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Mon Sep 18, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this.

Thank you for using Trulia,
Angelica
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Sun Aug 13, 2017
Christian Astorga asked:
We're buying a foreclosed property. Bank accepted our offer on the condition we wouldn't inspect the house. After our realtor arranged for the inspection (for our peace of mind,…
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Tue May 30, 2017
Christine asked:
We recently dealt with a short sale ordeal... seemed that Chase had been leading us on and were trying to foreclose the property.

We were already into our 2nd addendum extending the…
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Ltlflower asked:
a lot of the information you have on my home for sale have the wrong information listed and I would like to have the answers corrected and need to know how you can change them for me.
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Diana Blume answered:
Joseph: If you are asking how to narrow your search for listings in town, just search the neighborhood itself, like "Milford Boro, PA". That should provide a list of everything directly in that neighborhood. I would be happy to help you search for a Townhouse, Condo or home in the town you desire.

Diana L. Blume
Sales Associate
Davis R. Chant Realtors
570.296.7717 office
570.780.2788 primary
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Paul M Boos answered:
The answer is yes, but you cannot get a certificate of occupancy without a functional system. If you are considering this, I would suggest that you get the seller to install a proper, working system as part of the sales agreement.

Paul M. Boos
Weichert Realtors
Ruffino Real Estate
406 W. Harford St.
Milford, Pa. 18337
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Paul M Boos answered:
Seasonal rentals are few and far in between in our area. The major exception would be in the Masthope area, where some owners will rent out their homes during the ski season, being close to Big Bear Ski Area.

Paul M. Boos
Weichert Realtors
Ruffino Real Estate
406 W. Harford St.
Milford, Pa. 18337

(570) 296-7570
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Paul M Boos answered:
What do you mean "claim my property"?

Paul M. Boos
Weichert Realtors
Ruffino Real Estate
406 W. Harford St.
Milford, Pa. 18337

(570) 296-7570
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Tomtom answered:
I am the onwer. If you are interested in hearing more about it, call me at (917) 579-1233. Here is the website

http://www.milfordpahomeforsale.com/
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Follow Your Dream answered:
Hello Mark,

Saw Creek Estates and The Glen at Tamiment both have central water and sewers. We just remodeled and sold a beautiful 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath in Saw Creek and are now considering both communities for our next project.

If you're interested in these areas please give us a call and tell us about more about your dream home and perhaps we can find a property in need of a little TLC and create it for you!
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
It sounds as though the project will cost $560k and the FHA appraisal came in at $550K and you are concerned that the other appraisals are more accurate, and lower, by a significant amount. THAT sounds fishy. You need to look closely at all the appraisals. Make sure the comparable sales were all lakefront property, and if not, that an appropriate increase in value was added. Make sure they got the style of home correct, and that the square footage is comparable. Make sure the comps were new construction or that an appropriate increase in value was added to account for that as well. Make sure the comparable sales had upgrades comparable to yours or that an appropriate increase in value was added. All these factors weigh on a home's value

I had this happen last year to a lakefront owner for a refinance, the appraiser was from out of the area and used comps that either were not lake front at all or were on a small tributary, not on the main lake, and thus his opinion of value was so far off it was ridiculous. In fact, my clients actually reported him to the State Attorney General's office for over all incompetence. An appraisal is an opinion of value. That's all. Values go up and down and change based on a lot of factors, but I will tell you this, lake front property tends to hold its value better than most other property so make absolutely sure EVERYONE used comparable sales of LAKEFRONT property only and on the correct lake!
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Michelle ODonnell answered:
Yes, the foreclosure went pending on 2/3/2011.

Michelle J O'Donnell
Century 21 Gary Lacken Real Estate
309 W Harford Street
MIlford PA 18337
570-228-6477 Direct
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Tue Jun 23, 2009
Edward D. Nikles answered:
Annette , I agree with you regarding providing cost savings on energy related systems , which should be easy to figure , if you have the home rated for Energy Star by a HERS rater . For example , the 1st home I built Energy Star had a HERS Rating of 48 (52% more efficient than a code built home ) and LP Gas & Electric costs are estimated to be $157.17 per month with a savings of $170.27 per month . The cost for all the Green/ Energy Star options was approx. $15,000.00 or $89.94 per month at 6% interest for 30 years . The net savings is $170.27 - $89.94 = $80.33 per month net , if financed . Many Green items don't have easily quantifiable monetary paybacks like Low V.O.C. paints & adhesives , Green Label Carpet , Rain Barrels , etc.. , so that is why some builders stutter when asked .
Carson , I agree with getting Green Data on the MLS ! My problem is I have only Certified Green Home for sale in the entire county --someone has to be the pioneer ! Also , I'm a custom homebuilder , so most Green / Energy Star Homes I build are for Clients & never go on MLS . Keepin' it Green !
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Sun Feb 8, 2009
Edward D. Nikles answered:
Thanks Kelly , I think the Realtors (PAR) & Builders (PBA) need to be more aggressive with the State for green incentives for housing ! We need a "Green Army " to pressure our legislators ! The problem is many people in both camps think this a fad - at least we know it isn't ! Keepin' it Green ! ... more
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