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Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
Looking to be a first time home buyer, where to start?
Start by contacting a REALTOR and a loan officer! If you do not know a loan officer that is the 1st thing your REALTOR can help you with!
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Mike McCann, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mike McCann answered:
When do you need a real estate lawyer when purchasing a house? How about in a cash deal?
It is advised to seek legal guidance if you do not understand or are not completely comfortable with the process of buying or selling real estate. I hope this helps answer your questio ... more
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Mike McCann, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mike McCann answered:
How do you know if a condo is managed by a property management company and how do you rate those companies?
Hello Oskar,

These vary greatly and some are self-managed either by a private association or the unit owners themselves. Listing agents should have the management company contact in ... more
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Mike McCann, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mike McCann answered:
If a seller accepted an offer with FHA listed, can they refuse to accept the FHA mortgage later?
Matthew,
The answer to your question is no, if its in the accepted offer and signed by all parties then its part of the deal.? I hope this helps, and good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Jennifer L.…, Real Estate Pro in 19146
Jennifer L. Geddes answered:
Can I find out how much a particular house was valued at and how much it sold for?
Nicole,
If you want to provide additional details regarding why you need this information, we might be able to assist as well. If you are looking to sell or buy, a local Realtor, lik ... more
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Jennifer L.…, Real Estate Pro in 19146
Jennifer L. Geddes answered:
Are there any agents in the Phila area willing to take a listing under $60K? Please e-mail me CFeinstein@weichert.com
Catherine,

We would be happy to discuss the listing. I will send you a separate email as well.

Thanks,
Jennifer

Tri-County Realty Philadelphia
Jenn@TCRPhilly.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Are there any grants for roofing repairs in phila.pa.
I've never really heard of grants for this kind of thing before, although that doesn't mean that they don't exist. i would suggest talking to your bank and some other banks. That's goin ... more
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Joseph Berns…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Joseph Bernstein answered:
my cousin is looking for rental assistance/ security deposit funding for moving in the phila pa area. Any suggestions???
Hello,

There are several quality agencies in Philadelphia that offer rental assistance / security deposit assistance:

- Office of Supportive Housing Relocation Services Unit, htt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Catherine Fe…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Catherine Feinstein answered:
first time home buyer zip code 19115
I live in 19115 and am very familiar and happy with the area. I also enjoy working with First Time Buyers. If you would like my help with your home search, feel free to send me a dire ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Catherine Fe…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Catherine Feinstein answered:
are there any homes for rent in the 19114,19154,or 19111 area to rent to buy?
I'd be happy to help you with your home search. I live and work in the NE and I am very familiar with the area. Feel free to shoot me a direct e-mail with any of your questions and co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
Can a person simple go buy a house with cash?
A cash transaction requires only a clean title search, transfer of the deed, and the associated costs to close. Since there is no credit being issued, no search of your credit report s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Sandra Hazel…, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
how can you buy a 3 bedroom house with low-income and working on credit?
I'd be happy to help you. Reach out any time, my contact information is on my profile.
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Carolyngrego…, Both Buyer and Seller in 19720
Carolyngregory118 answered:
How much money down is needed for this property?
The property is located on Staghorn rd new castle de was told no FHA. Ineed a pre approval just to get in to see it
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
I am interested in buying a home in De,I got pre qualified for $85,000.But need more than that. I am retired; own the home I live in now and 2 more.
The easiest way to qualify for a larger loan in my opinion is to pay off your debt. If you talk with a few lenders they should be able to let you know what you need to do to qualify for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Rob Hughes, Real Estate Pro in West Chester, PA
Rob Hughes answered:
how does rent to own homes work?
Mackteron, best to consult with Professionals like us. However the fast answer is you are both a tenant and future owner of the property you choose. You pay rent plus monthly NON-Refund ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 2, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
Are There Risks Associated With Remodeling Without a Permit?
Yes always check with your borough or local municipality when doing any renovations.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
When do you begin getting quotes on homeowners insurance?
As soon as you know that you will be the homeowner. You want to get the process started quickly to be covered in case anything happens. You don't want to start the process too early tho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Looking for a rental
Good luck but don't get scammed. NEVER EVER send money for keys or application. Those are scams and this site it loaded with them.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Need referrals for good professional Cockroach Exterminator
Finding an efficient exterminator can be difficult. I know that in the past I have had trouble finding an exterminator that can get rid of everything I need. I think that especially wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
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