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Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
How come I can't sell my home?
Hello Diane,
every home sells it is always just a question of price. If you feel the price is justified and priced like other homes in the neighborhood, which are selling, than check ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2015 Home Selling in 08108
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Should I get a realtor if I want to rent a house/condo as a tenant?
D.E.
Property management companies would be the way to go. Too many rental adds here and on other sites are scams waiting to victimize unsuspecting tenants. NEVER send money and hope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Rental Basics in Collingswood
Gerald Santo…, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Gerald Santoro answered:
are joint loans possible? looking to purchase a multi family home
My assumption is you mean having multiple borrowers on the loan for an investment? qualifying would be based on information on all borrowers on the loan. As a federally chartered Bank a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 8, 2014 Home Buying in 08108
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
What is the cost per square foot for residential construciton in Collingswood, NJ?
Depends on the community you are looking in.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 25, 2013 Home Insurance in Collingswood
shore2bgood, Home Owner in Philadelphia, PA
shore2bgood answered:
I currently Rent in Collingswood, NJ and I love the town. I am tired of paying rent now, and am in the
ok alot of answers on here are from someone that can benefit from your home buying. truth is a have lived in Collingswood for 15 years and have seen alot of changes. didn't even have on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in Collingswood
Robert Green…, Real Estate Pro in 08003
Robert Greenblatt, MBA answered:
With all of the new rules and regulations in today's finance market, can rental income from an owner-occupied duplex be used in a VA refinance?
Hi Shawn. it is likely that the rental incomce (or a portion of it) can be used to help him qualify. It's important that he contacts a lender who is well-versed at VA loan.
-Robert G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in 08108
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
With all of the new rules and regulations in today's finance market, can rental income from an owner-occupied duplex be used for a VA refinance?
VA has slightly different guidelines for using rental income to qualify vs. FHA or conventional.

Straight from VA Pamphlet 26-7 Ch. 4 at http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/pam26_7.asp
... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 17, 2012 Financing in 08108
Shawn Burke, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Shawn Burke answered:
Can I buy a duplex in Collingswood without an income? Using rental and future disabilities monies as depoisit.
Good Afternoon Francis,

In years past you may have secured some "creative" financing options, but not today. Lending guidelines have tighted up in order to prevent another housing d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Home Buying in 08108
Shawn Burke, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Shawn Burke answered:
Don't know where to start with mortage?!?
Good Afternoon Jeces.

I would ask your agent if they have any lending recommendations that they could provide you. Most agents have relationships with particular lenders or brokers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Home Buying in 08108
Nicky Faucett, Real Estate Pro in Mount Laurel, NJ
Nicky Faucett answered:
I have found out that 250 Knight Avenue Collingswood, will soon go on the market. How much is that home worth?
Its hard to say without knowing what sort of upgrades the home has, and the overall condition. It wouldn't even be fair to guess. If you are looking for a home in Collingswood though, I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 4, 2012 Home Buying in Collingswood
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
How Is Your Real Estate Office Handling Credit Reports for Prospective Tenants?
We have a "permission form" allowing us to order the credit report on their behalf. We use an outside service. Cost is covered by the prospective tenant. If the client has a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 27, 2012 Rental Basics in 08108
Joy Messner, Real Estate Pro in Doylestown, PA
Joy Messner answered:
I am looking to find a home but will need a lease-purchase option. Can any realtors in the Collingswood area help? Thank you!
Dear Alissa,

Very glad you brought your question to Trulia - you've turned to a good place to get some answers!

I'm curious on why you are looking for a Lease/Purchase o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Home Buying in 08108
Reid Decresc…, Real Estate Pro in Camden County, NJ
Reid Decrescenzo answered:
We need an Agent in South Jersey who can help with our first investment property... any suggestions?
Prior to me getting my real estate license I owned a mortgage company and was the Sales Manager of one of the largest Correspondent Mortgage Lenders in South Florida. I am also an inve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 21, 2011 Rentals in Collingswood
Ines De La C…, Real Estate Pro in 08053
Ines De La Cruz, ABR, CRS answered:
I'm intrested in knowing if the home located on 245 Cattell Ave. is currently available for rent or for sale? If so you can email me at
Hello Ana,
Thanks for your question.
There are 5 properties currently on the market for rent (1) /for sale (4) on Cattell Ave in Collingswood but none on 245 Cattell Ave.? Could you p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 22, 2011 Home Buying in Collingswood
Karen Everts…, Real Estate Pro in Princeton, NJ
Karen Evertsen answered:
Is there a short sale addendum for buyer regarding back up offers?
All offers must be presented right up until the closing date per the Real Estate Commission guidelines. An exception to this would be if the Seller dictated otherwise in writing but do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 3, 2011 Home Buying in 08108
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Are there any realators out there who has property for lease with the option to buy? Looking to get a home asap!
See my blog on how to find lease-option properties: http://www.trulia.com/blog/don_tepper/2010/03/how_you_can_find_and_buy_a_lease-option_rent-to-own_property

The point I make is tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 23, 2010 Home Buying in Collingswood
Jenny of Tru…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jenny of Trulia answered:
How do I make a price reduction on a trulia listing? I have tried by clicking on the edit button and it does not work.
Hi,

Thank you for contacting Trulia. Listings submitted via Single Listing Submit will contain green 'Refresh' button on your “My Listings” page. These listings ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 14, 2010 Using Trulia in Collingswood
Laura Gianno…, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Laura Giannotta answered:
Partial knob & tube wiring and FHA mortgage???
Check this link which contains a list of things that must be inspected for FHA mortgage loans...you can click on the links and find what the appraiser will look for.

http://www.hud.g ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 24, 2009 Financing in 08108
Larry Sarlo…, Real Estate Pro in Camden County, NJ
Larry Sarlo 609-868-1171 answered:
Realtors: Are foreclosures listed in MLS and show up as typical homes for sale?
Hey Jim,
I think we may know each other.
Typically MLS will indicate foreclosure, short sale , corp owned etc...But many times will not. Also in recent months Foreclosure and short s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2008 Home Buying in Collingswood
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