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Wed Aug 17, 2016
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Thu May 19, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Yes. You should report all income and expenses on your 1040 Schedule E and then the result of that document feeds into your main 1040 as part of your gross income.
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Wed Jan 20, 2016
Heiko asked:
Created account want to edit my property info. But nothing happens when I click on the "Edit home facts" link. Help Center doesn't work either.…
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Sun Sep 27, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Only real estate professionals can list on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
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Thu Jun 4, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
You should speak with them and tell them you expect them to eat the overages (or a significant portion of them) or be prepared to have you file a formal complaint with the State Attorney Generals office and banking commission in PA.

There are some costs that are not permitted to exceed the good faith estimates by more than 10% by law. there are others that may exceed this 10% cap.
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Virginia Stump answered:
Being both an appraiser and a sales agent, I can tell you that an upscale home on a busy road is harder to sell than that same house on a quiet street. The difference in price can be 5% to more than 20% for the house on the busy road. A new home is an investment, just like buying stocks and bonds. Weigh how long you plan to live in the house. If you plan to be a long-term resident, the second home might be the better deal. A walk-out basement would probably be preferred over a non-walkout--just for convenience and safety. Best wishes to you! ... more
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Amanda Flucker answered:
This site that I attached was found on North Allegheny's website. It goes over the Special Education Program Highlights and Strengths. Hope this helps!
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Monice Ming Tong answered:
To have a by-law have pros and cons. Most by-law try to govern the community to protect the value of the neighborhood. Imagine if you have too many rentasl in a neighborhood, it may affect the re-sale value of the community.

With the changes of mortgage guideline, it is possible that to restrict the number of rentals has something to do with whether the community is eligible for FHA finance in the future.

Selling with owner finance can be a way to go but there is always risk in it.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Nigelb answered:
Yes the Oxford Athletic club in Wexford offers all kinds of kids swimming.
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Luther Wormack answered:
Hi Benlee,

I understand your concerns and it could very well be price. But let's take a moment and look deeper. Your home looks great but there is such a thing as too little furniture. I can see what you were going for but if I walked into the home I'd think, "boy these rooms are small." And that would be my overwhelming impression, that my furniture would not fit.

Also, I notice the lack of art work on the walls. There is almost nothing breaking up the rooms and defining the space. You need to give the potiental buyer a guide as to what they could be moving into. Their is just no direction. Give the buyer something they can see themselves in or something that they would just have to change. Either way they are picturing their lives in the home.

As for feed back, probably some bold drapery that goes to the floor and a few piece of art for the walls would do the trick maybe even a few well placed petite stands. Now, do not use lite oak stained frames, alittle bold art work goes along way. Again no wood stained frames! And let me know how it works out for you.
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Sat Jan 1, 2011
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
All listing contracts and commissions are negotiable. Many firms will not allow this to happen, though. You should call around and see if you can find a firm who is willing to help you. I would start with the smaller independent firms, and ask to speak directly to the broker. ... more
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Sun Oct 3, 2010
Mike Netzel answered:
Year to date the market is 1% ahead, according to our multi list.
Varies by neighborhood, price range, etc.
Your Neighborhood Professional,
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Sun Aug 1, 2010
Eric Thompson - Coldwell Banker - answered:
Vijay - If you need help finding bank owned properties in the Wexford area please contact me directly through my website. I'll need to know details of what you're looking for in a property. ... more
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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Monice Ming Tong answered:
This is a great question. Whoever can give you an accurate answer should work at Wall Street =)

In all market when the price starts going up, you know the house price has reached bottom.

In Wexford, it really depends on neighborhood and price range. A "detailed" market analysis will give you a better picture as to how the market is doing.

If you planning to move up (purchase a higher price range home), it is a good time to buy at a buyer's market. Usually, the higher the price range, the drop is more. But even if the rate is the same, you gain more. For example, you sell a home ($200,000) for 5% less and you purchase a bigger home for 5% less ($400,000), you actually "gain" $10,000.00
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Tue Jun 10, 2008
Kitty Sue Pfahl answered:
Our market is actually in need of more Sellers. Many people in our area are hesitant to move because of the media. Yes gas is higher, and yes you actually do need an income to support a mortgage. However the government has stepped up and you can now use FHA for financing up to $327,000 with only 2.25% down! The Pittsburgh market didn't get invited to the "Big Buble Party" in Real Estate and so our home values have remained at a steady appreciation of about 3%. Buyers are in our market shopping now! Intrest rates are still between 5&7/8 to 6 &1/2 % Many people are also moving to Allegheny County to have a closer commute now that gas prices are higher. Most importantly is having your home in tip top shape,clean,uncluttered, repairs made and Priced Right! Think about having a home inspection done and replacing old carpet. Get a market analysis from several agents. Choose a full time agent, and be sure you like your agent. Real Estate sales is a partnership, your agent works with you as well as for you. Real Estate agents work for free until your home is sold and check is in hand!!! I am motivated to get you a buyer that brings you the most money for your home in the shortest time. By the way who knows where we'll be in 3 years. ... more
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Thu May 8, 2008
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