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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Tai DeSa answered:
Hello Rosita -

The best way for you to get completely accurate information is to work with a real estate agent and have them setup a search for you at no charge in the lehigh valley MLS - that is where all of the information is added at the source - all other sites are just populated with what ever info they request via computer programming and/or in some cases if the agent pays for an upgraded account they can make changes to make sure the info is accurate - basically all other sites are here to advertise homes to the consumer and make money by charging real estate agents to connect to you - hope this helps. ... more
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Tai DeSa answered: they should have a link there - also I would be willing to provide you help with this too - I love help people but HUD homes :)
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Bob Berner answered:

There could be a few reasons. It looks to me like the photos may just have been copied from a previous listing. Not all Realtors are good photographers or are willing to hire a photographer to shoot a house. Unfortunately, the first thing most people see when they are house hunting are the photos of the home. One of the things I do pride myself on is the ability to take great photos. if you would like to see some of my work, go to or I have made a fairly large investment in my camera and lenses and have had photography as a hobby for more years that I care to remember. ... more
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Bob Berner answered:
Good Question Daniel.

I suggest that you speak with a local lender. One that I use a lot, and my clients are very happy with, is Barb Harkins of Premier Residential Mortgage you can email her at barb at premier-mtg dot com. Of course use the symbol for at and a . for the dot. When you get your mortgage question answered give me a shout and we can start looking for a home.

I will say that small mortgages can be tricky. The rates tend to be a little higher and there may be some extra up front costs. But Barb can really give you the best answers. Good luck!!
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Deborah Gemmel answered:
You can submit an offer without a preapproval; but what seller would be willing to negotiate with you without having a statement that you can qualify? Although I get your point, a preapproval is not worth the paper it's written on, at least an attempt was made by a lender to have the buyers' credit checked, and possibly income info, so that the seller can feel comfortable entertaining the offer. If you are really interested in pursuing the purchase of a property, why not have a preapproval? You can go to the lender of your choice, so shop around. ... more
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
First of all, the Bank did not LIST the house for sale; the homeowner did.
Secondly; The Bank didn't come up with the LISTING PRICE on the house.
Thirdly; The Bank is under no obligation to sell the house, much less do it in a timely manner.
Finally; You didn't do a CMA to determine the Market Value of the house; you just ASSUMED.
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Bob,
I wonder how they can have a Home Owner's Association if there are no Board members or budgets in place to determine how the funding is used by the owners? I suggest that you contact an attorney about the matter as it is a legal issue.

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
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Sat Feb 7, 2015
Christina Rougerie answered:
I was in the same situation before. In our lease agreement I made sure that we had a clause that stated three months before the lease expired we would have the house on the market, and that the tenant had to have the house presentable for all showings, as well as giving tenant an hour notice for the showing appointment.

Did you use a Realtor to find your tenant? If so, they would have provided a lease agreement that they would have prepared for you. I presume you have a lease agreement. A Real Estate attorney would better answer your question if you do not have provisions covering "in case of selling said property before lease expires". Good luck!
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
See links for helpful information...
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Bob Berner answered:
Hi Perkonss,

I would need an address to be sure, but if you are referring to Mosser St in the West End of Allentown your should not have to worry about flood insurance. Get back to me with an address, or at least an approximate address, and I can let you know for sure.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Michael Cheng answered:
Foreclosed homes are usually listed for below the market value, but a difference that big should be a mistake.
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Elizabeth G. Schwarz answered:
Welcome. Depending on your location go to Hope this helps.
If I can be of any further assistance. Please call me.
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Patrick and Alicia Ruddell answered:

I'll be happy to send you what is available in the area to meet your needs. Please feel free to contact me via email, cell or text.

484-330-6619 ... more
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Phil Rotondo answered:
You may have cause to pursue this; but if it goes this route, you will have to consult with an attorney.
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Bob Berner answered:
Hi Nancy,

Here is a link to the LANTA website. LANTA provides the buss transportation in Lehigh and Northampton counties. This home is located near major highways and lots of shopping and things to do. I hope this helps. If you have any specific questions I will be happy to answer them for you, you can email me directly at Just let me know. ... more
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Try searching here on this website:

Also, you need to be a licensed professional to become a Realtor, but just because you have a real estate license doesn't mean you are a Realtor. ... more
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Wed Aug 6, 2014
Patrick and Alicia Ruddell answered:
After writing loans for 11 years it is hard to find a loan officer you can put all your trust in. I found one guy in the LV that I do just that with. His name is Gerry he is with Quaint Oak Mortgage and he is very honest and upfront. His cell is (610) 504-3666 and I'm sure he would be happy to look at anything you need him to. ... more
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