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Sat Jul 3, 2010
Fred Glick answered:
They are gone.

You can see from Roosevelt Boulevard that it is just land now.


Fred Glick
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Fri Jul 2, 2010
Brutus asked:
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Tue Jul 13, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind opinions are often suggestive--consider visiting the area more than once and at different times of day and form an opinion of your own. Unfortunately, critters do exist all over--if you are concerned about bugs in any specific building inquire about their exterminating policies, who is responsible for the job, etc. ... more
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Sat Jul 3, 2010
Mike Rosania answered:
You are asking a very loaded question and perhaps that is why no one responded, Though you sound very specific as to what you are looking for there are so many areas to cover. You will have to do a lot of the preliminary research yourself as far as areas within 30 minutes commute to airport that you may want to move to and then search each particular area via internet to try and get a feel. Most importantly you should try to make a few visits to your top areas and have your husband to get opinions from people and co-workers from his co. that already live in the area. Once you have at least scratched the surface you can then try to get more specific information from agents that know and specialize in your favorites and then find searching for a house that meets your criteria. I am licensed in both PA and NJ and am a native S. Philadelphian. I am not sure where you are in the process but you can feel free to contact me and perhaps getting you moving in the right direction. ... more
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Fri Apr 30, 2010
Anne asked:
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Sat Jul 3, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Contact any local realty office(s) and ask for comps, or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask--the agent may need to see the property first or ask questions before comps can be done. ... more
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Tue Apr 27, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:
Realtors cannot comment on the safety of a neighborhood but that area is a nice spot in old city. Only downfall is it is near a highway versus being a few blocks away deeper in old city.

I pass it everyday when I go to my office which is at 6th and Walnut.

I have always been a fan of old city as the pricing is not as crazy as it can be for areas like rittenhouse but yet everything is within a few minutes commute.


Sean Dawes
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Sun Feb 28, 2016
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Hello Lucy,

I recommend that you consult with an attorney familiar with estate matters. It may require court action to transfer the property to your name.
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Mon Mar 22, 2010
Renee Porsia answered:
Hello Jessica,

There are so many places to choose from, There is Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Within those counties are townships. Depending on how what your budget is will depend on how much home you will wind up purchasing. Without actually knowing your situation, it's hard to help.

Also, as Realtors we are not allowed to make comments about what is or is not considered a "good" or "bad" area.

What I would suggest is to find a buyer agent who you could build a relationship with and who can send you homes via email that you can view and get an idea of size, area, style and you can see price point range.

It's pretty easy to get around in and around Philadelphia. All major highways are easy to access as well as trains.

If you can build a relationship with a buyer agent now who can help you find a rental and answer all of your questions, you can then maintain the relationship for when you are finally ready to make your purchase. Having a Realtor is as important as having a doctor or lawyer. You don't want to wait until the last minute to find one.

I have a great website that you can register on and view homes in all areas. I also have a video blog as well as a popular written blog.

I would be more than happy to talk with you further about your situation and future goals.

Feel free to contact me at 215-669-0589 or you can email me at reneeporsia@mac.com.

My website is: http://www.reneeporsia.com

Any Realtor can suggest areas but in order to consult and advise properly, I think its very important to listen to you first.

Renee Porsia
Associate Broker
RE/MAX ACTION
(215) 669-0589 Direct
(215) 358-1100 Office ask for Renee
http://www.reneeporsia.com
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Tue Mar 9, 2010
James Yoakum, SFR answered:
I think in any neighborhood you can make a good or bad investment - it's all about paying the right price for the right particular property. You're asking the right questions to start the process though. Overall I think Fishtown is a great neighborhood that still has upside potential with or without the casino ever being built. It also has problems to overcome both related to the casino and other factors. My approach would be to figure out which neighborhood you would most enjoy living in and then finding the best possible investment in that area.

