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19044 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 24, 2016
Ted Candalino asked:
Renter strung us along saying that there were other renters. He finally said the other renters were out of the picture but they weren't. The other renters were willing to pay $1,300…
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I've been a consumer advocate for the homebuyer for 21 years. I have run into very few 'shady' Realtors. But there are TONS of agents who are either inexperienced or just not very smart. Hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent to represent you. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit for a referral.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

Alysse Musgrave

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! US, Texas, and Spanish versions available.
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Michael Burke answered:

I can help you with your housing needs.I have some townhouses or condos available for rent . I want to know your needs.

Can you afford 3 -4 bedroom townhouse? I currently have some 3-4BR townhouses throughout various neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Please feel free to contact me directly. I'd be happy to help you find a new place.

For more details,contact us :

I look forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks!

Premier Access Property Management, Inc.
Phone: 267-273-1702
Fax: 267-519-2820
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Mike Bottaro answered:
Refreshments will be available. Each guest will be entered on a drawing to win a free iPad! Also ask us about a free one year home warranty and free job loss protection programs.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Meg Hamberg answered:
Sheral - speaking as and from a landlord's position, credit only plays one part in choosing a tenant.

Just as important is you having a secure job, with enough income to pay the rent.
(just as a rule of thumb your rent should not be more than 33% of you gross income.)

As long as you fall within that criteria and don’t have any major judgments against you, you should be fine.

Here is a list of all the rentals in and around the Horsham area.

Let me know if you have any questions
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Christopher Suhy, GRI answered:
As a real estate broker, my understanding is the Buyer is correct. The PAR agreement of sale plainly states a Buyer may void the agreement within 5 days after receiving the condo docs or settlement, whichever comes first. I point this contingency out to all my Sellers when selling a condo, so it does not come as a surprise to them if the buyer exercises this contingency. I would suggest you get an attorneys opinion as well since this really a legal question. ... more
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Glenn Freezman answered:
I don't have the answer for you, I believe your original lender would be the best resource for this question. I did want to thank you for being a Veteran and offer my title services to you anytime you may need them in the future. I appreciate you! ... more
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Thu Sep 15, 2011
Joshua Stein answered:
It really depends on how much work will need to be done to get your home ready to show. Are there extensive repairs that need to be made? Is it just a matter of sprucing the place up?

Have you already met with a Realtor about listing your property for sale? Most real estate professionals have a lot of information to assist home sellers in preparing their homes for sale.

I would be more than happy to arrange a time to meet with you to discuss the sale of your Horsham home.

Joshua Stein, REALTOR®
Long & Foster Real Estate
860 Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(215) 591-5675 Direct
(215) 866-8030 Cell
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Sun Apr 10, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Generally, yes. You can withdraw your offer at any point up until they accept--by signing your offer. Check with your Realtor for more information.

One additional point: Whether or not you're preapproved doesn't make any difference. What matters is whether the sellers have signed your offer yet.

Note: If they've already signed, you may have some contingencies in your offer that could allow you to terminate the contract. For example, you might have a home inspection contingency. And if the home inspection comes back unsatisfactory, that could be an "out." Or if you're buying a condo or a property in an HOA, you're generally entitled to review the documents--often providing you a several day window. If the documents are unsatisfactory, that also can be an "out." So even if you waived the financing contingency (which you shouldn't have), there may be other ways to terminate the contract.

So, again, check with your Realtor.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Oct 9, 2008
Gita Bantwal answered:
Your question was posted in July. Hopeyou have purchased a house. I am answering this for the benefit of others who may read this post. It is to your advantage to work with a Buyers agent. . The others have already given good reasons why you should use you own buyer's agent. I am an accredited Buyers Representative and hold the ABR designation.Look up my web site for information about agency and advantages of using a buyer's agent. ... more
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Thu Oct 2, 2008
Edward Carboy answered:
Are you lookin to invest, or reside in the home. When putting in an offer for an REO, this is one of the questions the holding companies(Asset Management Co.) ask the listing agent. Thought being, an investor would be willing to walk away quicker than a buyer looking to live in a property. You can only write up an offer and see what happens. My last REO listing was listed for 325000, and the bank accepted an offer of 270,000. Ed Carboy ... more
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Sun Jul 13, 2008
Edmund Choi answered:
The MLS provides true sales information because most offices input the details of the transaction including seller concessions. This information is provided by agents to provide you in realistic expectations for your home in the current market. Sidenote: beware of short sales/foreclosures which abnormally skew the data; they are considered outliers and should be treated as such. ... more
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Fri Jul 11, 2008
Harry Postlethwait answered:
The first question is whether the property you are shown is within your pre-approved loan amount and monthly budget expenditure criteria for principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI.) Looking at unaffordable properties will only result in disappointment.

The next question should be whether you are buying the property or the agent. If you are paying, you get to choose what you want to offer. Your agent may give reasons for offering a certain price, but the choice is still yours, not the agent's. The Seller has the option of accepting, countering and rejecting your offer. If the Seller is well advised, the offer will be at least countered.

In many areas the market is a "buyer's market." That means there is greater than a 6 month supply of property for sale in the area you are looking. Less than that is a "seller's market." If your agent is does “due diligence” he/she will advise you of the market conditions where you are looking. It can change from one sub-division to another.

Have patience and be willing to walk away if you feel uncomfortable about an offer. Remember, it is not about the agent; it is about YOU!
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