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Fri Jun 20, 2014
jillmorrow81 answered:
I also have a home that will be up for sale (by owner) in the next several weeks. This house is located near the Meadows Casino and Tanger Outlets. I can be reached at jillmorrow81@gmail.com for any questions.
Jill
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Rick Yoder answered:
Ralph,

Attached is a link to the current mls listings for new construction models in The Crossings here in Peters Township. There are five different models being offered. If you are familiar with Peters, these are up the hill directly behind Kmart. If you would like a plat of the subdivision or more information just let me know.

Best regards,
Rick Yoder
724-678-0422
Keller Williams Real Estate Professionals
Peters Township
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Kim answered:
We dealt with NVR and hated it so did most of my neighbors and friends! Good luck!
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Jacques Ambron answered:
you should check with your local town, but I would guess that technically you do need a permit to put in a new deck.
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Benny Smith answered:
I like the answers bellow and will add this. You have a better chance at profet on your home purchase if you buy a comparable single family home in our home of Washington County. Compare your desire for comfort against your expected return. The best advice I can give is work with an agent who is willing to work up a CMA for any home you are considering buying. If you are 5% or more below what would be a fair selling price then you are better protected than paying market. Have you considered buying a duplex? Put the income in an account for your next home. You still live in the same building as someone else only there your neighbors are paying you and if you don’t like them. Get someone else where in a condo you have no control who moves in under the same roof as you. ... more
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Wed Jan 27, 2010
CCC answered:
In today's mortgage market a credit score is no longer the only creiteria to get pre approved.
Income and debt will be involved.

So you could have great credit but low income. Great credit, high income and high debt. Any combination is possible and you might get pre approved but the real question is: how much? ... more
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Dan Chase answered:
Unless you have the old house paid for or you can afford 2 mortgages forget this idea. Sell your current house and THEN with cash in hand buy the new one.

What happens if you can not sell your house? What happens if you rent and the renters do not pay the rent?

This market is dying. The summer is over. The buyers credit is effectively dead. Winter comes and buyers hibernate. You might be lucky and sell quickly. But what if it takes months or years?

There are 2.7 million foreclosures nationwide already in process. From 2010 to 2012 we have up to 7 million foreclosures to come. Sorry to say, it does not look like a good time to own 2 houses while trying to sell one. It may be a horrible time to sell a house. Although that varies a lot by area. Look at how many people have lost jobs. Friday may show us a 10% unemployment rate. Now it is 9.8%. Include those who are not counted as they do not collect benefits or check in at the unemployment office for job listings and those who only work part time and it is more likely about 17%.

I know you want to move. But please do the financially smart thing and only move if and when you can do so without any danger from your old house holding you down under water.
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Sat Apr 18, 2009
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Mike
This is a "PS" to my earlier response........whatever you decide to buy, whether it be a new townhome, or a resale single family, make sure you're NOT stretching yourselves financially to do so. You mentioned in another post that you might be starting a family in 2-3 years. Well, even though they are tiny, babies are very expensive!

Just make sure you can comfortably afford whatever you buy now, with starting a family in mind - stay on the conservative side! Once a baby comes along , your expenses will soar, and the last thing you will need is the added stress of paying a high mortgage payment!
Good luck to you in whatever you decide to do!
Debbie
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Fri Apr 17, 2009
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
HI!
Maybe your boyfriend wants the townhome because he doesn't want to mow the lawn!!!! ha

Look - the bottom line is....I think it's a lifestyle choice.......do you want the ability to live "carefree" and not worry about exterior maintenance, snow removal or lawn care? Or....do you want to have your own backyard where you can entertain or garden or add a patio or deck? Do you want to be able to paint your home any color you want, or follow the HOA rules? Do you want amenities that many condo communities offer?

If you're young and starting out, perhaps the townhome option is an easier transition into the responsibility of home ownership. I work with a lot of young couples that choose that option.
I suggest you both sit down and list your priorities........hopefully, they will mesh and you will make the decision that works for both of you.
Good luck!!!
Debbie
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Tue Apr 7, 2009
Gita Bantwal answered:
People always like upgraded kitchens and extensions as it is added living space. These days builders are offering many incentives like upgrades . It is a good idea to have a buyer's agent . Sometimes you may find a one year old home in the development with a lot of upgradespriced at a lower price. ... more
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