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George Slawt…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia County,...
George Slawter answered:
We are considering moving to the 19114 area because of the home prices, but the schools there don't look
The 19114 area is a good area. What type of schooling are you considering, Catholic or Public? You can go to the site: greatschools.net to view information regarding all the schools i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 General Area in 19114
Jeremy S. Hi…, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Jeremy S. Hill answered:
I'm thinking of purchasing a home in the 19122 zip, Old Kensington section, of Philadelphia. The block I'm
Susie,

If you see things that make you uncomfortable in making a purchase then you should go with your gut instincts.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2009 General Area in 19122
jen-trulia, Other/Just Looking in
jen-trulia answered:
Any advice on walkable communities in the near Philadelphia suburbs?
When you think you may have found something, you may want to check walkscore.com I've found it useful in "sizing up" a neighborhood.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 General Area in Philadelphia
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Voices Member answered:
Looking to relocate to the Philadelphia area - any advice on areas to concentrate search? Currently thinking
There are many great choices in the suburban Philadelphia area! In large part, it will depend on your budget for purchasing a home--prices can vary significantly in these suburbs. Also, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 General Area in Philadelphia
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Voices Member answered:
in looking for a2 br house in philadelphia that accepts the section 8 voucher
Some Housing Authorities have a website homes listed for rent.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 2, 2008 General Area in South Philadelphia East, Philadelphia, PA
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
Deborah Madey answered:
what are the best neighborhoods in Philly for schools? I am considering relocating my family>
Hi Mark,

Your question is a common question that I see posted on Trulia. Fair Housing laws impose limits on what real estate licensees can say about schools and neighborhoods. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 11, 2008 General Area in Philadelphia, PA
Kent Palmer, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Kent Palmer answered:
how much capital gains tax do I have to pay sold residential property for 144,000 and purchased at 81,000 and?
Was this your primary residence for 2 or more of the last five years? If it was I can not think of a reason that you would owe.

If it was not your primary residence for 2 of the las ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2007 General Area in Philadelphia, PA
Jodi Strober-…, Real Estate Pro in Bucks County PA, Mon...
Jodi Strober- Bucks & Montgomery County PA answered:
What is the attorney fee for Philadelphia? Can anyone recommend an attorney there? I'm buying a condo.
Hi Kathy,
If you are working with a Realtor (Buyer's Agent) you don't need an attorney in PA to purchase a home. Most transactions here are done with Buyer's Agent, Seller's Agent and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2007 General Area in Philadelphia, PA
Danni DeWoody, Real Estate Pro in Drexel Hill, PA
Danni DeWoody answered:
BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA'S MAINLINE AREA OR CHERRY HILL NEW JERSEY, WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE??
MAIN LINE definitely. You get much lower property taxes than you pay in NJ yet you are in a beautiful area of PA - many versatile neighborhoods to choose from - lots of new construction ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2008 General Area in Philadelphia, PA
Patti Pereyra, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Patti Pereyra answered:
house sale fell through, who gets deposit (phila)
It depends.... had the financing contingency been removed when they backed out? If so, you stand a good chance of keeping the deposit and even suing for specific performance. If the se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2007 General Area in Philadelphia
Edmund Choi, Real Estate Pro in Collegeville, PA
Edmund Choi answered:
What are some good, safe areas right outside of Center City, Philadelphia?
Please refer to the following database to determine which neighborhoods meet your needs.

http://cml.upenn.edu/crimebase/
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2008 General Area in Philadelphia, PA
Brooke Rhodes, Real Estate Pro in Mechanicsburg, PA
Brooke Rhodes answered:
What area is 2800 Chalmers Ave?
Paula - What is the zip code? You may be able to google your search - look for the US zip code website too. This way you can get the map (Google will give you the option of a map or act ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2007 General Area in Allegheny West, Philadelphia, PA
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
really getting cold feet--in our 60's--afraid to buy-BUT don't want to rent anymore-help!
1) Look at your budget
2) Get preqalified.
3) Then start looking.

If you put numbers to everything, it helps ease the cold feet.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2007 General Area in Philadelphia, PA
Carrie Crowe…, Real Estate Pro in Southaven, MS
Carrie Crowell - Keller Williams Realty answered:
FHA Houses
I agree with Ute, I think FHA is going to be a looked at differently over the next couple of years than it has been over the past several years. FHA loans follow strict guidelines. Ba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 21, 2009 General Area in Philadelphia
Katherine Sw…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Katherine Swann answered:
Is the Lawndale/Lawncrest area of Philadelphia,PA a family oriented neighborhood?
Marquita - These are difficult questions for a Realtor to answer. We really have to watch what we say for legal reasons. I think the best ways to get to know a neighborhood are 1) han ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 General Area in Lawncrest
Pete Flint, Home Buyer in Noe Valley, San Fran...
Pete Flint answered:
What have homes sold for in this area?
Marty,
You can see lots of this information on Trulia, but clicking on the sold homes tab. I have included the link below for you that has this data. I hope this helps.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 General Area in Roxborough
Katherine Sw…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Katherine Swann answered:
Is the area of the 1500 block of Mt. Vernon St in Philadelphia safe? Also, is it an up and coming area?
If you are a home owner, not a renter, parking is easier because you can get permit parking - which means you can park in your zone and you don't have to worry about the time limit post ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 General Area in Fairmount/Art Museum
Megan, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Megan answered:
Is it a good time to buy in the 19122 area?
Looks like prices are on the rise. The link below takes you to a graphing tool that trends listing price over time. On the page, enter the location into the location field, and then vie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 2, 2010 General Area in 19122
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