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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
lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
Any advice on buying a home with a slate roof? I would assume it is a big expense to replace. Thanx.
I'm not that familiar with slate roofing. However, if I were you, I would call a roofing company in your area and ask them what they think. Because they deal with a variety of roofs, th ... more
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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
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Micah Matson, Real Estate Pro in 35613
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
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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
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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
Rafael Roman, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Rafael 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-Florida, 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
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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
Ej2968%40gma…, Home Buyer in
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Which schools in Lancaster have happy teachers with high standards, culturally diverse, smart students, and involved parents?
Lancaster Mennonite School is a private school in Lancaster but I think fits what you are looking for. As far as public schools, probably Lampeter Strasburg or Manheim Township
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Home Buying in Lancaster
bfelasia, Home Buyer in Theodore, AL
bfelasia answered:
My husband and I are looking to rent to own in lancaster, we have good rental history, but our credit is not that good.is?
hi my husband and I build our dream home but due to me being hit by a drunk driver and the neglect of a owner of a heard of black cows, and my attorney took all except maybe 30,000 out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Home Buying in Lancaster
Carol Scillia, Real Estate Pro in 17543
Carol Scillia answered:
What other areas in Lancaster will you find Amish / Mennonite communities, besides the towns along the Old Philadelphia Pike (rt 340)?
There are some wonderful areas within Warwick Township that extends into Conestoga Valley School district. Obviously southern county, into Quarryville. Depending on what you desire in ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Home Buying in Lancaster
Daniele Seld…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Daniele Seldomridge answered:
How do you purchase a Foreclosure Home?
More and more foreclosures are buyer ready (not so great for investors) and will allow financing as low as 3 % down. Call direct for a list. I can be reached directly at 717-669-7894

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Home Buying in 17601
Daniele Seld…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Daniele Seldomridge answered:
Frusturating when you are up against another potential buyer who is now using the selling agent.Even if passed, still under same umbrella. Advantage?
Sellers often times are willing to participate in the dual agency for a reduced commission rate increasing their overall net. Like many situations, once one buyer puts in an offer.... i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Home Buying in Lancaster
Daniele Seld…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Daniele Seldomridge answered:
Do you know of any distressed homes in the pequea pa area?
The area you are looking in for a home may also qualify for USDA 0% down financing!!
Let's talk soon!

Daniele Seldomridge- Realtor

PA- RS313075

Prudential Lancaster Real Est ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Home Buying in Lancaster
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