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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Dawn Halverson asked:
$31,000. Dont we wish! It was $310,000 not $31,000 check the records. Not sure how to get ahold of someone other than asking question.
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Mon May 9, 2016
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Wed May 27, 2015
Carrie Harris answered:
The thing to know is that some agents will allow for you to be able to look at a home or two but generally... until you have your actual pre-approval letter there is no way to know what you can actually qualify for. It is to your advantage to work with a team that is upfront and clear about what you need to do so you are not found spending money that can be lost and setting yourself up for a bad experience.

Some Lenders try to keep their clients on the hook so to speak by making you feel like you can qualify when you are not actually able to as of yet. It is too bad that ones don't have the heart to help you see how to do so and give you the guidance and care to help make it happen.
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Gary Swank answered:
While you may think not using a Realtor will save you money, in the long run it may not. There are many many rules and regulations that are mandated by the State of Pennsylvania, County and local governments that must be followed. And even before getting to the sale, there's marketing, showings, open houses, dealing with strangers coming to your home, and so on. And when an interested party shows up, are you equipped to handle the offer, negotiations and the post-contract dealings which will eat up your time and possibly your peace of mind? As with any specialty need, hiring a professional trained and licensed to do the work may save you money. ... more
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Sun Mar 8, 2015
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
Truly does not allow FSBO on its site. Trulia pulls its listings from the MLS. There are other sites that will allow you to post, but research shows you are better off (sell faster and for more money) if you list with an agent. Trulia has great tools for finding an agent in your area.

Good Luck!
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Sun Dec 28, 2014
shauntae answered:
I know what it takes to apply and qualify, the process of home ownership is needed, is there certain real estate companies that are familiar with this process, does the home has to meet certain qualifications, the credit process of approval, what other expenses does section 8 home ownership pays for, all information is welcomed and would be useful. ... more
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Bill Rich answered:
Hi Tasha
I am not sure if your 203K needs have been met yet but of they have not please feel free to give me a call. I live in Philadelphia and work in NJ so I know the area quite well. My division specializes in the 203Ks so we can walk you through the entire process from start to finish.

Bill Rich
Mortgage Loan Originator
NMLS# 203704
700 East Gate Drive, Suite 400
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Office:866-312-6682 Ext:4234
Ph: 856-437-8029
Fx: 866-640-0198
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Wed Jul 2, 2014
Amy Greenstein answered:
It depends on a lot of factors, how far do you want to be from work, what kind of schools are you looking for your children to go to, what amenities you need in a home, do you want to be in Philadelphia proper or are you looking at the suburbs outside of the city? The Northwest has MANY great deals for a growing family, Germantown, East and West Mount Airy, East Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough and more. You should also speak to a mortgage person about what kind of payment would be comfortable for your situation, but please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.

Amy Greenstein CNE
Elfant Wissahickon Realtors
8039 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa 19118
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
eugene jones answered:
where are the workshop for home buying grants
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
This is the type of question that need to be answered in person for a number of reasons. First the Sale contract needs to be reviewed next the State laws in which the transaction is taking place need to be reviewed. You should have a Real Estate agent who will be able to advise you the same applies if your the Seller. The last person is the Mortgage Broker or Loan Officer that is working on the Loan. The one thing that was no presented is how the Lender is stalling. Since I'm in Philadelphia,PA If you need an agent from NC please call me at 215-725-5700 X49

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Office.(215)725-5700 X49
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
Marge Bennett answered:
listen to the experts. You have gotten good advise. Pay attention to it.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Nope. You do not have to show your down payment to get prequalified. Email or call me. I will put you in touch with a GREAT and trustworthy mortgage banker. Also, you and I can schedule a meeting to talk about all the next steps.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
267.507.2287 d
856.979.5967 m
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Christy Rodarte answered:
I received the denial on the last day my of my previos extention. This would have been my 3 rd one I was applying for. They said all letter from the lendor said the same. The letters said final approval to be determined that following friday. but I finally got the clear to close. The hud local office said as long as my documents were at the title company by noon monday they would try to apeal the denial. The documents are there and by that time. I am woundering how likley is HUD to approve mydenied extention now that the documents are there ? ... more
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Tue May 8, 2012
Fran and Mark Redding answered:
Yes the buyer can terminate, you can't force someone to buy your property.
The real question is can you keep the deposit you have and can you sue for any more. The answer to that is it depends. Were the contract terms met or has there been a breach. You need to see an attorney NOW. Many contract terms have time limits and notice requirements, see an attorney NOW preserve your rights. ... more
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
The only way to know what needs to be done is have your lease reviewed bry your Realtor mor his Broker. If you have not signed a newlerase in the last year you may have converted to a month to month lease. If nyou wish I will be more then happy to review your lease on a fee for service bases. Please call me at my office for details at no charge. 215-725-5700 x49
Philip Cunningham
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
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Sun Dec 11, 2011
Janet Ames, CPA answered:
139 Carpenter is a wonderful little hidden gem in the sought after West Mount Airy neighborhood where I grew up. It is not currently advertised as available for rent but has been on the market for a long time(priced wrong in this market) but perhaps they would consider a rental since it is not selling. It is listed for $459,000.

Ambler is also a nice town and there are others in the area. I think that the price point in which he is looking it will be difficult to find a single home with garage, pool and yard in either of these 2 neighborhoods but I am familiar with these and many other neighborhoods both urban and suburban. I have lived in Philadelphia and on the Main Line of Philadelphia all my life and with more information about your clients needs could give them a good education on the area.

Let me know more about their needs and I will be happy to assist. Please let me know more about your clients needs-where they are working, what their desired commute time is, and what their relocation time frame is, etc. The best way to contact me is my cellphone 610-308-0802 or by email

PS I do not pay referral fees on rentals but if he is purchasing would be happy to pay you a referral.
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