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Home Buying in Springfield : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Victoria A Mack answered:
Hi Thomas,

I know that this question was asked a while ago. I have tried to track down the listing and it is not showing up on the MLS. If you are still interested in buying a home in Springfield, I would love to help. Feel free to contact me at or 267-918-6322, or visit my website at ... more
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi Christopher, I honestly have no idea, but it is showing as $210,000 in the MLS, albeit with a code of "Active/No Showings". This is a short sale.

Do you have a Realtor to help you navigate the MLS and tour potential short sales to find the right property?

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
What condo? If you provide the address I can answer.
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Tom Caruso answered:
Beware if you are taking out a FHA mortgage TODAY. The rules are changing again. Starting 4/1/13 you will have to PMI insurance for the life of the loan adding thousands of dollars to your loan. The old rule was if you had 22% equity you could wave it. Good Luck Tom Caruso REALTOR 610-505-0882 ... more
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Benny Smith answered:
Simple question. Complicated answer. But finding the information you need isn't that bad. If you have a realtor contract them for a lender that will pull your credit on time and tell you where you are and what can be done to get better. Anyone can work to get a better rate. No one is the best they can be.
Next put to paper what you are wanting to get. Not the number of bedrooms and baths but describe the lifestyle you are looking for. Put those together select your agent and see if there is anything out there that meets your needs and finances. This should give you the hard facts needed to make the decision.
All the Best.
Benny Smith
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Traci Marra answered:
The only real Pro to buying a foreclosed property would be that you can often find a property to purchase at less then the current market value.

The Cons are typically a) poor condition, b) properties are sold as is and buyers would be responsible for any repairs required by the lender and by the Township in order to obtain the Use and Occupancy required.

You may get lucky and find a diamond in the rough.

If I can answer any other questions or assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Traci L. Marra
Keller Williams-Media
1400 N Providence Road
Media, Pa 19063
610 565-1995 office
610 653-6870 cell

A real estate expert you can trust!
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Tom Caruso answered:
I know the builder and what he will accept. The best way to handle this is to write a offer I know that he will accept.
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Tom Caruso answered:
The house has been taken off the market. Last sold 1/28/11 for the sum of $313,570.00
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Rich Schiffer answered:
In Springfield, during the last 3 months, the average Original List Price was $296,488. The average Sold Price was $277,791. I don't think your offer is too low, at all. It is a starting point, and all negotiations have to start somewhere.

In the 1st Quarter of '08, the recorded sales in zipcode 19064 averaged 97.3% of the asking prices, (See page 25 of the referenced report) so I suspect you will end up closer to $260,000, when everything is said and done.

Good Luck. Feel Free to contact me if you need any more help understanding the local market conditions.
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Mon Jun 2, 2008
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Yes, I have not seen it come back on the market yet and I cannot tell if the home is vacant or not.
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Fri May 9, 2008
John Topa answered:
A family transfer is usually exempt from transfer tax. Please consult a title company in your area or call our office so we can steer you in the right direction. 570-344-6091. John Topa, First Sunrise Mortgage ... more
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