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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Invstnlfp answered:
I am state and federally licensed to write purchase and refinance loans in 31 states for a top direct lender in the mortgage industry who offers FHA, VA, and USDA loans down to a 550 credit score. We keep your info private not broker it out and we go down to a 550 credit score for VA and FHA. Feel free to text me or call me anytime
Brian Young 214-797-3479
NMLS#902687
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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Alan May answered:
An offer from a buyer using an FHA loan comes with some extra concerns.

The FHA does it's own inspection... separate from the inspection that YOU do yourself. If they find things that concern then... (typically safety concerns... missing appliances, missing handrails, trip hazards, peeling lead-based paint, missing heating/cooling/water heater)... they will require that those things be remedied before they will allow the loan to go forward AND (and this is the important part)... they will not allow the buyer to pay for them.

This means that it falls on the seller to either repair/replace those items... or have the deal get cancelled at that late date.

That might have something to do with it.
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Thu May 7, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
Not all MLS systems send listings to online sites. They will go to realtor.com but other sites either need a third party to send them, the agent to send them or the owner to input it, don't assume they come automatically. ... more
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Dan Spirer answered:
I believe Aston Elementary is the closest school to that address.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
Joshua Stein answered:
Shortee19,

Since this thread has been resurrected, I am curious to see how you made out with your credit repair and your search for a new home.

Joshua Stein, REALTOR®, e-Pro
Coldwell Banker Preferred – Conshohocken

Office:(610) 828-9558 * Cell: (215) 866-8030
Direct:(484) 270-1165 * Fax: (215) 999-5894
Email: jstein@cbpref.com
Web: www.joshuasteinhomes.com
Blog: http://jsteinhomes.wordpress.com/
PA License #RS317975
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi William, Annette gives a great answer below, except for one thing -- in OUR market place, the listings DO come from the MLS via ListHub in most cases. Your options are: list with a Realtor, contact Trulia and see if they offer a FSBO account. Sign up with ListHub.

I wouldn't be so focused on Trulia. Something like 96% of homebuyers find their homes via the MLS.

There are flat-fee FSBO services that will put your home on the MLS, but the you open yourself up to all the disclosure laws and liability that goes along with selling your home on your home. I've heard it described like this -- would you try to operate on yourself? No. You would go to the appropriate specialist/surgeon. Same idea goes here. I'm assuming this is a fairly large asset for you. Don't you want it sold for the most money in the quickest amount of time? I work 10+ hours, 6 or 7 days a week at making this a science.

If you are an attorney or former realtor, maybe you'll be ok. But even attorneys hire me!

If you want to investigate further, I believe www.byowner.com is one. Also reddot realty out of Florida. Jennifer is the broker. Best of luck to you!

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
267.507.2287
axelson@kurfiss.com
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Sue Olshefski answered:
Hello Cookiedoughjr-
As a first time home buyer, there is so so much to know! And the truth is, you don't know what you don't know. A good agent will be able to walk you through the process, start to finish, and everything in between! It is an unbelievable, exciting time to buy a house! Good luck, hope it works out!

Sue Olshefski
Weichert, Realtors
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Annette Levinson answered:
You and several others committed bank fraud. You should be consulting a lawyer on what to do before the feds come.
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Robert Schult answered:
Its hard for me to believe that so many people missed this prior to closing. Things like this do happen, but it should have been very apparent on the survey if one was performed. There appears to be many issues here and I highly recommend speaking with a real estate attorney who can at the very least get you headed in the right direction in getting this straightened out. ... more
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Thu May 20, 2010
Simon Moyer answered:
We are not trying to stay in the apartment without paying rent. There are several reasons why we are fighting the eviction, some of which I cannot disclose over the internet for reasons of personal safety (due to potential hate crimes because of our identities). However, one main reason we are fighting the eviction is because we have a great deal of evidence that proves illegal and unethical acts committed by my landlord during my tenancy that we were not allowed to present at our initial hearing due to the Judge stating that he "had a lot of cases to hear" that day and didn't have time to hear our defense. In the process of initiating an investigation by our local township manager, further information has emerged that shows that the landlord only reported my tenancy in 2009, even though I have lived at the residence since 2005.

I am also disabled due to an automobile accident, and entered into a payment arrangement with my landlord in January of 2010, for which I have documentation. This payment arrangement was agreed to after my landlord allegedly left a 10-day notice on my door which I never received.

Basically, the landlord has failed in his duties in almost every facet possible. I suffered a slip and fall injury in the common area of the property in February due to the landlord's failure to remove ice from the common areas, from which I suffered a broken wrist and several fractures to my left thumb. The landlord, on the several occasions he was asked, refused to provide hs homeownr's insurance information. I was later able to find out which company he was using, and was advised by that company, Allstate, that my landlord never had "landlord insurance" on the property, and that the only insurance he has ever carried on the property was general liability.

He has also never done repairs to my apatment, whether requesed by me, or as required from citations he has received from the licensing and inspection department of my township. In addition, due to fraud committed by my landlord, I am currently heating my water with a 5-gallon propane tank, the same as one would use on a gas grill. The landlord has been aware of this for the 2 years this has been the case, and has refused to remedy the situation unless I pay for a brand new electric water heater nd stove. My current propane setup, which I was forcd to provide for myself when my landlord had my 120 gallon propane tank removed by the company both my landlrd and I were getting propane from, is not sufficient to power my stove or oven, which the landlord has also been aware of for 2 years. I filed a complaint with the Attorney General, and have been given the right to sue in that matter.

There are other issues as well, but the situation boils down to the fact that because of my disability, I can aford the rent, but do not have monies to move out, nor am I physically capable of moving at this time. I'm also fighting the eviction because I deserve to have my side of the story heard, which was not allowed in district court. My reason for asking this question here is because I am tring to collect as much evidence and legal information as possible, because the Plaintiffs have hired counsel (after the initial hearing) who is trying at all costs to prevent my appeal from being heard. I have attempted to obtain counsel, but every attorney I have spoken with has basically told me that what I am trying to do cannot be done. My appeal was stricken on a technicality, and I was told by no less than five attorneys that my appeal could not be reinstated for any reason. They were wrong. My partner and I ended up writing both an emergency motion to stay possession of the property, and an emergency petition to reinstate our appeal, which were both granted by a Judge in our local court of common pleas. The plaintiffs counsel is attempting to have our appeal stricken yet again (for failure to comply with pa code rule 1005b,which is erroneous at this time because all parties have been served), and a judge is looking at the docket to determine if the Plaintiff's counsel is legaly accurate in what he is attempting to do, as well as whether he is not only harrassing us, but in contempt of court as well.

On top of everything else, before we had our appeal reinstated and possession orders had been served to us, the dates of possession kept changing, which we later found out was due to the fact that the landlord never paid the fee for the local constable to actually take posession of the property.

This is only a small fraction of the circus that has been going on with this eviction, which is why we are pressing to get our day in court.
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