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Tue Jul 18, 2017
Munsondavid2000 asked:
Report has pics of both, he tested both. I didn't know they have to be 18 in. up in a garage. Also missed no Type X drywall on ceiling.
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Bobbylindsey answered: is a great resource. Very informative, with a MLS option as well.
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Sat May 23, 2015
Galia Taneva answered:
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I don't think you have to worry too much about a flood causing damage. If you're worried though, it would be a good idea to get flood damage covered on your home insurance. I know that I would want to get this taken care of for sure. I wouldn't want to have to cover the costs of a surprise flood on my own. It's never a bad idea to have the help you need.
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
vanessacamarillo629 asked:
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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Yes, you would be held to the credit requirements regardless of Loan to Value percentage (LTV).

John Cushma
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Eric Feifer answered:
Solomon's Creek is an issue for a very small section of Wilkes-Barre. The Susquehanna river could potentially cause more damage, but is protected by a levee. Your insurance company can give you a better idea of flood insurance costs for homes affected by both bodies of water. The majority of Wilkes-Barre is outside the flood plain. ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
pearsonginger431 asked:
he is 33 and going to be on disability in a couple of months withs his fiancee right now he livesw with me in utah

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Wed Dec 19, 2012
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Nicole Veenendaal answered:
Will, is the home listed or have you just seen the posting? Most of the time, unless the seller is willing to go about short selling the home this can be tough to do. I would talk to a Realtor in your area who knows about short sales and foreclosures, then ask them to check into the particular property for you and see how many liens, if the seller is willing to sale, etc. ... more
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Sharon Sapp answered:
There are several reasons why sellers and their agents are reluctant to accept mortgages from a .com company. In completing a real estate transaction, there needs to be a single point of contact to follow up on dates. In PA, the agreement of sale is loaded with dates that if are not kept, put the contract in default. When there is not a single point of contact (as is typical in .com mortgage companies), dates can slip on appraisals, mortgage commitment, etc. that can cause the deal to fall through. Neither buyer nor seller wants that to happen. Another frequent occurrence is for the closing date to be pushed back - in fact, there have been instances where the .com mortgage company said they couldn't fund the mortgage at all and this was at the closing table. I'm sure there are instances where the deal has settled successfully, but the track record is not good. When people make life altering plans - moving, purchasing a new home, etc., no one wants the deal to fall through. I would suggest that if you want to use a .com mortgage company, you have a local mortgage company as a back up. That way, if there is a problem, the local company can run with it. The best plan of action, though, is to get your mortgage through a local company. Ask your Realtor to recommend some that he/she has had good success with. ... more
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Bryan Dodson answered:
Hi Sue,

There are a lot of factors that go into your closing costs...what type of mortgage are you much do you need to put much are the taxes and insurance for the property, etc. If you are purchasing a foreclosure you may have to pay all the real estate transfer tax (usually split in half and paid by both Buyer & Seller), re-key fees, and other fees.

It sounds like you are trying to decide if this is the right time to buy a home. I'd be happy to help you evaluate your situation. I sell homes in the greater Wilkes-Barre are and surrounds and I NEVER charge Buyers a fee for my services. Ask me about the Luzerne County Growing Homeowners Initiative...if you qualify, it could help with your closing costs. Contact me any time.

Best Regards,

Bryan L. Dodson
Licensed in PA.

Five Mountains Realty
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Mon Jan 16, 2012
Benny Smith answered:
There is no record of this home being offered as a rent to own. Why do you think it might be.
Benny Smith
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Tracy answered:
Yes. You need to get a bankruptcy attorney right away. When the bankruptcy goes through, you will simply have to assume your regular mortgage payments on the property and the bank will tack your delinquent payments on to the end of your loan. ... more
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