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Sun Jan 12, 2014
Chris Lane answered:

That is awesome to hear your desire to upgrade your living arrangement. I would love to interview for an opportunity to assist and represent you in marketing and selling your current home. I'd like to suggest that you review the recommendations post on my Trulia profile from happy clients. I would like to begin by assessing the current value of your house. In the meantime, preview my website (see below) for addition information. There is a direct link from my Trulia profile page as well. I look forward to helping you achieve your Real Estate goals this year.


Chris Lane-Pa Licensed Realtor
EXiT Benchmark Realty
441 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, Pa. 19125
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
Hillside Gardens answered:
Hi Mrs. Ballard
We will like to help you.
Call us at 215-224-6888
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Annette Levinson answered:
It does not matter who owns your mortgages if you refinance. The question is, do you have equity in the property and how much. speak with a mortgage originator to see if you can refinance your investment properties. ... more
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Sat Dec 18, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
I don't know who told you that, but credit score ALWAYS matters. Always. Even subprime lenders will price their credit depending on your score, and if the score is too low they won't do it. ... more
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
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Fri Sep 11, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:
Your property is zoned R10. Below is what that means basically.

14-211. "R-10" Residential District.

(1) Use Regulations. The specific uses permitted in this district shall be the erection, construction, alteration or use of buildings and/or land for:

(a) The uses permitted in "R-9" Residential Districts, subject to all qualifications imposed on such uses.

(2) Area Regulations.

(a) Lot Width and Area. The minimum lot width shall be 16 feet, and the minimum lot area shall be 1,440 square feet;

(b) Occupied Area. Not more than 70% of the lot area shall be occupied by buildings on intermediate lots and 80% of the lot area on corner lots;

(c) Open Area. The open area shall be not less than 30% of the lot area on intermediate lots and 20% on corner lots, and shall consist of at least the required minimum rear yard, in all cases, plus such other front yards, side yards or open courts, as shall be required to equal an area not less than the total open area required;

(d) Building Set-back Line. No building set-back line shall be required in this district;

(e) Front Yards. Front yards shall not be required in this district;

(f) Side Yards and Courts. When side yards or courts are used or required, except inner courts and open courts between wings of the same building, which are governed by the provisions of §14-231(1) , they shall have the following minimum widths:

(.1) Single-family dwellings and duplex dwellings, 5 feet (subject to exception for existing buildings, see §14-104(12) ) ;

(.2) Multiple dwellings and buildings other than dwellings, 8 feet;

(g) Rear Yards.

(.1) The minimum depth of a rear yard shall be 9 feet;

(h) Rear Yard Areas.

(.1) Single-family dwellings shall have a minimum rear yard area of 144 square feet;

(.2) Duplex dwellings shall have a minimum rear yard area of 244 square feet;

(.3) Multiple dwellings shall have a minimum rear yard area of 344 square feet, and shall have an additional 100 square feet of rear yard area for each additional family more than 3 families.

(3) Height Regulations.

(a) The maximum height of a dwelling shall be 35 feet above the average ground level at the base of the building, but in no case over 3 stories;

(b) The permitted height of non-residential buildings shall be 35 feet, except that one foot of additional height may be added for each additional foot the building sets back from all lot lines; provided, however, that the maximum height of any such building shall be 60 feet (subject to the provisions of §14-231(2) ) .

(4) Off-street Parking. See Chapter 14-1400 of this Title.
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Sat Mar 29, 2008
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
what properties are you referring to ? We have some lease purchase options on our website - under Lawrence St Condos. No seller financing though...
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Thu Dec 6, 2007
Renese answered:
The neighborhood seems to be the center of the active lifestyle in North Philadelphia, I guess whether or not it will make a good fit with you would depend on your personal observation. Lehigh Ave seems to be more active during the summer months as do many neighborhoods because of it's local shops and businesses. I do have an oppinion on the neighborhood, but it is not as nearly as important as the one that you will have as an investor or property owner in that neighborhood. I would advise that you drive through the neighborhood in early spring, on weekends, and at night to get more of a feel for it.
The winter times may be a little slower paced than the activel summer months though.
Good Luck on your finds.

I would love to hear what you find out.
E mail me at if I can help you in any way.
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