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Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
what should I check for selection of home inspector?
You should ensure that your chosen inspector is licensed in your state and then ask for references from Realtors whose clients have been pleased. My recommendation is to locate an insp ... more
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Jimmy Vercel…, Other/Just Looking in Phoenix, AZ
Jimmy Vercellino answered:
VA Loan approval 2 years after short sale
Hi there,

My name is Jimmy Vercellino and I would be honored to serve you. I am a United States Marine Corps Veteran and now specialize in serving Active Duty Military and Veterans ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2014 Home Buying in Allentown
Luis, Home Buyer in Paterson, NJ
Luis answered:
I am a veteran with a good credit rating. How much do I have to bring to the closing being that as a veteran I don't need to put a down payment?
Thank you everyone for your answers. I really appreciate it. Take care.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in Allentown
Cathy Starkw…, Real Estate Pro in 34747
Cathy Starkweather answered:
Rent to own search questions.
Rent to own homes are not as common as you think. The suggestion would be to do what is necessary to purchase a home with financing. This may mean taking the responsibility to clean u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in Allentown
Larry Ginsbu…, Real Estate Pro in Lehigh Valley, PA
Larry Ginsburg answered:
Looking for a buyers agent in the leigh valley moving from New York and want to be in the Parkland ,East Penn or Saucon Valley School District?
Hi Jon, I am a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley with 42 years of real estate experience. As the broker/owner of Prudential Regency Real Estate, my clients benefit from my commit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Buying in Allentown
Moriah Martin, Real Estate Pro in 18052
Moriah Martin answered:
Relocating to the Leigh valley and looking for an a good buyers agent to help us?
Hello Michael! My name is Moriah Martin - I specialize in helping buyers in both Lehigh and Northampton County - Which is the Lehigh Valley area.

You are right when selecting a bu ... more
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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
I'm looking to buy a home in center city Allentown
Discuss with your REALTOR member your housing wants and desires.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2014 Home Buying in Allentown
Luis A Echev…, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Luis A Echevarria answered:
Are there any homes under 50k in allentown center city that don't won't need any major repairs, I wouldn't worry too much about?
Hi,

Give me a call to discuss some options, I have numerous options that you could fall into due to your credit issues. Visit my website for more information. Call me anytime @ 484-6 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 6, 2014 Home Buying in Allentown
Luis A Echev…, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Luis A Echevarria answered:
Hi , I am looking for a rent to own single house in the south whitehall township. I needs to move by may 1st. I have a credit score of 575
Hi,

Give me a call to discuss some options, I have numerous options that you could fall into due to your credit issues. Visit my website for more information. Call me anytime @ 484-6 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2014 Home Buying in 18104
Cliff Lewis, Real Estate Pro in 18011
Cliff Lewis answered:
Which is better to buy, a townhome or a traditional individual house with a yard? Which will hold its value more?
Hi,

Great question..

there are buyers for both in our area. We have a great amount of people that HAVE to have a single home, and do not want to be attached or near anyone. At t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 2, 2014 Home Buying in Allentown
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
If I put a bid in on a home am I obligated to that home?
4 year old question.......doubt the poster is still here... .really doubt it
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
Glen Primak, Real Estate Pro in 18954
Glen Primak answered:
Can my fiance and I get a mortgage loan with both of us having new jobs?
Brandice,

If you haven't been able to get help, call Steve Shvartsman @ (215) 947-5363. Guy can definitely help you out!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
James P. Furlong answered:
We might have to walk away from a home after spending about $4500. we could use some advice please
I don't understand why you did not ask for the well issue to be corrected by the seller as soon as the issue arose in the home inspection. Yes, the high coliform levels was not acceptab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 16, 2013 Home Buying in Allentown
James and De…, Real Estate Pro in Lehigh Valley, PA
James and Denise Francois answered:
I am interested in purchasing a short sale or a Bank owned property. When making an offer how much below list price is expected or is reasonable ?
It depends on various factors such as the condition of the home, day on the market and negotiation skills. You can call us to further discuss if you do not have a business relationship ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
James and De…, Real Estate Pro in Lehigh Valley, PA
James and Denise Francois answered:
Looking for an experienced buyer agent in Allentown, PA
We are well familiar with these areas and would love to meet with you to discuss how this relationship can be a win-win. You can check us out at the information herein.

James Fran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
Bob Berner, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Bob Berner answered:
What county is close to Allentown? I know that It is in Lehight county. What is the county that has cheaper taxes?
And I forgot to mention that Allentown is the County Seat for Lehigh County
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 22, 2013 Home Buying in Allentown
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
My fiance and I are first time home buyers, but don't have the credit history for a pre-approval, nor the funds for a hefty down payment. Options?
If you are a first-time home buyer you should consider getting an FHA loan. This loan is designed to help out first-time home buyers because FHA loans usually means low down payments, l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
Bob Berner, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Bob Berner answered:
My fiancée and I are trying to buy a home and when his credit was pulled they said he had a judgment against him on his house that was sold.
Hi Ivie,

This sounds like it could be simple or tricky. Are you buying a home in the Lehigh Valley? It sounds to me like there is something showing up on his credit report that may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 4, 2013 Home Buying in Allentown
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