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Shabana Path…, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
We are first time home buyers. We are looking to buy a new house preferably in hanover and asapacker elementary school assigned areas.
Hello Mr. Kotala,

There are currently 7 homes available in Bethlehem/Hanover area per your criteria. Please contact us at 484-893-1204 or email at spghelps@gmail.com. We can send you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Home Buying in Bethlehem
korryfranke, Home Buyer in Bethlehem, PA
korryfranke answered:
3205 country lane bethlehem is engulfed in asbestos! the kitchen & bath are too old. foundation doesn't support all of the house? $240?
I am the home owner and I am definitely not sure what "landlady2334" saw. Yes, there is asbestos siding on the exterior, which other posters confirm is a durable siding that is not a da ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 16, 2014 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Are we going to be denied our FHA loan because underwriters are now asking that we have 6 months of reserves? We do have it
You are right, it is gut wrenching.
You are also right, your loan can be denied days before closing.
If that happens, all that you have spend is gone.

The reason this is such a wre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 16, 2014 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Jeff Crockett, Real Estate Pro in 97544
Jeff Crockett answered:
can you also list houses that has a fence around as I have 2 big dogs and they need to run around freely.?
You Bet..! there are a lot of dog lovers here in Southern Oregon.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 7, 2014 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Shabana Path…, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
can you also list houses that has a fence around as I have 2 big dogs and they need to run around freely.?
Hi Karen,
Of course you can list the home for sale with dogs residing. You have to be careful for showings. It is a good idea to take dogs for walk at the time of showings since you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 7, 2014 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Daniel Witt, Real Estate Pro in 18018
Daniel Witt answered:
Title search found lien, now seller putting house into a short sale while we're under agreement. Please help this first time homebuyer!
Are you working with an agent on this? If not, you need someone who is knowledgable about the short sale process. I am here to help, my email address is dwitt@kw.com.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 22, 2014 Home Buying in 18018
Santiago Riv…, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Santiago Rivera answered:
looking for recent sales on condos @ Riverport - 11 West 2nd Street Bethlehem, PA
Have you considered working with a local agent? He/She can provide you with past sales as well as current listing information. They also can help with alternative home ownership option ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 26, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Mark Gallagh…, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Mark Gallagher answered:
I am interested in a property in bethlehem, but it has asbestos siding. How much of a lower offer than asking is normal for this situation?
Asbestos siding on a house does not pose any sort of hazard and therefore no price adjustment is necessary. It is only a hazard when broken into pieces and fibers inhaled. Therefore if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 10, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Gerry Clinchy, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Gerry Clinchy answered:
First time buyer, age 52 no kids, retired, yearly income $25,000. What's lowest amount of down payment can I put on a 1 bedroom $40,000 coop?
A co-op requires financing that is an unsecured loan. This is because with a co-op you do not actually own real esate; you own shares in the co-operative corporation. You may, however, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 10, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Dana Lindberg, Both Buyer and Seller in Phoenix, AZ
Dana Lindberg answered:
buying FHA home in PA. Lender is making me do repairs before I can buy it and there is no garentee from them that I will get the house, is that legal?
FHA requires that the house should be habitable so it is expected that repairs should be done first before you get approved.

You have the option to switch to FHA 203k rehab loan to h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 29, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
sjschultz1, Home Buyer in Lenhartsville, PA
sjschultz1 answered:
is bethlehem a save place to live in??
I graduated from a Bethlehem college 20 years ago, live about 20 miles to the south now but still frequent the city on a regular basis.

I can tell you that there are sections of Be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 14, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Scott D. Tom…, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Scott D. Tomlinson answered:
Where can I get accurate comps/appraisal values on property in Bethlehem?
When an agent determine a selling price they look at recent data of sold and settled in same geographical area, with similar style, size, condition and demand. An appraiser uses simila ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 3, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Moriah Martin, Real Estate Pro in 18052
Moriah Martin answered:
Anything in Bethleham, PA 3bdrms, under 30,000 infair condition?
Properties at 30,000 and under are typically total rehabs. With at least 30,000 to 50,000.00 needed in repair.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
ironbutterfl…, Home Buyer in Bethlehem, PA
ironbutterfly75 answered:
Looking for a foreign national loan in PA with 90% ltv...can anyone help??
We have had 2 loan modifications one commercial 2010 and one for our home completed in dec 2012. Both companies advised us not to pay our mortgage during the period and they reported it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Autumn Bragg, Real Estate Pro in Lehigh Valley, PA
Autumn Bragg answered:
I need to find a wheelchair accessible home for sale in bethlehem, pa can anyone help please?
The closest currently available 1876 Gregory Place, Lower Saucon Twp PA, 18055-3411. This is a one floor condo located in Four Seasons, just a few miles outside of Bethlehem. Otherwis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Erica Ramus, Real Estate Pro in 17901
Erica Ramus answered:
If a home has been on the market for 4 months, is asking $28,000 less than selling price unreasonable?
It depends, as Gita stated. If the list price is $100,000 that's alot different than if the list price is $300,000.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 18, 2011 Home Buying in 18015
Shawn Rosa, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Shawn Rosa answered:
First time buyer, age 52 no kids, retired, yearly income $25,000. What's lowest amount of down payment can I put on a 1 bedroom $40,000 coop?
FHA loan - 3.5% = $1,400 - but you may have trouble obtaining a mortgage anywhere when the price is so low.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Deborah Gemm…, Real Estate Pro in Lehigh Valley, PA
Deborah Gemmel answered:
I may move to Bethlehem. I have no kids, so what areas have lower taxes, but still quality of life? I am 56.
There are plenty of boroughs and townships around the Bethlehem area that are quite nice, if you decide not to move to the city. Taxes are based on millage rages and applied to what th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2011 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Barbara K Fr…, Real Estate Pro in Lehigh Valley, PA
Barbara K Fraust answered:
What is the projected annual price change for real estate in the Bethlehem, PA / Lehigh Valley, PA area over the next 5 years?
Real Estate is local and in Bethlehem it is even more local. I have been an agent in Bethlehem since 1988 and some areas have risen [and fallen] more than others while some have risen b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 22, 2011 Home Buying in Bethlehem
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
what is a short sale?
Hello Tiffany,

A short sale is when the seller proves financial hardship to the lender and the lender agrees to sell for less than what is owed on the property. As a buyer a short s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 13, 2011 Home Buying in Bethlehem
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