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Megh4n, Home Buyer in Deptford, NJ
Fri Jan 20, 2017
Megh4n answered:
You can click on any home you are interested in, and scroll down on that home's page. It will have a map where you can look at crime rates. From what I remember, the worst is in downtown Coatesville itself, but not much outside of there. ... more
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Megh4n, Home Buyer in Deptford, NJ
Fri Jan 20, 2017
Megh4n answered:
Hi Arooj,

Just wondering if you ended up buying in Coatesville, as my future husband and I are also considering a purchase in a Ryan Homes community just north of the town.


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Megh4n, Home Buyer in Deptford, NJ
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Megh4n asked:
Definitely want to find a good unaffiliated inspector for the build since we live out of state and cannot be there to make sure corners aren't cut. Also, first time home buyers! This is…
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Neil Roxas, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Fri Nov 11, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once youre on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

Detailed instructions on the posting process can be found at the following links:


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Dejajanee, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Wed Jun 15, 2016
Dejajanee answered:
The USDA PMI Rates 2015 are also pretty cheap, when compared to FHA loans. There’s an upfront, initial premium charged of 2%. This USDA PMI premium is generally added to the Loan amount. So, if the home that you want to purchase is $250,000, we would multiply that by 2% (which equals $5000) and your loan amount would then be $255,000.
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Kathy Lewis,  in Valdosta, GA
Mon Nov 23, 2015
Kathy Lewis answered:
You should be ok, as long as it's not income producing. Contact us with questions.

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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Camp Hill, PA
Thu Mar 12, 2015
Christopher Jordahl answered:
Pros No water bill. Cons can be numerous and expensive if septic is not cared for properly. Always have a septic tested and inspected as it can be a $200 fix or a $20,000 replacement. Well water can taste bette than public water if capped and vented corectly and again you do not have to pay for it. Hope this helps and best of luck to you. ... more
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Marschell Lee, Renter in 19320
Tue Mar 10, 2015
Marschell Lee answered:

A listing for 79 Muirfield Court, Coatesville, PA has been scammed by the following person: Patricia K Norcross - (920) 643-0190 - I called the Realtor dealing with this location and was told it is not a rental property. ... more
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The Graveline…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
Wed Feb 4, 2015
The Graveline Group answered:
Flag the listing and email right away. These questions go to a public forum, you're not getting seen by trulia.
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Marlene Jones, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Thu Feb 6, 2014
Marlene Jones answered:
Hi Megan,

I would love to talk with you over a cup of coffee or of course you can come to my office where I will line up a lender to speak with you and answer all your questions. Feel free to call or test me at 484-883-4957 Marlene Jones ... more
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
1.75% (of the loan amount) up front MIP and 1.35% (of the loan amount) monthly MIP for FHA. .On a conventional loan the monthly would be roughly $85.50 if your score is above 680. It would depend on how you would want to structure the mortgage insurance, whether you want a upfront, single premium, split or monthly. Let's discuss your loan scenario in more detail. Contact me at 800 315 8803. My name is Bart and I have been in the mortgage business since 1987. I am happy to answer your mortgage questions, 7 days a week and review your loan scenario. Until then, I look forward to hearing from you.

Bart Gabe - Lending Nationwide Since 1987

800 315 8803

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Ron Beebe, Real Estate Pro in Downingtown, PA
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Ron Beebe answered:
Hawthorne does have a good amount of open space - perhaps that is the main cost for the HOA - for best results, reach out to a local Realtor to the development (I can refer two or three as that development is within 10 minutes of my home).

Good Luck!
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Ron Beebe, Real Estate Pro in Downingtown, PA
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Ron Beebe answered:
Patricia, I have co-hosted several Brokers Opens in this development. Atop a hill in bucolic Chester County and just West of Downingtown, it is well situated and still easily accessible to several local markets - less than a mile from the Route 30 Bypass which leads directly to Lancaster, Philadelphia, . I realize that you are already a resident of Chester County, however, I also realize many people reading this will not be, hence the geographical references. Good luck! ... more
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Deb Connor L…, Real Estate Pro in West Chester, PA
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Deb Connor Lisbon answered:
Hi Lynn,
Am working on a home that needs work and the buyers are doing a 203k rehab loan, first time homebuyers and home was bought for a certain price and then appraisal came back at 15% more than that. Part of loan includes contractor proposal so bank adds that into mix. Then at closing payments are made to do work from contractors proposal. Lots of guidelines and paperwork but worth it if house and buyer are a good fit... ... more
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Susan Britto…, Real Estate Pro in Wayne, PA
Wed Oct 23, 2013
Susan Britton-Seyler answered:
In general, when you are reading a Sellers Disclosure it is just that- from the Seller and not the agent. However when a house has issues that are discovered by an inspector, then it is the legal duty of the agent to let any future potential buyers know.
In cases of 'distressed homes' for whatever reason, the condition of a house could deteriorate over time - often these types of homes are neglected or not lived in at all. Changes in temperature, which bring moisture problems, and potentially problems with pipes and major systems, all types of malfunctions can develop over time beyond the merely cosmetic issues that you may spot. Look for cracks in the drywall, gaps in flooring, water stains, foggy windows, damp basements, etc.
That is when the 'as is' clause is most used. It is important to have a special clause in any agreement of a potential sale... to allow time for estimates for repairs and perhaps an engineer's inspection in those circumstances beyond the building inspectors' training.
Even in a more typical sale situation, a certified home inspector is crucial. Professional quality repairs are recommended, in order to maintain the value of the property. I use my own background in renovation and design to guide clients to a 'best practices' method of negotiating repairs. I prefer that my buyer manage or have oversight of any repairs, and charge it back to the Seller in one of several ways, depending on the individual circumstances.
If I have a Seller with a property that is older or has apparent repairs that need to be done, my advise is to do professional repairs before putting the house through inspections. Many sales go sour and the Seller looses precious time on the market otherwise.
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williamwebb,  in Hatfield, PA
Fri Aug 2, 2013
williamwebb answered:
You should consult with an attorney. This is a legal question. Sorry.
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william webb, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Tue Jul 9, 2013
william webb answered:
The address is the key to your question. You can check the eligibility by visiting Best of Luck

William Webb
Keller Williams Exton
610-363-4300 office 484-571-1364 cell
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