I am looking to buy a home in the Phila suburbs w/ easy commute to the city (great school district)

Asked by madeline, Philadelphia, PA Fri Jun 7, 2013

Looking for something to fix up no matter how large the project. We love stone houses. 150k (cash) any suggestion on an area where I could find a place for that amount?

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Sheri Curci, Agent, Newtown, PA
Wed Jun 12, 2013
You can hook up with an agent and let them put your guidelines into a search criteria. They can then send you the houses that meet what features and price you want in the property.

Good Luck
Sheri Curci
Remax Properties
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Keith J. Law…, Agent, Philadelphia, PA
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Hello Madeline,

I know many area's that fit the description you mentioned that I would like to show you. Give me a call when you are free. You can reach me at 267-688-1110.

Warm Regards,

Keith J. Lawson
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Christina Fe…, Agent, Drexel Hill, PA
Sat Jun 8, 2013
Hi Madeline!

There have been many great answers to this question and I just wanted to add a few thoughts on the matter.

Stone houses are very plentiful in the Delaware County area. It is right outside the city and makes for a wonderful option if you're looking for the "suburban" lifestyle.

Within Philadelphia, check out the East/West Oak Lane neighborhoods as well as Mt. Airy. There are some beautiful stone houses just waiting for the right buyer.

With $150k in cash you definitely have the edge when it comes to negotiating. Make sure that you save enough for your home inspection and closing costs as well.

If you are not yet working with a realtor and would like to start looking, please don't hesitate to give me a call on my cell at any time. The number is (914) 469-7672.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Christina Ferriello
Century 21 Alliance
3012 Township Line Road
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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Alexis Jeffr…, Agent, Jenkintown, PA
Sat Jun 8, 2013
Hi Madeline,

Cash is a great bargaining advantage!

There are some choices in your price range I know of in Abington Township, Jenkintown, etc areas. Please contact me to discuss all of your options.

In Montgomery County, you have an alternative to your city commute via the Regional Rail train. There are lots of suburban routes to help with your commute to the city.

I am a Licensed Agent in PA and I specialize in Abington, Cheltenham, Ambler, Oreland, Upper Dublin, Jenkintown, Roslyn, Plymouth Meeting areas.

Alexis Jeffries
Liberty Bell Real Estate
Of Jenkintown
Office: 215-885-3332
Direct Phone: 215-237-4147
Email: alexisjrealestate@gmail.com
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Dirk Parker, Agent, Philadelphia, PA
Sat Jun 8, 2013
Either Cheltenham, Abington or Springfield Township Mont. Co are great places to start. The issue will be the taxes. Buying cash will afford you greater negotiating power as well as being amenable to a fix-up property. Again the issue will be the taxes on these homes. These three areas I named all have good schools but the taxes vary in each. Cheltenham has many stone homes as does Abington. If you have yet to contacted any of the fine agents that have responded. Check out my blog and/ or website (no obligations at all).
Through my blog you can explore pitons like 203K and other possible financing options to turn a house with great bones , to a bona-a-fide great house. http://www.dirktherealtor.com
Through my website: you can search each area and specify the type of house (like stone colonial, Tudor, etc) and the price range and area and see what is out there for you. Again NO OBLIGATION AT ALL. http://www.dirk.parker.prudentialfoxroach.com

Again this is the time to look and find your diamond in the rough. Good luck.

Dirk Parker M.Ed., Realtor, ePro
Prudential Fox and Roach-Jenkintown
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Kevin Reddin…, Agent, Abington, PA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
Call me tomorrow morning. My office is in Glenside, this will be a perfect location for you.
I am showing homes tomorrow morning starting at 10am. Try and call me beforehand, if you can't, try and call me after 1pm.
Kevin Reddington
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Stephen Ebin…, Agent, West Chester, PA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
Hey Madeline. My office is located in the Phila. suburbs and lived there most of my life, so I know them well. There is plenty of places I can help you with that match what you like. Call me at 484-252-6325 and we can go over it.
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Jonathan Unr…, Agent, Lansdowne, PA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
Obviously some main line areas work as well. Haverford, Media. Springfield. Do you have a favorite county or school district? There are some beautiful ones in Chester county as well?
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Jonathan Unr…, Agent, Lansdowne, PA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
Stone houses are everywhere. You could look in Overbrook, possibly chestnut hill, even some germantown areas.

There is no fee for using my professional services. Are you looking for a certain amount of bedrooms? Let me know if you have a favorite zip code and I will send you what I have in that area.

Jon Unrath
Weichert Realtors Media
267 968 1505
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I like the Chestnut Hill area a lot. Lafayette Hill...
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