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MJ Olsen &am…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski answered:
When posting a listing on the MLS, do you think videos add much value over professional photos?
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:38pm Agent2Agent in Philadelphia
Linda Harper,…, Real Estate Pro in 17055
Linda Harper, REALTOR answered:
I have a home in PA. We tried short sale, no luck. I went thru the deed in lieu and the bank cancelled at the last step. I need to know what to try.
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 opt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:30pm Home Selling in 17042
Tim Johnson, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Tim Johnson answered:
Are there any grants for roofing repairs in phila.pa.
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 12:41pm Home Buying in Philadelphia
Brandon Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Brandon Wilson answered:
regarding home security
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:59am Home Buying in 18610
Paula Evans, Real Estate Pro in Montgomeryville, PA
Paula Evans answered:
Looking for a 90% ltv heloc in Philly. My credit score is 722 and got rejected at TD Bank because I needed a 740. Anyone know of any banks that will?
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
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 4:39am Financing in 19422
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
I just bought my first home in Levittown, Pa. Do I have to do anything to put water, sewer and waste management bills in my name?
Yes you would need to put all utilities in your name.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Ownership in 19057
Chad Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Chad Roberts answered:
does the tenent have to clean the carpets before he moves out?
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Rental Basics in 18643
Chrisandnykia, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Chrisandnykia asked:
Where are young professionals with young children moving to when leaving Philadelphia? I'm particularly interested in where folks from 19125 and 19123 are moving to outside of Philadelphia.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 General Area in Philadelphia County
davis-partri…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
davis-partridge answered:
NEED GOOD CONTRACTOR REFERRALS - Front Grassy Lawn Conversion to Brick/Concrete Patio Project
A friend of mine in the area is also in the market for a good contractor. Looks like this post is a few years old - did you end up finding a good contractor? If yes, how did they do?
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Is Fox Chase/Burholme safe ,which areas arent safe ,are there good schools?
You can visit www.SchoolDigger.com, www.GretaSchools.org, and www.SchoolMatters.com for school reports. As for crime you can visit www.SpotCrime.com and www.CrimeReports.com.

Chris
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Buying in Fox Chase/ Burholme
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Advice on who to call to re-route gas pipe for a front brick/concrete patio project
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 calle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Ed Fallon, M…, Real Estate Pro in West Chester, PA
Ed Fallon, MBA answered:
How to improve your credit?
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Credit Score in Philadelphia
Lorrayne Cruz, Renter in Lancaster, PA
Lorrayne Cruz asked:
Public Transportation in Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania How reliable is the Red Rose transit in the Lancaster area? Im moving from out of state and wont have a car. Is it easy to move around? For instance, from Lititz to New Holland?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Lancaster
Don Morshead, Real Estate Pro in Rohnert Park, CA
Don Morshead answered:
Is this a bad sign that there is something wrong with the house?
Dear Jessica,
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Buying in 19056
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