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Moving in Philadelphia : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 18, 2017
Lynnette Bailey asked:
I'm looking for a rent to own home because I'm losing my house because I suffer from a brain injury and haven't been working since the attack. I need help turning to find rent to own homes.…
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Sat Aug 15, 2015
Anne Tulloch answered:
Hi Holly - depending on your price range, and what it is you are looking for in a home or neighborhood, you have lots of options in the KOP area. Depending on how much you like to spend time in your car, I would consider keeping the radius smaller than 15 miles (often people who are relocating to here are surprised to find that in this area, 15 miles does not equal 15 minutes, it could be an hour+ because of volume). :)
There are many factors to take into consideration...the best course of action would be to fine tune your goals for the possible move and start from there (I'd be happy to help you figure out some of the unknowns). Hope this helps. Good luck with the promotion!
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
Mark Leach answered:
I am looking for a professional moving company. I have tried all of the resources that I know to find a good company. In fact, I asked my mother who they used to move across country, and she told me. The last time we moved, I used that company, and we had a terrible experience. Who have you all used? Is it better to use a large corporation, or a local company?
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Caress answered: is a great website and it's free. They show the best houses.
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Jonea Price answered:

I would be happy to educate you about the different areas of Philadelphia. The Greater Philadelphia Area truly has something to offer everyone. You can contact me directly anytime at or 215.910.5411.

In the meantime, feel free to browse for home at to get a feel to the price ranges in different areas.

Please let me know how I can assist you further. I'm happy to help!


Jo Price, Esq.
Keller William Realty Group
215.910.5411 |

Twitter: @MyPhillyAgent
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Larry Lichtman answered:
Hi McKenya,

You should go to the courthouse and address that eviction judgement. If you didn't know it was on your credit report, chances are you haven't paid any portion of that judgement. Without that being satisfied, it will be tough to get you approved for a rental.

All the best,
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Carol Stillwell-Receveur answered:
Welcome! I would be happy to help you and your husband. Give me a call or e-mail so we can get started! #302-494-7210 and email is
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Mon May 27, 2013
Michael N. answered:
I recommend visiting the area yourself since everyone's definition of good is different. See below link on Philly Crime data.
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
kelly hudson answered:
In addition to being a realtor I too have had to relocate with our three children due to corporate moves.
Collegeville, Royersford, Upper Merion, there are several spots and even in Chester County a little further out you get a little bang for your buck.
Best advice is to do some serious investigating on the top schools in PA and the ones that are helpful.
Media, Swathmore DE county are also another great areas to be. I have a copy somewhere of the top 100 school districts if that helps.
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Amanda Saunders answered:
Chestnut Hill and Mt Airy are neighborhoods that quite a few of my C City Buyers are looking along with Wynnewood and Ardmore in the Main Line.

Amanda J Saunders, MBA
Prudential Fox and Roach
(215) 514-9597
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Larry Lichtman answered:
Hi Colts,

Many variables go into your utility usage. Condition of windows, insulation, temperature you keep heated or cooled to, electric or gas, C/A.

You should ask another tenant in the building or if you can still contact the current tenant moving out, they can absolutely tell you what their average bills were during their tenancy.

Good luck with your move.

All the best,
Larry Lichtman
REALTOR, Property Manager
(267) 254-7994
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Sun Feb 6, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
There are many choices. The shipyard is convenient to south philly, to south new jersey and i95 which gives you access to delaware county. The real way to answer your question is to know your price range. I'd suggest you search philadelphia. Delaware county and south new jersey. ... more
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Fred Jacova answered:
Hi William-

I'm in the middle of searching for an apartment, so I've been all over the place. I have to say that Trulia has been really helpful in my search. I've found tons of listings through it. I expect that it could help you a lot. The only other site that comes to mind when searching for places is It's pretty similar to Trulia, but they have a few more listings but they do take you to other sites (kind of like google). I hope this helps! ... more
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Thu May 14, 2009
Voices Member answered:
It does appear someone let the cat out of the bag too soon.
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Thu Nov 6, 2008
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
It is considered New Kensington although it has the Fishtown zipcode - 19125. The Fishtown Neighborhood Association boundries end at York St. Letterly is a little bit north of York St. We own a property on the 2500 block of E Boston St. Our tenant that lives there, to the best of our knowledge, enjoys it and has not had any complaints regarding crime, etc... We have helped numerous buyers purchase around there too, our good friend lives on the 2400 hundred block of Firth, and just helped someone settle on the 2400 block of Harold. Both of them are quite happy and content.

More info regarding this area can be seen at the following links:

Also view our site below for more info and feel free to contact us from our site if you have more questions or email at .
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