If it was your own listing and you've an extension signed by the landlord, please contact LVARMLS and once you email them extension they'll activate it for you. If it was an expired lis ... more
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Shabana Path…, Real Estate Pro in 18045
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
There is a apt in Easton, that I am interested in, how do I find out who the landlord is, I am single, no children, have a income, wanting a 1 bedrm
Please call us at 484-893-1204, we can help to find you a rental property. You can email at spghelps@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Buying in 18042
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
minimum credit score required to buy home??
Hello Dirtjerz,

Realistically you need a 580 credit score to get a mortgage in your new home purchase. You will get a much better rate if your score is 620 or higher. However your cr ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
my score is 545 can i buy a house for 50,000 cash

As the others say, if you're paying cash, your credit score doesn't matter. The reason is: The credit score matters to the lender, who lends money for the mortgage. If you don't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Home Buying in 18042
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Bad Credit buying first home
If you do not have the money for a down payment just how could you keep the house? Imagine the day when the furnace dies. It is 15 months after you bought the house. You are now looking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 Home Buying in 18042
Keith and Sh…, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Keith and Shannon French answered:
How does Lease To Own work? And are there any lease to own homes available in Easton?
Hi JC Mitchell, I wanted to give you a link to our frequently asked questions on our website that may be helpful in researching this for you - http://buybaltimoreproperties.com/rent-to- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Rent vs Buy in 18042
sableesp, Home Buyer in New York, NY
sableesp answered:
I own a home and would like to purchase another as an investment property but my credit score is low. Is this possible?
sableesp, Home Buyer, PA.

I don't know how a $,1250.00 monthly mortgage pament could be financially managed with $1,600 monthly income. With only $350 left over, how ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2012 Home Buying in 18042
An Alias, Home Owner in Pennsylvania
An Alias answered:
My daughter is buying her first home and has 5 months left on her lease. Does she really have to pay that 5 months rent?
If it's a standard lease agreement that most landlords use, she will be liable for the unpaid months - if the dwelling remains vacant. Few landlords add escape clauses on their own, or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 28, 2012 Home Buying in 18042
Joe Kaminski, Real Estate Pro in 18020
Joe Kaminski answered:
how do we go about lease to own on a property we are currently renting?
Interview real estate agents in your area to identify an agent who is familiar with the process.

Make sure the agent is acting as your Buyer's Agent or as a Dual Agent.

Everything ... more
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Richard Cowe…, Real Estate Pro in 18020
Richard Cowell answered:
we have 16mo left on a 3year lease. my husband lost his job and we told the landlord that we need to break the lease. can he sue for 16mo of rent?
I would read my lease very carefully to see if there are any early termination causes and what they say about the cost of termination before end of lease.I would also consult with an at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 23, 2012 Rentals in 18042
Joseph Sanfr…, Home Buyer in Pipersville, PA
Joseph Sanfratello answered:
Home Owners Insurance
Hey Lynn,

As an insurance agent there are a few companies out there that will insure vacant homes. They usually require you to pick a 3 month 6 month or yearly policy and do require ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 2, 2011 Home Insurance in 18042
Peter Ryan, Real Estate Pro in 18062
Peter Ryan answered:
I have a 5 bdrm, 2 bath, full kitchen, livingrm, diningrm, 1 car garage and the basement is being remodel now. For how much could I rent this house?
Jay, that really depends on a number of factors, such as location (I know you're on College Hill, but...) condition, features (A/C, newer kitchen, age, etc.) and on and on. In the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 6, 2011 Rental Basics in 18042
Bill and Nan…, Real Estate Pro in Easton, PA
Bill and Nancy Reynolds answered:
Are college rentals prevalent on the west end of College Hill, in Easton, and if so, how do they impact the tranquility of the neighborhood?
Hi Retired Guy!

College Hill is one of our favorite neighborhoods. It has a very distinctive appeal and truly is one of the Lehigh Valley's legitimate "neighborhoods" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 20, 2010 Quality of Life in 18042
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Can I break my lease in PA to buy my first home? Thanks, Diana
I own investment properties best approach property owner you are obligated terms and conditions of lease you could be sued.

National Featured Realtor and Consultant, Mortgage Loan O ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2009 Home Buying in 18042
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