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19003 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Teresa,

Take a look at the listings available on Trulia:,PA/

Ali, Community Manager
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Thu May 15, 2014
Robert Thomas answered:

If you would like to see a Homeowner and Investor Report we did for you for this property, please visit the following web addresses:

These reports will give you a good general idea of the value and worth of the home. If you have any further questions or would like to contact us, please call 484-868-3130
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi Bill, this property is not currently available on the market. Trulia chooses to list homes that are possibly entering the first stage of the foreclosure process. The homeowner still has the ability to stop this process and may not be interested in selling. This home may not ever come on the market.

I see you are interested in Brigantine and Ardmore - two areas with fine homes that I specialize in.

May I invite you to email me in private a little bit more about what you are looking for? I have the ability to run a custom search through the Realtors MLS software system based on keywords such as bank owned, estate, foreclosure & short sale. I can still try to find you a good deal.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Licensed in NJ and PA
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi Joie, I found 6 options for you. If you will allow me to do 1 bath or 3 miles, I may be able to find more. Please see below and let me know what you think. Please EMAIL me your thoughts as I do not monitor the Trulia feeds.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
GTOptions answered:
Don't you wait for the things to be polished and get even, because it would again be a problem for you regarding the rates. You should definitely go for it without any delay, as the rates would be more in future considerably now. The things would be systematized in the coming years and one should always plan and look for the future. ( ... more
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Tue Sep 3, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home.
■Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities — movies, health club, church, etc. — you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to travel from each neighborhood you’re considering to engage in your most common activities.

■Check out the school district. This is especially important if you have children, but it also can affect resale value. The Department of Education in your town can probably provide information on test scores, class size, percentage of students who attend college, and special enrichment programs. If you have school-age children, visit schools in the neighborhoods you’re considering. Also, check out

■Find out if the neighborhood is safe. Ask the police department for neighborhood crime statistics. Consider not only the number of crimes but also the type — such as burglaries or armed robberies — and the trend of increasing or decreasing crime. Also, is crime centered in only one part of the neighborhood, such as near a retail area?

■Determine if the neighborhood is economically stable. Check with your local city economic development office to see if income and property values in the neighborhood are stable or rising. What is the percentage of homes to apartments? Apartments don’t necessarily diminish value, but do mean a more transient population. Do you see vacant businesses or homes that have been for sale for months?

■See if you’ll make money. Ask a local real estate agent to get information about price appreciation in the neighborhood. Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, this information may give you a sense of how good of an investment your home will be. A government planning agency also may be able to tell you about planned developments or other changes in the neighborhood — like a new school or highway — that might affect value.

■Make personal observations. Once you’ve narrowed your focus to two or three neighborhoods, go there and walk around. Are homes tidy and well maintained? Are streets quiet? How does it feel? Pick a warm day if you can and chat with people working or playing outside.
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Judy May, Esquire, REALTOR answered:
Hi Fw1! I just did a quick search on the MLS and found a number of 3 BR homes....They are twins (as opposed to a single family detached home) but there definitely ARE 3 bedroom homes available in that price range.

If you haven't yet hired a Realtor to represent your interests, I would HIGHLY recommend that you do so right away. Having buyer's representation won't cost you anything (as the seller typically pays for your Realtor's commissions as well as his own) but it will undoubtedly save you time, stress -- and money in the long run. I'd love to chat with you about your needs. Feel free to call me at (610) 324-5240...or you can email me at

I look forward to hearing from you. Good luck and blessings to you.............


Judy May, Esquire, REALTOR
"A Refreshingly Different Real Estate Experience"

CENTURY 21 Alliance
2828 Audubon Village Dr
Audubon PA 19403
O: 610.666.0202 x. 226
C: 610.324.5240 (preferred)
F: 610.666.1942

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Mon Jun 22, 2009
Michael Francis Melroy answered:

Your question should be addressed by the mortgage provider that is willing to do the 80/10/10 loan. A good faith estimate should be provided as well as the pros and cons. Surely your question was proposed to the lender. Is it that you don't believe their response or is it that they don't have one.

If you need more information you can always contact Ruth Falcone at Trident Mortgage.

Ruth H. Falcone

Mortgage Consultant

305 2nd Avenue, Suite 210

Collegeville, PA 19426

Phone (610) 831-8112

E-Fax (610)650-5599
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Thu Apr 16, 2009
Jennifer Daywalt answered:
Hello Robert,

Yes it is possible however unlikely that you will find a foreclosure in good enough condition to go through the FHA appraisal. There is a loan...FHA203K...which is additional money placed in escrow to do repairs that need to be done. this might be something you want to discuss with your mortgage lender.

If you have any additional questions feel free to contact me at 610-999-7693.

Jennifer Daywalt, Realtor
Re/Max Results Realty
Top Producing Realtor 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
610-999-7693 Direct
610-489-7355 Main Office
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Wed Dec 2, 2009
Michael Rayno answered:
An FHA loan is gong to allow you to purchase a home with as little as 3 % down. This loan is guaranteed by the gov't. so banks are not as reluctant to make this type of loan.
The catch is you will pay a higher interest rate.
There are other programs available to people that do not have the 20% down. Your best bet isto talk with a local realtor and he/she can help you find out what type of loan you can qualify for at this time.
A good loacl realtor in your area is a man by the name of Gary Mercer. If you would like me to arrange for him to contact you send me an email at ""
Good luck you your house hunting
Mike Rayno, Realtor
Prudential Fox & Roach
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Charles Basements answered:
Kane Consulting Co can assist you with any questions you may have in regards to tax sales (215)720-1401...Make sure to give us a call if you need to repair any structural or water problems once you purchase those properties. (888)719-4869 ... more
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Sun Jul 6, 2008
Christopher Benedict answered:
The fact is, any worthwhile info that is Free is truly worthless. Avoid the fee websites, and find an investment realtor to work with. I charge a retainer for clients who want to buy forclosures, others may not. ... more
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Edmund Choi answered:
There are 62 properties available today between $200-300k with 3 bed minimum in zip codes 19003 & 19083. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
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