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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Gloria Carpenter answered:
Yearly taxes are $8,755 for county, township & school.
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Barbara Berue answered:
Hi Marycgonder,
Have you checked out Dartmouth Apartments?
Or are you looking for a house that has apartments for rent? There are currently 2 available in Swarthmore, not far from each other, one is a 1 bdrm, the other is a 2 bdrm.
Also, if interested, there is a property set up like a twin ranch home in Wallingford that was recently available that has a 2bdrm apt on one side and a 1bdrm on the other side. This particular property was available for sale and asking price was $199,900. I believe that the listing contract the owner had just expired, but I'm sure the seller is still interested in selling, if you are considering buying.
I hope this helps, and if I can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank You,
Barbara Berue
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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Patricia Molitor answered:
Hello. I can send some rental homes in the area which are for rent. I would need your email address/contact info and if you will have any pets. Also, I can look at surrounding areas, as there may not be anything available in Swartmore specifically.

I noticed you are from Bozeman MT. Are you relocating to this area for work? It's funny because I work in relocation and actually transfer people to Bozeman. Just thought that was ironic when I saw you were from Bozeman. It's really a small world!

You can reach me at or on my cell at 610-256-3112. Thank you.
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Phong Lam answered:
Hi Ms. Mary,

How are you? Thank you for your online inquiry. If there are any homes that you would like more details about or would like a current listings of all the home on the market for sale in your interested areas, please feel free to email or call me at (267) 918-1880 and I am more than happy to forward that over to you. If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Thank you very much for your time and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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Mon Oct 4, 2010
Carrie Piccard answered:
Hello dpg,

There are some great answers here! I would advise that you talk with your realtor about comparable sales and current inventory. Ask for a tough and realistic picture.

I'm local to your market and I'm seeing that there are many homes on the market for sale and not nearly enough for rent to satisfy demand. Have you considered renting the house for a period of time? If you find the right tenant they might agree to allow the home to be shown while they are living in it - effectively you would be getting a stager who pays YOU! This requires very careful screening of potential tenants but it could work out very favorably for both you and the tenant. They would have the opportunity to live in a nice home for their first year at a new job or the like, you would have someone living in the house (avoiding vacant house insurance, etc.) and making it look nice!

Another option if professional staging is not in your budget is to carefully stage just a few rooms (I recommend the living room and master bedroom). You can often get lovely things at GoodWill in an upscale area and use them to supplement a nice rug and sofa you bring from your own home.

-Carrie Piccard
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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Wa Macdonald answered:
Difficult question to answer without the estimates, but you can back into it with the mortgage payment link below. Also, a mortgage payment typically consists of principal & interest, 1/12 homeowners insurance, pmi/mip (if required) and property taxes. ... more
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Sun Feb 22, 2009
Eagle answered:
LM, T-E and Radnor suppose be the top 3. I live in Wallingford, the house is much affordable than the above 3. A lots of people believe we are just after the big 3.
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Tue Dec 23, 2008
Rich Schiffer answered:
As someone who lives in the area, I can tell you that the public records are not always accurate. For example, the county records (which Kevin referenced in his answer, below) state my home was built in 1900, when in fact it was built c. 1754. Your best bet, if you have questions is to ask your Realtor, and for older homes, confirm with the Delaware County Historical Society at 408 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA 19013. Their phone number is 610-872-0502. Good Luck and Happy New Year. ... more
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Mon Apr 21, 2008
Evelyn answered:
Your answer depends on two things: the location of the neighborhood and whether this property is a short term investment or a home you plan to live in yourself for a few years. If the neighborhood is up and coming and you plan on remodeling and selling quickly, then other investors may not mind the other homes. On the other hand, if this is a residential home for yourself or for a future buyer, the other homes may affect the resale value of the home. The new buyer would have the same questions and doubts as you do. In any case, you, as a potential buyer, should carefully evaluate any neighborhood where you plan to make a purchase. An agent can help you with this process. Please visit my website for more information. ... more
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