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Home Buying in Pottstown : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, you need to learn that foreclosures take up a lot of time (the process is slow), there is more paperwork and details AND the commission earned is small. Realtors earn much more money buying and selling regular homes - not foreclosures or short sales. This is why your realtor is upset - because he/she will need to waste a lot of time dealing with your foreclosure instead of earning more money with other clients.

You don't have to work with this agent. You can cancel the agreement (if signed) and work with an agent who specializes in foreclosures instead.
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Tue Feb 2, 2016
James Joseph asked:
I am interested in buying a house in Pottstown/ Downingtown area with USDA mortgage. I am eligible for USDA Guaranteed loan, and I am looking for an approved lender for the pre-approval…
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Wed Jun 17, 2015
C Hara answered:
Looking to sell our 5 bedroom house overlooking memorial park on walnut st. With fenced in yard in Pottstown. Available in October 2015. CallKim 617-827-7740
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Wed Jun 17, 2015
C Hara answered:
Hi , we are across the street from memorial park, (manatawny and walnut st.) we are about to put out house on the market. Nice 5 bedrooms 1 1/2 bath over looking the park with a fenced in yard. Wondering if you are still looking to move. My mother is moving to Florida in October. Feel freel to call me. Kim 617-827-7740 ... more
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Khadijah Adia Cooper asked:
Fri Aug 8, 2014
Wayne Fenstermacher answered:

I hope you've had an opportunity to be looking for homes. I concur with those who suggested it's not a bad thing to get in touch with a credible and reputable lender to discuss ways to maximize your available resources.

Let me know if you're still looking and if I can help in any way, I'd be happy to do so.

Kind regards,

Wayne Fenstermacher
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Fri Apr 25, 2014
themo answered:
yes! call max mortgage at 610 898 1480 NMLS # 45149 and we would be glad to assist you. Angela
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Ken Krauter answered:
Do you have the landlord's permission to transfer the lease? And anyone who assumes the lease would have to go through the landlord's credit check procedure...
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Paula Glazebrook answered:
I am just doing a deal where my buyer is using Quicken Loans, I have asked if they would use my trusted loan advisor but, they have decided to stick with Quicken. I spoke to the broker on the list side and he seemed ok with it so, we will see how it goes. I will keep you informed. ... more
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Fri Jan 10, 2014
Linda Thomas answered:
Coddington View is located off of Farmington Road and Stone Hill Drive. The Model home has just opened and it is beautiful. Open floor plan with large kitchen. 9' Ceilings on main level, 3 Bedrooms, Upper Level Laundry, full basement and one care garage. Available Homesites back to woods and are in a cul-de-sac.

Grand Opening - Saturday & Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm

Linda Thomas

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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Mike Young answered:
you can also change it to a streamlined k loan and gain 10% on the appraised value by fixing something on the property. Maybe install new carpeting, or paint it. This is a unique aspect of both the Streamlined k and the Standard 203k products. ... more
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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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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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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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