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Russ Malehorn…, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Russ Malehorn Group answered:
What are all the taxes in Pa. for owning a home or condo? I know there are school taxes and city taxes.
I don't know about the rest of Pa but in York County there are School taxes, County Taxes, and Municipal taxes, taxes when you buy and taxes when you sell. We just love taxes. They are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 17403
Heather Augh…, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Heather Aughenbaugh answered:
Can a person still buy a house with having bad credit?
This depends on the details and severity of your credit scores. We have a credit repair department that can look over your credit history and put you on the right path to repairing your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 17403
Cynthia Beat…, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Cynthia Beatty answered:
Do you pay a higher interest rate if you buy a condo?
No, you should not have a higher interest rate but you will have monthly condo fees. There are some other things you should know about condo vs detached home buying, so give me a call ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Oct 7, 2013 Home Buying in 17403
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
i have a 615 credit score will i get a mortgage
There are a select few lenders willing to go down to a 600 score sometimes lower. I would recommend The Lenders Network they have helped several of my clients with lower scores get appr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013 Home Buying in 17403
Christina So…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, TN
Christina Solorzano answered:
I put a $1000 deposit down on a home. The financing fell through can the seller keep the money?
Was your contract contingent upon financing? If so did you apply for the financing in the specified time stated on the contract. Your answer is in your offer.

Have a great day;

C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Home Buying in 17403
Susan Horner, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Susan Horner answered:
Why are some of the houses so cheap? What is the catch?
The catch is probably that these homes need a lot of work. Some HUD homes or foreclosures are listed low for quick sales, but these may also be in bad need of repair. If you are handy a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Home Buying in 17403
Guisseppi Fo…, Home Owner in Mechanicsburg, PA
Guisseppi Forgionne answered:
We've had problems with break ins, and grafiti in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood. How come our local police aren't doing more about it?
The best way to see 17 Woodland Court is to contact the listing agent, Morgan Collins.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 17403
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
we have been trying to buy a home for months now our credit score is 620 615 600 and 582 598 614. the home is 99,900 we can put down 10,000
Good afternoon Veronica,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 3, 2013 Home Buying in 17403
Brenda Riddle, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Brenda Riddle answered:
Is there any crime issues in the 40 n Franklin st area. I'm trying to give some information on a home in trying to rent on that street?
I would advise you to call York City Police. That is not information Realtors® should be giving!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 21, 2013 Crime & Safety in 17403
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
what is a buyers recourse when the seller did not disclose that a furnace motor had been replaced prior to the sale.?
Hi Phyllis

The seller disclosure statement should have included this repairs.

Now it becomes an issue whether you have a Home Warranty or a warranty on the motor
from the manufac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Home Buying in 17403
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
If the listing agent shows you their house are you obligated to use them to buy the house?
Okay... let's answer the exact question you asked. "are you obligated to use the listing agent, if they showed you the house...?"

No... you're not obligated to use the listing agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Home Buying in 17403
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
Are sellers required to disclose problems such as a "red tagged" furnace for a As Is property?
Almost always, the Sellers must disclose anything they are reasonably aware of - That said, if this is a foreclosed property sale, the bank, or investor who is now selling may not have ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Dec 20, 2011 Home Buying in 17403
Mark, Home Buyer in 17401
Mark answered:
what is the avg. rental of a 3br./2ba 2,000 sq.ft. house going for in 17403 York Pa?
Check out the Rentometer site, they have a pretty good way for you to get a crude estimate of the rents based on number of bedrooms in the area. You can even zoom in on the map there. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 21, 2010 Market Conditions in 17403
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Voices Member answered:
I am looking to partner up in a Trash Out business. In the york area. My name is Andy. I am very handy. ( No puns intended). My ph # is 717 741-5059
Andy, if you want to partner up with someone, how about putting an ad in the local classifieds. You might
want to put it in the real estate section and see if that works for you. Goo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 17, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 17403
Christine Sh…, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Christine Shemeta answered:
Houses in our neighborhood have inflated their square footage so that it appears a larger home has sold at a lower price. What can we do about this?
Hi Melissa -
You have received many good suggestions. To answer one of your questions, yes, there is a place on our listing paperwork that allows us to put in that the square footage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 2, 2010 Home Selling in 17403
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
What makes a house "green"?
What made grandmothers house green was the paint.
Later on she repainted it and now it is yellow.
Who knew it was that simple?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 24, 2009 Going Green in 17403
Pam, Other/Just Looking in York, PA
Pam answered:
I recently purchased a home in York, PA that needs work (drywall, carpet, bathroom etc). I need to find a
Hi Meka,
If you haven't found someone, I highly recommend Chris Baldwin of CJ Home Improvements out of Southern York County. He has completely remodeled homes for me that I purch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 21, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 17403
Brooke Rhodes, Real Estate Pro in Mechanicsburg, PA
Brooke Rhodes answered:
Foreclosures in this area?
Hi Eileen - WOW You go right to the heart don't you?!
YES - A resounding YES - there are plenty...
HOW DO WE GET THEM?:
1-Do a general search on google to get a 'feel' for your level ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2008 Foreclosure in 17403
Trisha Wade, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Trisha Wade answered:
How can I draw the investors to a tenant occupied property located in York, Pa.The rent payment being $650
I would concentrate on propmoting the positive cash flow this property will bring to a potential buyer. Try centering your advertising around that.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2008 Home Selling in 17403
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