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Tue Jan 10, 2017
Alex V. Camaerei answered:
Where you able to get your answer for this one? I believe if you go on a forsalebyowner.com it will sync with most of the 3rd party websites. Also, Zillow has a very friendly "for sale by owner" feature.

Best,
Alex V. Camaerei
The Trinity Group
Better Homes & Gardens Wilkins & Assoc.

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Tue Oct 11, 2016
Sealord answered:
Stroudsburg is BROKE! - and rather than cut services - the 'great minds' that caused the city to go broke in the first place - decided it's best to RAISE PROPERTY TAXES! - the result? - people are DUMPING their homes & moving out! - on my property - 4 bedroom 2.5 baths 2192 square feet - in 2009 my taxes were $820 - today $6,349 (they were as high as $6,583 in 2014) - the value of my home has dropped in HALF! - and currently there are 7 homes on my street alone in FORECLOSER - my advise - STAY OUT OF STROUSBURG... ... more
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
kate Taylor asked:
Must move by 9/1 - Professional (interior design/media/radio/tv/film) couple, 40s with 1 teen and a toddler. NO criminal records of any kind, educated and ambitious. Caught in a bad situation…
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Sewbeit94 asked:
I'd like to add: bonus room / office/guest room on first floor, also attached garage.
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Tue May 31, 2016
Jeanette0402 answered:
Hi Becki, I am also looking into Stroudsburg for my family and was wondering whether you looked more into the town, or if you've decided to move there. If so, can you give me any insight? ... more
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Mon May 9, 2016
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Sun May 8, 2016
Bsbsbs2013 asked:
I'm a first time homebuyer and have a question regarding buyer agreement contract (which I did not sign). This contract stated that the seller would pay a commission of 3% of purchase price…
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Snoopy52157 asked:
Just curious we found a home that's eligible for USDA, I'm interested in the process as well as a few other questions.

1. For a W2 employee are full returns needed?
2. Minimum…
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Mon Feb 8, 2016
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Sun Nov 8, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Trulia is not a real estate company, nor a property management company. Every listing you see here is owned and managed by a different person or company. You need to contact each one directly. Keep in mind, that there are no "checks & balances" on this site for spam or fraudulent listings. There are a ton of scams on here. I recommend you contact a local property management company directly. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Sep 3, 2015
Digi38 asked:
How do I know I am being treated fairly when putting a bid with my agent against the listing agent since the listing agent wants the whole commission.
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Tue Aug 11, 2015
jokedog answered:
Everyone has a valid point. It depends rather there was a mortgage contingency clause or not, which means if the buyer failed to secure a mortgage, they can back out and get their deposit back. Usually there is unless it was an "all cash" deal or not mortgage contingency which is why some sellers would rather accept an all cash offer even if it is a bit less to ensure the deal gets closed. It happened to me twice as a buyer when buying my starter home and current home. The mortgage lender denied me the mortgage. Bottom line is how much does the buyer really want it? In both cases for me I really want it so I explained to the seller what had happened and he was willing to lower the price down a bit and pushed the closing date further out giving me time to secure a mortgage with a different lender who eventually approved, so all hope is not lost. The second time, the seller refused to lower the price, so I had to increase my down payment. Essentially the lender was only willing to give me 80% of what they think the value of the house is according to their appraiser, not my offered price. In another word, I offer 100k and expect to put 20% down, common in my area, so expect a 80k mortgage from my lender. However, they feel the house is only worth 90k, so will only lend me 80% of that amount which is 72k. To secure this mortgage, I have to come up with 28k rather than the original 20k that I was expecting to down. Hope this is clear. Too bad it doesn't help you now but maybe other will benefit from my experience. So if there's a will there's a way. ... more
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Mon Jul 13, 2015
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Richard Drake answered:
I lived in the Stroudsburg area for 16 years (just relocated this year) and never had a problem with criminal activity. I found the people friendly and helpful. The area offers the opportunity for many outdoor activities and a lower cost of living than if you go further east. I recommend it. ... more
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Mon May 25, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
You would have to prove the inspector left it on and not sure you can do much about it. Try calling the inspector directly or have your agent approach the buyers agent to start.

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Thu Jan 22, 2015
mramiesq answered:
Too long...Beware!!! It will take a great toll on you after awhile and even though the houses seem lower priced there are many hidden costs that you will not realize until you're here. Owners are responsible for everything not like in NY where municipalities take care of it with your tax dollars. i.e. trash pick up, septics and wells, no natural gas in some areas and oil costs in winter can be super high. Good luck ... more
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Jennifer Ace answered:
Hello,

Are you looking to relocate to another area of PA? If you would like more information you can contact directly at 570-460-3111 I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are not moving to my area I can help find an agent who can assist you.

Warm regards,

Jennifer Ace
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Jennifer Ace answered:
Your Real Estate Agent should provide you with a "Buyer CMA" this will show you Active, Pending & Closed within the past 6 months. It is similar to what sellers use as a guide for pricing a home upon Listing with an agent. Hope this helps! If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Ace
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