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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Mark T. Bond answered:
Hey Ed,

I'll be in the office by 9:00 on Monday; 888-332-2121.....why don't you give me a call and we'll review your options. Not only can I share with you the homes that are currently active....but many of the ones that have been archived for the winter months...yet still available to see should anyone have an interest, such as yourself.

Looking forward to helping,

Mark T. Bond
Century 21 Select Group
cell: 570-352-8874...text is fine too
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Mark T. Bond answered:
Good Evening,

Regarding flood insurance premiums in AE Zone....you could expect to pay approx $3,500 annually. However, I don't believe there are ANY homes in The Hideout, that once appealed, fall into that category. 3 options are available to waterfront buyers:

1. Purchase the home...pay the premium and then appeal FEMA zone and receive a rebate.

2. Make the purchase contingent upon re-designation...prior to settlement.

3. During course of transaction, file for a temporary stay, based upon previous designation...this lasts for two years...which gives new owner the opportunity to satisfy requirements for amendment.

Not a difficult process, but you'll want to work with an agent who is Familiar with the process to facilitate.

Mark / Century 21
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Eileen and Harry Talalas answered:
The Hideout planned ahead when developing the community and the lowest laying areas were set aside for recreational purposes. Those areas include the Marina, North Beach, Holiday Park and the golf course. While those areas don't flood often, every few years we seem to get a superstorm and it may take a day or two for the water to subside. Due to this planning flooding of homes is generally not a major issue for most of the Hideout. However, FEMA recently re-zoned the area resulting in many homes now appearing to be in a flood zone. I know of several homeowners in the Hideout cuurently appealing the designation because it does add significantly to the insurance costs required by the mortgage holder. There are plenty of homes NOT listed in the flood zones, in fact about 80% are not affected. If you would like additional information www.floodsmart.gov is the FEMA flood map site. Hope this helps! ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Mark T. Bond answered:
Good Evening,
If you're in a position to offer 50% of investment in cash; FHA is NOT your best option for a number of reasons.
The answers to your questions are far too comprehensive to field in this format. If you have specific questions about financing, I'd be happy to be your resource for answers.
Regards,

Mark T. Bond
Century 21 Select Group
570-352-8874...text is fine too
palakehomes@aol.com
www.palakehouse.net
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Brian Delrio answered:
I know of a property not currently on the market that is a gorgous ranch, 3 bed 2 bath in WLE (Lake Ariel) only 5-10 minutes from greentown, 2 car garage that is a lease to own. Let me know if you are interested....

Brian
570-955-7768
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Mark T. Bond answered:
Hi Tom,

The good news is this.....if you're planning on re-investing in a another home....while you may concede a bit on the sale of your Current home....you'll more than make up for the difference when you invest in your Retirement Home. Selling now....and then Waiting to buy...yes, you'll be losing valuable resources.
Another option to consider at this point, is a long-term lease on your current home to hold you over for a year or two while the market conditions continue to correct and home valuations continue to appreciate.

Please always feel welcome to call, email or text....

Mark / C 21 570-352-8874
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Fri May 31, 2013
Eileen and Harry Talalas answered:
With a short sale you are asking the bank to settle the loan for less than owed so yes, all negotiations are with that particular bank BUT you can apply for a loan with whomever you please. You can offer whatever you like on a short sale BUT the asking price is generally less than owed on the mortgage to begin with. Short sales are often time consuming and the bank will ask to see all of the documents up front- Agreement of Sale signed by buyer and seller, pre-approval or proof of funds, Estimate of closing costs (pre-HUD), and whatever other documents they require. Your realtor will be able to handle the process for you but you must be patient as you are dealing with a bureaucracy on the other end. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Eileen and Harry Talalas answered:
Fri Mar 15, 2013
Your Solar Realtor answered:
Try U. S BANK and your local credit unions. even NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. NO MI, 100%
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Eileen and Harry Talalas answered:
This was a foreclosure property that just went into contract on Wednesday. The house was pretty new but the unfinished basement was a bit musty smelling which turned off several buyers. There are many great deals in the Hideout at the moment and if you like, contact me for a complete list of available homes in your price range. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Mark T. Bond answered:
Yes, there's a current assessment on this parcel. If you'd like a copy, I can forward to your email by close of business today.

Any questions, anytime,

Mark T. Bond
Century 21
palakehomes@aol.com
Cell:570-352-8874...text is fine too...
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Karen Rice answered:
So John Burke what do you know of the location specific nuances of home sales in our little corner of Northeast PA?

One mortgage broker I highly recommend is Jason Wiggins. 570-704-4809 He will give you answers quickly. I have had several clients rave about his customer service and results. He is prompt and returns calls and emails quickly - a true professional. Good luck to you. ... more
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Mark T. Bond answered:
Bottom line is this, the relationship between the Mortgage Insurance Agent/Company needs to be a strong one. Should it not be, they'll allow nothing but the best possible scenarios.


In this market, all vendors/lenders need to be a bit creative, in addition to working amidst a team of professionals that strive to tailor the lending process for you.

One of the finest lenders in my region, is Chris Byrnes with Gateway Funding.

You can reach him via email: cbyrnes@gateway-funding.com.....and ask him ANYTHING.

A better lender ....you'll not find, in my professional opinion.

Best of Luck,

Mark T. Bond
Century 21 Select Group
888-332-2121 x 29
palakehomes@aol.com
www.lakearielhomes.net
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
Tony Piestrak 407 1810. If he can not help he will put you in the right direction.
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Thu Nov 24, 2011
Mark T. Bond answered:
Many new waterfront parcels available....if you'd like an up-to-date summary, give me a call, email or text.
mbond@chantre.com
800-742-1127 x 111
text 570-352-8874

Thank you,

Mark T. Bond
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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Mark T. Bond answered:
Now that the hustle & bustle of the holidays have lost their verve, you may find yourself in the more accommodating position to actually consider the prospects of marketing your home.
For Candid-straightforward answers to your questions: Give me a shout....I'm happy to help.

Cell: 570-352-8874 call or text anytime.
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