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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Adm1988 asked:
I am about to proceed the inspection on a house I want to purchase, I am very worried about the outcome being low or high. Does anyone have stories on after their appraisal and what you…
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Tue Mar 10, 2015 answered:
I lived in the 1st Ward all my life and I am 39yrs old with 3kids. My neighborhood is quiet and if you are not out looking for trouble or drugs then you should be fine. The only thing is the High school is not so great they need more than one. The elementary schools(Chester charter) is great. If you have kids that are going into high school you may want to send them to a Private or Catholic school. Other than that, who shops in the small towns anyway?" Where there's a mall there's a way" Springfield, Granite Run, even Concord Mall are only a short distance away. Public transportation is readily avail. There are things to do in the city of Chester and since I've become a stay at home mom for the last 3years I have found some good activities in this city, plenty of activities for kids to join, they even have soccer and tennis now. ... more
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
John Dobnack asked:
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
mikejones answered:
Right up the street. Realtor didnt feel comfortable showing us the house because gunman was suspected in the area.
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
And if you are instructed to use Western Union to send the becomes more dangerous.
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Angelias Wilcox answered:
Hi Alicia, if you like I may be able to assist you. Forward your contact information to my email address at

Look forward to speaking to you.

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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Christopher Jordahl answered:
Hi Kyle
I would suggest checking out craigslist in the areas you plan on moving to. Best o luck.
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Sat May 25, 2013
shelley.ashfield1 answered:
Some cheap advice: don't go to birthday parties; stay away from drugs, and find another place to bank rather than that ATM. More cheap advice: now that you have purchased this home, get to know your neighbors and join the local church. Stop scaring yourself, settle down, and get on with the work of fixing up the property without whining. Before trying to gold-plate the interior of your row home, take some time to fix up the exterior of the property. Take the boards off and, wash and repair the windows (a full window costs about $60 to reglaze , if you can't figure out how to do it yourself). Allow yourself a few geraniums or a rose bush outside, and fer chrissakes, mow the lawn once in a while. Talk to your neighbors - the old heads, the kids, and the adults. Greet them by name, and stop acting as if they are not human beings. This is a learning experience, and so far, you haven't learned enough to lend an educated opinion yet. ... more
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Sun May 5, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
smgallelli asked:
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Abigail Manero answered:

I'd like to help you! I need to understand your questions a little better.

For example; are you only looking in Chester? Can you visit the area? What caught your attention on the "Wellington Heights homes"...have you spoken with a mortgage broker? How soon do you need to move? Are you moving from Sellersville for work opportunity.

If you feel that I can help you further your quest to find and buy a new home; message or call me.

Abigail Manero
Century 21
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Tracy Robinson answered:
Hello June
I can and will help you with a house to rent in Chester County, Pa. First, you need to get in contact with me by call me. I can be reached on my cell 267-600-8406 for quicker call back. I look forward yo helping you with a house to rent in Chester.

Tracy Robinson-Realtor
62 South Main Street
Yardley, Pa. 19067
Office phone: 215-493-0200 ext 1087
Direct phone: 267-395-0251
Fax phone: 215-493-2242
Cell phone: 267-600-8405
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Thu Nov 22, 2012
jaygray614 answered:
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Tracy Robinson answered:
Hello Ruth

Taxes are derived using this formular...assessement x mills = face value.

Tracy Robinson-Realtor
62 South Main Street
Yardley, Pa 19067
Office: 215-493-0200 ext 1087
Direct: 267-395-0251
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Joshua Stein answered:

Are you asking the real estate professionals on this board if they are looking for investors as clients? Or, are you asking property owners in the Chester area if they are looking for investors to purchase their property?

Joshua Stein, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Conshohocken
Office:(610) 828-9558 * Cell:(215) 866-8030
Direct:(484) 270-1165 * Fax: (215) 999-5894
PA License #RS317975

If you know anyone who needs help buying, selling or renting in the next 90 days, give me a call so I can help them meet all of their real estate goals.
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Wed May 11, 2011
Joanne Fendell answered:
Unless you are building mausoleums or columbaria (buildings with niches for cremains) on that that acre, the land is not worth nearly that much. Presuming that you have precisely one acre (43560 square feet), roughly two thirds of that land is not buildable for cemetery plots, although you can increase the occupancy somewhat you allowing two people to be buried in a single-width, double-depth plot. Pennsylvania also requires concrete vaults to be used for burials, increasing the size required for the burial plot.

The suitability of land for various types of burial varies. Presuming that the size of the plot required for burial plus a contribution to spacing between plots is 10' X 10', you have at most 435 plots. If your land is not perfectly rectangular, this will reduce the number of plots that can be fit into your land. Another thing to consider is the price of burial plots in that area of the cemetery. If it is a newer and more desired area, the cemetery might be willing to pay somewhat more. The cemetery will also have to develop your land, installing drainage and making other modifications. such as extending the fence to enclose your property . Suppose that the cost of a plot in the area of the cemetery that adjoins your home is $250. This makes the value of the sold-out, fully-developed lot about $100,000. If I had plans to expand that cemetery, I would not offer you more than $25K for your land, presuming that I can pack as many plots into it as possible and don't have to give up any land to extend existing roads inside the cemetery to your lot. Unless the cemetery is both sold-out and conducting regular burials, your land is worth no more than what you would get for it as a regular building lot. You want relatively flat land to use for burial plots. If it is not buildable for regular construction, it might not be that useful for burial plots. Your best cue that that the land has value to the cemetery is an offer from them to buy your land.

One thing that hurts you is that cemeteries are in consolidation, as is the death care industry. Stoneridge Partners, a real estate investment trust that is publicly traded under the symbol STON is buying something like 10 cemeteries and a few funeral parlors for a total of $10.2M. These are fully developed cemeteries. They may be worth less because many of the plots are already sold.

You might get some cash for selling the land,but wind up depressing the value of your house because a lot of people might not want to live next to a cemetery, particularly one the is right next door.
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