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Mon Jun 23, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Angela

You are doing the right thing by asking the question on Trulia.

Start with educating yourself, if you were looking to buy a home what is important to you, such
as First impression, curb appeal, new paint etc.

Call 2-3 agents out, get an idea on What Your Home will Sell for,
perspective on what needs to be done, do they recommend any inspections being done before hand,
any repairs.

Do they recommend a Stager.

Also, check with your Local Church or Close Friends if they recommend 1-2 good agents.

Also, talk to the many fine local agents responding to this question, and you should be well
set.

Good luck
Ruth
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
Well! This question was posted two years back. I just came across it. i believe you must have been helped by now. However, if you're still interested in any property, please contact us at 484-893-1204.
Thanks,
Shabana
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
Yes, I remember that year with you Monna! I believe it did help many homebuyers in 2008 and 2009.
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Shabana Pathan Group answered:
Depends on the property, year built, square ft, finished basement, and area. Please let us know more details, we can help.
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Dawn DANIELS answered:
Actually, Section 8 does have a program for their clients to purchase houses on some their housing programs. Contact them and see if you can be approved.
All my best,
Dawn
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Dawn DANIELS answered:
Ellen,
Check out www.schooldigger.com and www.neighborhoodscout.com. There is a wealth of info there.
All my best!
Dawn
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Monna Lou Henninger answered:
Wow Nazareth, especially the Boro is hard to find rentals. Everyone likes Nazareth and not many people move out. Those that are rented are often rented by word of mouth. Feel free to send me
an e-mail and I will check if there are any 2-3 BR apartments, but I believe you will need to be patient on this request.
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Michael Masson answered:
They are not uncommom and are a great way to build a downpayment towards buying a home. If you would like further information please contact me. mwmasson@gmail.com
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
barbara fraust answered:
It is the buyers choice...a title company or an attorney can handle closing. If the transaction calls for Attorney review, the Attorney who does the document review will often also handle closing. If the transaction is complicated or acrimononius , an attorney will often be the choice. Either way, consult with your agent and make the decision that gives you peace of mind. Good Luck!
Pleace call me if you need any more info.

Barbara K Fraust
Dorey Real Estate
[O] 610-346-8811
[c] 610-360-4620
BarbaraF@doreyrealestate.com
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Monna Lou Henninger answered:
Unfortunately the best way to get an estimate of value is to ask a qualified real estate agent like myself who has 35 years full time experience selling and listing homes in the Nazareth area. Trulia and
Zillow are data collection centers, they have never sold a home in their life. Lenders will always
use appraisers to establish value. Ultimately the value of a home is determined by the buyer and
seller.
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Tue Jul 5, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
There should be NO costs involved with putting your house on the market/Listing with MLS:

Realtors take a listing with the hope that they will be reimbursed down the line when the property sells. They will incur expenses for gas/travel, advertising, signage, Open House expenses, camera and film, videos, and other Marketing expenses.
It is hard to believe that when a Realtor does all this, up front, that people would begrudge them a fair commission; but they do.

good luck and may God bless
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Mon Feb 21, 2011
Peter Ryan answered:
I ran several quick reports of home sales in the Nazareth area (specifically 18064) . Over the course of the first none months of 2010, the average price per sq. ft. of detached homes sold "seemed" to decline. Looking at townhomes and twins, it appears that the average sq. ft. selling price remained rather stable. However, these snapshots, in my opinion, really don't tell the true story. For instance, glancing at the report where the highest per/sq. ft. selling price occurred, I find what appears to be a number of newer homes. Factors such as age, location, condition and property details will ultimately determine where any particular property will fall (sold price). So...when I state that prices fell with detached homes (using price per/sq. ft. in this example) it is extremely important to keep in mind that each property is different and must be evaluated individually. Further, no discussion here has been made regarding the tax incentives available last year...primarily through the first quarter. Could these incentives have contributed to the higher per/sq. ft. selling prices of that period? In short, I don't think that any one report will provide definitive information one way or another (ie. should I purchase a townhome or detached home...) . Please feel free to call or write for further information. ... more
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Sun Jan 2, 2011
Rocky Gencarelli -- Sterner Insurance answered:
Sophia,

I specialize in health benefits and would be glad to see if I can be of assistance to you in your quest for affordable health insurance. My name is Rocky Gencarelli and I work with Sterner Insurance Associates in Coopersburg. You can email me @ rocky@sternergroup.com or call 610-966-1315.

Rocky
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Thu Apr 8, 2010
Brigita McKelvie answered:
Good morning, Tony!

Are you looking to purchase a foreclosure or sell a property as a short sale before going into foreclosure? If you are looking to sell a property, the best place to start would be with a real estate attorney. The attorney can advise you what you can do. Then you can consult a real estate agent that specializes in such properties to help you.

If you are looking to purchase a foreclosure, then contact a real estate professional to assist you in the process. Purchasing a short sale or foreclosure is a different process. It involves working with the bank and getting bank approval for the transaction.

Have you been pre-approved by a local lender so that you may be able to place an offer on a home when you do find one? Some of these properties tend to receive multiple offers. Therefore, if you have a pre-approval in hand, it will improve your chances of having your offer accepted.

I hope this answers your question. If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact me.

Brigita

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR
Pennsylvania License #RS297130
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.
Office: 610-849-1790 Direct: 610-393-9424
Web: http://www.brigitamklv.com
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
Brigita McKelvie answered:
Hi, Meredith!

Before placing an offer on a home, you should get together recent sales of comparable homes in the area to find out what they sold for. The sales should not go more than 6 months back simply because the market has been changing.

If you are working with a real estate professional, they should be able to help you out with this. The agent should always find comparable sales for the buyer before putting together an offer to help in making a fair offer. If the offer comes in too low, the seller will not even consider it. If the offer is too high, it may not appraise, at which point the bank will not lend the money for the home.

Also, when putting together an offer, you should also include a pre-approval letter from the lender. This informs the seller that you are qualified to purchase their home.

Brigita

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, e-PRO, GRI
Pennsylvania License #RS297130
Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, PA
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Sun Oct 12, 2008
Raj answered:
There is a property next door that is in foreclosure but I didn't know how to find the lender who now owns the property. After seeing the posted answer, I was able to find the DC Recorder of Deeds and was able to locate the info I needed for free using DC gov't online public records. Searching the public records was greatly helped by using some information on the property that I was able to obtain free from propertyshark.com ... more
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Fri Jan 11, 2008
Lutz Mark answered:
Finding a single home for rent in this market is quite easy. Many homes are being rented verses sold. The sellers are holding onto their investment and renting to the public. Your credit will be checked and employment verified.
Check your local real estate agent and office. We usually have a few homes for rent at any given time. You also should check the local free newspaper and online. You'll be sure to find an answer.
Best of luck.- Mark
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