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Home Buying in Stroudsburg : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 22, 2017
Geeobls answered:
East Stroudsburg should change name to East Taxburg or East Robburg !
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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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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 Jul 13, 2015
Susan Hillary Brown answered:
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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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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Fri May 16, 2014
Steven J. Pomeroy answered:
Hey Will, I hope you are happy with your home purchase! I'm interested to know how your experience went.

For those still looking to buy a vacation home that you can rent out, the Poconos are filled with great locations, some spots will rent all year around. Homes near CamelBack, Shawnee, Jack Frost, Mount Airy Casino, Tamiment, are all great.

Many are planning their annual family summer vacation, a fun filled weekend, a family reunion, a romantic get-away or want to just spend a few days in the Mountains to get away. The beautiful Pocono Mountains are close to the metro NYC area, nature rich, and affordable.

The key is you want a good Realtor that not only knows the inventory, but works for a company dominant in vacation rentals so your home actually gets and stays rented.

There are a few great companies in the Poconos that have specialized vacation rental departments, and my company happens to be one of them.

To buy a vacation rental home:

Steven J. Pomeroy
Direct: 570-269-6741
Email: soldinthepoconos@gmail.com

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates
"Celebrating 25 Years in Business!" 1988-2013

404 Park Avenue, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Office: 570-421-8950
Fax: 570-421-4514

To check out our vacation rentals page:

http://www.wilkins1.com/vacation_rentals/
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Ed McKeown answered:
Dear Edward,
How are you? Are you still looking for help to move to the area? I do have some Fist Time Home Buyer incentives for New Townhouses in East Stroudsburg and there are some good FTHB incentives by banks I use although they are all income based. Call me and I will see if they programs I have are good for you.
Thank you,
Ed 570-242-8518
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Kriss Ferrara answered:
Without digging into it, there may be two possibilities. One involves a possible admin error in entering the address and the other is that the street name may have changed. In Monroe County, we have experienced many changes to a considerable number of addresses to enable first responders to locate homes more easily using their satellite based technology. The idea was to avoid duplication of street names and houses numbers. Anyway, this is the shortest and quickest summation to your question without my taking the time to find out about these two addresses in particular. I hope this helps! Kriss ... more
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Meagan Lahey answered:
Hi! The address is not showing up for the home you inquired about. Please email me the address or MLSID at Meagan@MeaganLahey.com so I can email you the MLS Report or you can go to MyPoconoMountainHome.com. I would be happy to help you! ... more
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Fri Sep 6, 2013
lmerced71 answered:
Are the bridge street apartments in Stroudsburg a bad place to live?
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Tijuana Summers answered:
Hi Michael!
To better answer your question, I'd like to know what you mean by "near"? How much distance measured in time? Eagle Rock us an amazing resort that I've frequented but it's located in Hazelton which is 45-60 minutes from DWG depending on traffic and/or roadwork. ... more
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
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Jenny, Home Buyer, Pocono Lake, PA
I thank you so much, for your help, you have helped me a lot but speaking to someone further on this, it looks like the USDA is not much cheaper out of pocket then FHA. It looks like I would still have to come out of pocket 8,000 for taxes.



Hi Jenny,

I don't know who told you that but they were wrong. Taxes are included in the closing costs so you will pay them regardless of the type of mortgage you use. In addition to that the property taxes are prorated so the seller pays them up until the actual closing.

As I pointed out earlier, the USDA program is going to save you at least $194 per month & with FHA you would need a down payment of $8,575 which USDA doesn't require.

The home you're interested in doesn't look like it's that rural, it looks like there are neighbors pretty close by. Take a look at the map tab on the listing.



John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Peoples Bank & Trust
(877)228-9069
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Joey Grinaway answered:
The Martz Bus Line serves the area in question . The property is approx.6 miles to the park & ride.
Call me with any questions, 570-460-1511.
Respectfully,
Bob Grinaway
C21 Millennium ... more
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Mon May 6, 2013
Dawn Kephart answered:
NO. I DO NOT THINK THAT IS CORRECT. TASXES ARE QUOTED @ OVER $6000.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A HOME WITH A CERTAIN RANGE OF TAXES?
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
wonda_wmn answered:
It is horrid don't do it unless you are planning to retire soon...
Not to mention bus tickets can cost you $500/ month
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
mawhite answered:
I have lived here for 20 years, and raised my children here (they were two when we moved in) I live in a great area, close to everything yet far enough that I don't deal with traffic. Yes, there is some traffic issues, but unless you are really in the far out country areas, where is there no traffic. We are close to everything, including NEW JERSEY. This is not only a college town, it is also a tourist town, so things do not close up at 5pm! Close to shopping, great parks, and plenty of things for all to do within 20 minutes in any direction. Yes crime has increased and the prices of the homes have decreased, but where is it any different. My children love it here and have no desire to move anywhere else, so they've told me. I think that says a lot! Good luck in your hunt, but I have no regrets in making my decision to live in Stroudsburg! ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Kriss Ferrara answered:
Hi Debbie,
In most townships, one horse per two acres is allowed. This lot, however, is a long narrow one. It measures 140 feet frontage & rear x 982 feet on the longest side. So, you would be riding the horse in long measures followed by turnarounds, if that works for you. Also, you will want to consider the lay of the land; it appears quite forested and deserves a closer look to assess your actual requirments. I will update this message after hearing back from the Zoning officer of Stroud Township for clarification. Or, you may call her yourself, if I haven't gotten back to soon enough. Helen at 570-421-3362 Kriss :0) ... more
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