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Moriah Martin, Real Estate Pro in 18052
Moriah Martin answered:
In Williams twp. is it mandatory to have a heat source in a room for it to be consider a bedroom and be include in the square footage of the home?
Hello Wendi yes the Gen. building code does say that in order to consider a room a bedroom it should have a closet electric and heat source and it should also I believe at minimum 9 x ... more
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Moriah Martin, Real Estate Pro in 18052
Moriah Martin answered:
is this in a flood zone being so close to the 2 rivers?
It depends on where the home is located - the entire city of Easton is NOT in a flood zone but those homes built along the river may be - but it wi be a case by case situation.
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Can I pay cash, or is it mandatory for me to take out a mortgage and pay the bank in order to buy a home?
No one can force you to do either:
Cash is always important, in any transaction.
Sometimes, Builders or Sellers will try to "channel" you toward a particular Lender; but they cannot r ... more
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sableesp, Home Buyer in New York, NY
sableesp answered:
I own a home and would like to purchase another as an investment property but my credit score is low. Is this possible?
P.S. if your home is Paid-in-Full. Look into what's called a BRIDGE LOAN.
That would be borrowing funds from your 1st house to use finance the 2nd.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2012 Home Buying in 18042
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
My daughter is buying her first home and has 5 months left on her lease. Does she really have to pay that 5 months rent?
It depends if there is a clause in her lease to allow her out without penalty. If not she should give as much notice as possible, allow the landlord to show the house and hopfully find ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
For the larger homes for rent, are utilities included in the price?
Not necessarily. In fact, not usually. More often, utilities will be put into the renter's name and billed to the renter. So--unless there's information to the contrary--assum ... more
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Chad Abizeid, Home Owner in Easton, PA
Chad Abizeid answered:
builder give closing costs but i have to go thru the company bank otherwise no closing cost is legal?
If I understand your question, I'm not sure that they are allowed to force you to use their bank. You should be able to use any bank you choose for your mortgage. Then again, try asking ... more
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Julie Martin, Real Estate Pro in Mobile, AL
Julie Martin answered:
is legal a company give you closing costs and i have to use the company bank? other wise no closing costs
In Alabama it is required that the real estate licensee give you estimated closing cost whenever you write an offer. It doesn't matter who you finance with. I don't know the ... more
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Joe Finnerty, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Joe Finnerty answered:
Just exactly what does it mean when these listings say "code free"?
The city of Easton requires a certificate of occupancy or a "code" inspection. This inspection is done by the city. They send an inspector to the property who looks for safety ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2009 Home Buying in Easton
Paul Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Paul Johnson answered:
Did the property at 1011 Bushkill St. in easton sell ? (zip is 18042)
Hi Katen73,
Yes that property was sold in mid June for a sale price of $56,000. If you are looking for real estate in the Easton or Lehigh Valley area and are not working with a realt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2009 Home Buying in 18042
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Voices Member answered:
Listing prices seem totally unrealistic in this market.
If a fair price is to be found then it will be found in the REO's or bank owned property. 50% to 75% off of asking is required at the offer to begin with. These banks are very delusio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2009 Home Buying in Easton
Randy Sprague, Other/Just Looking in Lowville, NY
Randy Sprague answered:
Is it a dream come true when a seller is willing to hold the mortgage and what exactly does it mean?
Is it that they continue with the mortgage, you move in, they pay the mortgage with the money you pay them on a monthly basis, something like a land contract? I'd like to know as well, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 29, 2009 Home Buying in Easton
Paul Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Paul Johnson answered:
What are the taxes in easton (18045)?
Hi Lauren,
It depends on the property. It you are the Lauren that just posted recently on a property on Cobblestone, please see that reply.

Obviously, taxes depend on the propert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 28, 2010 Home Buying in 18045
Kathy and Ne…, Real Estate Pro in 19341
Kathy and Neil Haverly answered:
Predictions about Fairfield single family residential real estate market in 2009
Jill,

Just a little clarification needed, are you asking about Fairfield, Trumbull and Easton in Conneticutt or Pennsylvania?

Neil
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2008 Home Buying in Easton
Paul Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Paul Johnson answered:
has the house at 415 peach tree trail, forks twp, pa been sold? if yes, how much was it sold for?
Hi Irene,
Yes 415 Peach Tree went under agreement in September and Sold the end of November for 168K. I remember showing that house. If you are still looking to purchase a home in th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2009 Home Buying in 18040
The Somers T…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
The Somers Team answered:
is Easton, Pa a mixed community?
Feel free to search for properties at out site below. I would fin an agent in that specific community. Feel free to email us from our website if you want a referral.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 1, 2009 Home Buying in 18045
Michael D De…, Real Estate Pro in 18969
Michael D Delp answered:
I am looking to be a first time home buyer? What are the programs I am eligible for/who should I contact?
there are several mortgage programs available to first time home buyers. I would be happy to point you in the right direction. Feel free to contact me for more information. The very bes ... more
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Durenda Fach…, Real Estate Pro in Coastal Tampa Bay ar...
Durenda Fachtmann CEC CRS GRI answered:
Can I break my lease in PA to buy my first home? Thanks, Diana
Diana

A lease is a binding, enforceable contract.

Maybe another way to handle this is to discuss your situation with your landlord.

If your landlord is agreeable to terminating ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2009 Home Buying in 18042
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