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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Maricris A answered:

It appears that the property you are interested to is in foreclosure status on Trulia. Trulia is a platform for consumers to browse housing information as well as a tool for home owners and agents to list their properties. If a listing is foreclosure or not, it is up to the listing owner to update the status of that property. The status of the listing is unclear to us because it is in the hands of the listing owner.

If you want to know more information about the foreclosure property, you may check the county record where the property is part of or you may also contact a foreclosure specialist near your area for assistance.

I hope this information is helpful.


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Thu May 28, 2015
Julia Barrett asked:
I'm having trouble finding a single home (not an apartment) for that price. they would need to allow pets as well. thanks in advance!
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Karen Gray-Plaisted answered:
I have found that the seller always benefits by having a home staged verse leaving it vacant. The home sells faster and typically for more money because the buyer sees the value in the property. Remember only 10% of the population can envision the potential of a property. ... more
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Koffman answered:
Pets are allowed. Exterior maintenance includes painting, deck repair, roofs, windows.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
lendersnetwork answered:
Mortgage insurance is cheaper with conventional loans plus you can drop it once you have paid down the loan to value to under 80%. I have a lender that offers conventional loans with a 620 score and just 3% down..
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Sat Aug 10, 2013
Christopher Nelson answered:
Monique, there is a very unique financing tool that I have used recently that will allow for an owner occupant to purchase a home with 100% financing. To be honest, your search is a tough search but not an impossible one. The home you have identified in your post would generally require a payment above your comfort zone unless a significant down payment was placed. If you want to discuss this in further detail I would be more than happy to go over some of the options you may have. ... more
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Francisco Orchilles answered:
Your best bet would be to go to your local sheriff's office website and request the crime stats from there. As agents, we are not allowed to tell anyone whether or not an area is "safe". I hope this helps! ... more
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Pat Tagliolini answered:
I have seen them range from $531 for 2773 sq ft to $705 for 3000 sq ft. These two units are 3 bdrm. There are smaller units which may have different fees. This is not a complete list and only the two I have come across. According to what is listed, they include comm area maint., ext bldg. maint, lawn maint, snow removal, trash removal, park fee, tennis court, management fee, security.
You should always check with the condo association to verify what is and isn't included. Are you looking for a place at Breyer Woods? Let me know if I can help - Pat Tagliolini - 215-882-1202
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
I'm sure some agents from that area will weigh in on the availability of homes in that zip code.

Just a note, though: $15,000 doesn't get you too far. It might economically re-do a kitchen. Or two baths. You could spend half that on painting and carpeting alone. So be careful what properties you consider.

One other possibility: Ask about 203(k) loans. They're FHA loans that include both the purchase price and rehab costs.

Hope that helps.
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Conrad Kraus answered:
You are asking 2 questions. Are u looking for a 1 bedroom apartment in Elkins Park? The other question has to do with managing property. If u have something u want me to manage for u, please call me and we can meet to discuss our professional services.

Conrad J. Kraus Realtor
Broker Of Record
Graduate Realtors Institute
820 Fox Chase Rd.
Rockledge Pa. 19046
c 215 783 5913
o 215 379 8100
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Steven Sullivan answered:
Both are wonderful townships with a lot of great homes on the market. There is a lot of neighborhood information at

You can also search other neighborhoods if you'd like. Cheltenham has slightly higher taxes than comparable homes in Abington, but both neighborhoods have great sense of community and their own unique feel. Any specific questions feel free to call me 215-740-2655
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Conrad Kraus answered:
I do remodeling work. Let me take a look at the amount of damage the termites have done. I could give u a price to correct it.My cell number is 215 783 5913.
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Conrad Kraus answered:
This is that neighborhood. The elementary school is McKinley Elementary on Cedar Rd. in Abington Township. I hope I answered ur question. Please let me show u the property in the next couple of days. ... more
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Julia asked:
I live in Elkins Park and I've been having trouble finding a place nearby to park an RV. I was hoping that I could park it in my driveway, or maybe a friends driveway. I'd appreciate…
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
Anne Rubin answered:
Breyer Woods is the only condo in 19027 that will allow dogs. There are other condos in the area that will allow a dog. If you would like more information you can email or call me at 215-887-GOLD (4653) ... more
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
William Schur answered:
The monthly Association fee varies by the size of the unit. At the moment, there are 3 apartments for sale in the development, each with 1 bedroom and 1 bath. The list prices range from $128,700. to 145,900. The monthly fees range from $183. to 186.

There is one townhouse on the market right now, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and a list price of $209,900. The monthly fee for that property is $275.

This is a lovely, quiet community; if you are interested, I will be happy to show you any or all of these properties. My email address is

Thank you,

Bill Schur, Realtor
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Donald Stevens answered:
Most insurance agents will determine the replacement cost for you when providing a quote. I would bet that if you contacted another agent for a quote they would give you a replacement cost estimate. If you would like to do one yourself I am aware of a website by Marshall & Swift where you can estimate the replacement cost for yourself for around $8. We are not affiliated with this company but we do use them with some of our companies to provide replacement cost policies for our insured's.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Anne Rubin answered:
It is not currently on the market but there are other properties available. I will have a new listing later today in that development also. Contact me if you would like more information. ... more
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