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Sun Mar 27, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you are new to buying bank owned homes, it is always good t o hire a buyer agent who is WELL experienced with bank owned homes, not all agents are. You then should prepare a proof of funds form that you will need to make an offer. Where REO homes are sold as is, you should inspect everything you can before making an offer and adjust your offer accordingly. Having a good agent can assist you with what the home is worth as is and what it will be worth fixed. ... more
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Triwood44 asked:
I put my rental property on Zillow and it also posted on Trulia. The house is now rented, how do I remove the posting?
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Triwood44 asked:
I put my rental property on Zillow and it also posted on Trulia. The house is now rented, how do I remove the posting?
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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Brian F. Walsh answered:
The contract with your Realtor is probably an exclusive right of sale listing agreement. You should always contact a lawyer with specific legal questions, but the exclusive right of sale listing agreement pretty much says that if you sell your house he/she will be paid his commission. Generally, there is a cancellation clause, but even if there is not, contact your agent’s broker. ... more
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Wed Sep 24, 2014
Devan Brooks answered:
The country is the absolute best part of Lancaster County. I was born and raised in the Southern End and I'll never leave. Crickets and creeks lull you to sleep at night and cool, fresh air blows through your home with the windows open. During the harvest you may hear the machines or the Amish working but it's so worth it. They often bring pies and cookies at Christmas Time and you can hand them out too! The only disadvantage I see is that when the corn is up you can't always see the sprawling hills.

P.S. The critters will most likely stay in the field :) I've never noticed it. If you've already moved I hope you're enjoying it!!
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Tue Jul 1, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
By doing your own personal search you run the risk missing possible desirable properties. Some searches are not as simple as one would believe and require the experience of a seasoned professional.

Being able to use a resource to access information is not the "end all" solution to conducting a home search. We continually encounter people that have used a local resource to review property that for one reason or another have overlooked important considerations.

Yes, it's important that people have the ability to use the various real estate tools that are out there but it's equally important to have the support of a local professional...there are just too many ways a non-professional can overlook important considerations.

Hope this is helpful,

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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
Living anywhere has it strengths and weaknesses. In general, probably the biggest drawback is the spread of manure when the farmer fertilizes his fields. Mature corn can obstruct view during the late summer and early fall but this is a very temporary issue that is resolved when the crop is cut.

I for one, appreciate the space that a field provides between me and my neighbor and feel this far out weighs the negatives.

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Tue Jun 3, 2014
Stephanie Leon answered:
This means the property does not need to appraise in order to obtain the loan.

If you are putting down more than 20% or buying using a Homepath loan a lender's underwriter may waive appraisal contingency.

Ask you lender to explain in more detail to you.
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Thu May 22, 2014
Many mortgage companies will offer a USDA 100% financing program.. Most of Lancaster is eligible. Check out my profile for the many home buyers that have used this program.
What area of the county are you looking to buy in??

Feel free to text or call anytime-

Daniele Seldomridge- Realtor
PA- RS313075

Prudential Homesale Services Group
150 North Pointe Blvd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-669-7894 cell - CALL OR TEXT ANYTIME
717-560-9100 office
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
More and more foreclosures are buyer ready (not so great for investors) and will allow financing as low as 3 % down. Call direct for a list. I can be reached directly at 717-669-7894

Daniele Seldomridge
Prudential Homesale services group
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Simon Campbell answered:
It depends on where the property is in the foreclosure process.

Pre-Foreclosure: Owner receives Notice of Default. Buyer negotiates with owner but must be able to pay off at least the amount owed on the mortgage. Traditional sale happens here.

Mid-Foreclosure: Owner receives Notice of Sale. The time between the notice and the sale allows the owner to complete a Short Sale. Buyer must have bank approval. This is long, drawn out and a game of patience.

Auction/Sheriff Sale: Buyers usually are competing against lenders for the property. Must have funds to pay for the purchase immediately. No inspections, no warranty as to condition. Buyer beware. Any liens written after the one under foreclosure are still active on the property.

Bank Owned Property/REO: After the redemption period after auction. Properties are usually listed with real estate agents. Inspections allowed. Liens removed. Clear Title. Traditional sale happens here.

Here is some additional information: "Foreclosure Overview":
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Mon May 10, 2010
T answered:
Yes, Summers Drive is in a Mobile Home Park that is called Eastwood Village. It is one of the nicer mobile home parks in Lancaster County (My opinion). Let me know if there is any other information that I can get for you. I would be happy to do so.
Gerry Beane, REALTOR, CRS, GRI, ePro, ABR, ASR
Prudential Homesale Services Group
717/371-5007 cell
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Sat Oct 11, 2008
Sherlyn Harrison answered:
Patti, Any luck? I can look for your specifically. 717-682-1266
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