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Home Buying in 19148 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Joseph Piccione answered:
It may not be the best answer but really it depends on so many factors. It can take anywhere from 90 days to 6 months or more based on the bank, how many lienholders there are, and frankly how on top of the process both the buyer's agent and seller's agent are. If you need to move quickly I'd recommend avoiding short sales because it is generally a months long process. ... more
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Sun Feb 1, 2015
Julie Kimmel answered:
Why is it that she wants a lease-purchase? Lack of downpayment? Credit issues? Maybe we can work together to find a way for her to buy instead.

Julie E. Kimmel

RE/MAX Home Experts
530 S 2nd St Ste 109
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 467-2892 Office & Fax
(215) 704-5577 Cell
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Sun Feb 1, 2015
Julie Kimmel answered:
Check with your original home inspector. They will often go back and re-inspect specific items for a small charge. Better safe then sorry!
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
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Sat Aug 10, 2013
Andrew Martinez answered:
Wow Spamming Trulia Jessica. Same Answer on 50 different posts

Way to offer great insight to the Trulia community.
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
Your purchase agreement should have a clause that addresses this. In most ps agreements it staes the seller should keep insurance on teh property to close, if there is damage up to a certain amount seller must fix and over a certain amount the buyer has teh right to have seller fix, get a credit for theft/damage or back out. you should nbot only have your agent assist you but may want to have an attorney review your contract, ... more
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Can we publish your personal information on the Internet?
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Thu Oct 18, 2012
Alan May answered:
I'm confused. The best way that your Realtor can preserve his reputation is by getting you answers.

REO's and Short-Sales are notoriously clumsy and time-consuming. So it's not uncommon to have issues such as those you're experiencing. I can't explain what's happening with your transaction... but be aware that these sort of things DO happen with REO purchases... that's one of the reasons that REO's are such good prices, because they need to do something to entice buyers, as many buyers are too afraid of the process.

The "good" is you can get a decent price. The "bad" is you have to wade through this horrible process. Hang in there, and press your Realtor to obtain answers for you. If they have trouble, you might want to go over his head to his managing broker and see if they can get you some answers.

Good luck.
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Sun Feb 6, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
Jane. I'd suggest you talk to your agent and if needed an attorney. I know nothing about your particular situation. The agreement of sale for new construction often allows for delays. New construction has its benefits and drawbacks. I waited over 3 years for mine. ... more
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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are looking at RealtyTrac ads--keep in mind that RealtyTrac's information is not always accurate and oftentimes misleading--you could be looking at a lis pendens property--notice of default--some of those properties may not be for sale yet, and some may never be, if the default is satisfied by the owner. If you are interested in foreclosures, work with an agent--he/she will have access to reliable information--also don't overlook traditional sales as some may turn out to be a much better bargain than some of the foreclosure properties. Again any local agent can help you--contact any realty office(s) and inquire. ... more
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Mon Mar 1, 2010
Tonya Brobeck answered:
Hey stressed, so did she give details as to what the problem was? Broker, are you referring to lender or the listing agent? Occasionally me & my clients have run into properties they want to purchase, but, because I'm not an agent in their direct territory, I've had listing agents play games & not return my offer until I get the broker involved.

If your referring to the lender, move on, they are a dime a dozen
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Thu Apr 30, 2009
Carmel Archdekin answered:
That is not something that one can answer without specific info on the home itself, the area, how long the property has been on the market, what the particular sellers motivation is and what the sellers equity is in the home. There is no general rule of thumb that you can start at say...10% less than asking or so forth.

You should use always work with a Realtor to run comps and tell you what the homes market value is based on that homes condition and location. These are the only true items that will tell you for sure what a home is actually worth and where to start your bidding.

Please contact me if you would like more information.

Carmel archdekin
Coldwell Banker Preferred
223-225 Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
Office: 215.923.7600
Cell: 215.680.5998
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Sat Oct 25, 2008
Joe White answered:
Leon, 453 is in need of rehab according to the listing. That's why the price is only $56,000.

The good news is that just down the street @ 409 Fitzgerald, an identical size house is listed at $120,000.

It looks like if you are willing to do some work, this can be a great deal for you. Let me help you negotiate the deal. Hit me up at

Good luck,

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