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Chestnut Hill : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 3, 2015
Kevin Jackson answered:
creshem valley church meets 10:25 am on sundays at chesnut hill/springside academy in the schoold chapel. awesome for the area.
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Mon Jul 20, 2015
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
Not currently. I have attached the current tax rates for the city for your review
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
To answer this question I need to to do a complete CMA and would need to speak with you in person please call me in my office for a no cost CMA if needed if your a buyer I need to know the property and set up a viewing. Please call 215-725-5700 X49. Please keep in mind it is always better to ask your questions in person then you KNOW who the answer is comming from.
Philip Cunningham
V.I.P. Realty Corp
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
215-725-5700 X49 cell 267-934-1971
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Bibby Crane answered:
Hi Roanoke,

As an agent with an office located in Chestnut Hill and a resident myself, I can say with confidence that it's a good time to sell. Your property, presumably on Roanoke, has the benefit of being two blocks from the center of Chestnut Hill and across from the area's most popular park. Beyond that, it would be helpful to know more about your particular house which we can discuss "offline." It is always tempting to wait for a "better time" in the hopes that the market will yield even better results, but interest rates are still low, reports indicate we have just started to enter a sellers market, and spring is always the best season in which to sell. I am happy to meet with you if you're interested. ... more
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Jonathan Unrath answered:
No it is not. I have access to 3 properties in that development that I can show you at your earliest convenience. There is no fee for using my professional services. My portion comes out of all sellers proceeds. Feel free to contact me and I will send you what I have available that fully meet your needs.

Jon Unrath
Weichert Realtors Media
267 968 1505
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
Sharmil Mckee answered:
Install a door with locks that you believe are safe, then deduct the cost of the door from your rent. Prior to installing the door, give the landlord notice that you intend to install the door and use your rent to pay for it. Give the landlord a certain number of days to respond or install the door him/herself. If after your deadline he/she does not install a new door, the install the door and keep copies of your invoice along with your notice, and your police report from the previous break-in for your future reference. Good luck.

Sharmil McKee
McKee Law Office
Mount Airy
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Jim answered:
Check out if you are in the market for a new home or rental. It houses all of the homes for sale in Philadelphia plus the surrounding areas,it also has a huge selection of rentals. I found a great home for my family, and a rental for my son who is in college. ... more
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Sun May 27, 2012
Israel Chaidez answered:
One of the requirements of the home loaning process is to show 3 months of current bank statements.  In order to increase your chances of getting approved for a home loan, you must have enough money for your down payment, closing cost and 3 months worth of mortgage loan payments in your bank account for 3 consecutive months. The money must not decrease within those 3 current month period. This is the best possible way to show the bank that you’re a great candidate for the loan. Depending on your credit score, a mortgage loan officer will find you the best loan option available to you according to your specific situation. For a conventional loan, you must give a minimum of 20% down. For a FHA loan, you can give as little as 3% down but not all houses or condos qualify for FHA approval. A simple math formula to determine how much is your down payment is: loan amount (house value) x .20 = your down payment for a conventional loan. For an FHA loan, the formula is: loan amount (house value) x .03 = your down payment for FHA loan. But don’t forget that you must also have more than the minimum down payment in your bank account, to show the banks that you’re a good credit risk. This will increase your chances of getting your loan approved. Remember, you’re only risking 3 to 20 percent of the value of the property and the banks are risking 80 to 97% worth of the home loan value. ... more
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Sun May 27, 2012
James G Brophy answered:
My research shows two homes on Chestnut Hill Ave presently for sale. Neither one appears to be a foreclosure, they are both priced over one million.

Jim Brophy
Associate Broker
RE/MAX 2000
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Wed Feb 8, 2012
Denise Brough answered:
Hi Jill,

There are a lot of options in both of those areas. If you need help, let me know and I can forward rentals available. I would need your price range and if you have any pets. There is no charge to you to work with a realtor. The owner pays a fee for realtors to bring renters.


Denise Brough
Prudential Fox Roach - Chestnut Hill
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Mon Jan 16, 2012
Tariq Farr answered:
Go to This will give you detailed crime information about any area.
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Maxwell Peterson LLC answered:
Ok, so the whole issue of robo-signing is being decided in the courts right now. If you haven't seen the news, the MA Supreme Court ruled on this and it is expected to deal a blow to the banks. See article here: Since you don't have a sale or foreclosure imminent, you should talk to a professional and seek the best course of action. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Apr 28, 2010
Firsttimebuyercolorado answered:
Hi PhillyBuyer,

I recently started working with a buyer's agent in Colorado. and I have had a really great experience with it so far. I went to the buyer's association in Colorado, and they had a list of questions to ask potential buyer's agents:

You can also read about the experience of meeting with a buyer's agent on their blog.

Good luck!
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Wed Apr 21, 2010
Bibby Crane answered:
Yes, it is no longer available. There are some similar properties. I'm happy to help you locate some alternatives in Chestnut Hill.

Bibby Crane
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Sat Jan 23, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Yes you need to ask an attorney that question. Was the x there to mark the spot where someone was supposed to sign, or is the x there to indicate someone's MARK (or signature)?
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Fri Mar 7, 2008
Pam Winterbauer answered:
A quit claim deed needs to be signed, notarized and recorded to hold water.

It is possible but not probably to do a refinance with one signature. Most lender will require both parties on title to encumber the property. ... more
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