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Thu May 23, 2013
Sheila Yeary answered:
Why not make contact as soon as possible and get set up on an auto search. Then you can see the listngs in the area that fit your search criteria.

This way, you will have a better feel for the market when you do start looking. Keep your finger on the pulse of the market and use the information to your benefit.

Email me with your basic search criteria and I'll get you set up on an auto search. Not a problem.

My email address is
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Sweetzebragirl answered:
I just happened to see your question while searching for houses. We have a home in Pottstown, specifically Pottsgrove School district, that we have not yet listed through a realtor. Our home is on approx. 1 acre, with the rear meeting a larger property, and woods. Our home is a well maintained cape cod style, smaller, efficient, home. It would be ideal for a small family, or couple. It is however close to the power plant if that is something that you cannot look beyond. For details, you can contact my husband ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Michelle Munson answered:
Hi Rich:
I can only guess that the lender didn't pull a full credit report on you and was expecting you to get that yourself to provide to him. I understand your confusion. If this is a lender you've worked with in the past and had good experiences, I stick with the process and call him back to say that you're confused and need clairification. Did he provide the pre-approval? Was the offer on the house accepted? If so, then you need to go through the process of getting a full mortgage application done ASAP as most contracts only allow for a 7 day grace period in which to apply (formally) for a mortgage.
If you haven't yet found the home you really want to put an offer on, then you have more leeway to explore what other lenders can offer you - and get guidance from your lender as to the steps you should expect.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Kimberly Collins answered:
I handle quite a few short sales in the area.
Please feel free to contact me directly.
Have a great day!

Best regards,

Kimberly Collins, Realtor, ABR, GREEN, SFR
Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council for 2011 & 2012
PA License # RS303924

"A Refreshing Real Estate Experience"

Keller Williams Realty Group
Cell: 610-476-7519
Office: 610-792-5900 Ext 8177
Fax: 610-792-8131

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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Jennifer Davidheiser answered:
Hello Mike. Just checking in, have you made a decision on the home in Pottstown? The real estate market has really picked up since you first posted your question. If you need assistance in regards to selling or renting the home, please feel free to contact me.

Jennifer Davidheiser
The Real Estate Professionals, Inc.
842 Farmington Ave
Pottstown, PA 19464
C: 610-587-6602
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Jennifer Davidheiser answered:
Hello. Our office handles over 125 rentals in the greater Pottstown/Pottsgrove area. Our office would be happy to share with you what we have available. Please feel free to call, email me or check our website.

Jennifer Davidheiser
The Real Estate Professionals, Inc.
O: 610-326-6900
C: 610-587-6602
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Sheila Yeary answered:
The best time to put your home on the market is now! Spring Market officially starts right after the superbowl ends.
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Sheila Yeary answered:
I would recommend staging the home using my furniture if it is nice. You don't want it to look abandoned. You want it to look appealing. Staging is a product used to improve the saleability of a home. Use that information to your benefit. ... more
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
sylva smith answered:
Not sure if you have your answer already or not, but pretty much anything outside of a borough itself is USDA area. All of Gilbertsville is! Most addresses of Limerick should be... anything area'' that may be referred to as 'rural.' ... more
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Tue Oct 2, 2012
Carla Pennington answered:
I hear from our lenders that they can work with a score of 620 (with no short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy in the last several years and a history of rebuilt good credit). They can help you understand how best to boost your score those last few points.

Make an appointment with a mortgage broker to find out all the details. It's free! If you don't know who to call, contact a Realtor and they can tell you who they work with well. Don't know a Realtor? Ask your friends and co-workers for recommendations!
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Elaine Karmel answered:

These are excellent answers! Bravo to this crowd!

One other idea you may wish to consider right now is a stager. Have seen an ordinary home turn extraordinary with a few changes/touches. Dont have the money or wish to spend it on this idea. Have a friend with a great artist eye? Someone with decorating flair? Invite them over and have an open mind. Maybe you can shift a room? Change a color? Just tossing ideas around.

Best of luck!! Have an open house today? Does it collide with the games??
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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Jennifer Davidheiser answered:
Elaine Karmel is exactly correct. Pottstown is very saturated with homes for sale. Your home must stand out in appearance/condition AND be priced competitavely. She is spot on with marketing as well. Take a look at your MLS listing as a buyer would. Are there GOOD exterior and interior photos? Missing or bad photos put doubt into a buyer's mind and can deter them from even choosing to look at your home in person. Is there sufficient information?
This is still a buyer's market and you must think like a buyer. Why your home over others? As we approach fall, the real estate market will begin to slow. You and your agent must "up your game" if you want to settle before winter. Best of luck to you.
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Gary Pace answered:
Done! Looking forward to show this again. Was in it before rehab. It looks great! Spoke to Jim a few minutes ago!
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Unfortanately the only one that will know is the owner or the listing agent, go back to the ad and click on the profile of the lsiting agent and email or call them direct, they may not see your question here in voices. ... more
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Assunta Schmoyer asked:
Looking for a 2 or 3 br 2 bath to rent in OJRSD up to $900/month. Please call Jim Schmoyer 484-995-8041. My house is being purchased need to downsize one floor living.
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
When you rent there is no mortgage, rent is rent, i.e. you pay a regular monthly amount to the property owner or management company, what you need to check is what does that include or exclude.
Sometimes the monthly rent does not include anything, sometimes it does include only the outside
building maintenance, snow removal etc., but then others include sometimes water, sometimes more.
So double check on that,

But when you rent you rent, there is only a mortgage if and when you BUY a property.
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Carol Savino answered:
Chanda, I would be happy to help you as I am a realtor who does business in Pottstown & am a personal landlord myself with properties in Pottstown. Please feel free to call me at 610-761-9083. ... more
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Fri May 25, 2012
. answered:
I have seen buyers who dont like stucco? Go figure. If you were my seller client I would council you to do no work, price it right and let the buyer decide how to change appearance of home! ... more
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Mon May 7, 2012
John Davis answered:
Yes, there should be plenty of options. Please give me a call at 239-672-2599 and we can discuss what exactly it is you're looking for.
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
John Davis answered:
I work with lenders in the Pottstown area that can help people with low credit. Give me a call at 239-672-2599 or e-mail me at so i can set you up with them and find you the perfect home for you! ... more
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