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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Andrew Himes answered:
It depends on the price point. I just sold 3 homes in Collegeville in under a week and all of them had multiple offers on them. If you'd like to discuss more I'd be more than happy to chat.

Andrew Himes
Prudential Fox & Roach Collegeville
267-231-8255
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi, I would do the following, in no particular order:

1. Interview brokers and hire one to represent your interests. It is customarily free to you as the Seller customarily pays in PA.

2. Speak to at least 2 mortgage bankers to see what various financing programs you may be qualified for. Even if you plan on paying cash, you may find it is more beneficial to finance a little at a low interest rate to conserve your liquid capital. The point of this is to identify a budget.

3. Research and make a list of what towns your venture would succeed the most in. Also, what towns would allow a B&B. (I can help or put you in touch with people who can help with this part: the research and identification.)

These are just first steps. Obviously a business plan should be done prior to any offer. We have listed many B&Bs. Have you considered purchasing an existing with clientele lists? Hope this helps!

PS: Our new website launches on or about March 15. Check back as it will be one of the most technologically-advanced real estate websites in the Philadelphia region.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
267.507.2287
axelson@kurfiss.com
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Julie Barnett answered:
You should really ask a contractor that question. Get on Angie's List or call the Better Business Bureau to get suggestions of some good contractors that you could contact.
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Maureen Barron answered:
Please send me an email at mkbarron23@comcast.net. with specifics such as price, acreage etc.
I wil then be able to enter your criteria into TREND MLS and email you all the available properties in the Collegeville/Royersford area. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi SW,

Not illegal, most likely just an error, not done out of malice. There are all sorts of disclaimers that errors are not their responsibility, etc. Ultimately, it is up to you to do your due diligence. Besides, IN PA, you would have received "condo docs" and received a 10 day period to review them. They clearly would have stated condo, not HOA. Also, you agent should have noticed this as well. Regardless of what the listing said, the contract should have clearly stated HOA. In order to get funds you would have to sue and that costs money itself.

Have you settled yet? You could ask your agent to relay your insistance that the seller offer you some sort of compensation, credit, for you troubles. Then if the seller wants to go after their agent, it can come out of their commission or they can sue at a later date.

Food for thought, but talk to your agent. Good luck to you!

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
axelson@kurfiss.com
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
I'm sure there are. If you email me your criteria, budget, etc, I can send them to you.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
267.507.2287
axelson@kurfiss.com
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Maureen Barron answered:
A CMA, or Comparative Market Analysis, is designed to assist real estate professionals in conducting a thorough, in-depth analysis of a property's worth in the market. The CMA can be used to assist either a buyer or a seller of a property.

If you are working with a seller, a CMA can be used to help determine a realistic price range for the property, showing your clients recent, local sales and the selling price of properties similar to theirs.

If you are working with a buyer, a CMA can help determine fair market value for a property when preparing to make an offer on a property.
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
Carolee Collis answered:
You may still have a hard time buying if you are buying in a mobile home park. They will also most likely check your credit before they approve you. They want to be sure they get their lot rent every month. If you are buying on a lot and pay cash, you will be all right.
The most important thing about selling your house to to price it right for its condition. You still may not get it sold in time,
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Tue Oct 4, 2016
Anne Tulloch answered:
Hi Stefanie - I recommend Robin Bowman with Trident Mortgage: 215-619-0541 (direct). Good luck!
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Sat Nov 26, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check with your caseworker for a list of available rentals; check with local realty offices, or work with an agent; check local print media for by owner rentals; word of mouth, etc.; also see links below.
http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=pa&topic=renting
http://www.gosection8.com/index.aspx
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Mon Aug 22, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is your agent advising; in order to determine a fair offer, review comps--recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggests and go from there....
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Mon Aug 15, 2011
Don Sepety answered:
Hi Janet,
within the last year there has been a 5% drop in prices in the Collegeville area.
Regards,
Don

Don Sepety
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors
d.sepety@verizon.net
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Sun Jun 19, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask your caseworker for a list of available rentals, check with local realty offices, local print media for by owner rentals, word of mouth, etc.
http://www.gosection8.com/
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Sun Mar 27, 2011
Angela Weber answered:
As an agent that lives and works out of Collegeville, PA, I say if you can afford to buy, buy! Especially right now with the mortgage rates at historic lows and home prices that are the most affordable that they have been in over a decade!

