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Home Buying in East Stroudsburg : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 11, 2017
Therealjdamore asked:
I have had an executed contract between myself and Fannie Mae since very early September. Both parties agreed to the closing date in mid-October. We are now just a few days out from closing…
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Sat Aug 26, 2017
Jackie Byrnes asked:
Have 2 children 6 and 11. my husband would be commuting to NYC. What town would be a good fit for us? Schools, commute, and neighborhood important!
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Mon Aug 22, 2016
Bmk07060 answered:
I was told from a realtor that east strudsburg has one of the best schools in THE COUNTRY???!!!
I want to buy a house and retire there but the high taxes prohibit me. Such a shame. It could be a booming place. Think of all the stores businesses and restaurants etc that would benefit if people moved there. I see so many abanded houses and foreclosures when I drive there that it makes me mad. Who decided all this! Is it democratic or republican? Usually republicans promote businesses. But I really don't care just saying that whoever is running that town should be voted out ... more
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Building on the other answer, it's also a term used to describe a situation where a builder bought a big piece of land, divided it into smaller lots for a so planned housing development. That grouping of houses is usually still called a subdivision well after construction is done. ... more
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Fri Oct 16, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
No one can speculate on your ability to qualify for a new mortgage. For that information, you must speak with a lender and answer their questions pertaining to your income and current obligations.

Best of luck!
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
5 to 7 years, but it takes more than time and depending on other variables you might buy sooner. The real question is when can you qualify for another mortgage. Conventional lenders have one set of rules, Portfolio and Hard Money lenders may consider you sooner if there are substantial compensating factors such as a large down payment or mitigating factors on the foreclosure.
Talk to a couple of lenders about your specific situation to get more exact advice.
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Dawn Rodman answered:
Hi I am a realtor in the East Stroudsburg area when you are ready to buy I would be happy to help you. There are a lot of properties available in this area for great prices right now is the time to buy it is a buyers market at this time. Be aware of taxes as certain areas have higher taxes than others. ... more
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Sun Feb 15, 2015
Gary Swank answered:
If you are not under a buyer's agency agreement, move to another agency who is more responsive.
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Gary Swank answered:
It's always wise to scope out where you want to live early, talk to lenders, and determine what it is you are looking for several months before you need to move.
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Sat Jan 24, 2015
USMortgageRanger answered:
There are a few home that are on the foreclosure list in King of Prussia, but i don't know your price range or if you are approved by a Lender and ready to buy. The first part of home buying is getting APPROVED by a Lender who has done their due diligence as to your ability to repay the loan and not cause you financial harm. We here at The Federal Savings Bank would like to introduce you to our H.E.LP.P Home Loan Purchase Program where we underwrite and approve your credit income and assets without a specific property. We will then issue a letter of commitment to lend based on the selected property meeting the underwriting guidelines. This letter lets sellers and Agents know you are serious qualified buyer and they will be more enthusiastic to work with you.

I recognize that you are very busy, so I am only asking you to spend 6 minutes with me to discuss your needs so we can determine if we can be of service to you. After answering just a few simple non-credit related questions (I do not need to pull your credit report in advance) I will be able to email you some options that will allow you to immediately determine if we are the right choice for you and your family.
I look forward to working with you to make your dreams a REALITY.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS# 968898
The Federal Savings Bank
Mobile: 469-347-3572
Direct: 512-717-0403
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Sat Dec 13, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
The question is subjective, therefore research schools and areas on your own; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you. Perhaps the links below may be of help...
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Simon Campbell answered:
First, do you need to sell your house? If so, that is your first priority - even if it means renting for a while. It is going to be exceedingly difficult to buyer another home if you have a mortgage on a first one. Also, sellers hate offers that are contingent on the sale of your home.

From there, go get pre-approved for a mortgage. Once those two things have happened, I would start shopping for a home 4 - 6 months before a move. This will give you time to find a house, negotiate an offer and schedule a closing. Good luck!
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
brookebowen9 answered:
I actually had the same question. My friend and I were considering buying a home and creating a bed and breakfast out in the country. We think it's a great idea, but didn't know if we could do it. Did you find anything to help you?

Brooke Bowen |
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Tue Aug 12, 2014
Vicki Blaser answered:
Hi Breanne,

I think it is fantastic that you are thinking ahead!

My suggestion would be to go talk to a lender now. You can tell them that you are hoping to buy within a year and they can give you a step by step plan to ensure that when that perfect house comes along you are ready to jump on it.

I know it seems strange to talk to a lender before you find "the house", but by talking to one now, they can essentially give you a road map that will help you clear up any blemishes on your credit and help make sure you get the best rate possible. They can also tell you the maximum amount you are approved for now and then you can set up a plan for how much you need to save for a down payment.

Another benefit of talking to a lender now is when that perfect house comes on the market, you can be prequalified. That way you will be ready to make an offer immediately and not risk losing out on your potential dream home while the lender does paperwork.

Congratulations and Best of Luck!!

Vicki Blaser &
Nicole van Winden
Two Tucson Natives
Tierra Antigua Realty

Let Natives Work for You!
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Sun May 11, 2014 answered:
Barbara Krauss - Home Owner

Saw Creek is a a beautiful place to live but you have a board of directors that are power crazy. This community has over 3,000 home and their monthly meeting is a tiny room with 35 chairs. Hardly anybody attends these meetings because of the seating arrangements. The board likes to play God and will not listen to the community concerns.
They want to kill our beautiful deer because they want flowers. They should have done their homework and stayed in New Jersey or New York. The heart retching thing is they want to kill the pregnant doe's. How sad is that. I moved here from NYC to live among nature and now they are destroying that. This again is a board decision. Most of the home owners are outraged. What will be next, the raccoons, the woodchucks and maybe the squirrels.
I would not recommend to anybody to buy into a community. I love my home but sorry I didn't build outside of a gated community.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Harold Lear answered:
If you locate a property that fits your needs I have a 100% stated income, no Income verification, no credit verification loan. The payment is equal to a 4.5% rate.
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Ed McKeown answered:
Traci, that is a tough price point to find move in ready and real nice. There are some in certain areas if you want to discuss it give me a call.
Ed 570-242-8518
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Talia Asaro answered:
HI Patricia, what price range are you in. I was born and raised in Manhattan and love it here too call me Teresa 570-223-8117
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Talia Asaro answered:
Dear Lizabeth, what type of home are you looking for? at what price range? If you are willing to pay $3000.00 per month for a Glorious house, and can stay on for at least 2 years, call me Teresa 570-223-8117 My community is the best in the are Private. pools tennis club house just beautiful and elegant ... more
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