This is impossible to say since it all depends on the property! House vs townhome vs condo. SF of the property. Size of the lot (watering a large yard vs small yard). Age of the property (old drafty windows, old furnace?). Any new energy efficient features like new furnace, water heater, windows, insulation, etc. If you're looking to buy, you can start by contacting a local Realtor.... more
Carol, There are many active adult communities in Bucks county. In most of them atleast one of the persons living there has to be over 55. You should read the rules of the home owners association carefully as they have different rules and regulations.I am a seniors real estate specialist and can help you .... more
There is a baseball field off Long Pond DR. The park that is really nice with a ton of amenities and activities for kids is Meyer Way. That's the Warwick township park and police station. It's only about a mile from Long Pond Dr.... more
Sellers may take the offer with contingency to continue to market their home . I had a disappointing experience recently where my buyers' offer was accepted but another offer without a home sale contingency came along the following day and sellers cancelled our offer and did not even give us the option to remove the contingency by changing our terms.... more
Before you buy get a copy of the home owner association rules and regulations. Some may not allow you to rent even if the tenant is over 55 years old in 55plus community.. I know of one such community .... more
The spring market is actually here! (for Bucks Co at least). With the 1st warm weather like we had this past weekend, all my agents told me their open houses were packed. I have even had buyers loosing houses due to multiple offers. Depending on what your looking for and if you find the perfect house but it's a little run down you might want to consider a 203K loan. This is an FHA based loan which allows you to not only finance the home but also the improvements to the home (it's called a renovation loan). So the answer might be find that home that needs a little work, get it for a great price becuase of the condition and then fix it up new to your tastes and finance it all! I have buyers who are using this product and they love it. Have an questions or interested further, just shoot me an email or give me a call.... more
It all depends on the house and location in Warrington. IF you would like, feel free to email me at joel@KandJHomes.com with specific addresses and I can help with this and all the other towns you asked about.
Since no link is visible and no address given you may wish to ask your question again--if asking about a specific property, contact any local realty office(s) and inquire, they all have access to the same information, or consider contacting the local tax assessor's office.... more
Since no link is visible and no address given, you may wish to ask your question--keep in mind that taxes do vary, if you are asking about a specific property any local agent can help you, or contact the local tax assessor's office.... more
Foreclosures "can" offer great value, but no one knows for certain until the sale closes. Foreclosures are sold as-is, and most of the time you are taking a risk in not knowing what is wrong with the property. If there is a hole in the wall, you can see that and estimate on time and money to fix it. What about if there is something wrong with hidden plumbing, faulty wiring, etc. In the many REO sales I've been a part of, there were no big surprises (thankfully). However I know of several big surprises that made things extremely difficult for the buyer after closing.... more
Sophia, I hope you have sold your house by now. As otehrs have already mentioned , it depends on the price and if priced right you should be able to sell . People love to live in Warrington because of all that it has to offer.Homes in certain price range are selling quicker than in higher price range.... more
You say you are a buyer and seller and a first time buyer so I am confused. Are you particular about buying a house or should it be a foreclosure only.? There are homes that are good buys and they are not foreclosures. There are 100% financing programs applicable to properties in parts of Bucks County. You need to sit down with a lender and see what you qualify for. You will need to use part of your money .
You can go to www.hud.gov for information about buying a home, and lenders and loan counselors.... more
Rita, These areas have great potential for appreciation.. You should look at homes in all three areas and see which home has the most items on your wish list . As for future appreciation it will depend on the community it self. If you buy in a development where all of a sudden many people are relocated or have to move around the same time you may find prices may have to be adjusted accordingly at that time. If you buy where not many homes come on the market and people drive by asking the residents to let them know if something comes up as they rarely see sale signs there , you may get more for your house.In all three areas there are some communities that have more resales than in others.No matter where you buy you should try to get the best value for your money going in .If you make upgrades later, you should do them for your enjoyment and know that you will not recoup 100% of costs .I love to sell in all these areas and have shown many houses and live and work in Central Bucks.If you would like information about the schools go to www.cbsd.org... more
I grew up in Warrington and my family has been here for sixty years. It has change quite a lot but it is a wonderful place to live. Most of the changes have been positive. My mother won a contest in the Intelligencer for an article she wrote about where she lives. It was titled "My Little Piece of Heaven on Earth".... more
As far I know, this is legal. Your house is collateral for the Lender and according to what you are saying, the collateral isn't in the condition it needs to be to qualify for the loan. Lenders are really sensitive to appraisals right now. Your appraisal was approved with the condition that the home was finished. The value could change dramatically without the other bathroom. As far as I can see, your options are to finish the bathroom quickly or escrow the money until it is. With a "cost to cure" in the appraisal, your loan will most likely be denied.
I wish I had a more palatable answer., but it is what it is.
The very best of luck to you!
Michael D Delp
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
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