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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in New Cumberland, PA
Christopher Jordahl answered:
I'm interested in an REO listed as: Home For Sale PENDING. What is pending? The Banks approval? Thank you in advance.
Hi Author

Homes are marked as pending when they have accepted a contract. It will remain as pending until it closes/sold. With REO's keep an eye on it if you are interested as they f ... more
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imeldaromero…, Home Buyer in Chula Vista, CA
imeldaromero2014 answered:
How do u know what u can afford when buying a house? Do you need a great credit score to get approved?
Find a good loan officer for income verification between husband and wife. It embraces all of your credit score and question and answer portion of the rep. Experience and honest broker ... more
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Joi Lawrence…, Real Estate Pro in King of Prussia, PA
Joi Lawrence-Jones answered:
I am a student and young professional with a husband who works and a small child.
Please contact me in order to let me know what you mean by a "bad rental." A

With Sincere Thanks
Joi Lawrence-Jones is “THE JOIFUL REALTOR®”
Cell, (215) 703-8468
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Home Buying in 19131
stephen webb…, Real Estate Pro in ,
stephen webber answered:
Should i have hope?
And be sure to research the MCC tax credit for first time home buyers! Its the best tax credit ever. Article #9
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in 19131
Eric Axelson, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Eric Axelson answered:
When buying a home who should I consult with first? A realtor, Mortgage broker or go straight to my credit union?
Hi Dee,

I would sit down with a Realtor for what's called a Buyer Consultation. Can be done at my office or a Starbucks near you.

If you're excited to see some homes, yo ... more
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Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
how do I find a good first time home buyers program for the phila area?

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Chris & Step…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
How much added value does having a remodeled kitchen and a rear deck add to a property ?
When I do my calculations for clients (not rocket science just personal experience in how these sales translate) I see these improvement values in Philly Homes that sell for up to 250K ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 5, 2011 Home Buying in 19131
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
where and how should I look for a buyer's agent in philadelphia, we are looking to buy a property for $160000 in a decent neighborhood in?
Start by visiting with any qualified loan officer(s) first--see if you qualify, see exactly what your budget can handle and check your credit score--their scoring is different--if you q ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 13, 2010 Home Buying in 19131
Leon Aksman, Real Estate Pro in PHILADELPHIA, PA
Leon Aksman answered:
I would like to buy a investment property for selling in Philadelphia, any suggestions on the area where I should buy, I do not want to take loan
Spring/Summer is a great time to buy/sell investments. I specialize in investment real estate in Phialdelphia. There are a number of pockets in the price range for investment you mentio ... more
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Spx9d, Home Buyer in 19131
Spx9d asked:
we will be living in philadelphia for next 3 years, we would like to purchase a property in philadelphia, we are on J1 visa our annual income is $80000 and currently we live in 19131, we have seen lot of listings that are in our price range but just have about $15000 for down payment, we would like to purchase…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 28, 2010 Home Buying in 19131
Timothy Garr…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Timothy Garrity answered:
I'm looking to buy a home in the 19131 zip code. I like the 49th to 51st, Bryn Mawr to Woodbine. What I'm seeing are really large homes.?
Hi, D.

The area that you're looking in has cool neighborhoods and offers a great location to both University City & Center City. At Brown McKinney, 2 of our team members gra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 12, 2010 Home Buying in 19131
Amanda Saund…, Real Estate Pro in Chestnut Hill, PA
Amanda Saunders answered:
I am looking for a list of condos for sale at River Park House Condominiums, 3600 Conshohocken Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131.
Take a look at the link below for the listings.


Please call me anytime if you would like more information or would like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in 19131
Nej, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Nej answered:
What can you tell me about the Park Plaza Condo at 3900 Ford Road? It seems nice from the outside. Thanks!
Park Plaza is a nice condo! The area is also nice and accessible to the park, city ave, bala, 76, the drives, manayunk, germantown, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 30, 2009 Home Buying in 19131
Bret, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Bret answered:
The house next door to the home I want to buy sold for 600,000 in 2006. The asking price for my house of
honestly probably not likely unless you wait for the seller to start reducing their list price. It has been my experience that overpriced houses are overpriced because the current owner ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2009 Home Buying in 19131
Carmel Archd…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Carmel Archdekin answered:
I recently decided it was time to buy my first home and stop renting, that was before I got laid off. My best
You absolutely need to have a job to qualify for a mortgage. My best advice is to get another job in the same industry asap if you can. A lender most likely will not question if ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2009 Home Buying in 19131
Michael D De…,  in 18969
Michael D Delp answered:
How do I get preapproved? What do I need to bring with me, who should I get preapproved with? Any help would?
Getting pre approved involves your income ( Recent paystub and past 2 yrs of w-2 forms), proof of money to close the loan (recent bank account statements) and a good loan offic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2009 Home Buying in 19131
Jolie Muss,  in Upper West Side, New...
Jolie Muss answered:
How do you find the right real estate agent? Also, what is the difference between a buyers agent and a
There are exclusive buyer's brokers/agents who represent the buyer. If an agent/broker is showing their own listing they are mainly representing the broker and the rules a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2009 Home Buying in 19131
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