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Home Selling in 19101 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jun 18, 2011
Veronica Ramirez answered:
Do you currently live in the home? Are you friendly with your neighbors? What are the specific negative responses you are getting?

Maybe hiring someone to sweep your street daily? A local person who lives on the block.

I would need to know more specifics to help you further.
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Wed May 30, 2012
Chris Suarez answered:
Are you talking about this being in a Contract of a home that you are selling?

Contracts are written where the Seller helps to pay for the buyers closing costs. You as the seller, are not paid back this in cash after closing. You are getting what you are needing for the Sale of the home.

Ex: Sale price of Home: $100K
Buyer offers you $106K with you paying $6K of their Closing Costs.
You will still net out the $100K.

Hope this helps.
Chris Suarez
Mortgage Broker\
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Thu May 28, 2009
Brian Yoak answered:
If someone is saying "it needs too much work" they did not expect the property to be in the shape it is in. They may have looked at other houses in the area and compared what they could buy that is in move in or better condition and the amount of money you are asking plus the repairs and decided that the price isn't worth the hassle. If you are currently working with a Realtor you should sit down and discuss your options. If you are not I would suggest you hire one. I would be more than happy to stop by your property and give you my opinion if you are trying to sell this property on your own.

Century 21 Advantage Gold
Brian M. Yoak
office:215-887-4653 x1318
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Sun Jun 7, 2009
George E. Duffield answered:
Get an Attorney. You may have some issues with that.
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Thu May 21, 2009
Jim Ryan answered:
Quickly? Possibly. Profitably? Depends on what homes in your area are selling for and what's left on your mortgage. If you don't have the time or money to clean or make repairs then you're home will not show well and could take longer to sell unless you discount the price of the house to make up for what the buyer may have to do with it. But it depends on what you mean by cleaning it up. Is it that the home needs a little paint? Or does it need a new roof, floors, windows,etc.?

Jim Ryan
Ramagli GMAC
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Wed May 20, 2009
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Mon May 21, 2012
Kevin answered:

This is a great question, I recently had a seller who is employed by the vriendly neighborhood telephone/television/internet company disclose that he is a Low Voltage Wiring Technician. An unrelated answer on the same topic would be to make sure that form is filled out completely, the majority of real estate transaction related lawsuits stem from what is or more often, is not disclosed.

Good luck,

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Tue Apr 21, 2009
Michael D Delp answered:
Without knowing all the details, I would say the only way you could buy it back is if the new owners agree to sell it back to you. Maybe they will, it may be worth less today than it was then.
The very best of luck to you!

Michael D Delp
Mortgage Pro
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
Ph- 215-453-1025
Fax- 215-453-1012
Cell- 610-762-0318
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Thu Apr 9, 2009
Michael D Delp answered:
It is my understanding that if your tax refund will not cover it, you will owe the balance as taxes owed. I am not positive on this, it's just my understanding of that credit. I would check with your tax professional to make sure. They are always changing things.
Good luck to you!

Michael D Delp
Mortgage Pro
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
Ph- 215-453-1025
Fax- 215-453-1012
Cell- 610-762-0318
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Tue Mar 3, 2009
Andrew Himes answered:
You should contact Mike McCann from Prudential Fox & Roach, There you will find out why you should choose him.
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Hi John,

In theory, it sounds good. However, a very major portion of the expense associated with the sale od a home is absorbed by the listing agent and/or company in the form of advertising and promotional expenses.

I'm afraid that if your plan were implemented properties would not be advertised and therefore visibility would be negatively impacted.

You may be onto something but I'm afraid as it stands, additional work is necessary.

Keep thinking out of the box.....

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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Michael Rayno answered:
The listing agents job is to market the home meaning to get the information into the hands of as many Buyers & Buyers agents as possible. You are paying the listing agent to get it sold not necessarilly to sell it him/her self. ... more
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Mon Feb 16, 2009
Terrence Charest answered:
Crystal balls are tools for those who have the gift of actually being able to take a glimps into the future. And it would be just that... a glimps. Just a tiny thread of what the future may bring.

To answer your question, you need to look at what you need. If you are thinking of downsizing and getting into a smaller home, this may not be the time to move. If you are moving into a larger home, this may be a good time to move.

I could also say that things will be bad for another few months or that things would be bad for the next decade. Either way and it would be a guess. My true thoughts are that the market will remain stagnant for another few years and slowly come back up. But yet, that is only a guess on my part.

The true deciding factor is whether or not your are wanting or needing to move. If there is no need to move, then you are not ready nor willing and should stay in your current property.

I hope that helps and if you wish to discuss it more, please feel free to give me a call.

Terrence Charest, e-Pro®
Century 21 Associates
905 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Cell (Preferred): 877.614.1494
Office: 215.659.5250
Fax: 215.659.5550
“Century 21 is the number one franchise site on the Internet”
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Sat Jan 24, 2009
Terrence Charest answered:
You will need to contact the school. Here is the website.

Terrence Charest
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Fri Aug 20, 2010
Renee Porsia answered:
Hi Annie,

I wanted to also address your question. There is no "normal" commission. The fee for service (commission) is negotiable between seller and seller agent. If someone tells you that you have to pay this or that, it's simply not true. That is a disucssion you will need to have with the Realtor you wind up hiring.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact me.

Renee Porsia
Associate Broker
(215) 669-0589 Direct
(215) 358-1100 Office Ask For Renee
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Fri Mar 27, 2009
Carol Cei answered:
Hello, Dee,

Did you know that ReMax is the leader in Northeast Philadelphia, and certainly in your zip code. Would you like to have further information about why this is happening? If so, then you may contact me at your convenience.

Have a great day...and....GO E-A-G-L-E-S!!
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Mon Jan 5, 2009
Jon Huther answered:

The paid links at top can provide lists of addresses in a specific area. You can select many different options to target your lists. ... more
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Tue Dec 23, 2008
Peter Lavelle answered:
Yes is. Would you like more information on this house?

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Tue Dec 30, 2008
Michael D Delp answered:
It is not a pre-requisite of VA however, lenders make very little if any money on those loans and usually 1% is charged by the Lender. For example: If I sold you a bushel of apples I bought frommmy supplier at $100. and sold them to you for $100, I wouldn't make any money so therefore I wouldn't stay in business long to sell more apples. If I go out of business, Noone will be able to buy my apples! (sorry for the poor analogy) I hope this helps.
Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!


Michael D Delp
Mortgage Pro
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
Ph- 215-453-1025
Fax- 215-453-1012
Cell- 610-762-0318
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Mon Dec 1, 2008
Chris Lane answered:
Hello Stylzs,

So, after a quick review of the recently sold homes in the area it was determined that a property of this type could easily list somewhere around 105-120K. 631 Godfrey and 592 Godfrey have sold for 100K and 115K respectively with closing dates as early as 8/08 with the latter being in 6/08 of this year.

Obviously these are only qoutes on where it could be priced and not what it may or may net in a sale. Many factor are involved as you may know like, the condition of your property, the current market conditions, most importantly where you determine to price your house. If you would like any further information or look to list this or any home for sell feel free to contact me to discuss my plan for today's tough market.

Chris Lane-Realtor
Exit Realty "The Waterfront Group"
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