Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Buying in 19131 : Real Estate Advice

  • All43
  • Local Info0
  • Home Buying24
  • Home Selling7
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 1,369
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
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Fri Mar 22, 2013
Ryan Garrity answered:
I would be happy to. I just ran a search in the multiple listing system and found 7 properties that are within a half mile of the library and fall into the $100k to $150k price range. Please feel free to reach out. My contact info is below.


Ryan C. Garrity
U S Spaces, Inc.
2043 Locust St., 1F
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-514-9424 (cell) (email)
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sun Jan 27, 2013
Don Sherman answered:
Hi Diana;
I am a Realtor who lives in Bridesburg & am very happy here.With that being said, you can go on the police departments website and see all statistics.
I would like to assist you with the purchase of your home.Please call me or email using the information below.
Century21 Advantage Gold
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Jan 26, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You might GOOGLE
"school district philadelphia"
you will learn a lot
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Jan 26, 2013
Denise Lee answered:
Colleen, I have been a buyers specialist for over 6 years and First Time Home Buyers is a segment of the market I am very familiar with. The Mary Robins Team has a very comprehensive First Time
Home Buyer program I would love to share with you. Please give me a call and we can schedule
a time to get together.

Denise Lee
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Feb 2, 2013
Tracy Robinson answered:
Hello Alexis,

If you will give me a call 267-600-8405 my cell for quicker response or I can be reached at the office 215-493-0200 ext 1087. I will need to get some more information regarding your property. I can then check my clients to see if I have a match for your property. If I am not available, please feel free to leave me a message and I will return your telephone call.


Tracy Robinson-Realtor
62 South Main Street
Yardley, Pa. 19067
Office phone: 215-493-0200 ext 1087
Cell phone: 267-600-8405
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sun May 28, 2017
Benny Smith answered:
I believe you are confusing down payment with other fees. Get a breakdown of Closing costs, Prepaids, and downpayment. With these your answer will become evident without them any answer is a wild guess. ... more
0 votes 10 answers Share Flag
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Jonathan Unrath answered:
Depends on how much the mortgage is, sometimes people people are underwater and need more money then the home is worth. 90% of the time its the price is too high. Is your home the one for sale? Do you have a realtor helping you sell it? May I take a few minutes to speak with you if thats the case. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Jon Unrath
Weichert Realtors Media
267 968 1505
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Wed Jan 23, 2013
Carmen Bonilla answered:
I'll certainly try to find a me to see what's out there.
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Jan 22, 2013
Ian Perler answered:
Hi Jill,

The best person to ask about that would be either your bank or a mortgage broker. They will be able to give you a good idea of what you can afford based on your income, the amount of money you're putting down and your credit. If you would like to be happy to recommend some mortgage brokers and banks that I have worked with in the past that might be able to help you.


Ian Perler
Star Real Estate Group
Licensed real estate sales person
(203) 670-3803
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Jul 22, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
look for the ADA (American's with Disabilities Act) by
GOOGLE: service animals federal law
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sun Jan 20, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Miguel

When in doubt go to the following web site,

if it is not there then it has gone pending or sold or cancelled.

Good luck

0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Wed Jan 16, 2013
Fred Glick answered:
That is legal but maybe not ethical. I would call his brokerage and ask for the broker of record and complain to that person.

It may be that the seller was taken advantage of or maybe it was a real deal.

Good luck
... more
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Fri Jan 18, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
What I would suggest is that you pull your credit from all three bureaus. You can do this annually for free at:

From there you can check the one where the score is low and determine what on the report is causing this. Once you determine the cause, if it is an error, you can contact that reporting agency direct to dispute and hopefully have removed. Best of luck! ... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Thu Jan 17, 2013
Jonathan Unrath answered:
My financial adviser would be able to work with you on increasing your credit score. Obviously paying your bills, time and reducing your debt is the best way to increase your credit. Feel free to email me and I will email you my advisers name and we can get you a home loan. Looking forward to working with you. Its a great time to buy before July. I would love to speak to you about any of your questions and once we work on getting you pre approved. Take care!

Jon Unrath
Weichert Realtors Media
267 968 1505
... more
0 votes 7 answers Share Flag
Wed Jan 30, 2013
Travis Jackson answered:
I couldn't find the Realtor who sold 6333 Revere St either. But if you are looking to buy or sell a property on Revere St, I can have an experienced Realtor contact you. Send me your name, phone #, and current address to and I will find the perfect agent to assist you!

Travis Jackson
Century 21 M & M Associates
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sun Jan 13, 2013
Sheri Curci answered:
Good Evening P Kline,

The norm is 2 years..... and showing a restructured credit rating.

I have a Finance Mngr that can help you restructure...?

Feel free to call me so I can get you started.

All the Best John Curci RE/MAX 215-757-2889
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Jan 10, 2013
Larry Lichtman answered:
Hi Barbara,

The rent to own marketing you see verywhere is usually not a good deal for the Buyer/Renter.

In order to enter into a Lease/Purchase(Rent to own) agreement, you must have a down payment. Then you agree to pay so much every month. A portion of your monthly payment is considered rent, with a small portion going into a savings account toward your closing costs. Usually in my professional experience, these Sellers of Rent to Own deals, are only offering the property as a Rent to Own, because they could not sell it on the open market for the price they wanted. That means they wanted more than Fair Market Value for the property.

Remember, Fair Market Value is the highest price someone would pay for the property in today's market. Chances are if it didn't sell on the market, it was overpriced. Yet now that Seller finds a Tenant who has a sizeable amount to put down. That Tenant/Buyer can afford the higher monthly payment, but for credit or whatever reason, the Tenant/Buyer can't qualify for a mortgage at the present time. The Buyer gets taken advantage of by their own wish and desire to OWN their home, so they go into contract to settle at some time in the future at a certain price. That price is usually way too high. Plus the rent doesn't usually apply to the purchase price. So it turns out to be similar to buying an option today to buy a house in the future for a price above market value.

The best option is to rent for now. Find a Realtor and Mortgage Specialist to work with you to help you prepare to buy a house on the open market. The mortgage specialist can help you establish, build or repair your credit. The Realtor can help find that dream home and negotiate a great deal for you.

Please feel free to call me if you would like to discuss this further. I'd be happy to help you.

Have a Happy Healthy & Prosperous New Year. Don't get suckered into a bad deal!

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
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Mon Jul 22, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi, we can't post links to the MLS here, so if you email me, I can reply with a list. Thanks.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
856.979.5967 m
... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Mon Jan 7, 2013
Jonathan Unrath answered:
4944 Aspen St sold back in May for 14k

1700 W Tioga St sold in January 2011 for 65k

I have others close by thought that I can send you. All I need is your email address.
Jon Unrath
Weichert Realtors Media
267 968 1505
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 ...
Search Advice