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Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
I am first time home buyer looking for a Realtor.
Good Friday Evening,

We can put our 18 years of experience to work for you

When is a good time to confidentially talk?

All the Best, John + Sheri Curci RE/MAX 215-757-2889
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
What is considered lower Parkwood and what is Upper Parkwood?
Why do you ask are you looking to rent or buy give me a call 215-725-5700 X49

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
215-725- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Michael Solo…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia County,...
Michael Solomon answered:
do you see values going up or down in 19154?
It seems like prices in the phila area are starting to stabilize.However if you feel that this area is changing so will the buyers
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
pfeifferanna, Renter in Philadelphia, PA
pfeifferanna answered:
I have bad credit with a prior eviction. But I have a full time job and get paid well.
I'm afraid to "waste" money on application fees just to be denied.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Kathleen She…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Kathleen Sheridan answered:
I am looking for a ranch type homes, you know, everything on one floor. Any advise on how to search for those?
Matthew,
Find an agent who sells homes in the neighborhood where you are interested in looking. Get pre-Qualified for your financing so you know how much you will be comfortable spendi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Carol Murray…, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Carol Murray Cei answered:
Can I qualify for a home mortgage?
Hi, KmBannister,

Sometimes data entry is in error. Someone may have reversed tax id numbers, etc. and this wound up on your credit report. If it is truly NOT yours, then it will be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Alexander Sh…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Alexander Shulzhenko answered:
Would someone kindle provide insight on these condos called "Valmont Towers" in zip 19152? Thanks!!
Hello Buyer,

I would love to assist you purchasing a Condo in NE Philly. I live here and i know the area well.
There are currently 44 Condos for sale in the area codes 19152, 19115, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 19, 2011 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Scott Wade, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Scott Wade answered:
How do you purchase a house on foreclosure ? Is it the same process as buying a "regular house" ie- through a real estate agent, etc?
I recommend using an agent when buyig any real estate. The seller pays the real estate agent so you have nothing to lose nd everything to gain. A good agent will handle any aspects of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Gerard J. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard J. Carney answered:
I am soon to be a first-time home buyer and have no idea where to start the process- bank? mortgage broker? an awesome real estate agent? Help!
Go to the bank and get approved, then over to the Realtor with the letter from your bank. Now the hunt is on and if you ask your Realtor to only look at this or that, then that is what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Walter March…, Real Estate Pro in Richboro, PA
Walter Marchowsky answered:
can I qualify for a va loan, or any other kind of mortgage loan, with a Credit Score of 600? I am wanting to buy in Philadelphia, PA, possibly a fixer
Yes, it is possible, there are some other factors that I would have to find out, please feel free to contact me to discuss.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Ryan Quinn, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Ryan Quinn answered:
I need a property manager. I have 8 properties in the 19124 zip code. I am out of state and need someone to manage all aspects
Hi Peter,

If you're looking for a management company I would recommend that you contact the Blue Square Realty Group in Center City Philadelphia.

I have been involved selling ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 4, 2012 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Fred Glick answered:
the best area in philly, for schools, safety and house overall?
Hi Vixterjm,

I live and work in the downtown area.

The Center City area of zip code 19103 has the highest per capita income in the City. It is reminiscent of a mini-Manhatten and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 16, 2010 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Phillip Baird, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Phillip Baird answered:
what is the minimum % for down payment? can i use the stimulus as the down payment?
For FHA loans, the minimum down payment is 3.5%. You can have the seller pay your closing costs. I'm not sure what you mean by using the stimulus for down payment, but if you are t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Mike Rosania,…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mike Rosania, CDPE answered:
What is the first steo in buying a home?Do I try to get pre-approved for a loan first before contacting a realator?
I believe that the first thing you should do is contact a real estate agent and together you can come up with a game plan. You are free to use any lender but most agents have the resour ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 23, 2009 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
can i use the $ 8,000 tax credit as down payment or closing cost if i want to buy a house?
There are programs that let you borrow part of the the credit to use as a down payment. Check with a lender to see if they are familiar with the programs. Keep in mind, that these are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 6, 2009 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Carol Murray…, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Carol Murray Cei answered:
Is sellers assist used towards the down payment i need to put down?
Hi, Jasmilda,

The seller's assist is for your closing costs...NOT for your downpayment. If you are doing an FHA loan, you may get money from a grant, or family, etc. to use for your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2009 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Beth Masland, Real Estate Pro in 17011
Beth Masland answered:
considering purchasing new home....can buyer negotiate less than current asking price, and if so...how much?
Dear Leelee - The sale price is always a negotiation between the buyer and the seller, even when the seller is a builder. Ultimately it will depend on the situations of each, how anxiou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2008 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Fred Glick answered:
The zoning states that it is a condo, legal on the deed also says its a condo. No Condo assoc has been
That can happen. The developer files the deed changes but does not organize the association. It is usually because he/she/they own the entire building and have not sold off any units.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Ann Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Grand Junction, CO
Ann Hayes answered:
Buying my first house.
B eing a live-next door landlord can be a problem sometimes. As he is single, and buying for the first time, I would advise the row, unless he needs help with the renter paying some of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2008 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Bibby Crane, Real Estate Pro in Chestnut Hill, Phila...
Bibby Crane answered:
Does anyone know anything about the big old stone abandoned house across from Thomas Holme School?
Donna, I'm happy to help you but need a bit more information if you'd like to discuss.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 30, 2011 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
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