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Home Buying in 19082 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 12, 2016
Nooneinparticular2016 answered:
I have purchased 3 homes in my lifetime and my downpayment and closing costs always had to be shown to prove that I had the money in my accounts 3 months prior. No loans. I seem to recall there was a stipulation where if money came from a relative it had to be proven to be a gift with no repayment needed. ... more
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Rafinyking asked:
Hi, i am in the market to purchase a home under FHA 30 year loan or if there is anything else that might suit me, i have a credit score ranging from 680-700. i am in the market from 130,000…
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
Alexis Jeffries answered:
Hi Khadijah,

I can help you with your search.
Please contact me with your preferred area so we can get started.

In the meantime, I can email you ACTIVE Listings at your request.

Alexis Jeffries
Liberty Bell Real Estate
Agents, LLC
Office Number: 215-885-3332
Direct Number: 215-237-4147
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Thu May 2, 2013
Alexandra answered:
My house in Upper Darby is currently on the market. It's a 3 BR end of row and has a brand new kitchen and bathroom. I rented it out for about $1200 per month. Taxes were $4500. If you are still interested, there is an open house this Saturday at 1 pm.

See for more info.
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Kimberly Cohens answered:
come see 531 Glendale Road Upper Darby, PA, a nice home and the realtor is willing to work with you on purchasing the house. Good Luck
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
Mjsluss answered:
Why would the buyers have to pay the difference? If it comes back lower, you can lower the agreed price or release them of the contract. Either way that appraisal stays with your house for 6 months. I would not pack another thing until that appraisal comes back!! ... more
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Helaurin answered:
Quick update: The sellers refused to give any credit for the chandelier. Not only that, other items that were on the Agreement of Sale were also removed (example - tall barstools that went with a built-in pub-height table/bar, etc.). Their response was that the seller was older, didn't know that she sell the items to other people (she admitted having sold the items to someone else), that our buyers' agent had written on the Agreement of Sale that these items had no cash value, and so not only were the items not there, but they would not give a single penny towards replacing the items. It was definitely "take it or leave it" - either way, settlement was scheduled for 10:30 am and if we weren't completely done by Noon, they were leaving. End of discussion. And no - they would not provide the box, warranty nor receipt for the new fixture either, as we hadn't requested it in the agreement of sale! (How we could request those items for something we weren't expecting them to remove/replace, is beyond me).

Never dealt with people like this before and hope never have to again.
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Helaurin answered:
Just a quick update. We ended up going to settlement. The sellers were.. interesting. They advised us that they would need to leave by noon, whether settlement was done or not, because they had to meet with the cable tv company. There were some delays as we discussed items that were supposed to be there, per the contract and we almost didn't get to finish - they literally got up a couple minutes after 12 pm and started walking out. The listing agent was on their side, saying that since settlement was scheduled to begin at 10:30, there was no reason it shouldn't be done by noon. We ended up signing even though some things was not as agreed to, as my daughter literally wouldn't have had anywhere to go.

I've never dealt with anyone like that before and yes, I realize we had a tight timeframe be expecting to go to settlement on a particular day, but the sellers had it down to what MINUTE of the day - all because they needed cable TV!
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Tue Nov 17, 2009
1sttimehomebuyer answered:
domo arigato, minna-san (thanks, everyone) ^_^; i am so glad that part of the process is over & i can go to back to some normalcy lol.
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Thu Oct 29, 2009
Kelly Gidzinski answered:
I'd like to hear what exactly the situation is here. Is someone offering to take over your payments because you are behind on your mortgage?

If you are behind on your mortgage and having difficulties, call the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley. You can get a no-cost appointment with a HUD approved housing counselor and they will help you determine if you are eligible for any loan modification or maybe a HUD partial claim (if you have an FHA loan) program to help with your situation. These programs are part of Obama's HOPE program to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. (800) 989-CCCS (2227).... They are a non-profit organization who can help.

Just like the other agents said, if it sounds too good to be true, then it is. There is a reason you are questioning this situation.

Kelly Gidzinski
Keystone Property Connections, LLC
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Tue Oct 27, 2009
Brian Fletcher answered:

533 Millbank is scheduled to go to settlment tomorrow 10/28/2009. I know it has been a while since you asked the question, but I figured you would like the answer. The property was an estate sale and it seems that the family couldn't get together to accept some other offer that they had on the property. Since then they have settled on a price that they must be happy with. If they don't settle on the property and you still have any interest let me know. Also, if there is anything else that I can do to help you let me know. If you are interested in investment properties, I can assist you.

Thank You,
Brian Fletcher
Lincoln Realty
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Danni DeWoody answered:
Do you mean townhouses that are association based? (not many if any in Upper Darby) or do you mean ROWhomes which are very common in that area? Generally, a typical 3BR/1BA+ ROW-home will fetch anywhere between $60K and $185K depending on location/condition/etc. The closer to the city, the lower the value goes. Drexel Hill rowhomes fetch more like between $125 - $180 because it is a more desirable/more laid back suburban location that appeals to more people. If you are talking Townhomes in a managed community, you have to get into Haverford/Lower Merion for something like that and they are few and far between. ROWhomes in Haverford fetch around $190 - 240K ... more
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Fri May 8, 2009
Maureen Ingelsby answered:
Not quite sure the condition of this home, this is banked owned, so financial they only want what is owed to them. If you would like to view this, please give us an email,


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Mon Jul 28, 2008
D. Derderian answered:
Sounds like you are avid in the real estate market. I would like to offer to you my services, please feel free to contact me with any needs you may have.
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