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Home Buying in 16101 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Dec 30, 2012
Rosalie Haybarger answered:
That is in every city. I am very familiar with that area. North on Highland - right onto Laurel Blvd. is Kennedy Elementary School. I know several families on this side of Laurel Blvd. They are very nice homes and they take care of their properties. Alot of the people in New Castle are taking their neighborhoods back. They are making it very dificult for these groups.
You are going to find gangs, drugs and fires anywhere you go. Take a ride and check it out. Ask the neighbors questions, they will answer you truthfully.
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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Ed Donofrio answered:
Closing costs for a $27,000 home purchase would be ESTIMATED at :
Title Ins. $500.
Transfer Tax $270.
Document Prep $150.
Recording Fee $80.
Notary Fee $20.
Overnight Fee would be $15.
Tax Lien Letter $30.
Pro-Rated Real Estate Taxes - To be determined
Added to the above if not buying with cash could also be:
Home Inspection $295.
Pest Inspection $50
Appraisal $375.
Possible points if debt/loan ratio is too high
Home hazard Insurance -$500
Radon Inspection $160
Well & Sptic inspections (if not public utilities) $300

Closing costs could be as little as $1300 if paying cash and not doing any inspections or as much as $3500. That doesn't include any downpayment required by lenders depending on the type loan you qualify for.

This an estimate and could be more or less depending on factors unknown at this time. If you are using a real estate agent, lawyer or a closing company they will provide you with an estimated buyers cost breakdown based on the transaction you will be entering into. If you have legal questions please consult with a lawyer before signing any documents.

I hope this answers your question and gives you an idea of .
what to expect should you move forward.

You may contact me at
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Sabrina Ash answered:
Hi Sherry,

If you are still needing assistance, and would like to be connected with a buyer's agent in your area, please contact me to get started. I have world wide connections in real estate! ... more
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Christina Hoffmeier answered:
Yes, there is a great chance that we can get you into a new home. Please give me a call so that we can discuss your options. Thank you so much and Happy House Hunting!

Christina Hoffmeier, Realtor
Howard Hanna RE Services, New Castle
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Tue May 8, 2012
Dianne Iorio answered:
Did the title issue resolve on the parcels? Sometimes it's just a matter of the owner finding the deed to the parcels in question. The title company should be able to disclose whether they believe it's an issue that may be resolved in a timely manner or if you should walk. Some purchases are worth the wait..while others are not. ... more
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Thu Oct 6, 2011
Bill Eckler answered:
If you information is correct, I think you have established your perameters. It certainly would be reasonable to request that the seller's agent justify the asking price. Today9;s asking prices are usually not "cast in stone" with most sellers being willing to accept less than their asking price.

Keep in mind that if you are interested in purchasing this home and you intend on financing its purchase, that the home MUST appraise for the sale price for the lender to agree to finance the property. This may be your "ace in the hole." Any offer made should be done so with a clause that includes the need for the property to appraise for the contract price.

Good luck,

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Tue Feb 24, 2009
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Sat Dec 29, 2007
Hi Harry,
Plug in It is a very benificial investment club. You can most likely find members in your area. You may also want to consider starting one on your own. Feel free to email me if you want to talk about or have any questions.
Best of luck. Now is a great time to invest!
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