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Property Q&A in Oxford Circle/ Castor : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 5, 2017
Maricris A answered:

I apologize we have an incorrect photo for your home on Trulia and I am happy to provide some insight on this. When a property is off market, the default image is provided to us from Google images of which we do not have the ability to edit or remove. Off market homes do not appear in general search results, so anyone browsing for listings in your area will not come across your property page. The only way to find your home on our site right now is if someone were to enter your exact property address.

Please be assured if you are intending to sell your home in the future, you (or your agent if you choose to use one), will have the ability to create a new listing with new photos, and submit the listing to Trulia.

The new listing will override the off market property page with the incorrect Google image photo.

However, if you are wanting to pursue this incorrect image further, my best recommendation is to contact Google directly to request they blur out the incorrect home. This change will translate to your page on Trulia. I understand this is not exactly the resolution you were looking for, and I do apologize for that. Here would be the steps if you choose to go this route:

From your Trulia property page, click View Map on the bottom right of the Google image.
Click Street View.
Click Report a problem.
Fill out the form and click Submit.

I hope this information is helpful.


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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Larry Lichtman answered:
This house at 925 Unruh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 in Oxford Circle/Castor Gardens section of Northeast Philadelphia is no longer for sale.

It was listed for sale by an out of region real estate agent that underpriced this listing as a SHORT SALE for $139.000. This house was purchased in 2003 for $168,000 and the homeowners completed many updates and upgrades including expanding and enclosing, insulating and siding the front porch.

It is currently under contract pending multiple bank/investor approval. There are multiple mortgages (purchase, refi, home equity lines, etc..). Who knows if the deal will close or not? Short sales are never guaranteed to settle!!!!

Had the bank had a knowledgeable asset manager, they would have listed it for sale with a local Realtor who knows the market. The house could have been shown to numerous potential homebuyers in which case the bank probably would have received better offers. A local homebuyer planning to be an owner occupant would have gotten a good solid deal and it would have been a WIN-WIN situation for all involved.

This house was probably not shown by many, if any, local Realtors as it was not listed in the local Multiple Listing Service known as TrendMLS. Chances are it was purchased by an investor who will rent it out or turn around and flip it for a profit. It's a shame it works this way sometimes. It's almost as if banks don't care about common business sense. Maybe they can always count on getting bailed out by the Fed?

Sorry for rambling. There are quite a few nice homes in the area that are good values right now. If you would like me to send you some information on other short sale/foreclosed REO opportunities in the area, please contact me so I can get your name and contact information to send you details.

Looking forward to speaking with you soon.

All the best,
Larry Lichtman, Realtor
Direct Phone: (267) 254-7994
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Danielle Lewis asked:
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Fri Feb 21, 2014
Alexis Jeffries answered:
Hi Shante!
I don't see any 4 Bedroom house for Rent in 19111 in the real estate database at this time.
The most number of Bedrooms are 3 Bedroom.

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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Don Sherman answered:
The seller's agent is the only one able to change information. Please contact that agent.
Don Sherman
Century21 Advantage Gold
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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Keith J. Lawson answered:
Hello Genaro,

Please give me a call at 267-688-1110.

I will be happy to discuss this property with you.

Warm Regards,

Keith J. Lawson
RE/MAX Affiliates N.E.
9237 Frankford Ave.
Phila, PA 19114
267-688-1110 (cell)
215-992-5534 (office) (email) (web)
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Joshua Stein answered:
According to the listing (this information may not be accurate or up-to-date), the two units are bringing in $600 and $650 respectively.

Additionally, at the current price, this property may be a short sale.

I am helping others find duplexes in the area, and would be happy to help you as well.

Joshua Stein, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Conshohocken
Office:(610) 828-9558 * Cell:(215) 866-8030
Direct:(484) 270-1165 * Fax: (215) 999-5894
PA License #RS317975

If you know anyone who needs help buying, selling or renting in the next 90 days, give me a call so I can help them meet all of their real estate goals.
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Smbcostello answered:
This was not the owner and entries must be adequately screened. The nieighborhood is what you make it.
I am the owner and have great neighbors on both sides:>
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Wed Dec 9, 2009
Carol Cei answered:
Hello, House Hunting,

When an appraiser measures a home it is from the exterior. The perimeter of the house is measured and then the total square footage is calculated. For example if the first floor is 15' wide and 30' long the square footage of the first floor is 450' sf. If the second floor has the same dimensions, the total square footage would be 900 SF. It is NOT done by measuring rooms and adding up the totals. The numbers that you reported are obviously a typo, however, it also may have been reported incorrectly to the public records. Unfortunately, when most realtors list a home, they DO NOT measure the home to determine if the square footage in the public records is correct. Someday, this will change, but not soon enough for me.

Good Luck,

Carol Cei
ReMax Millennium
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