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Pocono Pines : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Doris Ramirez answered:
I found Realtybid very helpfull, I had no issues buying a house for one of my clients., everything went very smoth.
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Grahamctnp asked:
I am the owner of a property 222 Miller Drive Pocono Pines PA
the listing posted on Trulia (not on the MLS) states that the taxes are $671 a month. the correct amount is $471 a month.…
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Mon Mar 28, 2016
Daphne Katz asked:
our address is 116 Plateau Rd, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 & it sits on Pinecrest Lake
Golf & Country Club
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I don't think that would be much of a problem. The best way to find out would be to talk to a siding company. They would know what kind of things could damage their work. I think it's interesting that wood siding is so popular there. I have been trying to decide what type of siding to use on my new house. I'll have to do some research on wood siding.
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
marge2you asked:
No minimum - $30k
Most bang for the buck
I may buy more than one
3-4 bedroom
I prefer finished/unfinished basement
high ceilings
multi level
brick or stone base
No major…
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I am sorry but I do not understand your question.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Russell Mattia answered:
You want to look at Buck Hill Falls, most of the homes there are all stone, 18323. If you need help with this email me at:
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
Pocono Springs does not have a beach but it does have a pool on a peninsular out in the lake. All else OK. Call or text me at 570-881-1343.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Rena Rosenthal answered:
Dear Pocono Homebuyer:
Although taxes are a consideration for buying property, the main consideration should be why do you want to live there. If being close to amenities such as skiing or lakes then an area such as Carbon county, Lake Harmony has both these amenities with Jack Frost and Big Boulder ski area as well as boating/fishing/swimming at Lake Harmony or Big Boulder lake. Monroe County is still close by to skiing, 15-20 minutes and there are communities such as Arrowhead and Locust Lakes. Jim Thorpe has somewhat lower taxes but a longer drive. Your taxes may be able to be able to be lowered than what is assessed due to the current market prices of homes. Bring your appraisal or comparative market analysis to your tax office once you have an appointment and they can re-assess your property to reflect current values. Your real estate expert should be able to help you with this! This also applies to everyone who wants to refinance their current mortgage.
Thank you,
Rena Rosenthal MBA., ABR, SRES, RSPS
Keller Williams Preferred
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Thu Oct 27, 2011
Use of one of the portals like the one you are on (Trulia) is the smartest way to market properties if you are an agent. The three top ones are Trulia, Zillow and Homes .com. Realtor .com a distant 4th.

They are worth the money invested.
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
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Thu Oct 13, 2011
Catherine Segreto answered:
As of todays, current market conditions here in Pocono Pines, PA. There is an increase in inventory in some of the most popular communities here. First time home buyers searching for vacation homes in Lake Naomi/Timber Trails are sure to find much to select from with many homes that have recently hit the market in the last several months. If your looking to purchase a great home in a wonderful amenity filled community contact me today.

Catherine Segreto, Realtor
Realty Executives Pocono Pines, PA
570 213 - 4095
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Thu Aug 25, 2011
Jack Gillis answered:
Unfortunately, you have 3 options:
1. Surrender the house as part of your chapter 13 bankruptcy;
2. Do a short sale; or
3. Continue to live there and make the payments.
Perhaps a family member with better credit will co-sign on a rental for you? I know a lot of landlords, with a higher deposit, will rent to you under the circumstances you outlined.

In my opinion, you are in Chapter 13 to get a fresh start so why keep the house anchored around your neck?

Jack Gillis, M.B.A., J.D. │ Realtor®
Jack Gillis Realty Advisors
United Real Estate, Broker
5430 LBJ Freeway | Suite 280
Dallas, TX 75240
Cell: 214.718.4910
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Thu Oct 1, 2009
Justin Higgins answered:
The architecture on this route is similar. The only con is that route 423 is a major road. There will certainly be through traffic. This is something to consider especially if you have children. My partner lives on this road and says it never bothers her until she comes to my house to visit and realizes how much more quiet it can be on other streets. It also seems to have a longer turn around time when it comes time to sell because many buyers don't want to be on a main road. However, this would be perfect if you trying to get a great deal as there are many located on these roads at great prices right now. Let me know if you have any other questions. 570-242-9681.
Justin Higgins
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Sat Aug 8, 2009
Terrence Charest answered:
Banks will no longer approve of sales where the loan amount is higher than the appraised value of the home. If you were to offer $100K for that home that the bank appraised for, you would need to come up with the balance plus whatever percentage the bank allows for loans. ie If they say they will approve up to 90% of a homes appraised value to lend, then you would need to have $28K as the down payment. $20K for the amount above the appraised value and $8K (10% of the appraised value).

As for the percentage of the homes in Pocono area not closing because of the banks appraisal, I wouldn't know that one. Even if you asked for my area, I would know. When homes are put back on the market, the listing agent usually does not explain why the sale fell apart. Also, getting the "national average" would be like asking about the national average temperature. It greatly varies for one area to another.

Hope that helps,

Terrence Charest, e-Pro®
Century 21 Associates
905 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Cell (Preferred): 877.614.1494
Office: 215.659.5250
Fax: 215.659.5550
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