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Wed Sep 21, 2016
Prosper Realty answered:
Google "Home Loans For All". They'll be your best bet by far.
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Wed Sep 21, 2016
Prosper Realty answered:
Sun Dec 27, 2015
Isaiah Y. answered:
Find a great lender. As an agent it can be difficult to find good lenders to send clients to. We send ours to Home Loans For All. They are 2nd to none when it comes to customer service. We highly recommend them for excellent credit or really any type of credit. They have a very informative YouTube channel and website. I will include links to them.
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Wed Sep 2, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
This is a legal question and best answered by an attorney. 11 days is somewhat excessive, however if parts were needed this may be beyond the landlord's control. It sounds as if they repsonded promptly to your notification of the problem. You might double check your lease to see if there's any timeline specified, but my guess is there's not. There may be some state regulations in place, but again my guess is that they are overly broad. Things happen that are occasionaly beyond the control of the property owner, what is in their control is to repsond promptly and they seem to have done so. ... more
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Sat Apr 25, 2015
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Fri Jan 9, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
Internet leads?
Are those the leads one receives from TRULIA? or Zillow? Or those placement ads at the top and right of my browser screen? Leads created by companies that are not licensed as real estate professionals?

The same leads for which EVERYONE reading this is competing?

Let me be clear, I do get leads from Trulia. quite a few. I never, ever, ever call them.
Why? Because I know all the other agents are going to hunt them like a pack of dogs. I choose not to be a part of the pack.

There are two things that I do that produce the results I get. I do not want those two things appearing in a Trulia newsletter so you understand why my response will be FATALLY vague.

Those two thing are:
1. Create like-minded motivation
2. Establish privilege.

This method eliminates those YOU do not want to do business with and motives those predisposed to doing business with you. And everyone avoids the emotion of being prey and predator.

The outcome is you don't waste your precious time chasing internet vapors and you zero in on the 90 day market.

This is based on the OBSERVABLE behavior of the citizen who has real estate on their mind and using the internet, which is NOT what is being sold to agents by lead generation sources.

Final clue.
"People what to help, they just _____ ____ ____ __ __."
Fill in the blanks and you'll will see how to leverage your time on the Q & A section of Trulia.

Best of success,
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Thu Dec 11, 2014
Christina Mikus answered:
I strongly believe that the quality of the pictures is paramount for selling a home. They are the 1st exposure of your home to the public once it goes on all the real estate websites. The quality of those photos will be what will attract buyers to the home besides the amenities. I only use a professional photographer and videographer to show the home in its best light. Communication between the seller and agent is also key. You the seller will be paying the agent at closing for their efforts and expertise in selling your home which includes getting and giving feedback. Is your home a short sale, located on a travelled road? ... more
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Mon Nov 17, 2014
Eugene Dean answered:
You should check with your local government officials. For a project that large, you will almost certainly require permits. Depending on where you live, there might be some other hoops that you have to jump through. In the end, I think you will be able to get the necessary approval to build the garage.
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
lkishburd asked:
Sat Oct 26, 2013
Barbara Berue answered:
Try this contact:

Home Improvement Financing

The FHA 203(k) and Fannie HomeStyle Mortgages enable your buyers to combine purchase and renovation financing - without the hassles
Contact Scott Lacey - 888-691-6622 ext. 12 - Office, 401-723-5400 (Cell)

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me. Please let Scott know that I referred you. I am an investor and a Realtor in Media.
Barbara Berue
Weichert Realtors, Media
610-513-8900 or 610-565-1300 x 114
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Paul Davis answered:
Hi Shirley, Did you ever buy a place? Seven months have gone by now since you first posted? Bring us up to date. Did your husbands home with the FHA loan sell? Did your credit scores increase? How much do you now have for a downpayment? If you need assistance, I am right here in Swarthmore, PA. I can do FHA loans down to 580 credit if you are challenged. 3.5% down. Call me if you'd like assistance. Sincerely,
Paul Davis
Mortgage Loan Originator
NMLS: 108444
700 East Gate Drive, Suite 400
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
Cell: 610.724.4020
Fx: 866.810.9482
Voted Best Place to Work in Philly area 2013!
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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
Ni matter what property you are interested in or what area... It is always a good idea to talk with the local Police department... They have all the stats, all the records and deal in certain areas everyday! ... more
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Fri May 17, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
John B. Gray, CRS, Broker answered:
Are you looking for a residential or commercial appraiser. It depends upon your usage for the appraisal. If it is to determine market value for a home, apartment house, commercial building etc and is NOT for mortgage purposes, you will get a Narrative Appraisal. They are easier to read than a FNMA/URAR appraisal. There are several good ones around. You just need to know the purpose and how much detail you want ... more
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
John B. Gray, CRS, Broker answered:
Homesteps is generally for foreclosures/shortsales, depending on the servicer and the noteholder. Sometimes it can happen quickly, but it is rare. You are probably looking atr 90-120 days or more. You will need to be patient and have ALL of your paperwork in order. You may get a really good price or not. Again it depends on the note holder ... more
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Fri May 25, 2012
Pamela Cloud answered:
Media is a desirable place to live and there is a steady demand for housing here. It is not uncommon to have competing offers on Media listings. Homes in Media typically sell quickly. "Quickly," however, is relative to your location, price point and condition of your property. As a local Media Realtor, I have listed and sold homes in Media in under two weeks but have also sold homes that took a little longer. Each property has its own story as to why it sold quickly or why it didn't. So, the bottom line answer is "it depends." You would want to see a market analysis with relevant "sold" properties that most accurately reflect your home's features, location and price point. The better prepared you are, the more likely you will beat the odds of any market. If you would like to talk further, please call me at 484-883-8231 or email

Pam Cloud
Keller Williams Real Estate
Media Market Center
Media, PA
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Sun May 6, 2012
Hellen F asked:
I m Brazilian and I m about to move to USA - Media PA.
I m looking for a good familiy house.
thank you
Hellen F

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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Debra Noce answered:
Hello, not in this area.
Debra Noce
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Tue Aug 30, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
In order to find out for sure visit with any loan officer; after reviewing your overal financial information, a determination can be made....
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Mark Barone answered:
You have received good information to help and answer your question about this Toll Brothers Community in Media and do they negotiate on the home/upgrades?
Just be careful not to attend any open houses, or show up on site alone without representation. The builder will negotiate in the early stages of construction on the site and offer incentives and you can also negotiate. Be careful and you would need my staff to review the BUILDER'S Agreement of Sale and negotiate the price and terms on the contract. I have access and staff of attorneys to review this contract on your behalf. First step is to hire an Accreditted Buyer Representative who has the experience in handling your largest investment purchase. We have the experience and reputation to handle your Real Estate Buying needs.
And My Office is walking distance to this Site!

Mark Barone, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GRI, SFR, The Mark Barone Real Estate Group
Associate Broker; Certified Short Sale Foreclosure Rep./Certified PA Instructor/Appraiser/AB-046415-A;
E mail: office 610-565-1995, x- 1310 cell 610-529-3642
KELLER WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE, 1400 N. Providence Rd, Bldg #2, Ste #6035, MEDIA, PA 19063,
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