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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in New Cumberland, PA
Christopher Jordahl answered:
Does anyone know of any FHA 203k contractors near Lansdale?
Check out FHA's website as they will have a list of approved contractors available.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in Lansdale
Joshua Stein, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Joshua Stein answered:
What is a limited service listing?
Anna,

I am sorry that no one has yet answered your question before now.

In short, a "limited service" listing is just that. The broker listing the property is not providing full b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Home Buying in 19446
Michael Blum, Real Estate Pro in Blue Bell, PA
Michael Blum answered:
i would like to know if a house is on the market for awhile do you think that the seller would rent the house out until i can get the mortage for it
Anything is possible. From just a rental, to a purchase option. Discuss with your Realtor or directly with the seller.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2014 Home Buying in 19446
Michael Blum, Real Estate Pro in Blue Bell, PA
Michael Blum answered:
how to write a response to an inspection notice?
I agree with my colleagues. Just remember that anything NOT in your reply is not part of the contract. So, if you are hoping to have something, make sure it gets into this response pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2014 Home Buying in 19446
Steve Salemno, Real Estate Pro in Horsham, PA
Steve Salemno answered:
tell me about North Penn School District. My understanding is that it is way to big...
Hi,

I am not sure if you are still deciding on North Penn, but I was a graduate of North Penn and still live in the school district. I graduated in 1997 which was prior to them addin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 13, 2014 Home Buying in Lansdale
Emily Landis…, Real Estate Pro in Lansdale, PA
Emily Landis Torres answered:
is wb stc thorndale dr very close to lansdale catholic high school?
Not very close. They do have another townhouse community that is closer to Lansdale catholic. Email me for more information!
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Home Buying in Lansdale
wuspaar, Home Buyer in Stockton, CA
wuspaar asked:
Hi, I'm in the process of buying a foreclosure property in PA. It was listed for $210K, but we offered 215K and it was accepted. The appraisal came in at 220K.
Now our lender (PNC mortgage) wants to go in for second appraisal and is concerned its a flip property.The (PNC mortgage) asked us a copy of the inspection…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 5, 2013 Home Buying in Lansdale
Manish Modi, Real Estate Pro in Blue Bell, PA
Manish Modi answered:
My name is Shallah Mahmood, I saw lots of Forcloser house online. how can I buy it?
It depends weather you want it for yourself or for investment. Also is it owned by bank or Fennie Mae will also make good difference. In any case you will need to hire an agent to guide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Home Buying in Lansdale
William Cush, Real Estate Pro in Montgomeryville, PA
William Cush answered:
do I need a survey when i purchase in Montco?
If you desire to do so, or if the mortgage lender requires one, then it would be obtained and paid for by you, the buyer. ( Line 432 PAR ASR). You could also Elect to do so as an insp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in Lansdale
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
If a home was purchased in Bucks County, PA in the year 2005, is today's purchase price higher or lower?
The price in todays market is probably lower than in 2005's market.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 17, 2011 Home Buying in Lansdale
Manish Modi, Real Estate Pro in Blue Bell, PA
Manish Modi answered:
Reply to Inspections
It's more like second option and if buyer wants to end contract because of refusal of repair or credit, than they lose deposit.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 17, 2011 Home Buying in 19446
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
How do condos work?
The list is long, and incomplete.

First and foremost, it should feel like home. It will be the stage setting for the next several years of your life, at least, and it darned well bet ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 5, 2010 Home Buying in Lansdale
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
What is the fudiciary responsibility of a real estate list agent? Can she sue us for the commissions after we listed with another Realtor?
Let's put aside her "fiduciary" responsibilities to you.

You know that it is her Brokerage, and not "her," that you had the listing contract with, right?

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 18, 2009 Home Buying in Lansdale
Russ Angely, Real Estate Pro in Lansdale, PA
Russ Angely answered:
who is resonsible for cleaning the property?
Hello Mack --

The seller is generally responsible for removing all personal items and having the property clear of clutter and broom swept prior to the buyers settlement walk throug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2009 Home Buying in Lansdale
Judy May, Es…, Real Estate Pro in Collegeville, PA
Judy May, Esquire, REALTOR answered:
How are the home prices in Center point farms in Worcester/Lansdale?
Hi Amit. Center Point Farms homes are beautiful! I just did a cursory search of recent home sales in this development and it appears that nothing has sold in the past 6 months in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2009 Home Buying in Lansdale
Ariel Monzon, Real Estate Pro in 19446
Ariel Monzon answered:
I am single female relcation to PA. I will be working the Philly to Allentown market areas. Want to purchase
I live in lansdale and LOVE it. Close to the turnpike and 309. 309 takes you from the city all the way up to Allentown. Have you tried looking at a map? Bucks county has higher taxes s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2008 Home Buying in Lansdale
Dennis Stran…, Real Estate Pro in 19115
Dennis Strange answered:
How can I purchase the home of REO house?
I am completing an REO purchase right now. Reo listings go through a listing broker. Due to the fact that the banks or 3rd party co.'s can be located anywhere they need a local broker t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2008 Home Buying in Lansdale
David, Home Buyer in Pennsylvania
David answered:
I love the end unit at center point farm(over 400k, original 200K 10 years ago), but not sure about this
Its called, buying high and waiting.

Advice, either that owner waits for the price to rise, or you wait. Its not going higher any any time soon. 400K for that property 6 months ago? ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2008 Home Buying in Lansdale
David, Home Buyer in Pennsylvania
David answered:
What are the downsides of using a not-so reputed mortgage company who is offering a very good rate? What are?
downside is that you can file for bankruptcy before you can say 'refinance'!

Seriously, if you want trouble, you can always find it, but I have seldom found people who ask about 'dow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2008 Home Buying in Lansdale
Renee Bryant,…, Real Estate Pro in Lansdale, PA
Renee Bryant, REALTOR - SERVING NORTH PENN AREA answered:
how are the prices holding up in center point farms for town houses in Lansdale?
Townhomes in Center Point Farms have no doubt declined in value from the past couple of years. Currently, they are listing and selling from the high $300,000's to mid $400,000 depending ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jul 4, 2008 Home Buying in 19446
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