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cch99, Home Buyer in Coopersburg, PA
cch99 asked:
New Construction around Property for Sale I am curious how one goes about finding out if there is new construction scheduled around a home for sale. I ask because I often see homes that have a bunch of open space or fields around…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 25, 2016 Home Buying in 18104
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can somebody please explain loan amortization for me?
I could, but others have gone into great detail to do that already. I did a google search and came up with several explanations. I've attached one below.
Did you have a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Financing in 18104
Luis Echevar…, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Luis Echevarria answered:
Hi , I am looking for a rent to own single house in the south whitehall township. I needs to move by may 1st. I have a credit score of 575

Give me a call to discuss some options, I have numerous options that you could fall into due to your credit issues. Visit my website for more information. Call me anytime @ 484-6 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2014 Home Buying in 18104
Cathy Reese, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Cathy Reese answered:
I am a single mother with two autistic kids. I'm looking to relocate out of Wichita Falls, Tx to Allentown, Pa to go to college.
I might be able to help...I have friends who have autistic children and know the available services. There are few rentals in that range though. If you want some one who will work to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 11, 2014 Rentals in 18104
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
If I put a bid in on a home am I obligated to that home?
4 year old question.......doubt the poster is still here... .really doubt it
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
Glen Primak, Real Estate Pro in Newtown, PA
Glen Primak answered:
Can my fiance and I get a mortgage loan with both of us having new jobs?

If you haven't been able to get help, call Steve Shvartsman @ (215) 947-5363. Guy can definitely help you out!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
James and De…, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
James and Denise Francois answered:
I am interested in purchasing a short sale or a Bank owned property. When making an offer how much below list price is expected or is reasonable ?
It depends on various factors such as the condition of the home, day on the market and negotiation skills. You can call us to further discuss if you do not have a business relationship ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
James and De…, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
James and Denise Francois answered:
Looking for an experienced buyer agent in Allentown, PA
We are well familiar with these areas and would love to meet with you to discuss how this relationship can be a win-win. You can check us out at the information herein.

James Fran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
My fiance and I are first time home buyers, but don't have the credit history for a pre-approval, nor the funds for a hefty down payment. Options?
If you are a first-time home buyer you should consider getting an FHA loan. This loan is designed to help out first-time home buyers because FHA loans usually means low down payments, l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in 18104
Robyn Cimerol, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Robyn Cimerol answered:
Im looking to move from nyc to pa.. and i want a nice place with 4 bedrooms with a rent range from 800-1000 dollars . i want to move by September 2013
Right now, the market is showing 4 bedroom, with a garage, in Lehigh and Northampton County ranging in price from $1,200- $3,500. Most rentals with this criteria average @2,000-$2,500 i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 For Rent in 18104
Jc, Other/Just Looking in
Jc answered:
My husband and I are planning to move from CA to PA and are looking for a quaint neighborhood, close to shops, day and night life, any suggestions?
Kidspeace is close if you're working in mental health prob the largest mental health employer in the area. Macungie is nice and close to there but if you're looking for more activity ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 18104
Roz Day, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Roz Day answered:
My husband and I are planning on moving to Las Vegas in June/July. We have a 3bd, 2.5ba townhome in the

If you are moving in June or July and you are planning on selling your home, now is definitely the time to make it available for sale. The spring market this year is very active, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Home Selling in 18104
Ames, Home Buyer in Allentown, PA
Ames answered:
Im looking to relocate from NYC to Allentown PA. What are the best neighborhoods in the area, I have two kids , so schools are important .?
I have lived in that area all of my life, except the last 2 years. East Allentown?? seriously, are you trying to really anger these people?

You want to stay away from Allentown sc ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 1, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 18104
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I am a Southern California native, just got divorced yesterday. I can no longer afford to live in San Diego county. Where can I go? HELP!
Dear Joan,
Have you considered renting for the time being? It is unwise to make such a move, and use all the funds you have available during a time of crisis such as this. Once you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 20, 2010 Rent vs Buy in 18104
Daniel Casta…, Real Estate Pro in Lynchburg, VA
Daniel Castagna answered:
My house was appraised at 163000 in 3/09..our credit score at 742 wasn't good enough for wells Fargo to refinance us after a 4 month wait. Now

I wouldn't mind reveiwing your situation to see what can be done, but why did Wells Fargo reject your loan? Was it because your wife lost her income and the debt ratios ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 28, 2009 Financing in 18104
Lori Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Bethlehem, PA
Lori Lewis answered:
If a home is gifted free and clear to a relative and they are in title less than one year....
When borrowers have been deeded to title less than 12 months and there was not a bona-fide sale (no sales price in the case of a gift or inheritance, etc.), new FHA refinance loan is li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2008 Financing in 18104
Donald Bradb…,  in 18951
Donald Bradbury answered:
I am considering a move to another part of the country.
Hi Sandy:
If you plan to move in June, and want to avoid the possibliity of two mortgages ( your new home, and your unsold home) then you should get your home on the market NOW! Do no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2008 Market Conditions in 18104
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