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Home Buying in 19146 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Mike Bottaro answered:
If the seller "had no knowledge" it will be a tough case to make. However if seller "did have knowledge" of issues and/or tried to cover it up you definitely have a case. If you feel the seller had knowledge of the issues, your next step would be to consult a real estate attorney and present him with all the details so that you can be subrogated for your loss. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Mike Bottaro
HomeStarr Realty
Office: 215-355-5565
Cell: 267-307-2444
Fax: 267-282-5666
"Before You Schedule to Show, Call Bo"
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Don DeGennaro answered:
We specialize in that particular zip code and have many listings in the area. As well as several properties that aren't even on the market yet. If you would like to inquire more information please feel free to give me a call or email me at the number listed below. Thanks!

Don DeGennaro
The Dale Archdekin Team
Coldwell Banker Preferred
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
The question doesn't make sense unless I am misunderstanding something.

Janet Nation, CBR
Sailing Home Realty
Direct: 646-321-9649
Office: 516-377-4760
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Sheri Curci answered:
Good Evening Robyn,

We have a user friendly site that is more real time for Rentals than other sites.

Feel free to use the reference site for Rentals or other Home Sales.... just enter your search criteria and you can save your searches too!

All the Best John + Sheri
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Anna Skale answered:
I work with a lot of investors. Anna Skale 215-917-0414 in Philly, Montgomery County and Bucks County
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
You said the magic wards "I want to sell it" now all the good and not so good agents will want to list the property. First you need to Interview agents to hire. You will be paying them to work for you long distance. so after you interview them tell them to send you a Competitive Market Analysis with market history for past 6 months arrange for someone in Philadelphia to let them take some pictures and see the inside of the property ask them for their PA real estate license number and check it with the Pa Department of State to ensure that it is current and for any violations. This is important because your not meeting face to face. Then check the competitive market analysis to make sure that all comparative properties are no more then .3 to .5 miles from your property. Another question is ask how many out of state settlements and sales they have done and for those references and don't believe that you have to come to Philadelphia for settlement. Some things you may need are a certified copy of the death cert. and a letter from the protonotary unless you have transferred title into your name the best person to speak with is an Attorney. As you can see it is more involved then just listing the property this is one of the types of sale I do and feel very comfortable doing so please call me in my office at 215-725-5700 X49 so we may speak in person there is no obligation for the phone call.

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Michael Cohen answered:
I need the full address and I can find out the status of this property. let me know, I cand find out right away
Michael P. Cohen
Associate Broker
RE/MAX Access
1033 N. 2nd Street 5Th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Direct Line: 610-642-0347
Office: 215-400-2615
Greenfax: 610-680-3688
Cell: 610-331-7213

#1 Agent RE/MAX Sales Units- State of Pennsylvania 2011
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Tue Nov 15, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
call a lender and have a chat about fha, standard loans and streamline 203k....all have pluses and minuses...keep saving.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
Also sorry to hear about your issues. Home inspectors typically have a liability limit equal to their fee. Consult a licensed atty if you see fit
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Sun Apr 24, 2011
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Seems pretty simple. Did you make an offer to buy this home or not? If not yet, do you want the house or not? Info online is not 100% accurate.
So you're standing in front of the house and there is no garage. Okay. Either you agree to move forward and make an offer or you move on to another property. ... more
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Wed Jan 26, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
Please speak to a lender. It depends on your income, how many other loans you have, if you plan to occupy the property' if the properties are contiguous etc.
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Mon Aug 2, 2010
Michael Cohen answered:
go to and see if the house is on the list
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Fri Jun 4, 2010
Shawna answered:
I've lived in Grays Ferry for about 2 years, and the neighborhood is definitely block to block as far as crime is concerned. I would definitely advise driving around at all different hours of the day/night. That is what I did when I purchased my home. I have been very happy there, have great neighbors, and have never once regretted my decision. Good luck with your home buying experience!! ... more
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Ian R. Figueroa answered:
I just checked the multiple listing service, and it is not showing up as being available for sale, there is one 2 doors down at 2620 that is currently available.
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Fri Aug 14, 2009
Dave Lombardo answered:
I personally like the Point Breeze/Newbold area. I do own some homes there and I did buy them because I saw value in that area. I also live and work in that area. That being said, speculating that an neighborhood is going to apprieciate is not always the bast way to buy. When I bought there, yes I was hopeing the area would appriesieate but I also bought there because it made finacial sense for the time frame I was buying in as well.
In the last 3-5 years I to have seen alot of homes being rehabbed/built there and I am very excited to see if that trend contunues.
Like any city neighborhood it can be as you said "rough around the edges". Streets can change from one block to another. It is important that you learn the area you want to buy in and choose a REALTOR who knows it as well.
Good luck with your search and I hope you find a home you are happy with.
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Sat Jul 18, 2009
Bret answered:
phillygirl - I found trulia very helpful in my home search but I also used the search listings functionality on my realtor's company's website. Usually these pull right from the MLS and will notate whether the property is under contract. If it is no longer on the market it won't show up on the search. I have found the most comprehensive search site to be through (though my realtor is with a different firm). Hope this is helpful. Also, don't feel too badly, its your realtor's job to look up the houses you are interested in. ... more
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Fri Mar 27, 2009
Kevin Van Horn answered:
My office, Premier Real Estate, Inc., is one of the leading sales offices in the foreclosure/REO field. We have been working with the banks well before it became the thing to do.

I can gladly send you a list of over 200 current bank owned properties that my office is the listing agent for. I primarily work with buyers looking for homes throughout Philadelphia. It sounds like I could help you.

Drop me a line
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Sun Nov 2, 2008
Joe answered:
Renee....Please do not take this the wrong way as I am sure you have seen more than your fair share of GFE's in your time but how are you qualified as a realtor to make sure the borrower is in the "right" program. Are you up to date on all the changes that have and will occur with regards to FHA? How about the ever changing MI guidelines and the overall effect of declining markets. Now granted declining markets has not been that much of a problem here in the Philly Area but this is a national website. What if someone from Florida or even better yet Central NJ stumbled on this and went to his/her realtor for guidance. As for the process being long and tedious. It is only that way when expectations are not set in advance. No reason with the technology that we have that the borrower does not know up front exactly what he/she needs to provide and thus subitting the file to underwriting is a one time process. ... more
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Sat Dec 29, 2007
Joe answered:
Yes, I believe so, but time will tell for sure. The location is conveniently situated between Penn and Rittenhouse Square. There are relatively few condos that have been refurbished/converted in that area. Penn is the largest private employer in Philly. In addition with the "Penn Connects" program billions will be directly invested into the Locust Point area, it is hard to imagine there will not be strong demand for renters. Locust on the Park, directly next store, seems to have very few vacancies. I do not think finding a tennant will be difficult, but I am not sure what monthly income you can expect to receive. Do you have any idea?
I am curious to know if the sales office will negotiate with you on price at Locust Point?
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