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Home Buying in Center City East : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Niall McCall answered:
First and foremost, speak with a local lender to find out what you can and cannot do.

Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate (US), LLC
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Cutenall,
Have your agent contact the management company of the complex to determine if there are any special assessments that are currently in place or are planned in the near future. Asking some residents there who you may encounter might also be helpful.

And yes, the seller should know if there are any special assessments as he would be paying for it currently or should have been informed about any assessments forthcoming.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Sat Feb 5, 2011
Ellen Schupack answered:
No-one has a crystal ball but to me Old City has already proven itself as investment worthy. It is a newer neighborhood and may therefore appreciate more than some others.

Ellen Schupack
Coldwell Banker Hearthside
office- 215- 379- 2002
preferred- (cell) 215-913-8219
515 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge PA, 19046
FAX- 215-690-4152
license #- RS 309050
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Sat Feb 5, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:

The future is uncertain, and often out of our control.

A home is the stage setting for your life, and given that the chances are that the house will appreciate or depreciate as readily as the condo, a better decision point would be: which would you prefer to live in? ... more
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Sun Apr 18, 2010
Terrence Charest answered:
You can go through an attorney, but the problem is that your friend is currently under a contract with an agent who will be needing compensation unless your friend can be released free and clear from the contract.

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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Ryan Myers answered:
Hello Chris,
Honestly if you have the means to buy in this market dont wait, the Philly region is seeing at least 4% increases in home values each year. We are in a great market to buy a home for what a home is used for... to live in, raise a family, enjoy comfort, and build equity.. we are obviously in a buyer market with a little over 9 months of inventory, so buying anytime during this period will allow you to experience home ownership and live in your investment as it slowly grows in value.. hope this helps a little.. Have a great week. Ryan M ... more
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Larry Story answered:
I am not in the Philadelphia area but, let me ask do you want a buyers agent or sellers agent? Are you looking for a special property? I would maybe concentrate on the agency's as well as the agent. A great firm will have a team of agents and support people behind every transaction. If you go to you can search a particular area and also specify what designations that person should have. Now for a buyers agent an agent with the ABR designation is good but there are others. You will also be able to view their websites and if you like contact them. Ask them for their statistics if you like.

If you like I can refer you to a top agent in the area through our international network. Only experienced, trained, certified agents are allowed to take referral business through our network. The agent may not even be a Coldwell Banker agent but, with one of our partner firms through Realogy. So do some research and if you like just drop me a line I would be glad to help.

Larry Story
Coldwell Banker Triad
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Fri Mar 25, 2011
Alan May answered:
If you saw the house with your buyer's agent it would be unethical (not illegal) to do an end-run around him. There's no reason, however, that you couldn't tell your buyer's agent that you want to be directly involved with the negotiations, and ask him to set up a meeting with you, your agent and the other side (listing agent and seller).

You can present your case directly to the seller, the agents can sit back and watch, and you have your agent there, just in case you have a question.
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