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Andy Rhine,…, Real Estate Pro in Camp Hill, PA
Andy Rhine, REALTOR, CNE answered:
130 W Portland Street #10... What are the association fees?
According to our local MLS stats the monthly fees are $80/month. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks,
Andy Rhine, REALTOR, CNE
Keller Williams of Central PA
(717) 9 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Home Buying in Mechanicsburg
Don Roth, Real Estate Pro in Harrisburg, PA
Don Roth answered:
what are the average taxes on property in the 17050 area?
The real estate taxes for the 17050 area are .0109610 in Hampden Township. Meaning for every $100,000 in assessed value the taxes would be $1091 per year. Thanks, Don Roth
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Buying in 17050
Don Roth, Real Estate Pro in Harrisburg, PA
Don Roth answered:
What is the average days on the market for selling a home in the Mechanicsburg PA area?
The average for 2012 was right around 110 days. Which is lower by over 10% for the previous two years. Don Roth
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 20, 2013 Home Selling in 17050
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Negotiations: Is there a norm to go by, or is it based on location?
There is NO standard percentage to deduct. First when buying you need to assess what the home is valued at and base your offer on what it is worth in todays market. You dont know if tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 Home Buying in Mechanicsburg
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
The roles of an Agent: Building, or pre-owned only?
Builders do not often negotiate with anyone, they do often throw in extras or upgrades, but they like to hold firm on prices if they plan to build more homes in that subdivision. Giving ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 12, 2012 Home Buying in Mechanicsburg
Leslie St. J…, Real Estate Pro in Camp Hill, PA
Leslie St. John answered:
Can I qualify for a home loan with a new job? Would I need a co-signer? Looking at new construction townhome.
I doesn't sound like you would. Just because you switch jobs doesnt usually matter. It is when you just get job or it doesnt pay enough or you dont show your income are the prob ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 7, 2012 Home Buying in Mechanicsburg
Brooke Rhodes, Real Estate Pro in Mechanicsburg, PA
Brooke Rhodes answered:
My wife and I are considering a home with PV (photovoltaic) panels. What are some questions we should ask and considerations to make as we decide?
Is it in the credits program? Is it rented or paid for? Guarantee when installed?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 11, 2012 Going Green in 17050
Tod G. Shedl…, Real Estate Pro in Harrisburg, PA
Tod G. Shedlosky 717-421-8259 answered:
Looking at a Builder named George Carlson. Anybody have any reviews? It's at the Hampton summit.
Please call me @ 717-421-8259, I can answer all of your questions as I live in the neighborhood. Thanks, Tod
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Home Buying in 17050
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
When applying for a mortgage, does the bank count child/spouse support as monthly income?
Hi Stacyc7,

Yes we will as long as you can verify/document that you'll receive the it for the next 3 years.

Part of Mechanicsburg is eligible for the no money down USDA mortgage. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 6, 2012 Financing in Mechanicsburg
George Holev…, Real Estate Pro in Mechanicsburg, PA
George Holevas answered:
We are looking at a townhome, the realator suggested doing a swing loan, since we do not have ours on the market yet. I am very leary of doing this,
I would suggest making the purchase contingent on the sale and settlement of your existing home.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 20, 2011 Home Buying in Mechanicsburg
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
If a house is in foreclousure ( the bank owns the house) and i have the money (cash) to buy it can i ask for a lower price because i don;t need a
Cash offer tend to be preferred by banks as they can close more quickly and without the need for finance contingencies and the necessity for the home to appraise to a specific value. Bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 27, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 17055
Dylan Galluc…, Real Estate Pro in Mechanicsburg, PA
Dylan Gallucci answered:
is sellers assistance tax deductable for the seller?
Seller's assistance is not tax deductible.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 10, 2011 Home Selling in Mechanicsburg
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Planning to purchase a newly built house. Do I need an agent? What assistants can an agent offer?
One of the "cardinal rules" for home acquisition is, regardless of whether or not it's a resale or new construction is the importance of having your own representation.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 5, 2011 General Area in Mechanicsburg
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
How effective is offering to pay a portion of the closing costs in selling a home around $200,000?
I look at the bottom line and so do most buyers. It is the same thing if you sell for $200,000 and pay $5000 in closing costs compared to selling at $195,000 with no closing costs. My m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Selling in 17055
Gary Byers -…, Real Estate Pro in Mechanicsburg, PA
Gary Byers - REALTOR® answered:
rent to own homes
Banks don't want toget into the landlord business, which carries a higher risk than makng a commitent to loan the money for a mortgage.

The most comon reason people look for a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 7, 2012 Home Buying in 17055
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Looking to rent a 3-4bdr house in CV district school. we just moved from miami.
Why not call any local realty office(s) and inquire about available rentals, also check local print media for by owner rentals, word of mouth, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2012 Rentals in Mechanicsburg
Monir Mamoun, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Monir Mamoun answered:
Should the goverment reinstate the homebuyer tax credit or are the real estate markets already recovering and do not need any more help?
The homebuyer tax credits created a temporary bump in sales each time they were introduced and extended. The markets were very weak before and after the deadlines for each leg of the ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 11, 2010 Market Conditions in Mechanicsburg
Chad Bahnsen…, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Chad Bahnsen , Loan Officer answered:
Moving to Cumberland county, PA. I'm looking for 4bd and 2 bath in CV schools.
Hello, I'd be happy to assist with your pre approval. I specialize in FHA and conventional loans in the PA area. Have a good weekend! Chad Cbahnsen@mortgagenetwork.com 610 622 221 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 5, 2011 Home Buying in 17050
Don Roth, Real Estate Pro in Harrisburg, PA
Don Roth answered:
Have property values remained flat in Mechanicsburg PA during the past 5 years?
Tf450. The market is beginning to stablize the area. Different price ranges are acting independently of the overall markte, ie the lower priced homes at this date are selling faster in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 7, 2010 Market Conditions in Mechanicsburg
Kyle, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Kyle answered:
Mortgage consultant threatens to deny our loan because he is mad at me.
Sounds like you need to fire this guy.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 5, 2011 Home Buying in 17050
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