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Eric Axelson, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Eric Axelson answered:
Is 11th & Lombard a good area? There appears to be quite a few units available at 1100 & 1110 Lombard St in Philly.
One of the best. Amazing actually. Part of Center City, which is our most in-demand neighborhood.

When are you looking to make a move?

I can be reached at axelson@kurfiss.com if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Home Buying in 19147
Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
Buying a loft in the Bella Vista Area. Help please?
Hi Doug,

How have you made out? Curious to see if you did in fact buy in Bella Vista.
If you have, Welcome to the neighborhood. If you have any questions or would like recommend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Buying in 19147
J. Mario Pre…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
J. Mario Preza, CRB, CDPE answered:
My husbands father is a real estate agent and asked us to use him when we are ready to buy a home. Is this a good idea?
I have some very mixed reactions to this scenario, especially because throughout my career, I have had the same circumstances put on me by relatives who either worked with me or wound u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 28, 2011 Home Buying in 19147
Karen Joslin, Real Estate Pro in 19147
Karen Joslin answered:
I have improved my credit score to 701. I'd like to see about an FHA loan. Is it better to obtain an FHA loan from a bank or other lender?
Dear aef468,

The current mortgage industry faces federal rule changes on a regular basis. Lenders have to interpret these rules and some are better than others. My advise is to ask a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 2, 2010 Home Buying in 19147
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
Realtor Advice
Elizabeth,
Good for you.
I advised to go the other way but I will think about this next time my clients have a similar situation.
Good Luck

Alan
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 14, 2010 Home Buying in 19147
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit
Hello Elizabeth, you are safe.

However the mortgage lenders are not going to increase their staff to try to accomodate those trying to get in before the end of the tax credit. Just ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 24, 2010 Home Buying in 19147
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Does a realtor have the responsibilty to inform a pontential buyer of a neighborhood in which the buyer knows nothing about?
Applause for the agents posting below!

We'll give you comps, the rest of your list is up to you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 1, 2009 Home Buying in 19147
Al Perry, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Al Perry answered:
When a sale is pending, what options (if any) does an interested buyer have? I found a property and tried to
Cro,

If you are working with a buyer’s agent, have your agent contact the seller's agent, express interest and evaluate the pending agreement. It’s amazing what you can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 3, 2009 Home Buying in 19147
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
How do you assign a mortgage?
Typically, one doesn't assign mortgages; rather, one can assume or transfer them provided the mortgage agreement contains an appropriate assumption or movement clause respectively.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 25, 2009 Home Buying in 19147
Erica Ramus, Real Estate Pro in 17901
Erica Ramus answered:
Is it considered OK to make an offer on a home based on the zip code's average price per square foot?
There's a lot you need to take into account if you're using this method. You cannot just take the square foot price off trulia or other site. You need to find houses or condos that are ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2009 Home Buying in 19147
The Somers T…, Real Estate Pro in Temple, PA
The Somers Team answered:
Can i get my money back if the morgage didn't get approve?
Ricky,

The previous pros have provided some good input and advice. As they stated, it would depend how your agreement was written up. I would consult with your buyer's agent to ma ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2008 Home Buying in 19147
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
"what kind of risk"
Ricky,

It's always best to get as much information as possible up front, before signing anything. Find an agent that is willing to spend time explaining answers to your questions in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2008 Home Buying in 19147
Edmund Choi, Real Estate Pro in Collegeville, PA
Edmund Choi answered:
Any advice on a good area to buy an investment property, that I can also live in immediately, in South Philly?
Frank,

I have assisted several investors, both in the past and currently, with multi-families in South Philly. Excellent idea and, depending on the numbers, a wise investment. To ans ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2008 Home Buying in 19147
Cheryl R. Su…, Real Estate Pro in Schwenksville, PA
Cheryl R. Supplee answered:
how do i go about making an offer on the properties listed with trulia ?
Either call the Listing Agent directly or find a Realtor willing to represent you. You do not have to pay a realtor, so you might as well use their expertise! Good luck and if I can hel ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2008 Home Buying in 19147
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