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Home Buying in 19145 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 14, 2015
Tryingtogetitright asked:
my realtor said I had a system generated approval from FHA and that I a waiting on my approval from the lender ... and I responded that couldn't be an FHA approval because the FHA…
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
No online site will be as reliable or accurate as the local Multiple Listing Service site. (MLS)..........find a local agent, and have him or her update you on local listings.....Best wishes.... ... more
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since there are other facors besides credit that determine mortgage qualification, for a personalized answe visit with any licensed loan officer; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. ... more
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Sheri Curci answered:
Hello Golemaw,
With an REO .....it is what it is..... Always remember that an appraisal is a “Professional Valued Opinion" In all likelihood with the way homes prices are starting to edge up..... The Appraiser is taking this into consideration.

You can appeal the appraisal but with a Bank REO and the way the Homes are flying off the Home Path Web Site with On-Line bidding, you’re better off keeping the appraisal the way it is.
No two appraisals will ever be the same.. Especially Now with the way appraisers are being regulated to prevent any collusion.
Does this make sense to you?

Congrats on your prospective home purchase you bought at the bottom and you in all likley hood giong to see appreciation in the Months to come.
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
Just call me I'll get you a showing 215-725-5700X49

Philip J. Cunningham Sr.
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152 215-725-5700 X49
PhilCunningham2004@yahoo.com ... more
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi Snoopie, Larry and Richard below are correct: while "location, location, location" still applies and cannot be changed, once a property is listed, if there is no activity (inquiries, showings, offers), then it is "price, price, price". The National Association of Realtors has done much research into this and has many stats to analyze across the county. It is because of this research that I confidently say it is price.

With regards to marketing, our MLS now feeds listings to the most popular consumer sites such as Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, etc. I am confident the consumers ARE finding your house.

A couple things that DO help is staging and professional photos. Speak to your Realtor about all this and good luck!

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
267.507.2287
axelson@kurfiss.com
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Mike McCann answered:
Obtain a real estate attorney. All liens or judgements must be cleared or escrowed prior to selling. In Pennsylvania if its the standard agreement of sale and a seller can't clear title their obligation under the contract is to pay the buyer back any costs they incurred ... more
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Terry Bell answered:
You forgot to give us some important information, namely, how did they get in, and how long have they been there, and what is your relationship to them and to the landlord?????
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Mike McCann answered:
No refer it to a expert in the area! The client gets better service and youbget a referral fee ! Just do your homework on the right agent!
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Mike McCann answered:
If your investing in real estate to buy, sell or rent you don't need a license. Nor should you get one. There are more disclosure issues and responsibilities. You clearly should take real estate courses on those subjects. You should also locate a Realtor in the area that you want to invest in that specializes in investment real etate. Develope a long term trusting relationship. To be successful in life you need to develope long term relationships with experts. ... more
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Thu Apr 28, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
I am curious how this went. Hope it worked out. Its always important to have everything in writing. You can also explore options with an attorney if you see fit.
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Wed Apr 16, 2008
Louise Marzulli answered:
Hi,
Your local electrician..,....If you did not do a home inspection and after the fact you find this problem...you should cross reference you sellers disclosure to see if it was noted on the sheet ...you may then contact the seller if it were an existing problem or sellers realtor but if you waived the inspection ...it is on you.....Louise Marzulli ... more
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