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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Chad answered:
I personally do not know about this, but living in Easton since 2010 I can tell you the apartments you find here (and Bethlehem) are very cheap compared to NYC. I've seen decent ones for about $600 - $700/mo. You might have to put a down deposit, most likely. ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Heather Moriah Martin answered:
Hello Wendi yes the Gen. building code does say that in order to consider a room a bedroom it should have a closet electric and heat source and it should also I believe at minimum 9 x 9 or larger - I can tell you from a mortgage appraisers point of view in order for a buyer to get a mortgage these are the same basic requirements and from the buyer's point of view and additional requirement would be that a bedroom is not a walk-through to a bathroom as well. ... more
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Heather Moriah Martin answered:
It depends on where the home is located - the entire city of Easton is NOT in a flood zone but those homes built along the river may be - but it wi be a case by case situation.
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
No one can force you to do either:
Cash is always important, in any transaction.
Sometimes, Builders or Sellers will try to "channel" you toward a particular Lender; but they cannot require that.
You may see "suggestions" on some listings, for a Lender, a Down Payment or Interest Rate.
You are still in America!
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Shannon French answered:
Hi JC Mitchell, I wanted to give you a link to our frequently asked questions on our website that may be helpful in researching this for you - http://buybaltimoreproperties.com/rent-to-own/faq

We only work the Maryland market, but our FAQs should help you out.

Good luck with everything!
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Cliff Lewis answered:
Hi JC it should not be that hard, depending on what price range you are looking for. My suggestion would be to check with a real estate firm that just handles rental properties, as they might be able to help you..

West End Associates
2231 Walbert Ave
Allentown, PA 18104
610-435-9669

Is a firm that I have worked with in the past that might be able to help!

Good Luck
Cliff
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Jennifer Thomas answered:
Gas and Oil companies are different in PA. If you require gas for heating or cooking, UGI (www.ugi.com) is the local company for that. For oil heat and/or hot water, there are various oil companies in the area.

May I ask if you are renting or purchasing? If you are renting, the landlord may cover some of these expenses for you. If you have purchased a home, your realtor could (and should!) also provide you with this information.

If you have any other questions, I'd love to answer them! I'm a realtor in the Easton/Wilson area and would love to assist you with any real estate needs you may have. Please feel free to contact me at 678-595-6062!
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Sat Dec 8, 2012
sableesp answered:
P.S. if your home is Paid-in-Full. Look into what's called a BRIDGE LOAN.
That would be borrowing funds from your 1st house to use finance the 2nd.
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Kay Bonasera answered:
Hi Victoria, This home is located in Williams township which is a rural area of Easton. The water is provided by an on-site private well so no utility company is involved. Sincerely, Kay Bonasera ... more
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Oscar,
Submitting low offers is not a favorite practice of mine and most times it is either countered back with just a few dollars off the seller's original asking price or out right rejected.

If you wish to keep them non-confrontational then I suggest that you simply submit them to the listing agent along with the recently sold comparables to support your low offer. I believe that it's a good practice to go over the comps with your buyers before placing an offer so that they have a better understanding of what to expect. Most sellers have gone over the same data with their agents so know a low offer when they see one.

Often times it's a waste of your and your buyer client's time to submit a low offer if they can't be realistic on the property's true worth. There's also the possibility of another buyer coming in with a higher offer thus being beat out to purchase the home.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Jennifer Thomas answered:
A great resource to find this information is http://www.city-data.com/city/Easton-Pennsylvania.html. It provides a wealth of information including crime rates and school information. As a realtor in the Easton, area, I would be happy to show you around, if you are planning to relocate. I'd also be happy to send you more information on the area. Please feel free to contact me at 678-595-6062 or via email at j.thomas@weichert.com! Have a great day! ... more
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Richard Cowell answered:
Jess:
You can get a lot of information on www.realliving.com/richard.cowell. Just press on local information and fill in the street, city, state, etc. and you also can search homes.
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
SharonJ answered:
Please contact me or look on line at my website, sharonsellshouses.com.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Joe Kaminski answered:
Interview real estate agents in your area to identify an agent who is familiar with the process.

Make sure the agent is acting as your Buyer's Agent or as a Dual Agent.

Everything else is like an ordinary real estate sale...

Everything is negotiable.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Michael Emery answered:
Unless you have language specifically in your lease that spells out such a scenario (what happens if you can't pay the rent) you would probably be liable for the balance of the lease. But most (reasonable) landlords will accept two months of rent to release you from the lease - but they're probably not required to do it.

Follow the link below to free legal aide for your county.
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Mon May 28, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends if there is a clause in her lease to allow her out without penalty. If not she should give as much notice as possible, allow the landlord to show the house and hopfully find a new tenant quickly. She may be liable for some cost for breaking the lease. Good luck working things out ... more
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
Not necessarily. In fact, not usually. More often, utilities will be put into the renter's name and billed to the renter. So--unless there's information to the contrary--assume that the renter will pay the utilities. ... more
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Thu May 12, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Have you considered contacting a security company for your protection?

If you short sale OR foreclosure on your home it will tank your credit scores, deposits for a rental due to low credit scores can be double to triple PLUS 1st months rent

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Chad answered:
If I understand your question, I'm not sure that they are allowed to force you to use their bank. You should be able to use any bank you choose for your mortgage. Then again, try asking on Avvo.com (legal site) ... more
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