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Phil, Home Buyer in Royersford, PA
Phil asked:
Looking for a flat-fee/hourly/rebate Buyer's Agent around the Collegeville, PA area. The idea is for me to keep a portion of the buyer's agent commission. If you're interested, please leave a reply below and I'll contact you for more information.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Buying in 19426
Wayne S Fens…, Real Estate Pro in 19426
Wayne S Fenstermacher answered:
I am a First time home buyer. I like few homes in Royersford/Collegeville area. But it is very close to Nuclear power plant (Limerick).
You may want to talk with another agent about your concerns - as well as talk with a few people who live in the area. An agent can provide you with community trends within 10 miles - an ... more
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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
How does a geothermal system of heating/cooling (and possible solar) add to the monetary value of our home?
I need to get a new heating and cooling system in my home. I'm thinking about getting a geothermal system myself. I'm not quite sure how much value this will add opposed to other othe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Home Selling in 19426
Mary Lynne L…, Real Estate Pro in 19002
Mary Lynne Loughery answered:
Is it possible to convert Townhome basements as single bedroom home for rental purpose?
First step, call the township and find out what is entailed. Permits will need to be obtained as well as an egress of some sort in case of an emergency. Also, townships/homeowner asso ... more
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Mary Lynne L…, Real Estate Pro in 19002
Mary Lynne Loughery answered:
Would parking spot numbers painted on the curb decrease town home values?
I do not believe parking spot numbers decreases curb appeal. It takes away the confusion of who should park where.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Curb Appeal in 19426
Carolee Coll…, Real Estate Pro in Perkiomenville, PA
Carolee Collis answered:
i have bad credit and my home is up for sheriffs sale. i want to quick sell and buy an affordable mobile home with cash,I just inherited. possible?
You may still have a hard time buying if you are buying in a mobile home park. They will also most likely check your credit before they approve you. They want to be sure they get thei ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 24, 2012 Foreclosure in 19426
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
are there any owners in collegeville pa willing to accept a section 8 voucher?
Check with your caseworker for a list of available rentals; check with local realty offices, or work with an agent; check local print media for by owner rentals; word of mouth, etc.; al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 26, 2011 Rentals in 19426
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
How much have the property values dropped since 2005?

Some communities and building types have held their value better than others. For example we know that generally condos have taken a much greater hit and are slower to recover ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 15, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 19426
Edmund Choi, Real Estate Pro in 19426
Edmund Choi answered:
I am trying to find a place to rent with 3 dogs... seems impossible! If I do find someone to rent from, rent will be so high... should I just buy?
Determine your financing options and perform a generic search online to see if the available inventory meets your needs. If a property is part of a homeowners or condo association, inqu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 27, 2011 Moving in 19426
Bruce D. Lys…, Real Estate Pro in Collegeville, PA
Bruce D. Lyster, ABR, CRP, CRS, SRES answered:
when purchasing a townhouse (no association fee) does an end unit add value to your house?
The short answer is, it depends! Location within the development, proximity to streets, what is located next to the unit and how much area you own all have a bearing on how it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2011 Curb Appeal in 19426
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I am interested in how the Tax Appeal process works in our area can any help?
With property taxes, you contact the assessors office and ask for an application for a tax abatement, make sure you read their rules and dorections as they have to be in by a certain da ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 2, 2010 Financing in 19426
David Witsen, Real Estate Pro in West Palm Beach, FL
David Witsen answered:
How do I know what the true price of a REO home is?
I have All the Info for you, Contact me directly and I will gladly share.
I can't share my secret resources on this forum simply because I have spent several years dev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Home Buying in 19426
Al Akerman, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Al Akerman answered:
If i have an attic converted to an in-law suite, is it considered a 2 family dwelling? Common entrance & untilities. Asking for re-fi purposes.
You should have no problem refinancing, as long as it isn't listed as a multi-family in your townships' records. There are some banks that have hangups about in-law suites- an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 19, 2009 Financing in 19426
Judy May, Es…, Real Estate Pro in Collegeville, PA
Judy May, Esquire, REALTOR answered:
I am thinking of listing a house with a pool at the end of the summer, what can I do for prospective buyers to assure them it is in good shape?
Hi Jsj. I apologize for my delay in responding to your inquiry....I was out fo commission with a "stomach bug" yesterday. You've already gotten some GREAT advice from m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 16, 2009 Home Buying in 19426
Amit, Home Buyer in 19403
Amit answered:
When moving is it better to cancel or move cable/satellite/phone/internet services?
Thanks to both of your very quick response.

Yes, I was thinking of setting this up under my wife's name which was not done before. However, I will take your advice first and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Moving in 19426
Judy May, Es…, Real Estate Pro in Collegeville, PA
Judy May, Esquire, REALTOR answered:
Should a buyers agent know that an underground abandoned oil tank may cause a problem for the future owners?
Hi Vinny. You've already gotten some great advice below. I just wanted to clarify the issue of the buyer's agent's knowledge.

While a buyer's agent is obligated to disclose any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2009 Home Buying in 19426
Michael D De…, Real Estate Pro in 18969
Michael D Delp answered:
I have an 80/15 piggyback loan, at 6.5% and 8.25% res. I am looking to refinance and just received my
It should be done easily, however. nothing is easy anymore when it comes to mortgages. If your information is correct, you should be a great candidate to refinance. If you nee ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2009 Market Conditions in 19426
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