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Sat Oct 22, 2016
Kim Rock answered:
Builders do negotiate on upgrades and lot fees, but generally not on the base prices (at least not big builders like Toll Brothers, maybe a smaller builder would). I highly recommend you hire an agent to represent you - as your agent may know of specific past incentives they have offered and the best way to get yourself what you want, vs trying to go at it alone. There are also other things your agent can do such as stay on top of the building process, find you a pre-dry wall home inspector, negotiate repairs and make sure you are protected in case of Radon or other common issues in the home that you may not know about without an agent. There is no cost to you to have an agent, either. The builder pays us directly. Always good to have an advocate on your side. :) I am happy to help anyone in PA or NJ (I am licensed in both) if they are thinking of buying new construction as I have sold over a dozen new construction homes with many popular home builders and know the ins and outs for a successful transaction. ... more
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Lydia Fichera asked:
Home is 33 years old, in good condition but kitchen and bathrooms are dated. Original builders grade trim work, doors and hardware . Some rooms need painting to freshen up...all neutral…
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Tue Sep 8, 2015
Mag7420 asked:
I am looking to move to Newtown, Yardley area in October 2015 and looking for a townhouse,house that is pet firiendly, at least 2 bedrooms and up to $2,000
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Ann McGuire answered:
Feel free to give me a call and I can get you a list of rentals in the Council Rock School District.

Ann McGuire
Weichert Realtor
215.622.5070 preferred
215.493.0900
annrealtor@ymail.com
www.NewHopeRealtor.com
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Ann McGuire answered:
Feel free to give me a call and I can get you a list of rentals that allow 2 cats in the Council Rock School District.

Ann McGuire
Weichert Realtor
215.622.5070 preferred
215.493.0900
annrealtor@ymail.com
www.NewHopeRealtor.com
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Nina answered:
in case you are interested in 3bedrom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse please see http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/4595788379.html

if it is suitable for you please contact me at 347-210-2137. thx. Nina ... more
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Sean Mooney answered:
LJones a home that was built in the 50's can also cost more to insure. This is because the older a home is, the more likely it is to have a claim. This can include older pipes that may break or burst, an older heating system that may cause a fire, or an older roof that might not be able to sustain severe weather. It's a good idea to see if a home of this age has been updated and that might make it a better investment in the long run. Newer homes usually cost more upfront but there will be less maintenance in the near future and will cost a lot less to insure which might impact your decision. Good luck, -- @MooneyInsurance ... more
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Josh Barnett answered:
Discuss with your Realtor member, they can update you on questions such as this.
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site. ... more
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Sun Mar 30, 2014
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Jen Buschel answered:
Hello Jennifer ! The property 56 Essex Place last sold 10/19/2009. If you would like to receive more information on communities in Newtown Pa. 18940 or surrounding zip codes I would be happy to help you. The home is in the Headley Community and is close to 195,has a pool and tennis court and is kept lovely . I have lived here so I am extremely familiar with Newtown Having been a resident for 21 years. I can also answer any questions you may have with taxes,fees,New Construction.

I specialize in E-Location

I can be reached at the following
Jen Buschel
Long and Foster Real Estate
JenBuschel@gmail.com
Mobile: 215-584-0769
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Christopher Holcombe answered:
When searching for my latest home, the local market was so saturated with Bank-owned foreclosures, that it was not difficult to see several in a single day. We were using a real estate agent, and they work with the Banks' agents to arrange visits, submit offers, multiple bid procedures, etc...
The process was a bit more tedious, because we had to sign multiple contract "addendum", accepting the property "as is', etc... What you need to know when considering a foreclosed home is the understanding that "what you see is truly what you get", and that the selling bank is not going to spend one more penny on that property. So have the property thoroughly inspected by your own home inspectors, mold tested, etc.. so that you fully understand what you are getting into. The home we ultimately bought has turned out to be a real gem (in the rough). Only because we understood what the property needed, we saw the potential, and accepted the condition it was in and the work (and money) required to fix it up. It needed a lot of work, but after a year, we are seeing the benefits of our investment. We are seeing the equity build quickly, and believe the investment will pay off when we sell.
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Mike Bottaro answered:
If the property is priced at a very deep discount often the REO property is priced to create a bidding war on an auction style site such as Hubzu.com You can check this site to see if the property of interest is listed on there. It will typically display the current highest bid (like eBay). Typically there is also a reserve set. If you find your property on Hubzu.com give me a call so I can get your bid in so that you can become the new proud owner. ... more
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Kim Rock answered:
as an investor myself I would be happy to help you with this question. Did you have a certain CAP rate you are trying to hit? in general my personal preference is Council Rock schools as they are in high demand from parents looking to rent.but other said the cost of front to get in tends to be higher. Are you looking more short term or long term? That will make a big difference. Send me an email I would be happy to add you to my investor list. ... more
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Kyle Heisner answered:
Two closest Septa (Philadelphia-based) train stations are Yardley and Langhorne. Which is closer will depend on what part of Newtown you're looking in, but both are about 10 minutes drive away. The Hamilton or Trenton train stations for getting to NYC are about a 20-25 minute drive. ... more
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
Darryl Shurgin answered:
yes, please give us an idea where? Northeast PA is a very broad area. I own some property and may need a new tenant in next few months, please can I have more detail to see if I have options for you?
Just click my profile picture, my contact information is there.
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Jen Buschel answered:
Welcome to Bucks County! I have friends in Houston Tx. It would be my pleasure to assist you in any way i can. I live in Newtown .
Read my recommendations on Trulia.
When you come in I will have things lined up for you.

JenBuschel@gmail.com
Long and Foster Real Estate

Moble:215-874-6026
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