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Fri Jan 27, 2017
Wed Jan 11, 2017
Dorothy Herrmann answered:
Thu Apr 7, 2016
David Whiteman asked:
Working with a realtor, I put a bid on a condo in PA and within a couple of hours got a counter offer. I told the realtor to accept the counter offer. Three hours later I was told I lost…
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Fri Nov 27, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Interview a couple real estate agents. Experienced agents are familiar with this scenario and can help with the transition. Always have a Plan B in place though, it can sometimes be difficult to arrange a simultaneous transaction. You don't want to lose out on a buyer for your house for a matter of figuring out a couple weeks housing.

I recently had a client who stayed in a furnished Air BnB house for a month so they could sell and buy.

Heres some info on preparing your house for sale, criteria for choosing an agent, etc:
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Ann McGuire answered:
Feel free to contact and I can get you these lists.

Ann McGuire
Weichert Realtor
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Phil Rotondo answered:
You could ask your broker .
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
Ann McGuire answered:
Your real estate agent can provide you with a complete list of rentals available in New Hope or Solebury for FREE. Remember, the tenant never pays the agent, only the landlord does.
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
mary.f.buckley answered:
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Ann McGuire answered:
If you are cash a buyer, you do not need to fill out a mortgage application. However, you will need to provide proof of funds by submitting a Buyer's Financial Form.

Ann Mc Guire
Coldwell Banker
215-794-1070 x 204
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
My suggestion is: don't bother.

Seriously, if you want to break the deal, don't get into it.

If you want to buy a property, look for an inspector who will give you an honest evaluation of the home and its systems.

By the way - most "deal breaker" home inspectors? They have a little game going called, double-up. They'll trash the first house, figuring that they've earned your trust, and then they know you'll hire them again. Problem being . . . maybe the first house was really okay to buy! But, so what - they got two inspections out of the deal. Maybe more!
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
#1. Are they (the agent) intuitively answering the seven important questions you have? If you have to ask the question.....not a good beginning. When I give you the list of these 7 questions you will see how basic it is and how crucial the responses are to selecting whom you hire.
#2. Strategy. There are four hierarchail markets that should be addressed sequentially. Most agents only address the last one via the MLS. This is easy for the agent, costly for you.
#3. Solutons: What are the challenges that must be overcome (not to sell your house) that will enable a buyer to purchase your house? How will the agent suggest overcoming them?
If someone submits to you a questionaire of 25 questions to ask your agent....understand, you are being minipulated.
Finally, the agents agility to adapt to your needs, requirments and that of the existing real estate market in addition to possessing the vision to position your home in a distinguishing manner reflect on the resources, creativity, effectiveness of the agent. Most only know one way to sell a home, but they all hang different words on 'put it in the MLS.'

TRUST YOUR INTUITION! If your peace is disturbed, you must give that agent a pass. Regret, unfortuneately, endures much longer than the sweetness of a smiling face.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Frank Dolski asked:
Sellers have criteria which they use when interviewing various Realtors. In an effort to better service sellers, I would like to know what criteria that you use when selecting a Realtor®?
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Donna and Joe Cragin answered:
This all sounds exciting. The market is heating up and competition is fierce. Start with meeting a good mortgage banker (unless you are paying cash). Your pre-approval is your ticket to ride. With your financial checkup complete, you can start to investigate the areas of Bucks County that will be good for you. Deciding factors with your formula will need to include taxes, schools, what repairs need to be completed and distance to the property if you plan to do the maintenance as needed yourself. Also, what the rental draw would be in a particular area. There is a lot to consider. Joe and I are very interested in the investment market and live in Bucks County. Click our link if we can be of assistance. Whatever direction you decide.....all the best!

Donna and Joe Cragin
Prudential, Fox and Roach Realtors
963 Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966
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Wed May 29, 2013
Fran and Mark Redding answered:

As of this writing there are only 3 that meet your criteria in the MLS.
Please feel free to contact us if you want further information on them or want to see them.

Fran and Mark Redding
Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors
1010 stonyhill Road
Yardley, PA 19067
215-321-3307 Direct
215-208-7169 Cell
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Tue May 14, 2013
Jack Torres answered:
Hi Eric,

I'd be happy to help you find a home that qualifies for USDA financing. As I'm sure you know, geographic area has a lot to do with this type of loan. I have closed several USDA deals this year alone, so am well versed in the qualifications of the area and home.

Please feel free to contact me at 215-740-0607, or email I'd be happy to discuss what you're looking for and help you in your search.

Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you!



Jack Torres
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
212 N Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
Cell: 215-740-0607
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Tue May 7, 2013
Brian Basile answered:
Hello Eric,

I am a Mortgage Loan Originator. Our main office is located in Plymouth Meeting. We have every loan program available and are well equiped to handle USDA financing. Have you searched to the USDA website to make sure the property you are looking for is in an eligible area? Also, have you spoken to anyone to make sure you qualify? Give me a call and I can walk you through it. USDA is very particular so the best step is making sure you qualify.

Brian Basile
Mortgage Loan Originator 883953
Vision Mortgage Capital
620 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19624
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Sun May 5, 2013
Frank Dolski answered:
I would say that it is about an 1 3/4 hour to the bridge. Hope this helps!
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Frank Dolski answered:
I agree Brian! There is so much to do not only in the New Hope/Solebury Areas but in Bucks County as a whole.
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Cynthia Shoemaker-Zerrer answered:
Yes, if your home is in need of a fresh coat of paint, then I suggest choosing neutral colors. This is the most important prep a home owner can do. Always choose a nice neutral color that works for most people. Light grays are really popular now and it is easy to buy a small container of paint so you can try it out first. If you can't afford to paint the entire house, then the front door and the foyer should be painted first. This is what the buyer will remember most about your home. ... more
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