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Home Buying in 15301 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 27, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, this does not require us pulling your credit and will allow you to make the best decision for your family. I can be contacted for a FREE no obligation consultation.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Phone 469-347-3572
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Tue Jun 21, 2016
Kevin Partozoti asked:
Im looking for a realtor that are familiar with working with people with not the greatest credit I am very serious about owning a home just need the right realtor to help please contact…
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Mon May 13, 2013
Tanya Rhody answered:
Give me a call. I will be more than happy to give you an idea of fees over the phone. You can check out my profile to get my cell phone. Unless I am in an appointment I will answer. Thanks so much for your question. ... more
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Fri May 3, 2013
Tanya Rhody answered:
Article of agreement is a dated way to purchase a home. Years ago when interest rates were through the roof it was a great thing for both buyer and seller. Now the only people offering an Article are looking for low credit individuals they hope to eventually kick out and keep their money. If you have a down payment for an AA then you have a down payment for a mortgage. The mortgage will keep your interest rate lower and give you a dependable source to deal with when paying your bills. If your credit is so bad that even with a down payment you can't get a loan then spend a year and repair it. A reputable seller offering an AA would not do business with a poor credit risk either. The average AA sellers are hoping you are poor at money management. If you pay their jacked up interest rates each time they win and if you eventually default and they get to keep all of your money and the property they win. The only loser here is the buyer, every time. ... more
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Fri May 3, 2013
Tanya Rhody answered:
There are multiple online resources for a FSBO. Craigslist is great. The best is It will syndicate your listing to over a dozen sites including Zillow, Trukia, Yahoo and more. All with one input. Make sure you take advantage of the photos. Get as many photos as you can and fill out as much information as possible. Get a clear and legible sign. Only run your ad in the Sunday paper. You can run more but for the price Sunday is going to be enough. There are additional sites for FSBOs online like and Once you build a site on Postlets you can buy a .com for it, example, then forward it to your Postlets website. Include it in all of your advertising and on your sign.
You will need all of the state disclosures and a copy of a sales contract. I would be more than happy to email or mail you a set if you want to drop me a line. Getting financing on a mobile home has become far more difficult so you are going to have to make sure your buyer's are pre-approved for a mobile or have the cash.
Finally if your FSBO efforts do not result in a sale you can use an agent. We have resources that are simply unavailable. In the meantime you can decide if you want to pay a half commission to any agents that might have a buyer they want to bring through. Just include in your advertising that agents are welcome. You are always welcome to call or email me with questions.
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Mike Podolinsky answered:
Although enticing, It's tough selling on your own... . With the number of homes on the market right now… What are you doing differently to market yours?
The “For Sale By Owner” sign at your house shows you have taken a big responsibility and a big challenge. You’ve got a lot to Consider…
You have to be prepared to:
- Qualify prospective buyers
- Find a way to reach out of town buyers
- Answer telephone inquires
- Schedule showing appointments
- Show your house
- Negotiate the selling price
- Handle all legal documents and disclosures

This is where we as Realtors can help! I also live in Washington. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
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Mon May 21, 2012
Mike Podolinsky answered:

being from washington myself, the market is in need of new listings. our inventory is very low, meaning now is the time to sell. we have homes that are selling in days, some with multiple offers. get it ready and price it right! ... more
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Fri Jan 13, 2012
Linda answered:
I needed a correction in my original question (it should read: I know I CAN'T predict)

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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Chris Opfer answered:
Danielle, Great question! I agree with the other real estate professionals who have answered your question. The resell value of your townhouse is dependent on location, school district, condition and properties that on the market and have recently sold. I would be happy to offer you a Home Market Analysis Certificate that entitles you to a FREE no-obligation evaluation of your property. Contact me at or 724-986-7693. ... more
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Fri May 28, 2010
Dp2 answered:
I, like David, wonder if you're talking about a Home Inspector, City/County Building Inspector, or a Residential Appraiser.

Regardless of who made the recommendation, I'd get that roofing and mold specialist out there. Nevertheless, if a building inspector told you to do it, then you most likely won't be able to close without having hired those specialists. Similarly, if an appraiser told you to do it, then your lender won't lend to you without having seen evidence that you did hire those specialists. Additionally, some title companies won't issue title insurance for this property provided you don't follow that recommendation to hire those specialists. ... more
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