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Tue Sep 3, 2013
ray laracuente answered:
How do you have a 1/2 bedroom? anyway that's a great deal and I'm sure you'll have no problem renting it. You'll have a lot more success on craigs list though rather than trulia..
cheers ... more
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Allison Fishwick answered:
This is a great question for a builder and many are willing to give you a quote!
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Mon May 20, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Please take a look at the options listed here on Trulia:,PA/x_map/

Ali, Community manager
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Sharon Harris answered:
What area? Will you be living here full time?
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Qui Chau answered:

I'm a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) and specialize in assisting military families sell, lease or buy homes. I will shoot you an email and we can go from there. ... more
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Fred Glick answered:
It is like restarting a race but it depends if you need the payment relief.

You can get a 25 (or even a 26) year mortgage at the same rate as the 30 but the monthly savings may not be the same.

I'd be happy to "do the math" with you!

You can call me at 2152389400

Fred Glick

Broker/Owner, Multi-state Licensed Real Estate Brokerage U S Spaces, Inc.
Managing Member, NMLS Certified Mortgage Brokerage U S Loans Mortgage LLC

215.238.9400 East Coast
415.683.6950 West Coast

2043 Locust Street Phila, PA 19103 215.829.8850 x201
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NMLS Test Certified National License #133975 for live rates and online mortgage application
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Jerry Kensinger answered:
Hello. Thank you for posting your question.

For any conventional mortgage, you can typically only refinance up to 95% of the appraised value. There are however program that will allow you to refinance when you are upside down to a 30 year mortgage. Depending on what your rate is now, it still may make sense. You could always pay extra to the principle and pay it off in 15 years. I'll be happy to run some numbers for you to help you decide if refinancing is right for you.

Thank you,
Jerry Kensinger - NMLS #186925
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Wed May 8, 2013
Cindy Armour-Helm answered:
Dawn - there are a lot of different options available out there. Many people dont know of all the programs available to homeowners. If by chance you wouldnt qualify for a mortgage today there are lenders and programs available to help people build and restore credit to get them to a point of being able to purchase. There are programs available to assiist with down payments and closing costs. There is no fee for you to sit down and discuss your options and perhaps get on a plan for future purchase. ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
William Morrow answered:
This may sound harsh, but I suggest that you need to get your financial house in order before you consider moving forward with any intent on purchasing a home, even if it may be a rent to own. Keep in mind that in most rent to owns you are assuming many of the same responsibilities as that of an owner. These include the necessary property insurances, real estate taxes, and often times the property maintenance. The real difference of a rent to own and a traditional mortgage is that the current owner is your banker and that closing costs will be either reduced or deferred until the final title transfer.

The up side is that often the down payment may be less and your financial liability is lessened because the owner (landlord) is retaining that in their ownership. The downside is that if you default in any way all of your downpayment or prepayment monies are retainined by the owner/seller without recourse and you can be evicted with nothing to show.

I also suggest that you speak with a finacial counselor to assist you with your financial issues. Good luck.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Cindy Armour-Helm answered:
Carmen - I have a property for rent but it is not a single family. If you havent found anything and want some additional information please let me know.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Lisa Gerlach answered:
Hi I have someone who is a property manager and can help you.. email me at so I can get you her number.
I am happy to help you.. Lisa 623-5472 ... more
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Harold Wilson answered:
I would certainly say so! Low crime in most areas, beautiful landscape, lots of things to do, and only a 3 hour drive to NY, 2 hours to Philly, 1.5 hours to Baltimore, 2 hours to DC - centrally located! Feel free to give me a call or email to get you started finding a low-priced home here too, as the cost of living is low as well. 717-623-6451 or ... more
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
William Morrow answered:
Are you interested in hiring a broker to represent you or are you advertising for a tenant?
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
David Obenstine answered:
Possible. Do you have a cell phone, utility bill, car insurance, rent etc? Email me to discuss further. I forwarded this to a lender I work with.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Barbara Kauffman answered:
Are you looking to rent or purchase? Their are links to neighborhood and school information on my website
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Andrew Himes answered:
Generally this only is allowed where your 1st mortgage amount is 80% of the purchase price or less. Some lenders might be different but haven't seen that be the case.

Good luck with your home search. ... more
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Tracee Carter answered:
Have you tried any of the rentsl communities? There are several that offer affordable townhouse rentals, with amenities s.a. pools, fitness centers and more. On the otherhand, what are you looking for along with the 3 bedrooms? ... more
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Tue Feb 14, 2017
Jeremiah Underhill answered:
Unless you want to live in a very bad neighborhood in a run down home you'll have to increase your price range. A nice one bedroom apartment around 800 sq ft in a nice neighborhood will run you between $600-800 a month in Harrisburg. What you're looking for now will run you $1,200-1,500 a month. Also, there are not many finished basement in Harrisburg because of the chance of flooding. If you start searching in Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, or the Linglestown area the prices will go up even higher. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Marah Johnston asked:
The brand new luxury condos at 1500 N 6th St, Harrisburg PA are the trendiest places to live in the city and we now have a few available to lease! Modern, chic, art-deco design by The V...
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