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Looking to b…, Home Buyer in Scranton, PA
Looking to buy asked:
Hello Experts, I am looking to retain a sheriff sale Realtor/ lawyer. Experience in purchasing properties at the sheriff sale, Lackawanna county is needed. I trust I know the details, but nothing beats experience. Thank you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in 18510
Lynn Ydoyaga, Real Estate Pro in gouldsboro, PA
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
I am considering purchasing a property from the Lackawanna county sheriff Auction.
I have been to one of those auctions years ago & I thought you may have 30 hours to pay. Things may have changed or I may not remember fully since I was not considering buying. MA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Buying in 18510
Benny Smith, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Benny Smith answered:
We have been making energy improvements to our home for years. Doesn't this add value? Like a metal roof, solar panels, extra insulation.
Yes these add value, and can reduce time on maket when selling. Marketed correctly that can help you get a higher sales price also. For example instead of the same old copy we a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Buying in Scranton
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in ,
Ron Thomas answered:
Is Apple going to make a new iPhone soon?
They've introduced 2 in the last 12 months!

Have you seen the anti-apple commercials on the TV?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Peter Lamand…, Real Estate Pro in Scranton, PA
Peter Lamandre answered:
my credit is poor and my husband don't have established credit he pays for everything with cash how can we buy a house with him having no credit at al
There are lenders that will use non-traditional trade lines such as rental receipts, utility bills, cell phones, etc. I'd be happy to refer you to one. Please give me a call (570) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 14, 2013 Home Buying in Scranton
Phil  Godlew…, Real Estate Pro in Clarks Summit, PA
Phil Godlewski answered:
how do I find out what my home is worth from your website? did you discontinue this?
Hey Allan

No, I can still get you your home's value. Shoot me an email to Ewski31@aol.com and give me the details of your home. Include as many as specifics as possible, includi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Andrew Himes, Real Estate Pro in Collegeville, PA
Andrew Himes answered:
Can a seller (or seller's attorney) keep our escrow even though the property was sold to someone else?!?
I would consult with an attorney. Since no one here is privy to the details of the agreement of sale that you would have signed for that house we can't possibly know what the contract ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Peter Lamand…, Real Estate Pro in Scranton, PA
Peter Lamandre answered:
I need the average cost of properties that were for sale in 2003 in Scranton PA zip code18505
Scranton is made up of a variety of different types of homes (Size, Design, Age, etc) due to that varying level of appeal contained within the city taking a broad number such as the ".. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 6, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Should I walk away from this house?
They certainly can fix the problem, it may take a little time though. The key is if you close with a problem now, when you go to sell the problem will still be there and can affect you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Erica Ramus, Real Estate Pro in Pottsville, PA
Erica Ramus answered:
Agent A and Agent B both work for the same agency. Agent A has a listing that Agent B's client is interested in. Isn't it NOT in the best
It depends. Does the agency / brokerage practice desinated agency or not?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 7, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Todd Jones, Real Estate Pro in Clarks Summit, PA
Todd Jones answered:
I know that my credit score is 628. I'm wondering if I pay off a loan now, will it make any helpful adjustments to buying a home in a few mths?
It should. I work some great lenders who can tell you some ins and outs of raising your score. Call me at 570-878-4739 (email at realestatebytodd@yahoo.com) and I can point you to a pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 7, 2011 Home Buying in 18508
Peter Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Center Valley, PA
Peter Ryan answered:
how much taxs?
Hello, In order to answer your question, you need to provide more information. In each area (county, school district, etc.) there are certain levels of tax, called "mils". In ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Buying in Scranton
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Can i purchase a 3 family house as a first time home buyer?
In order to determine if you qualify for a mortgage, consider visiting with any qualified loan officer(s), after reviewing your overall finances, debt, credit, etc., a determination on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying in Scranton
Jim McCowan, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim McCowan answered:
I am looking for local banks that offer low interest rates for 203K loans. Any suggestions?
Your best bet may be to google '203K Mortgage in _______' (your state).
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 21, 2010 Home Buying in 18512
Todd Failla, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Todd Failla answered:
What is the procedure for buying a home and relocating from NYC to Scranton,PA? Would I get a loan from NY? If I need to find employment in the new
It is important to speak with a lender in the Scranton area,but many banks that operate in NY also operate in PA, so you can at least find out about rates and specifics from th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 16, 2010 Home Buying in Scranton
Robert Vanst…, Real Estate Pro in Clarks Summit, PA
Robert Vanston answered:
How long do the properties, on average, remain on the market in 18510?
I hope this will help you

This Search (37 Matches) in the past 12 months
Average $96,777
Median $85,000
Low $12,000
High $ $260,000
Number of listings* 37 w/Orig. Pr. 37 3 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Home Buying in 18510
Robert J. Va…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Robert J. Vanston, CRB, CNE, Appraiser answered:
Hi, my name is Jurema and I`d like to know if the price listed is the final price. So, what about the taxes.
There is no link to the property you are referring to.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 7, 2008 Home Buying in Scranton
Chris & Step…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
Should I get a buyer's agent? How? Also, are all homes for sale listed on MLS sites?
Well at this point I would strongly recommend to get a buyers agent at least to find out if what you are looking for even exists. Further, you will professional consultation in terms o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2009 Home Buying in Scranton, PA
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