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Yesterday at 8:17am
T B asked:
Seems to me that it is a seller's market. Will home values continue to rise? I guess that is dependent on where government policies take the economy. I just got out of the service and want…
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Yesterday at 6:49am
Norman Bunn answered:
1) People can be very particular about countertops, so I would not make that change before putting it on the market unless it is in poor condition. Instead, you can give them an allowance if it becomes a sticking point. They might want to redo the whole kitchen.

2) Yes, paint is the cheapest way to upgrade the look of a house.

3) If it is unsafe, I would fix it. If not, let the new owner decide.

4) Where is the current laundry? If there is not one or it's stuck in the kitchen/basement, this might pay off.

5) Yes. Refinish the floors.

6) Luxury vinyl tile might be a good alternative.

So, my order would be:

2, 5, 6

distantly followed by 3, 4, 1
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Yesterday at 3:59am
Thomas Martin answered:

Purchase a GEORGIA home 12 months after a chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Purchase a GEORGIA 24 months after a chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
FHA will allow a FHA mortgage 3 years after a Foreclosure.
Minimum FICO credit score of 580 required for 96.5% financing.
Bad credit GEORGIA FHA mortgage approvals minimum FICO credit score of 530 required for 90 FHA financing.
No Credit Score GEORGIA mortgage loans & No Trade Line Florida FHA home loans.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
The correct way is to ask each buyer for their highest and best offers. In most states the listing agent can not mention what the highest offer is.
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Tue Feb 21, 2017
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Wed Feb 15, 2017
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Ally answered:
Rent to own is going to be a deal you work out with an individual seller. However, your credit score is good enough to buy a home of your own. FHA loans require a 580 credit score and just 3.5% down. If you're a Veteran VA loans require a 580 score too but no down payment is needed.

I'd contact The Lenders Network, they will help you find a lender that works with low scores.

Good luck!
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Kadijahrandolph answered:
All of them! Its around the corner from Frankford Transportation Center.
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Carhoptogether answered:
my parents accepted an offer on their home with $2,000 earnest money. They backed out of the contract a few days to the deadline. They are asking for the money back. My parents didn't make the house payment for two months and used the money for moving expenses. Do my parents have the right to the money? We have a signed document ... more
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Theresa Gaines answered:
I have an eviction but I'm renting a apartment in Upper Darby and just found out that the owner is turning the apartment building into a hotel. Is there any real estate agencies that will not do an eviction check ... more
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Jschech answered:
My brother in law said you are a really good lawyer. Do you take on criminal cases
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Tue Jan 31, 2017
Kellypat26 asked:
I am moving to a suburban area and want to buy a house instead of renting because of the outrageous rental prices. I was wanting buy a 3 bedroom house with a basement and rent out 2 of the…
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Tue Jan 31, 2017
Bannangodfnjakl answered:
count all the apartments in the building
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Shondell Ayala answered:
I live in Maryland but would like to relocate back to my native Philadelphia. How does one go about obtaining these Housing Choice Vouchers?
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Sun Jan 22, 2017
Louru75 answered:
I have a nice 2 bedroom 1.5 bath in brides burg section. 2 blocks from I95 entry on bridge st.
4704 melrose st. 19137 2156515480 950.00 plus all utilities.
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