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Thu Jan 28, 2010
Linda Marlow answered:
The "typical"losing time is between 30-60 days; 45 days being the "normal". However, I have closed as quickly as in 4 days for a client. If you have any particular questions, please fee free to contact me at Linda@Linda or my direct phone line: 610-694-9343. ... more
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Mon Mar 15, 2010
Fran and Mark Redding answered:
Depending on where your husbands job is located you may want to consider Bucks County. The Yardley Newtown area is an easy commute to anywhere along the route 1 corrider up to and including NYC.

Fran and Mark Redding
Prudential Fox Roach
1010 Stony Hill Road
215-321-3307 DIRECT
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
NO short sale as with any seller has right decline any offer presented. So sales offer is based on bank approval of what you presented .
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Sat Nov 28, 2009
You don't qualify for the tax credit because you MUST be in the SAME home for 5 years. I'm not sure it is 5 consecutive years but I'm fairly convinced. Good luck! Call Linda Dickert at Wells Fargo in the Bethlehem branch for a definate on this or speak with your mortgage broker....they should have the details on this too. ... more
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Mon May 23, 2011
Terrence Charest answered:
More information is needed about this to make an informed response. The way I understand what you are saying is that the agent verbally told you of an offer, you (I assume) agreed, no paperwork was signed and nothing further was said about it? I could assume that the agent got a verbal offer from another agent and never received anything else because the buyers didn't continue with the offer.

That being said, a verbal offer is just that.... verbal. Until all of the paperwork is signed by both parties, then there has been no execution of the Agreement of Sale. After all the paperwork is signed (and during, really) the agent should inform you of all of the deadlines which should be met.

Hope that helps,

Terrence Charest
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Mon Aug 31, 2009
Sean LaSalle answered:
I would really need more information to answer your question. Feel free to call me and I can walk you through what you can do. 610 737. 5369

Sean lasalle
Weichert realtors
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Fri Aug 21, 2009
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Sat Aug 8, 2009
Patrick Thies answered:
There may already be an offer on the house but it isn't a strong offer so they are continuing to show the house. Usually they are looking for a better offer than what they have.
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Thu Aug 6, 2009
Anthony Ramos answered:
try this site it a good starting point. for info.

Anthony Ramos
Centurt\y 21 Ramos Realty
230 E. 4th St
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Fri Jun 12, 2009
Cliff Lewis answered:

Being an investor myself I can tell you that there are great places to rent in and around the Lehigh Valley. I work with a large number of investors who are all busy trying to buy as many places as we can right now!!! If you want to look at what we have, or are interested in having me show you some places.. just give me a call at 610-509-9834 or email me at


Cliff Lewis
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Stacey Wyatt answered:

Don't feel alone, the whole house selling process can be somewhat overwhelming if you are not familiar with the process. My best suggestion is to ask your trusted friends and family if they know of a full-time professional Realtor that understands the real estate market in the area you bought your home. They will be best suited to understand the value of your home and advise you on the best strategy for selling it. The Agent will walk you through the entire selling process as well as educate you on the market statistics in your area so you can make an educated decision on how to sell your house for the highest price in the shortest amount of time!

My company has an office in Bethlehem near Lehigh International Airport. If you would like me to interview a few agents and make a recommendation, just say the word.

I wish you the best and hope you get a quick sale so you get back to Sanity in the City!! Good Luck!
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Thu May 28, 2009
Rachel Rooney answered:
roughly $8,000 but many of these cost are negotiable in the contract and many times you can ask the seller to pay the closing cost.
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Wed May 27, 2009
Terrence Charest answered:
No, the tax credit is just that. A credit given when you file your taxes in 2010 for 2009.

Terrence Charest, e-Pro
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Tue Mar 13, 2012
Rocco Policare answered:
Think I can help, but need to see the entire picture. Call me 484.554.3756 my name is Rocco Policare and I work with Scott Freeman.
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Cliff Lewis answered:
Hey George,

Just sent you an email.


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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Dawn Fussell answered:
Hi Luz

I beleive their are grants available now,but you would have to contact a Housing Counseling Agency in your nearby area. If you tell me what area you are looking to buy into I may have numbers for you to call.

email me at
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Tue Dec 9, 2008
Michael D Delp answered:
It shouldn't be too bad of a commute. It's a pretty straight shot on route 78. I would depend on where in Bethlehem and where in Manhatten but I would say about an hour. Maybe a little more with traffic. Check mapquest for more exact distances and routes. 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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Thu Aug 6, 2009
Melinda Nicholson answered:
Hi Gloria, I would ask the builder is the area is prone to flooding. You can also ask residents that are already residing there. If you are working with a realtor, you can have the realtor research this for you. As far as being a safe neighborhood go on to the website for the area the home is in. Such as Bethlehem township, bethlehem, ect. The webside will usually have crime stats on it. I have heard nothing negative about the builders of this developement. I Hope this helped and if I can be of any assistance please don't hesitate to call. Realtors often work with builders of new construction.
Good luck to you,
Melinda Nicholson
Prudential Patt White

I am never too busy for your referrals
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Tue May 20, 2008
Billl Eckler answered:
Coul you please restate your question......
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Mon Apr 21, 2008
Christine Bell answered:
No place in PA has received a new conforming limit, so it is $417,000. I am relocating to Bethlehem as well, downtown. Feel free to contact me at 866 577-PENN.
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