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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Monna Lou Henninger answered:
This question was posted July 20, 2007. I would hope by now the the person has her questions answered. Realtors are supposed to sell homes for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time, with the fewest problems possible that the local MARKET will bear. ... more
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Oscar,
Submitting low offers is not a favorite practice of mine and most times it is either countered back with just a few dollars off the seller's original asking price or out right rejected.

If you wish to keep them non-confrontational then I suggest that you simply submit them to the listing agent along with the recently sold comparables to support your low offer. I believe that it's a good practice to go over the comps with your buyers before placing an offer so that they have a better understanding of what to expect. Most sellers have gone over the same data with their agents so know a low offer when they see one.

Often times it's a waste of your and your buyer client's time to submit a low offer if they can't be realistic on the property's true worth. There's also the possibility of another buyer coming in with a higher offer thus being beat out to purchase the home.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Fri May 18, 2012
Meryl D Cooper answered:
Your new mortgage might be contingent on you selling your present home so I would check with your mortgage broker first. If you were my client I wouldn't advise buying without selling first if you can't afford the possibility of two mortgages. If you want to move ahead with a new home make sure the home you are selling is priced correctly. ... more
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Sun Nov 28, 2010
Cepli3 answered:
I live in Palmer township, home is valued by the township as $289k and we pay a total of $6800 per year. There are three annual bills which make up the typical one bill you would get say in NJ, one from the school, one from the county and one from the township. Most people mistakenly compare the school bill with other States like again NJ and they say that PA taxes are much lower, but that's not true. We owned a home in NJ valued higher and paid less taxes.
The other thing to consider is that in Palmer township income from all sources are taxed at 1% of gross income, no deductions allowed.

Hope this helps.
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Thu Oct 1, 2009
Trish answered:
I lived in Palmer Township for 9 years... and loved it. We are relocating due to a job change or else we'd still be there! There are some great neighborhoods... everything from older homes with tree lined streets to new construction.... depends on what you like and, of course, your budget! Hope you find something you love! ... more
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