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Drexel Hill : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 14, 2017
Cometotrinidad34 answered:
Hello im interested in buying a house in lauderhill my realtor contacted the listing agent and they talk about inspection and appraising the house but since then nothing from him she called again and he didnt answer her call is this normal we really wants to buy this house ... more
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Casmuirlong answered:
Hello Mrs. Powell,
First let me say that there are parts of Upper Darby that are more like the city, for example, the Stonehurst area. Even though there are row homes and more diversity it is still much safer and cleaner than almost anywhere in philadelphia excluding Chestnut hill and the far northeast. Many of the people who make negative comments are upset because the area is becoming more diverse, about 50% white and 50% other* There is an assumption from some narrow minded people that more diverse means worse* This, I have not found to be the case. The Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby is very nice. About 75% White 25% other. The beautiful stone homes are well maintained and the neighbors are friendly. Some of my neighbors have been here for 40 years! As older people are passing away new families are moving in, upgrading the properties and starting a new generation of long time residents. Drexel hill needs people who are going to be here for a long time as the generations prior. If that is you then we want you and your family to keep this community beautiful* There are white families, an asian family, a mixed race couple and african american families who live on my street and one of my neighbors had a meet and greet for new families last fall* The elementary schools and Drexel Hill middle school are still good* the highschool may not be as good as it used to be, but I know several highschoolers that attend and have no problems there. They have a variety of AP classes and tennis, volleyball and other sports available. Yes, the taxes are higher, but, the lower home prices make up for that. The Stone homes have so much character and they just dont make homes of this quality anymore. You may have to add modern amenities, we added central air but if you love older homes you'll see the worth in it. One other person said that Upper Darby suffers from bad PR. I agree completely! I have not heard of a bit of crime since we've moved here going on 2 years. I love it! Come and drive through the Drexel hill area anytime and you will love it too. See for yourself* if you are looking for somewhere to put down roots it is a perfect inner ring suburban area. On Saturday mornings in the spring you will hear lawnmowers going and On Sunday afternoon, I hear nothing but birds chirping. In the evening people are walking their dogs. After about 8 pm it is as quiet as a mouse. Don't believe the negative reviews! Upper Darby is still ok and the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby is great! ... more
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Thu May 11, 2017
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Sun Jul 31, 2016
Norman C Barnes Sr asked:
Everyday I hear: "Their credit score is horrible". FHA has been around a long time. Many mortgages have been generated and paid. The complaints I remember is they asked for too much…
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
Patricia Obilo asked:
I am not yet eligible to buy a home but I am hoping to do so along with my husband next year. As for now, we are looking for a beautiful rent to own home in the Drexel Holl area with a monthly…
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Thu Feb 11, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
I have never heard of anyone making their sale contingent on their purchase. The other way around is common, although often unappealing to sellers for obvious reaons. As a buyer, I would find that option pretty unappealing. It seems like you could easily get stuck in a nasty loop of contingencies between all of the parties involved.

I've known several people to sell one house before buying another. You can get look into a short-term rental. You might consider whether a friend or relative would give you a place to stay for a bit. You would probably also have to put much of your stuff in storage for a bit.

If you can afford to buy without selling first, you can also simply buy something else and move before marketing your current house. I am doing this in the next couple of months because inventory is so limited in my market I refuse to be forced into buying something I really don't like due to time constraints.
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Sun Dec 20, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
Well technically it is unfinished without flooring. It will depend on the type of mortgage the buyer is getting if the bank will require flooring before closing
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Sun Aug 23, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
That would be a full bath. If one side only has a tub and sink it would need a toilet in order to be called a bath.

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Sat Aug 22, 2015
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Andrea Tillis answered:
I am sorry to say that if you want accurate information, you should either find the information yourself, or double check any information a broker gives you. I say this because I own a fully rented duplex in Drexel Hill, with each apartment having 2 bedrooms. And, although it is not for sale, Trulia described it as a a "single family home", containing only 2 bedrooms. That is as inaccurate a description as one can possibly make.

Andrea G. Tillis, Esquire
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