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Rambohiz69, Home Buyer in Lancaster, PA
Rambohiz69 answered:
Are there any rent to own homes in Lancaster County,I cannot find anyone who will assist?
Looking for a rent to own in Lititz.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 26, 2016 Home Buying in Lancaster
Ann Bomberger, Renter in Lancaster, PA
Ann Bomberger asked:
International and US Buyer in Lancaster My boyfriend and I are looking to purchase our first house together. My boyfriend is English and currently living in the US on an 18 month Visa, while working together a more permanent…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2015 Home Buying in Lancaster
Lynn Lauver, Real Estate Pro in Abbottstown, PA
Lynn Lauver answered:
Looking to relocate to the Pennsylvania area. Where is a good place to purchase, I am looking for diversity, safety, and 1 acre of land.?
There are several locations in southern PA which will offer a relatively decent commute to Baltimore. Eastern Lancaster county, Southern York county and even Southern Adams county are a ... more
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Albiecardew, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Albiecardew answered:
Any advice on buying a home with a slate roof? I would assume it is a big expense to replace. Thanx.
Installing a slate roof can be a big expense mainly because it is such a good investment. If installed properly, slate roofs can last longer than most other types of roofs. Likewise, sl ... more
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
The property I am looking at is condemned.where can I get fix-up money? Thanks Don
If the property is actually "condemned," it may be nearly impossible to get money aside from a hard money loan. If you actually mean "rough shape" an intend to live in the house - ask ... more
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Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
First time home buyers with bad/ no credit should take what steps to obtain a home
My advice would be to clean up or create your credit first, then speak to a lender about next steps.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2015 Home Buying in 17603
John Connor, Home Buyer in Kansas City, MO
John Connor answered:
Please suggest to sellers to NOT use Glade Plug-ins, scented candles, fragrance "stuff" when trying to sell their home? They make many buyers ill.
I have learned to use like a scented spray that's concentrate and spray up in the middle of a room and then turn on every fan. I also got told that I should do this several hours before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2014 Home Buying in 17602
Micah Matson, Real Estate Pro in Athens, AL
Micah Matson answered:
I'm interested in purchasing a home, and have a great rental history, but lack the 20% down. What can I do?
You should talk to a local mortgage broker. In most places of the country there are many programs that do not require 20% down. In many places you can actually get an RD loan which is 1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2014 Home Buying in 17602
John Cushma, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
John Cushma answered:
How much house can one buy if you make 45K to 48K per year, also what is the process/advantages/disadvantages to buying a forclosed property?
Jerry,

Hello! It is hard to provide you with a number based off of just income. We must take debts and credit score into considering as well. I would love to speak with you regardi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in 17602
John Cushma, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
John Cushma answered:
USDA loan questions
Great questions! Your lender should have taken child care into consideration, as that can help you qualify.

I would love to speak with you regarding getting pre-approved for a USD ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in Lancaster
Devan Brooks, Real Estate Pro in Quarryville, PA
Devan Brooks answered:
Hi all, What are the disadvantages of living next to a cornfield, or farmland in general? Odors, critters, traffic etc? Thanx.
The country is the absolute best part of Lancaster County. I was born and raised in the Southern End and I'll never leave. Crickets and creeks lull you to sleep at night and cool, fres ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in 17601
Devan Brooks, Real Estate Pro in Quarryville, PA
Devan Brooks answered:
Does anyone know of any Lease purchase opportunities in the LS School district?
Nanwireless,

I work specifically in the Southern Lancaster County market and agree with Dan. Rent to owns are very rare and sellers would often rather wait for someone willing to buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Home Buying in Lancaster
Rafe Roman, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Rafe Roman answered:
Where are the safest places to purchase a house in the city of Lancaster that is within walking distance of cafes, restaurants, stores, theaters.?
I am a life long resident of Lancaster, Pa and I must say that having lived all over Lancaster I do prefer the west side of Lancaster. I live five blocks from the downtown area and ther ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2014 Home Buying in Lancaster
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
What is the advantage of having an auto send of listings if I can search the internet?
By doing your own personal search you run the risk missing possible desirable properties. Some searches are not as simple as one would believe and require the experience of a seasoned p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Buying in 17601
Fernanda And…, Home Buyer in Lancaster, PA
Fernanda Andrade answered:
Does anyone have information about The Clock Tower Condos on Columbia Ave? How are they to live there etc?
Never move here. Worst service ever after you buy a condo. Plus everything is falling apart. Real estate agents will manage to hide and not tell you but there's a sewage problem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 8, 2014 Home Buying in Lancaster
Daniele Seld…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Daniele Seldomridge answered:
any mortgage companies that would offer 100% financing because I do not have 3.5% as for a down payment. thinking that I would want FHA
Many mortgage companies will offer a USDA 100% financing program.. Most of Lancaster is eligible. Check out my profile for the many home buyers that have used this program.
What area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Home Buying in 17601
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