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Mike Lintro, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Mike Lintro answered:
Legal Mother in Law unit or multi family?
If you go to the website of the city you can almost always find a zoning map that will tell you what type of businesses are legal in that area. Personally i find it a bit ridiculous tha ... more
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Andrew Janos, Real Estate Pro in 19130
Andrew Janos answered:
I'm a new agent in a career change with lots of biz experience. I need to make money quickly. Any direction. KW? Transaction Brokers? Home? Office?
Working as part of a team will help you get started, but make sure you also work on connections outside of the team. You don't want to become dependent on the team for all of your leads ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Agent2Agent in 19103
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
How should I go about asking for a real estate mentor?
The best way to "ask" is by letting them know what you can do to help them with their business. I think the best mentor relationship you can find is one with a top producing agent. Ap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 16, 2014 Agent2Agent in 19103
Don Maclary -…, Real Estate Pro in 23451
Don Maclary - Realtor* ABR* answered:
Is a condo (under 200K) in zip 19103 a good investment property?
Investment property is not good or bad by price and neighborhood. What is good for one investor can be horrible for another. Ask yourself if you could live there? that is the first thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 14, 2014 Home Buying in 19103
Michael P Co…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia County,...
Michael P Cohen 610-642-0347 answered:
i need to update the pictures on my listing--how do I do that please?
the listing agent can make changes, you can also take your own pictures and give them to the LA and they can load them for you. Michael Cohen RE/Max Access 610-642-0347
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Home Buying in 19103
Barry K. Ste…, Real Estate Pro in 13601
Barry K. Stewart 315-767-4651 answered:
Keller Williams vs Coldwell Banker
I recently switched to Coldwell Banker after a bad experience with my first brokerage. I am very happy here but that is based on the culture of high moral standards. I think anywhere yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 29, 2013 Agent2Agent in 19103
Ask Michelle…, Real Estate Pro in Gilbert, AZ
Ask Michelle Shelton! answered:
What are the primary differences between Keller Williams & Exit Realty?
Don't know about Exit other than they are GONE in Arizona. KW is a great company...I like Realty One Group.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Agent2Agent in 19103
Don DeGennaro, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Don DeGennaro answered:
Are service animals accepted at 1900 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19103?
Hey Ken,

Service animals are an exception to the pet policy as long as you have the proper documentation for the animal. I do a lot of business in that neighborhood so if you would l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Home Buying in 19103
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Young couple needs a safe place to live near Center City. We can only afford $700 max.
Hi there-

Check out some affordable options here: http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/19103_zip/#for_rent/19103_zip/0-700_price/

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Rentals in 19103
Frank L. DeF…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Frank L. DeFazio answered:
The developers of 10 Rittenhouse square(`19103) are in bankruptsy. Is this a buyer nightmare or opportunity? Should we bother to look?
10 Rittenhouse is possibly the best new construction property on Rittenhouse Square. When the dust settles the building will still be located at 18th and Walnut and in 10 years you'l b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in 19103
Frank L. DeF…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Frank L. DeFazio answered:
Moving into the city from the Main Line. What new taxes and other financial changes should we be aware of?
When you purchase buyers usually have to pay 2% (of the purchase price) transfer tax at closing. Philly very low property taxes compared to the Main Line and some homes offer tax abate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 18, 2012 Financing in 19103
Frank L. DeF…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Frank L. DeFazio answered:
Closing Costs question in Philadelphia
John Curci's answer below is accurate. The total is basically 5% of the purchase price if you have a mortgage.

Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors – So ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 17, 2012 Financing in 19103
Tyler J. Mor…, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Tyler J. Morrison answered:
I am debating about buying a one or two bedroom condo in Philadelphia. I am worried that I will have a hard time selling a one bedroom condo.
Vanessa,

First and foremost, I commend you for thinking ahead, something I suggest to each and every buyer. I see you are located in Roxborough; I am a local myself. I grew up right ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 28, 2011 Market Conditions in 19103
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
My landlord wants first mo. rent, last mo. rent, and security deposit even though only first mo. and security deposit is in the lease? How to resolve?
Don't you just hate it when they change the rules on you in the middle of the game?

It would seem that you are in the driver's seat, if you already moved in and he accepted ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 16, 2011 Rentals in 19103
Richard Coff…, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Richard Coffelt answered:
We will list our house fsbo. What is an acceptable buyer's broker fee? And how much would you price it? The market value (by comp sells in the
For Sale by Owner Option article on my website provides a short summary of items you will need to consider in preparation for your FSBO decision. Under "my pages", click on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2011 Home Selling in 19103
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Fred Glick answered:
Where can I find an agent, specializing in real estate in 19107/19103 area codes.?
Right here! Google me, Fred Glick and you'll see you I am.

Then give me a buzz at 215-852-4469, my cell, any time.

Fred
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Buying in 19103
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
What would the average price be for a 1bed/1 bath condo in the Rittenhouse/Fitler Sq area?
I am hoping you have found what you are looking for by now. Value is a function of size, condition and desirable features. One bedrooms in filter/rittenhouse range from 200k to 800k s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Buying in 19103
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
Which 3 neighborhoods in Philly have the highest property taxes?
All of Philadelphia has the same tax rate. That varies widely in the suburbs. The two issues in the city are when was the last time the property was assessed and what is the value. H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Buying in 19103
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
I'm thinking about purchasing a 1 bedroom condo at 23 "A Condominium" and was wondering if it would be a good investment?
One bedroom rentals - 2200 arch, 1111 locust, city view all pencil out pretty well. If you are looking for an investment check out the free cash flow after condo fees, parking fees, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Buying in 19103
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
Seems that there are more units for sale at 2301 Cherry than usual. What's happening with that building?
I used to live there. It was great for getting in and out of town quickly and for having a great garage. As a dog lover it wasn't the building for me....it's a no dog building ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Buying in 19103
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