James

James Yoakum - Realtor
Brown McKinney Real Estate
1631 W. Cabot St., Ste. 100
Philadelphia, PA 19121
office: 215-825-2250 x.1002
cell: 267-496-7739
fax: 610-910-3046
jyoakum@brownmckinney.com
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Mon Feb 15, 2010
James Yoakum, SFR answered:
Currently they do not - reassessments in Philadelphia have been very arbitrary for a long time. The tax system in Philadelphia is being revamped over the next few years, so after that all bets are off.



James Yoakum - Realtor
Brown McKinney Real Estate
1631 W. Cabot St., Ste. 100
Philadelphia, PA 19121
office: 215-825-2250 x.1002
cell: 267-496-7739
fax: 610-910-3046
jyoakum@brownmckinney.com
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Thu Jun 15, 2017
Dan Rich answered:
Amanda,

Pennsport/Queen Village is considered to be an up and coming neighborhood and there are some very nice homes in the neighborhood. You do want to make sure you have a buffer between you and South Street. I would need to know your price range and home criteria to get you a list of what is available. Any reason why you specifically want 2nd Street?

Dan Rich, CPA, ABR, CDPE
RE/MAX 440
215-872-4353
Email: drich@remax440.com
Web: www.dan-rich.com
Web: www.bucksmontcohomes.com
Web: www.hosted.cdpe.com/avoidingforeclosure
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:
Amanda,

As far as safety goes, realtors are not suppose to discuss that so I suggest contacting the local police department to look into that stuff.


Do you have a target price range? I think that will help narrow down some subdivision recommendations. Also bed/bath requirement. Do you need parking in terms of a garage or would street parking work?



Sean Dawes
Long and Foster Real Estate
601 Walnut St. Suite L10
Phila PA 19106
Sean.Dawes@LNF.com
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Wed Jan 13, 2010
James Yoakum, SFR answered:
Mayfair is certainly an option given your budget, but like you said it's far from where you work. Other areas to consider might be Overbrook, Wynnefield, or South Philly - all of which have some nice homes available for around $100,000. Feel free to give me a call or email to discuss more in depth what you're looking for, I'm familiar with all the popular entry-level neighborhoods like the ones you're looking at.

James Yoakum - Realtor
Brown McKinney Real Estate
1631 W. Cabot St., Ste. 100
Philadelphia, PA 19121
office: 215-825-2250 x.1002
cell: 267-496-7739
fax: 610-910-3046
jyoakum@brownmckinney.com
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Sun Jun 7, 2015
Dan Chase answered:
Find your local housing authority. They should be able to help you find some section 8 housing.

You can contact your local, state, or federal representatives. They will be able to help you find the office. Calling the state dept. of human resources would likely help also. All phone numbers should be available in the phone book. ... more
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Mike Rosania answered:
You will need to have you/an accountant answer that question. Everyones tax burden is a little different and would be answered by a tax professional.
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:
Elanelw,

PA is a very large area. Can you give us some more details? What is your ideal price range? What kind of home other than lot size are you looking for?

That lot size pretty much puts you out of Philadelphia, although there are some exceptions of course.

If you want to chat you can email me at sean.dawes@lnf.com


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Mon Sep 28, 2009
Terrence Charest answered:
I shall assume that it is a lender you're trying to help with or someone else you are thinking about getting emergency funds from. A letter of hardship is just that. It's a letter in which you state the you can not afford (whatever loan etc) due to (loss of job, death in family, injury caused disability, etc).

Hope that helps,

Terrence Charest, e-Pro
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Hannah Angert answered:
Hi Mike,

According to rentometer.com, 2 BR properties in Point Breeze are going for $800-$1500 per month. Price your property within this range based upon ammenities like outdoor space, parking, roof deck, etc.

Also, consider exploring the web site I referred to above.
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Brian Fletcher answered:
Hello,

Most people consider that neighborhood to Fairmount although it is a little further East. It seems to be getting a face lift lately I do agree with you about that. If you are interested in purchasing something in that area, I can send you information from the MLS properties in the area.


Thank You,
Brian Fletcher
Lincoln Realty
610-312-3158
BrianFletcher@LinkWithLincoln.com
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