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Home Buying in University City : Real Estate Advice

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., Other/Just Looking in University City, Phi...
Tue Oct 11, 2011
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Hi Nicole,

If you haven't found a home yet and are still interested to live in University City, we're renting our home on Osage Ave. Please see the following web-site for more information:

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Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mon Jan 31, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
Even though this is an old thread, its a good one. I went to penn and I have lived in philadelphia since 1986. Buying in univ city has 3 options. close to Penn. In that case you probably buy a 2-5 unit property and rent the rest out. Second you buy a home for 400-500k. Third you buy a condo. That's either garden court for 150k-300k or 42ndf and pine for 350-900k.
Many students/parents aldo buy in center city west.....riverwest condo at 2101 chestnut, 2200 arch st are popular chouce. Give a ring if you'd like to discuss further

Bruce Lang
Coldwell banker realty corp
2673126221 cell
Wharton undergrad '91.
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Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mon Jan 31, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
I own 3 rental units at 2200 arch. Its close to drexel. Has parking doorman and gym.

Bruce Lang
Coldwell banker realty
2673126221 cell
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Joe White,  in 19102
Tue Jul 22, 2008
Joe White answered:
In 19104 as a whole, buyers paid over 92% of asking price during past 12 months - according to MLS. However, the Penn Catchment area has several divisions. If you are looking just at the Penn Alexander School catchment, this area is much different than say Penn;'s Expanded Catchment Zone 2. The new University Special Services District Report is essential to understanding the complex market here.

The bottom line is you need a professional to guide you through this statistical jungle. If you are serious about buying, interview me. If you're just "kicking tires", feel free to keep looking!
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Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Mountain View, CA
Mon Jun 9, 2008
Fred Glick answered:
FHA and VA still have qualifying assumable loans meaning the person who wants to assume the loan, my qualify to make the payments. There are also some ARMs that act the same way. I would assume 99.9% of these loans will never be assumed. Why did you want one? ... more
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Donna Saylor…,  in Malvern, PA
Fri Oct 26, 2007
Donna Saylor & Carolyn Mitchell The Power of TWO! answered:
If you are applying for an FHA loan and have that specified in the mortgage contingency of the Agreement of Sale then unless the property appraises at the contract sale price or better you will have the option to renegotiate the price or just walk away. Under the terms of the mortgage contingency of a standard PAR Agreement of Sale for Residential Real Estate you would be entitled to the return of all deposit money. That being said, it will still require both buyer and seller signatures on the release in order for deposit money to be returned so you may have to negotiate a bit with the seller on that if you do not buy the property. ... more
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