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Mount Pocono : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jun 17, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Lenders will use the following: Both the wife and husband's income and credit scores OR just 1 spouse's income and their credit scores. You cannot use the income from 1 spouse and the credit scores from the other spouse and you cannot use the income from both spouses and the credit score from just 1 spouse.

In your situation, is it possible to buy a home with just your wife's income and your wife's credit scores? If not, then you need to spend time improving your credit score from 533 to at least 620.
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Mon Sep 14, 2015
Roy Bush answered:
CFS Mortgage,, has a flexible loan program. They allow a mortgage after a foreclosure, short sale, or chapter 7 bankruptcy. There is only a six month waiting period. This is perfect for individuals looking to become homeowners again. ... more
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Wed Jun 17, 2015
Ed Groussman answered:
Its always smart to have 5% of the loan amount on hand for closing costs.

You can also finance the closing costs on a VA loan via a sellers concession.

Feel free to contact me if you need mortgage assistance!

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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Vcarrollhome asked:
Purchasing a home with a homestead tax relief in Monroe County pa, mount pocono...When I purchase the home...will the stated tax go up because it is a homesteas?
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Tue Jul 1, 2014
Donnamcbride asked:
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Thu Jun 26, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Meredith P Roth answered:
Constance I see that this post is a few months old, but if I can be of assistance in your search for a rent-to-own or lease purchase, I would be happy to work with you. Our company is located in Pocono Pines, a short drive down Rte 940 from Mount Pocono, and we have access to many properties that may fit your search criteria. Feel free to reach out to me at any time to discuss this further.
Meredith Knaus, RENTAL MAX REALTY, LLC 570-234-5378
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing for your new home? Before you start looking for homes I strongly recommend you get pre-approved. This is important because it gives you an idea of the price range you can afford. Also, offers from individuals with pre-approvals are taken much more seriously. I am an experienced lender that has done plenty of loans I would be glad to speak with you to help you get the loan you need so feel free to contact me. Good luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker Phone: 949.667.2887 ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Chance & Zeta Bazzano answered:
100 % or 100% Perm and Total service connected Veteran .
Always Call county for appropriate rating . In Virginia a 100% DAV PT is entitled to no taxes on primary residence and UP to one acre of land. If your primary residence is a mobile home ( trailer ) you are not eligible but may be entitled to some level of discount.. Each state has it's own interpretation and guide lines .
Go to PA dept of Veterans affairs for further answers.
If you exceed $85,168 gross income you may not be eligible. This is info from PA and VA county offices.
Again every state has it's own interpretation of this Federal mandate and may be be subject to review in 5 years.
You must read carefully all written related material and get first hand information from the county. Don't assume anything of or accept answers that are not absolutely official nature..
Veterans who are 100% can receive various sports permits but that will only apply to the state they reside in.
It is important to note that thousands of 100% PT Veterans were very seriously injured or experienced mental trauma and did not serve in actual combat. The general public is terribly naive /ignorant to this point. Hence many thousands of Veterans still to today who were victims to physical or mental injury are misinformed/mistreated and think that they can not apply for benefits and never do. WRONG !!!
Seeking assistance from a Service Organization ( SO ) such as the DAV, VFW etc etc is always advisable. It is CRITICAL that you speak to a well versed and Long term experienced National or local Service Officer. Some VAMC's have an SO located in house but not on a hospital salary.
local service officers are unpaid volunteers national service officers are usually paid positions

All Veterans who served in Vietnam were quite possibly exposed to Agent orange ( AO ) There is a Federal list of AUTOMATIC PRESUMPTIVE'S which countless Veterans are not aware of . Cancers and diabetes are high on the list. You also in spite of your condition (S) or no conditions at all ,, register at your local VA hospitals. As you get older health status always changes. You may qualify for certain benefits based upon your current income level and may even qualify for a Non Service Connected rating ( NSC ) See the Ways and Means dept clerks .
Realizing , most of us who served in Vietnam were badly treated by not only the general dense public but by the VA system itself.
The VA system is a good system and we must all realize that they also had to learn along the way and may not have been able to make all the right decisions. They are not the enemy and the system has greatly improved over the years. So forget all the horror stories and not so good memories and take advantage of the benefits YOU EARNED by serving this country.

Do not put off taking the above advice it is NEVER to late.
God Bless , and thank you for your service .
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Ed McKeown answered:
Dear Herman,
The price did not change on the MLS. There may have been an error on some website you were looking at. The internet has a lot of great information and is not always correct. Did $ price change really change your interest that much? ... more
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Constance-hutter asked:
Name and phone number of broker in Mt Pocono PA. Our Phone # is 215=844 3269.
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Ed McKeown answered:
I would suggest the borough of Stroudsburg or the Borough of East Stroudsburg. Also the Borough of Mt Pocono. You can walk to places easier in the towns.
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Sat Jul 27, 2013
Sue answered:
I have a house that had a fire, but the sturucture is sound. since your hubby is handy it might work for you. it has 4 bd 2 baths, on 1.11 acres
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
superrorer714 answered:
The indoor heated pool is only open in July & August , with no heat . The exercise room has fell into disrepair , with outdated equipment . Tennis courts have to be repaved because of holes on the surface . Some hallways have the smell of cat urine , When I have my carpets cleaned I ask the guy to do the hallway and it does not help . The management will not spend money on these amenities because the say allot of people don't use them . Other wise if your looking for quiet living this is the place ........ ... more
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
Kevin Kuhenbeaker answered:
I don't know what your asking ether,but, this is directed to Ed McKeown. In the last couple of years Foxfire will not let new owners of the units rent in the complex no more! Only before the rule went into effect, are allowed. Before you ever do a listing that is going to be directed to investors, check with the asso. first. Just because it's a condo doesn't mean that it can be rented out for any reason.
Just for your info. Please don't take offence,Thanks!
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Jennifer Mcfarland answered:
I have a son who has aspergers an has an IEP of course because of this. He goes to the Pocono Mountain School District. I can only answer for the public schools of course but my experience has been mostly positive with them. ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Ginger Walsh answered:
My name is Ginger Walsh and I am a REALTOR with REMAX of the Poconos. I would be happy to provide you with a Market analysis of your home . Please call or email me. I am presently working with both buyers and sellers in beautiful Emerald Lakes, Ginger Walsh - 570-421-2345 ... more
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
Loucas answered:
My name is Sean Loucas. I design security solutions for homes and small business's in the poconos.
I have to say this is the busiest season I have had ann a long time....
If you would like a free security risk assessment give me a call so we can get our calendars together. I would be happy help....

Sean Loucas
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