With that amount of dogs, depending o their size, most landlords probably will require a sizeable pet deposit in addition to the normal, first, last and one month's security. Again, for a not much more down, you could possibly be a homeowner.

Hope that answred your question,

Feel free to contact me any questions or help you may need with your upcoming move to the area

Angela Weber, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Group
267-975-1905
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Thu Dec 8, 2011
Corey Buck Mann answered:
One alternative is that the Big Box improvement stores do offer lines of credit. Since you have recently purchased a home, you probably have a fairly decent credit rating and will more than likely qualify. It's not the cheapest APR, but if you catch it at the right time of year you will find that they offer a 6 to 18 month no interest period. These stores offer the complete package and have sub-contractors who will do the installation. I used Lowe's to do a remodel a couple of years ago where I was replacing jealousy windows with new vinyl, double hung, double pane windows to increase the curb appeal and insulation factor. It ended up costing about $175/window installed and I was definitely pleased with the responsiveness of the contractor.

Hope this helps.

Corey Buck Mann
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Thu Dec 2, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
With property taxes, you contact the assessors office and ask for an application for a tax abatement, make sure you read their rules and dorections as they have to be in by a certain date in order to be considered for the current tax year. The application should be accompanied by an appraisal or bpo that proves why you are seeking abatement./ ... more
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Jennifer Daywalt answered:
Good Afternoon,

Honestly in this type of a market it will not add much value to your home. The Green Houses are a new concept in this part of the nation and I haven't seen many. However in time it should catch on to the buyers. Check or have a Realtor check the comps in your home. They may be able to add a bit more to the asking price for the features above but you will not recover the costs of having them installed.

I personally believe they are great features. They save on energy bills and are friendly to the environment. That definately should be stressed if you are selling your home. But keep in mind it seems most buyers today are still interested in the estetics of the home.

Jennifer Daywalt, Realtor
Re/Max Results Realty - Collegeville
610-489-7355 Main Office/610-999-7693 Direct
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Sun Sep 19, 2010
Kimberly Collins answered:
Henry,
What type of rental are you looking for? There are quite a few rentals on the market but I need criteria from you in order to tell you what is out there? Please give me a call I deal with 4-8 rentals a month in this area!
Best regards,

Kimberly Collins, Realtor, ABR, SFR

"A Refreshing Real Estate Experience"
"Highest Overall Satisfaction For Home Buyers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms, Three Years in a Row"


Keller Williams Realty Group
Cell: 610-476-7519
Office: 610-792-5900 Ext 8177
Fax: 610-792-8131
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Fri Jun 25, 2010
Andrew Himes answered:
Janet,

It all depends on what price range you are asking about. On a whole though prices have increased from June of 2009. In the areas that encompass the Collegeville zip code (19426) the average sold price in June of 2009 was $339,635 where the average for Junev2010 as of 24th is $343,795. In 2009 there were 73 homes sold in this area while there were 66 sold through the 24th. So by the months end there should be even more units sold in that time frame. If there is a specific price range that you are looking for please feel free to email me and i can send you the stats for that specific range. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask.

Andrew Himes, CRS, e-PRO, ABR
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors
Collegeville Home Marketing Center
267.231.8255
Andrew@AndrewHimes.com
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Cheryl R. Supplee answered:
It is not back on the market. It is settling on 6/30/2010. Hope that helps!

Thank you! Have a Great Week!

Buying, Selling, or know someone that is? Call me I'd love to help.

Cheryl R. Supplee, Realtor, e-PRO
Relocation Specialist, USAA certified, Cartus certified
Coldwell Banker Preferred
Village Square Shopping Center
686 DeKalb Pike, Suite 102
Blue Bell, Pa 19422
Direct: (610) 812-6575
http:www.cherylshomesforsale.com
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