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Wed Oct 21, 2015
Camsold answered:
I am selling a home in Manayunk. Excellent location!!!! Great shape. $149,000.
2/2, new hvac, newer windows, rear patio, huge kitchen, two blocks to Main St., 1 block to train. Must see. ... more
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
mabphila answered:
Thanks for getting back to you. I'll let you know if I'd like to see a unit. I did see the foreclosure on the internet and it looks like it faces Main St. Is that correct?
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Scotty Gullaksen answered:

Have about 4 of them available. 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms. Would love to show you them. I think you will like them, as they are very nice. I live and work locally on Main St in Manayunk, so let me know when is good for you. Monthly fee is $135/month. Email me with any other questions.

Scotty Gullaksen
Century 21 Alliance- Manayunk
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Sat Jun 9, 2012
Hello Susan,

It is possible to buy with very little money down. PHFA, USDA and VA loan all have no money down.

PHFA is throught the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. USDA is the department of agricuture and limited to rural homes. VA if for veterans. Also certain counties have down payment assistance for the 3.5% FHA down payment. Montgomery County is one of them, Philadelphia is not.

Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending Inc
Southampton Pa 18966
215 953 0800
cell 267 992 7276
NMLS ID 143960
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Thu Jun 30, 2011
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Lorri, I have had good luck with these people. The first finances the Lumberyard Condominiums in Collingswood, NJ. Tell him Eric Axelson, formerly of Main Street Realty referred you to him. The second is simply my savior! He has saved many a deal. His company has access to hard money, so is not always tied to the same rules and regs as a public bank.

Roland Minard, Trident Mortgage

Dave Simhony (856) 906-6881
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Sun Feb 27, 2011
Gene Fish answered:
It is a good thing to have. It depends on many factors and especially on condition of the house that you are buying.
Not all the Home Warranty companies are easy to work with. You may ask me later if you are interested. ... more
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Wed Sep 29, 2010
Catherine Joynt answered:
Most likely the row home will be FHA approved; it's only if it's classified as a condominium that eligibility is questioned. The only reason FHA wouldn't approve the row would be if the property had significant repairs that could not be taken care of before settlement. An FHA inspector/appraiser will visit the property to approve of the condition and possibly require repairs such as, but not limited to: making sure property has a railing anywhere there are more than three steps, repaint any areas with peeling paint, repair a broken window, etc. ... more
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Thu Jul 8, 2010
Timothy Garrity answered:
Hi, Pedro.

I will more or less be repeating what was already said below. If this property is in Philadelphia, try the following websites:

Board of Revision Taxes:


Also, you can always contact a licensed RE professional who can look up sold properties for you on the MLS and send you the information for free.

Lots of luck to you, Pedro.


Timothy M. Garrity | Brown McKinney Real Estate Co.
Real Estate Professional & Consultant Email| Website
215-825-2250 x 1007 Office | 267-879-2716 Mobile | 267-519-5490 Fax
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Timothy Garrity answered:
Hi, Richard.

Umbria can either be a great street or a tough street to live on depending on your goals. If you're looking for accessibility, walk-ability, and an active neighborhood, this is a great street to live on. If you're looking for extra parking, have no interest in the train, or don't frequent Main St. in Manayunk, you might end up paying more for something you don't really want or need.

As stated already below, having more properties for sale in a small area can help you negotiate a fair price; if supply goes up, demand goes down. I actually live right down the street from Umbria and have nothing but good things to say about the location, the neighborhood, and the people.

If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact me at

Good luck!

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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Timothy Garrity answered:
Hi, Shaun.

I just took a look in the MLS/Public Records and 148 Hermitage St. is listed as a vacant lot (14' x 50'). Where did you find this particular property?

If this is the corner of Hermitage & Smick, I know there is new construction going on along that block; brand new townhomes.

Please let me know if you have any further questions and I'll help you out, buddy.

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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Fran and Mark Redding answered:

There are several properties in the area that would meet your requirements. You need to get pre qualified then happy house hunting.

Fran and Mark Redding
Prudential Fox Roach
1010 Stony Hill Road
215-321-3307 DIRECT
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Wed Aug 12, 2009
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Renee Porsia answered:
Hi Ashley

I work with many banks and foreclosed properties and have for almost 11 years.

I have a few questions for you if you don't mind. Being a first-time home buyer and being able to take advantage of the $8000 tax credit, the low interest rates and the great home prices, why have you decided to purchase a foreclosure?

Do you know both the good and the bad about making such a purchase? Many times by the time you are done rehabbing the home, you have winded up spending as much or more than you would have if you purchased a home not in foreclosure.

When there are "great" buys, trust me, Realtors are out there purchasing them up and then reselling them as soon as they can get rid of them making huge profits from unsuspecting home buyers.

There are homes out there that need work that are not foreclosures that may be of interest to you.

When you say you have already been approved for a mortgage, what do you mean? Did you sit with a lender and complete paperwork or did someone just take some information and issue you a letter? There is a difference.

Have you found a buyer agent who is an expert in dealing with bank properties? There are many issues that will arise and if your buyer agent is not a good negotiator or an expert in dealing with bank properties, you will have issues.

I would love to talk with you further about your situation. Feel free to contact me.

Feel free to read my blog I have written about the process and you may find it interesting.

Contact me if you would like to talk either by email or at 215-669-0589.

Renee Porsia
Associate Broker
(215) 669-0589 Direct
(215) 358-1100 Office ask for Renee
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Wed Feb 25, 2009
Renee Porsia answered:
Hi Julie,

What do you want to know exactly? It's not listed but was purchased in 1986.

It's 0.02 acres and 723 square feet.

Let me know what else you are looking for and I would be happy to let you know.

Renee Porsia
Associate Broker
(215) 669-0589 Direct
(215) 358-1100 Office Ask for Renee
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Tue Feb 24, 2009
Julie asked:
This parking is off-street and is behind the houses from Davis St. It looks to be private parking, but I am trying to find out if they are rentable.
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Mon Feb 23, 2009
Julie asked:
These spots back up to the yards of houses on Davis St. and have a Towing sign and Private property sign. I'm trying to find out if they can be rented.
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Thu May 15, 2008
Michael D Delp answered:
Hello Em,
These gentlemen offered pretty good advice. No one has a crystal ball and can see the future. What you need to do is figure out what your objectives are and make your decisions accordingly. Real Estate is usually a pretty good investment, but anything can happen. If there is any way I can help, feel free to contact me.
Good luck to you!

Michael D Delp
Mortgage Pro
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
Ph- 215-453-1025
Fax- 215-453-1012
Cell- 610-762-0318
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