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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi Jill, yes I do. Unfortunately I only work DC and MD. Have a local Realtor help you find a lenient private owner. Sometimes they may ask for two months rent as a deposit. Sincerely, Miekeba Jones ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
James G Brophy answered:
1229 Allengrove went under sale contract on 1-14-13. However, 1301 Orthodox St, also a single home, is for sale now at only 114,900 in case it might also be of interest?

Call Jim Brophy
RE/MAX 2000
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Good luck finding any. When you know more about the idea of rent to own you will understand why there are so few and why they are not a good idea.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Hannah Angert answered:

You need to look at the L&I web site and see what kind of permits are required for your particular project. If you aren't changing the footprint of the house, you may be able to obtain the permits "over the counter" or even online.

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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Credit is always an issue if you are financing. If you have something of value, it could be converted into money which could be used for down payment. Sell a car or a boat or you could theoretically exchange properties. ... more
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Sat Dec 31, 2016
Tim Moore answered:
Not around here, I can't imagine what condition a house for $5k would be in, but I bet it would have wheels. Good luck.
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:

Unfortunately, it's extremely unlikely at this point. With today's tight underwriting standards, you would need a good income, credit scores above 640 and a minimum downpayment of 5% to have any chance at approval. ... more
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Sat May 11, 2013
Donald Mituzas answered:
You can purchase a home after a short sale if you meet two qualifications. Did you pay your last mortgage up until the time of the closing? Did you relocate in order to find employment? I closed a short sale last year where the buyer I was representing answered yes to both questions. They got a conventional mortgage. I might add that in spite of the short sale they had good credit scores and a large down payment, but did end up getting a $350k mortgage. Their short sale was 1 year earlier.

Good luck.

Donald Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
2008 Realtor of the Year
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, You can visit and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. Other options for street specific crimes would be and ... more
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
Please call me at 215-725-5700 X49 so we can talk about your needs.

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi, I know of at least 2 who serve with me on the Board of Realtors. If you send me an email, I will put you both in touch.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Dmytro V. Bova answered:
I am an experienced investor and property manager in Philadelphia.
All of your ideas mentioned may be good in the own right.
Each, however, has its pros and cons and needs to be discussed.
Depending on the amount of your planned investment of course, I would suggest a diversified approach.
There are some great multi-unit buildings and many viable investments in smaller single homes as well. I would be more than happy to discuss your goals and locate investments that would make you feel secure and can are manageable.
Above all, the investments that will produce due residual income for you.
Philadelphia is still a great investment market with plentiful inventory and relatively low maintenance costs. You are certainly on the right path.
Please feel free to contact me any time to discuss this further.
Dmytro V. Bova
Realty Mark - The Diamond Group-Real Estate Sales
Main Line Investors Group - Property Management
City Avenue Shopping Center
7708 City Ave., Suite 219
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Tel: 610-348-8389
Tel: 610-449-1919 x.223
Licensed In Pennsylvania

Dmytro V. Bova
Bova Property Group

~ Never Stop Building!
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Steve Caine answered:
Many people who are selling their current home and looking for a new property use their past realtor. That is the way that I get the majority of my business. If you had a decent experience that may be the way to go. If you had an upleasant experience I with my 28 years experience can walk you through step by step.
You will want to get a CMA (comparative market analysis) for your current home to see what your proceeds might look like. Once you determine a market value you can get an idea of what your next property value may be. As in your past deal you will need a mortgage pre-approval (if you are getting financing).
Please feel free to call me with any questions at 215 698 2024.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Ian Perler answered:
Generally you'll need two years of tax returns, bank statements, they will have to run your credit, and you'll also have to get employee reference letters. There are many other documents you'll need, but to get started on your pre-approval you simply have to find a mortgage broker and speak with them. They can walk you through what they need in order to get you pre-approved for your loan.

I would be happy to recommend some mortgage brokers that I work with.


Ian Perler
Star Real Estate Group
(203) 770–3803
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Ian Perler answered:
There are many options out there that might work for you depending on your credit score. I would be happy to recommend some mortgage professionals that could help you. Please call or email me for more details.


Ian Perler
Star Real Estate Group
(203) 770-3803
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Sheri Curci answered:
Good Morning K Haynes, ....

I can think of at least 3 top guns in the business that will do under 640? feel free to call me + I can give you their contact info?

All the Best John + Sheri Curci RE/MAX 215-757-2889 ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Regret to hear of your problem.

Who is the lender?

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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Larry Lichtman answered:

We can certainly help you convey and settle all your real estate transactions in PA.

We are a very active sales brokerage. We also have a large property management practice which may help you increase your ROI on your realty investments.

Our own title company is available to expedite settlement and keep the whole process stress-free.

Please call me to discuss your needs and goals. I'd be happy to speak with you about working together.

Looking forward to speaking with you soon.

All the best,
Larry Lichtman, CNE
REALTOR, Property Manager
Your Real Estate Resource For Life
Cell/Text: (267) 254-7994

Real Estate Sales & Leasing
Property Management & Insurance
1611 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Office: (215) 271-7070
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
David Siegel answered:
do you want to owe your lender or his lender the balance on the loan? risk vs. reward. rent or owner occupy. ? will you. qualify? my contact info is in my profile if you want to communicate directly. ... more
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