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In My Neighborhood in 19131 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Dec 13, 2009
Richard Lecinski answered:
This is informatio you willhave to find out on your own. Agents will probably not know it. I suggest you google it and maybe you'll find out or check the local police web site
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Thu Dec 10, 2009
Rich MciIhenny answered:
yes it is. If you are not already working with an agent and would like to schedule a showing, feel free to call me at 215-275-6303 or email me at
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:

Realtors are not suppose to comment on if an area is "safe" or not. I suggest you talk to the local police departments and ask them about the areas.

But if you have any questions as far as is it a good area to buy in terms of resale value, I suggest you go under the find a pro feature of trulia and contact some local agents.

Sean Dawes
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Tue Mar 16, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:
Well there are 13 pending homes in that subdivision as we speak.

And in the past 2 months, 30 or so sales. Not to bad at all. Being in the Philadelphia market, I am use to seeing much smaller amount of comps. What is occuring I think can be contributed to the tax credit and the surge which occured prior to the news of the extension.

Mayfair is a good area and price range for the person who might be moving from a rental into their first home. Now that the credit applies to step up buyers, you might even get someone moving from another areas as well. Trading up in home price.

I grew up over in Tacony and have always been over at the Mayfair diner and now am up in East Torresdale. If you have any specific questions, I help sellers list and sell homes all throughout Philadelphia, Mont, and Bucks but have grown up right around the corner from you practically.

Sean Dawes
Long and Foster Real Estate
Office 215-409-6900 ext. 16
Cell 215-858-2266
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Fri Mar 17, 2017
Sean Dawes answered:

A realtor is not legally allowed to discuss such a question however what we can suggest is you look into the Philadelphia police department as they keep records of such information and you can determine your answer that way.

Sean Dawes
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Renee Porsia answered:
Hello Shelley,

You can go to a public auction but be prepared to bring cash and bid against other buyers like yourself. Many times you haven't even seen the property and you are taking the property in "as is" condition. You should do some research before you do set out to embark on this journey, you should go sit in on an auction. That's what I did. I found it to be extremely helpful.

Check out this site to find out when then next sale is:

If you would like to discuss this further, I'd love to talk to you.

Remember, the more you know, the more savvy of a buyer you will be!

Feel free to read my blog at

Renee Porsia
Associate Broker
(215) 669-0589 Direct
(215) 358-1100 Office ask for Renee
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Fri Aug 28, 2009
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Bill Strehle answered:
Hi Meme,

My name is Bill Strehle. I am a licensed Realtor with Century 21 Premier. I am licensed in PA & NJ. I only saw 1519 W. York Street in the system.
See the link below to access 12 pictures. Would you like to the home? Please let me know.

Bill Strehle
Cell (856) 217-0017
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Thu Jul 23, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
The city normally has no responsibility when it comes to street maintenance for private streets and roads. As we know, there always seems to be exceptions. Most communities with private roads have a reserve fund that is intended to cover expenses such as these.

You might want to contact the city to see for certain if they have any responsibility with regards to your streets.

Best wishes,
The Eckler team
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Tue May 12, 2009
Carl Kabat answered:
This is one of those questions that is difficult to answer for a licensed PA Real Estate Salesperson --- because it would be unethical. There are rules against various statements that could be construed as being biased. These rules are based on Federal guidelines --- after years of prejudicial statements being made by realtors ---- so, these are rules that I consider to be good and proper.
I can say that you should take a look at the neighborhood yourself ---- and go at different times of day --- to see what it's like at those times. I live in Graduate Hospital, and I do a lot of my work there --- and in South Philly.
If I may assist you in buying or selling a house, please feel free to call me on my cell: 215-990-0186.


Carl Kabat, Realtor®, GCREP-GL (Green Certified Real Estate Professional)
The Dan Tobey Team
Coldwell Banker Preferred

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The Curtis Center
601 Walnut Street
Suite L-44
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215.546.2700 Business
267.238.1054 Direct
215.990.0186 Cell
215.546.7728 Fax
click the link below to view all my listings
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Mon Mar 9, 2009
David Chamberlain answered:
Equity is a figment of your imagination. With that said get an appraisal. If you are trying to refinance they will order one.

For a rough Idea contact you real estate agent. If you are planning on selling interview a few agents and ask them all to do a cma for you and How they came to that result. ... more
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Sat Feb 21, 2009
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:

That is a great question.

The benefits of selling in the Spring Market:

1) Follow the trend. "The Spring Market" is notorious for bringing out more buyers.
2) Listing in the Spring allows for a Summer Sale and families are able to get ther children ready for a new school in August and September.
3) The Open House events are much more successful during the milder months of Spring
4) Spring sales are often poduce a slightly higher sales price for the seller.

The challenges in a Sprng Market:

1) "The Spring Market" brings out many more "tire kickers" as my husband calls them. They are the curious but unmotivated and unqualified buyers. Quantity may not mean quality.
2) Other folks are doing the same thing - waiting to put their property up in the spring as well so there may even more more inventory - see:

The bottom line is that it is up to your personal goals. If it is in your best interests to sell and move upstate well then now is the best time. It is also important to note that if one is buying a home there is a huge advantage as whatever amount you may sell your property for less than you would have a year or two ago, you can more than make that up on the buy side !

So a long answer, but there are a lot of variables.... The good news about Fishtown is that values have held their own pretty well and it does not take too long to get the job done. View our blog (link below) for more info about Fishtown and tips about selling your home.
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Tue Dec 9, 2008
Dawn Fussell answered:
Hi Shaz

I am not able to locate this property under MLS. Do you have any other info on this. Also what are you wanting to know about this property?
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Tue Oct 28, 2008
Peter Lavelle answered:
Good Morning,

There are townhouses being built there. This is going to be a gated community with several amenities. Starting price per unit is 225K and phase 1 should be complete within the next few months. Would you like more information? ... more
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Fri Sep 5, 2008
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
University City has already expanded. The further you go, it gets a little rougher but prices are attractive.

It is hard to count on anything the city may or may not do. Sure there might be consideration. Am curious how that would affect your purchase decision ? A special grant or the like ? What area are you considering ?

Feel free to search all the properties in Philadelphia and University City at our site below.
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Sun Aug 2, 2009
Hello Crissy,
Are you local? If so you may want to give renting it your own a shot.
Ive had a lot of luck using
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Odelia Aminov answered:
Hey Brett, has som great info that can help you with rent rates. Otherwise, an informed agent could help figure all that math for you. And for free! (pretty good deal I think...) ... more
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