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Bushkill : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 24, 2014
The Dixon Group answered:
The challenge you may have is getting qualified for the HUD home by the lender with bad credit. Have you looked into credit counseling at all?
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Sat Feb 22, 2014
Spencer Gray answered:
Please refer to the contract. If in doubt, consult an attorney.
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Sat Dec 7, 2013
Zareffa1213 asked:
This question was asked from
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
sonny hawkes answered:
yes, you have school taxes that come in September, and you have township and county together in or around april. we don't have to pay exorbitant taxes for garbage pick-up and ticket writing cops, ... more
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Sat Aug 10, 2013
Karen Rice answered:
I forgot to say HOA fee payment schedules vary from HOA to HOA. Some allow monthly payments, some quarterly, some annually.
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Nina Fradl CNE,ePRO,SFR,SRS,GRI answered:
Mr. Millard,

What an interesting question. This is an important variable that should be answered to a buyer's satisfaction BEFORE they make a purchase decision. How do you discover the answer?

First, your question covers quite a large geographic area, with many communities, and differing socio-economic data.. Start out by checking census bureau data. Searching the internet will certainly uncover many comments and evaluations, some objective, some subjective. Check out the schools, crime reports using unbiased resources. Read reviews and comments from the public with a grain of salt - who knows who those folks really are? They could have agendas promoting either a positive or negative point of view.

If you are looking for a home in any of these areas, your best bet is to spend time in each of them. Visit the neighborhood delis and fast food markets, as well as the grocery stores, and small shops, diners, eateries. Talk to the patrons and the folks who work there. Once you think you've found an area or two that meets your criteria, focus your home finding efforts there. And, once you've found a home or two that you are seriously considering, be sure to take the time to talk to the neighbors. They will provide you with a wealth of information, and if they don't, or, they aren't friendly and respectful, well, maybe you should consider looking for a different property to purchase.

If you are seeking a home in any of these areas, I wish you good luck! Just remember that you must do your own due diligence before making such an important purchase. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THESE EVALUATIONS. I encourage all my clients to do their research first. I can then help them find homes in their targeted areas of interest. It will speed and enhance the entire process.

If you are looking for a home in these areas, then I wish you good luck!
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
Stan answered:
Bushkill is an awesome place to Live and to raise your family. In my opinion, the school system is great. Saw creek, Ranch lands, Pine ridge, are great places to live. If you need the amenities, keep sawcreek and ranchlands in mind. Stay out of those little communities w/ no amenities... Their rent is just as high and nothing to offer. ... more
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
Stan answered:
Great choice. Stay within Saw-creek. There are a couple of other communities, but Saw-creek has the most to offer. Stay away from those other little communities that surround the area, like Rustic Acres.
Those people can be very nosy and intruding. Plus they have pools, club houses, restaurants...etc...
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Nina Fradl CNE,ePRO,SFR,SRS,GRI answered:
This IS a legal question, however, it is one that we deal with on a regular basis as real estate agents. If the entire situation is that you were sent a contract, which you may or may not have agreed to verbally, and you did not sign it, then you have no contract, and not committed to the purchase. No one can make you sign the contract. However, the question was, can you be sued? Sure.. People can bring a lawsuit for crazy reasons. Bringing a lawsuit, and winning a lawsuit, though, are two different concepts. And people who sue can be countersued. Still, frivolous lawsuits cause expense to the defendant. If you have reason to think that the other party might sue you, by all means consult an attorney to understand what your options are, and whether or not you should be concerned in this situation. ... more
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Karen Rice answered:
What price range are you searching in? Not sure what you mean by "passed inspection." How bad were the inspections? Were the sellers unwilling to work with you to resolve any issues?

Every house, especially older homes, will have some sort of inspection issue, much of which is normal wear and tear on a home and often can be corrected and is not necessarily abnormal for a home of its age.

Sometimes, expectations are set above what the homes in the market will provide, depending on the price range. I have encountered several buyers who are VERY READY to buy a like new, $200,000 house...but only if they can get it for under $130,000. :)
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Dr. J answered:
most larger sites, like, will tell you any relevant HOA fees. for inclusive tax information (school, county, and property), i use, if i'm not getting data directly from a realtor. it's also fine to call the listing agent, to ask about the breakdown, between school, country, and property taxes.

and yes: monroe county has not yet made an equitable adjustment to the economic downturn in home values, in that area. pike county's taxes are much more affordable.
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Laura Gehl answered:
The Rental market is very very good is Buskill.

Please give me a call to help you in this matter.

Thank you
Laura Gehl
Cell 570-350-1321
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Ronald E Hudrick asked:
Sun Jul 8, 2012
Mary Ann Schmalzle answered:
Naturally, when you purchase a home in a community, you agree to abide by thier rules and regulations. What area are you looking to purchase in? Give me a call and I can limit a seach to a specific area or type of property. I'd be happy to help you! ... more
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Mary Ann Schmalzle answered:
There is no reference to a specific home. If you can contact me, I would be happy to check for you.
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Sun Jun 17, 2012
James Ryan answered:
Obviously, try calling him, I certainly agree with that advice. Escalate to the managing broker next.
If you have not signed an exclusive buyer's agreement, and still are unhappy after your chats, by all means, seek a new agent!
If you did sign a buyers agreement, get released from that from the managing broker before contacting another agent.

Best wishes, Jim
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Tue May 22, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Be serious;
do you think that anyone could make a lockbox that a determined thief couldn't break into?

they say that locks are only there to keep honest people out.

do you think that you could win a lawsuit against General Electric because of this?
and how much would it cost you?
you did have insurance?
and do you think you can blame the Realtor?
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Wed Feb 8, 2012
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Fri Jan 13, 2012
Cathy answered:
I've no idea if you've found something, but the easy answer is there isn't much private property in Bushkill. I would consider selling my home if you are interested. It's on 2.11 acres.
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