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Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
How long do it take to port a section 8 voucher from Bucks County to Philadelphia pa?
In the pass it has taken up to 6 weeks or more depending on the office staff you should check with your case worker or a PHA case worker. I don't show any properties till the client has ... more
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Joe, Renter in Warminster, PA
Joe answered:
Can i transfer my bucks county section 8 voucher to Philadelphia?
talk to your housing case manager they will arrange to port your voucher for you.
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Joseph Weins…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Joseph Weinstein answered:
I want to talk to a real estate lawyer in the CA. SF Bay Area, reasonable fees?
I would suggest you speak with John M. Coyle :Telephone: 707-422-7300
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

I have found him to be knowledgeable and hel ... more
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Timothy M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Timothy M. Garrity answered:
MY HUSBAND AND I ARE TRYING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SHERIFF SALE HOMES AND ARE INTERESTED IN POSSIBLY PURCHASING BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.
Hi, Geneva.

I actually just got back from a Philadelphia Sheriff Sale today. A Mortgage Foreclosure sale to be more specific.

Depending on where you want to buy exactly, there are ... more
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Frank Mcgove…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Frank Mcgovern answered:
Are there investors in West Philly interested in buying like-new homes- all-new systems/professionally renovated for $39K w/ sect 8 leases in place.?
I would personally have some interest in buying and have clients that would have interest as well. Please give me a call so I can get some information about the properties you are looki ... more
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Peter B. Lav…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Peter B. Lavelle answered:
I found a property on a foreclosure site, the property next door to it lists 3(three) times the value of the home I found, try to buy & sell?
Good Morning,

What site did you get this information from? Some sites "only" place what the judgement is on the property from RSS feeds; which I feel is misleading, and for ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I want to get information on tax liens
Not sure your question is understood, are you asking regarding a specific property --to see if a property has a tax or any other lein check with the local register of deeds office and o ... more
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Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
I would like to know what loans are availbale on land. My issue; I owe taxes on it and would like to take a loan to bring the taxes up to date.
Hi Wilbert,

I'm not sure if you can get an Equity Line of Credit on vacant land. I would suggest you call Ed Dubinsky at United Capital Lenders at 215-808-5353. He may be able ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
What is the process for getting a condo property approved as a "VHA approved dwelling" and/or a "VA registered property?"
Unfortanately they do not conduct spot approvals any longer, the whole condo project will need to get approved, most times if you are getting a loan, the loan officer may assist in gett ... more
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Peter B. Lav…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Peter B. Lavelle answered:
Section 8 Rental-Where do I start?
Hi Bonn,

Give me a call or email and I'll put you in the right direction.
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The Somers T…, Real Estate Pro in Temple, PA
The Somers Team answered:
How do I condoize an apartment building in Philadelphia?
Big Mike,

I believe (do not quote me on this) you need to present architectural drawings for both neighborhood approval and city zoning for permission to change the zoning from apart ... more
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Michael Kuld…, Real Estate Pro in Bucks County, PA
Michael Kuldiner, Esq. answered:
i need to run an ad in the paper as my last resort to find my husband for a divorce, can you help
you need to obtain permission from the courts to perform service by publication. You should consult an attorney.


Michael Kuldiner, Esq.
Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C.
... more
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James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
How do I remove a listing on the MLS website without using the real estate agent that put it on there?
Maria1988
The MLS is a broker to broker exchange of properties available of sale and the offer of compensation for cooperation in the sale of the property by brokers other than the lis ... more
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The Somers T…, Real Estate Pro in Temple, PA
The Somers Team answered:
Hi, I am in the process of setting up a LLC but was told that I would be better off tax wise to form a
Anthony,

I would also consult an accountant or an attorney. Also know that the types of financing would vary as well if you purchase a property in a LLC or S-corp... in most cases, ... more
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Renee Porsia, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Renee Porsia answered:
Are there any free websites that provide solid comparables for Philadelphia, PA?
Hi Mark,

I provide a market snapshot on my website http://www.reneeporsia.com Simply put in the address you would like the information on, and that's it. It's very easy to use. If ... more
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James Kobzeff, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
James Kobzeff answered:
How do I go about renting my apartment?
You might consider hiring a local property manager. They have the forms and know-how. Besides, they take the calls when the water heater bursts. Good luck.
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Lee Stiber (…, Real Estate Pro in Blue Bell, PA
Lee Stiber (215) 646-2162 answered:
Looking to move to the Port Richmond area any apartments for rent in the area under $600.
Hey Vincent,
Best thing to do will be to keep looking on Craigslist. You will also find some other listings in the Philly Inquirer and also Daily News. The price is going to depend o ... more
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The Somers T…, Real Estate Pro in Temple, PA
The Somers Team answered:
Buying a lot and building
Bonn,

We work with a lot of investors who have done new construction in Philadelphia. Some of our clients are currently building right now. We also have several lots on the market ... more
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