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Home Buying in Pennsylvania : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 17, 2017
Mary answered:

Thank you for reaching out. Off Market properties are the properties are the inactive properties that has been sold, rented or the listing owner/agent cancelled the listing.

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Thu Nov 16, 2017
K. Miller asked:
Does PA have lemon laws for real estate? The house I bought has very sh*tty workmanship and things were not disclosed by the seller. It seems like they buy and flip houses and sell them,…
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Wed Nov 15, 2017
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Mon Nov 13, 2017
Ateach4kids asked:
I signed a Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate (PAR) but have since found another house Im interested in. The Seller has also signed the contract. I have not sent the earnest…
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Sun Nov 12, 2017
Alan May answered:
They can't sell you a property that has an unpaid mortgage, and liens, without those debts being paid-off.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
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Wed Nov 8, 2017
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Mon Nov 6, 2017
alaina mckenzey asked:
I need to find someone who can get me buy a home with bad credit. My husband and I make $145,000/year combined income and pay all of our bills on time but have bad credit, around 578-580…
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Fri Nov 3, 2017
Nelsonerica83 answered:
I have always been told its best to have good credit but my husband and I have been putting money back to buy a house but our credit is in the way but we do have the cash to buy the house what do I do? ... more
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Tue Oct 31, 2017
Nd9737 answered:
Outsquat the squatters. Scout your home and wait til they leave. Make sure you have your deed and id with you. Gain entry to your squated home, quickly change the locks. When the squatters come back and try to get in, call the police and state that intruders are trying to break in. Pretend you've never seen them before. Itll be their word against yours but fortunately for you, you will be able to substantiate your claim. Who's the cop going to believe, you (with your proof) or some nasty looking degenerate claiming to live ina house that already has someone (you) living in it. If they cant afford a home of their own, then they can't afford a lawyer either. And if they do try to goto court. What proof could they possibly have that would outweigh yours? Turn the tables. I had to in the same situation and it worked exactly as I just described. Btw. What the hell were you thinking by giving sqauters time ti move out upon request? When you get legal authorities involved, all your doing is publicizing the matter. It makes it harder for you to execute the plan I just laid out. ... more
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Mon Oct 30, 2017
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Sun Oct 29, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
In cases like this i have heard of buyers knocking on the door and asking the seller direct. Your agent should speak to the managing broker of the company the listing agent works for.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017
Ida.mcallister answered:
I have a similar issue. The brochure and online MLS, market the property with two assigned parking spaces. This information is not covered at all in the disclosure document and is not provided in any other information until closing. I found out quite by accident when I asked which spaces are assigned to my property when I was told I have one space deeded and "access to visitor parking". Considering this is a two bedroom unit, would it not be a functional obsolescence to have a single parking spot for a unit that is obviously intended for two occupants?

I went under contract at a price that I was told included TWO assigned parking spaces, and not just ONE. The listing agent's response to my concern was, "1 Parking space is deeded to the unit; 1+ Visitor parking spaces. The office said this was acceptable, We have the due diligence to do our research and find out for ourselves. This is typically how condo units deed out the spots. 1+ Also confirmed that this in no way changes the value of the property. "If" there were a garage THAT would definitely change value, but appraisers do not count the spaces. It is a given to them that there will be at least one."

Whether it changes the value or not, it does change the value for me. Based on the marketing presented by the listing agent, I purchased, in good faith, "two assigned parking spaces". I feel that this listing was falsely marketed to me and I'd like to know what I can do about it.
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Thu Oct 26, 2017
Bill Gassett answered:
You should never agree to single dual agency ever! There is no benefit to anyone other than the real estate agent. When you agree to dual agency you give up having an advocate in your corner. The agent by law is not allowed to council you.

It totally defeats the purpose of having a real estate agent - someone who will fight hard for your best interests.

Any real estate agent who tells you otherwise is looking out for one thing - their own purse or wallet.

Take a look at the comprehensive reference on why dual agency is so bad for consumers.
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Tue Oct 24, 2017
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