I have to say that I am on the fence regarding videos... though a community video could enhance the listing. Taking good pictures will enhance any listing. If it is a home with many features that will attract a buyer..then go for it. Pictures should tell a story... a short condensed story... enough to peek the curiosity to get the phone to ring. Not enough pictures in today's world does not usually get the phone to ring... I love when I get a phone call and a potential buyer says I saw that it has ...xyz... or says I have been looking for a house with ...xyz... and this house has one... yup... you want that phone to ring....... more
It sounds like your lender is bent on taking your property thru the Foreclosure process, if they've turned down the Short Sale and Deed in Lieu options. Those are generally the last options they give you. However, have you spoken with an attorney or had one involved when you were attempting either of those processes? They give a bit of meat to the situation, tells bank you're seriously trying to do the right thing. And, might have some suggestions for you. When property goes into foreclosure, the lender has specific agents they work with the list the house.... more
I'm not sure about Philadelphia, but I'm sure there are. It's a pretty easy process, finding a good roofing company. You just check out their website, give them a call, maybe talk to a few of their old clients. You'll be able to figure out quickly who is quality. Good luck to you and finding a grant for your roofing repair. http://www.101industries.com/roofing.html... more
Wrapping the outside pipes is always a good safety measure. Not all pipes are subject to an error by the elements, but it is always good to be cautious rather and sorry.
If you don't want to spend the money on a security system, you can always search and find security company stickers or signs online to act as a deterrent. Also a beware of dog sign may be good to hang on the back gate. Another option you could use is timers for lamps so they come on at a specific time.
The best advice of all is to meet your neighbors and have them know who should be around your home and contact you or the authorities if there is suspicious activity.
Try the smaller community banks - Continental Bank (Blue Bell/Plymouth Meeting), First Niagara (lots of locations), Vist (Blue Bell, Conshohocken and others), etc. They tend to be much more customer oriented. Hope this helps.... more
If the contract clearly states it is necessary, then yes. If not, but a deposit has been given and that deposit is wanted back, it is ones best interest to ensure the rental appears to be in good condition upon departure. No reason to forfeit a deposit based on cleanliness. If you are moving in and would like to know if it has been performed, inquire with said landlord. If unclear, have it performed prior to moving into property.
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I am having a similar issue with the construction of my deck. I had already invested a lot of time and money into the build, when I discovered that the meter needed to be moved. I called my city utility department, and they told me that they couldn't do anything either. After reading this thread, I called a plumber that specializes in gas piping. Thanks for the suggestions.
I recommend that you meet with a credit repair specialist or a mortgage loan officer. Have them run your credit report, analyze the credit score, and determine which actions will have the greatest impact on your credit score. The required actions are sometimes counterintuitive so don't do it by yourself in order to get the best results.... more
This is typical of some REO's or Bank Owned Properties where the "Bank Asset Managers" have decided to pay for nothing & have the Buyer take responsibility. People think you can get good deals on Bank Owned Properties, but the truth is, they are just another home for sale on the market and each is unique & every deal is different, even if its with the same bank. - I have helped many clients negotiate with banks and close these deals. Some of these are just simple quantifiable costs that the seller normally pays - BUT - others like the "Subject To Recording Of Sheriff Deed" could be a problem, and"Buyer Responsible.... for any repairs" is a blank check until you find out whats wrong with the place& what may be required. - when everybody else sells homes without these risks and obligations - don't make offers unless you have the help to assess if it really is a deal or to big a risk.
I would recommend that you stay away from these properties unless you have the knowledge and experience or you have the right professional guidance and access to information to quantify the risks, Properties without inspection periods to where you can have the home inspected and look at public records are also properties to stay away from unless you have ability to pre-inspect these with your own legal team to do so in advance.
If you do not understand what each of these are and how much each will cost, against the condition of the home and the price you are paying, turn away, the risk to you is too high. With the right help, you could assess these types of properties to see if they might be right for you.
If you need an agent referral to your area, please feel free to call and I can work to set this up for you at no cost to you.
I am available to you for any further questions.
All my best, Don 415-516-1236... more