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Home Buying in 19136 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Donna asked:
Would any realtor be willing to work with me on finding a home on a month to month agreement? I'm already pre-approved and ready to move yesterday. I understand this is probably the…
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Wed Dec 16, 2015
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Sun Aug 9, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
The roof is one of the first thing a buyer may see and one of the biggest expenses a home owner faces. A bad roof can scare off some buyers and limit financing options depending on the type of loan a buyer may want to use. If you have the resources, you're better off in my opinion to make this a huge selling point versus a sticking point. When I advertise a listing with a new roof, it shows a home owner who cares to properly maintain their home and attracts more interest. I'd encourage you to get some bids and see about getting it out of the way. ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
noway answered:
I've had a place here for about 6 years. In that time I saw a real decline happen. Over the last year and a half or so it seems that things have gotten better. We had a real issue with snow removal and general cleanliness around the grounds for a few years years which have completely turned around. They get the snow removed and the steps salted down pretty fast and the grounds get kept pretty clean. There are still problems around the dumpsters where people like to overfill them but overall the rest of the place is ok.

I like that the buildings are small at only 3 floors. There are 6 units per building so it is enough for everyone to know each other and watch out for each other but not so much that you have a ton of people to deal with like in some high rise apartments. Everyone is friendly enough that you get to know who lives around you in the other buildings too.

The area itself is nice with a lot of trees and open space.
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
Typically it means it has been converted to living space, but (as my peers have pointed out) it could mean just about anything. It's similar to a "water view"..that can mean 180 degrees of panoramic slendor, or a liiiiitttle sliver of water visible in the distance. Best of luck... ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
This is not the site for your SCHOOL DISTRICT!

I would suggest that you try the correct site;

Then your NEED TO KNOW will be fulfilled.
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Wonder asked:
Edwin Forrest elementary school is school good school because i go their
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
Just to bring in the down side 10 Do you have a mortagage now? 2)Do you have enough income to carry two mortagages? 3) Do you have a pre-approval or a pre-qualifition? 4)Who will manage the rental property?and most importantly is have you had any face to face discussions with a Real Estate professional that handles these types of transactions. If I'm not mistaken most mortagage companies want the rent seasoned for at lease one year before it can be used as income. Olease call me if you have any questions at 215-725-5700 X49

Philip J. Cunningham Sr.
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
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Wed Jul 28, 2010
Terrence Charest answered:
I really does not matter what happened in the past ten years, it only matters what WILL happen. And unfortunately, I don't have a crystal ball that actually works.

As for prices compared to ten years ago....

Average sold price in July 2000: $55,903
Units sold: 34
Average Days on Market: 73
Min Price: $22K Max Price: $156K

Average sold price in July 2010: $143,152
Units sold: 7
Average days on market: 43
Min Price: $60K Max Price: $170K

As you can see, there were a lot more homes sold in 2000 than 2010 which could affect the average price. And because of such a high inventory, days on market were actually longer in 2000.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Terrence Charest
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Tue May 25, 2010
Robert A. Martini answered:
Dear Blindhero-
Simply put it is the best time to buy a house anywhere, period! All the turmoil in Greece has caused foreign investors to invest in the US, causing mortgages rates to dip even lower. The inventory in Philadelphia is at an all time high which equals a BUYERS market. Buying now could save you hundreds off your monthly mortgage and tens of thousands off the entire mortgaged price of your home. As always feel free to use my website with a free up to the minute home search and the free e Book "Buyers Secrets". Use the link below. Contact me directly if I maybe of any more assistance.
Happy House Hunting!

Robert A. Martini
Keller Williams Real Estate
Philadelphia PA
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Fri Mar 26, 2010
John and Audy Fadako answered:
9047 Wesleyan Road is still active on the market. It has been on the market for 5 days now. If you would like the property sheet information with information like taxes and property features as well as pictures, we'd be happy to email them to you and if you would like to schedule to see this property we can make an appointment with you to see it this weekend. Please contact us at 215-791-3166 or email to ... more
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Letitia Stevenson answered:
Yes! For more information and additional resources, including a comparison sheet, please read my blog post here on Trulia.

Letitia A. Stevenson, REALTOR®
Licensed in DE and PA
302.426.4426 (Direct)

Prudential Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
3838 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE 19807
302.571.8855 (Office) - Fri Nov 6 2009, 05:04
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Wed Jul 29, 2009
D. Derderian answered:
Call me direct with any questions.
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Carol Cei answered:
Hello, Artan,

This home is definitely for sale at $129,900. It may need a little work, but I can help you with some creative financing, so that you can make this home your own. West Mayfair is a very popular area and most of the homes are very convenient to shopping and transportation. Would you like to know about home values in this neighborhood? Just go to and get a free market snapshot which will give you lots of go info.

I look forward to hearing from you soon so that we can get out to see this and some other homes.

Carol Murray Cei
ReMax Millennium
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Richard Williams answered:
This is what I call the asking price. However, I recommend that you do a CMA prior to submitting an offer or you and I can put our heads together to come up with a great opportunity for you. I am just curious, what is your time frame to purchase a home?

Rich Williams
The Rich Team
Keller Williams
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Tue May 27, 2008
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
I agree with the other posters - sounds a little high but I would need to hold judgement more until I see the property. All those properties on that block Im pretty sure are 3 bedrooms so Im wondering if the agent made a mistake or if it was converted from a 3 to a 2 bedroom. There has not been a property sold on that block in awhile - the last one was 7930 Marsden which sold for $140K in Oct 2007 which was also remodeled - mabye not to the extent that this one is.

If you need help in that area, myself and my team are specialists in 19136.

Please visit our website below for more helpful hints and to learn more info about us.

Chris Somers
RE/MAX Affiliates
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Mon May 12, 2008
George Slawter answered:
A rehabbed home on that block sold for $140,000 in October of 2007. I hope this helps you. Thank you and God bless.
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Wed May 7, 2008
Stacey & Big Joe McCarthy answered:
Don't be afraid to buy in this market - This is a buyers market. This is the time buyers should be buying and rates are low too, so that's fantastic. If you like and like the house and ammenities, then go for it. However, make sure the agreement of sale has a condition that the home must appraise for you to purchase it. That way, if your mortgage company goes in and does an appraisal and the house does not appraise, you can walk away. That neighborhood is a 120,000 neighborhood though. If you were on the other side of Frankford, it would be a different story. ... more
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