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Michelle Kal…, Home Owner in Macungie, PA
Mon Dec 19, 2016
Michelle Kaller asked:
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Camp Hill, PA
Fri Mar 13, 2015
Christopher Jordahl answered:
Trulia seems to work for me but except for the leads I receive from my listings Trulia is anything but FREE..
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Buddy Pope, Real Estate Pro in Amherst, NH
Sun Jun 2, 2013
Buddy Pope answered:
Marketing your site, provided it has a catchy name like mine, is the key to it all. You must employ video, great photos, an IDX feed for users to search for listings and it has to provide easy links to social media sites and those sites back to your website. Interior page content matters too and needs to be refreshed every so often and it must be relevant to your audience. Links to your site need to reference interior page content and those pages must be keyword relevant to the topic they cover. Keep it one topic to one page. The use of video should not be limited to the home page. Blogging on sites like Activerain or Real Town help with SEO placement in the search engines. Google sniffs out fluff real fast, so make new content relevant and by that I mean provide local content that others are not providing. Blog about it, have a page on your site that features this or that local feature of your community, point to it through social media, tweet about it... THEN you will get viewers AND you can use it as a marketing tool to get listings. Postcards, car magnets, local newspaper reminders about your site, digital signage on local billboards... it is all centered around the site, but the site needs to be centered about offering the public, the real estate consumers, something of value, not fluff. Do do all this, you need to employ the chip away at it approach, but first you need to get the site up there. I can recommend a website, SEO savvy techie RE person to do your site if you approach me offline. ... more
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Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Feasterville, PA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
I live in Lawncrest just go to the community meeting on 4/16/2013 at 7pm St Williams Hall Robbins and Argyle St and ash for me anyone will point me out. But what sewage drain are you looking for is it the curb clean out you mean? Look stright out from the down spout at the curb it should have a slotted cover on it because it also acts as a vent. Please call me at 215-725-5700 X49

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
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Erica Ramus,…, Real Estate Pro in Pottsville, PA
Wed Jan 25, 2012
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Call your agent. I don't know if you closed on this or not -- it is too vague. But if you did close I don't know if you have any "recourse".
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R. Eric Axel…, Real Estate Pro in Sewell, NJ
Wed Jun 29, 2011
R. Eric Axelson answered:
What exactly are you trying to do? You can print a screenshot to act as a flyer. It's pretty good quality. Let me know via comments or by emailing me at I';d be happy to share with you some of my ... more
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Erica Ramus,…, Real Estate Pro in Pottsville, PA
Fri Jul 16, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
I use a blackberry with AT & T but lately they keep dropping calls! I am switching to Verizon next, I think. I like my blackberry.
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Janet Ditroia,  in 18901
Thu Jul 15, 2010
Janet Ditroia answered:
Good Morning Dottie,

The choice is up to you. You have a venue of options, whether it be a Zillow, Trulia, the Courthouse, or direct information from a real estate agent etc.. My suggestion would be to utilize and agent as they are most trained to not only read the numbers but to analyze the details for you,. A variety ot things come in play when viewing and understanding the numbers so to be best prepared consult with an expert. Best of luck to you, should you need any help feel free to contact a agent you trust and develop a relationship with as that is the best recipe to move forward. Take care.
. all the best Janet

Long and Foster Doylestown
800 Hyde Park
215 348-0000 ext 8007
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Rick Tabler, Both Buyer and Seller in 17043
Tue Mar 23, 2010
Rick Tabler answered:
All those people in Washington tout family values, yet the entire tax code penalizes marriage. It's business as usual.
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Erica Ramus,…, Real Estate Pro in Pottsville, PA
Sun Jan 24, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
I tried TP twice and dumped it twice. Too expensive, too cumbersome.
I use a web based contact management program that is free and great:

Basic version is free, which is all I need. ... more
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Sharon Steve…,  in 25526
Thu Oct 15, 2009
Sharon Stevens answered:
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Steve W, Home Seller in Philadelphia, PA
Thu Feb 5, 2009
Steve W answered:
It's called the PMP( Property Marketing Period )
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Lonnie, Other/Just Looking in Hunker, PA
Tue Feb 3, 2009
Lonnie answered:
You can look at this website and do a advanced search or go to
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Voices Member,  in Benton County, OR
Tue Dec 30, 2008
Voices Member answered:
Brian, Dana is absolutely correct and you can use this site to help you check online with these offices anywhere in the USA to find out how to get the info.

Best to ya, Dunes
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Tameka Golds…, Real Estate Pro in West Chester, PA
Sun Nov 2, 2008
Tameka Goldsborough answered:
Hi Carlos,
You may have already reached out to Edward below, but if not, I'm a local agent in your area ... my office is located in Exton and I live in Downingtown. Give me a call if I can be of further assistance.

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Raj, Home Buyer in Washington, DC
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 ... more
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Mim Heisey, Other/Just Looking in Shippensburg, PA
Tue Sep 23, 2008
Mim Heisey answered:
Mike gave a good concise answer to you. I would only add that taxes differ widely from township to township or borough to borough, or in cities. (Townships & boroughs are Pennsylvania's smallest govt districts-there being several of each in each County). Typically, taxes are higher in boroughs and cities because there are more govt supplied services.
Blessings to you as you pursue your dreams.
Mim Heisey
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Linda Paone,  in 18411
Sat Jun 7, 2008
Linda Paone answered:
Hi Rana:

I am a full-time agent in the city of Scranton. I would be thrilled to help you find a home. Please drop me an email.
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Brooke 'The…, Real Estate Pro in Camp Hill, PA
Thu May 22, 2008
Brooke 'The Kiwi' Realtor answered:
Hi Carrolyn...Great question!
The very first step is to calculate the move and determine whether it is a good move or not...
Like what the values are in the sell/buy senario, what funds will you use and where will they come from; equity in your existing home or cash/savings you could use...
Stuff like will need to get with someone to go through all of this and then you will have a good idea of the next step:
Put your home on the market and go house hunting!
This is the best way to sell/buy because you can take advantage of the market for BOTH transactions.
With regard to your condo you will wnat to contact the association and get the details on what is involved with a sale there...
You will also need to get with a Realtor who has experience in the area you are buying or looking to buy so you can get the best service and beat other buyers to the hot homes for sale...a good agent will make the difference of a mistake or horroe story and a smooth closing for both properties...
Carrolyn - there are MANY other steps in between but I hope I have given you a good starting point...feel free to contact me directly if you have more specific questions...
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