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Thu Aug 31, 2017
Rachel Carroll answered:
Generally, the Buyer will have the septic system inspected and any necessary repairs can be negotiated with the Sellers. Good Luck! Please let me know if I can be of any service.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Sally Moak answered:
503 Rock Raymomd was sold for $315.000 WITH A 3100 seller concession of $3100on Dec 14, 2012 and 117 Tradition lane sold for $312,000 Nov 30,2012 with a $9000 Seller concession, Both listings in East Brandywine within a mile or 2 of the subject property AND ARE BETTER COMPARABLES THAN YOU have. I am the listing agent for 79 Hopewell Rd. I was wondering if u should ask listing agens to provide comparables to their listing?. Just a suggestion ... more
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Charles Rorive answered:
The generator may not add cash value to a house, but it could be an added incentive for the buyers to buy. I would not replace carpets, unless they are completly ruined. You are better off providing the buyers with an allowance equal to the price of good mid-grade carpeting and allowing them to choose and install their own. ... more
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Joe Nemeth answered:
Jack, that home is located in the Coatesville SD. I knew this property as soon as i saw the address. Beautiful house. Please let me know ifyou have any questions regarding this or any other property. I'd like to help you out if I could. Take care
Joe Nemeth
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
Although the notion about negative medical effects of high-tension wires have not been proven, some buyers are leery about buying homes in close proximity to the wires.

Does it affect the resale value of the home? I am not uncertain as to its resale value but it does have affect on the marketability based SOLELY on my experience while showing houses where properties are located near high-tension power lines.

I hope this helps.

Best of Luck.
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
Jim Conlin answered:
Sun Aug 25, 2013
Justine Vigilante answered:
nice area and the 322 corridor is opening up in value as is rt 100. They both have to, since our n/s arteries are limited.

regardless - questions of course - act 319? subdividable? what is the dirt? perkable for septic?
all questions to consider.

List it - I sell land. I sometimes pair a builder with the land to sell it. You can always give me a call or email. Your land may be suitable for home/barn and reduced taxes.

Elverson, PA
Agent with Remax on Rt 30
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Todd Reed answered:
Yes, but not like the old days where everyone would want it.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
belltavernproperties answered:
It's a great time to turn a primary residence into a rental property in the Downingtown area. Talk to a good Realtor or give us a call to help you navigate the investment analysis.
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Kimberly Collins answered:
Right now is when you want to start looking for a house especially if you are going to buy a short sale. Short sales can take anywhere from 3-12 months to close depending on how many banks are involved and if the listing agent has dealt with short sales before or if a short sale negation company is involved in negotiate the short sale with the bank or banks.
The first thing I would recommend is that you get approved with a very good mortgage lender. I would be more than happy to assist you with finding a short sale to buy!
Give me a call or send me an email so we can set up a time for us to meet to go over your criteria.
Best regards,

Kimberly Collins, Realtor, ABR, GREEN, SFR
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Wed May 16, 2012
Edmund Choi answered:
When lender pulls your credit for qualification purposes, 3 scores should be provided from the 3 major credit bureaus and the mid-score will be used. Good Hunting!
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
Stefanie Bellomo (KW MAIN LINE) answered:
Lynda & David,

I would love to assist you if you are not already working with a Realtor. I can send you a list of homes (with in-law suites). Please give me a ring at 484-459-9504 or email me at

Thank you,
Stefanie Crea
Keller Williams Main Line Realty
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Krista Fuchs answered:
I have a client buying in the neighborhood now so I'd be happy to answer any of your questions!

Krista Fuchs, Realtor
Prudential Fox & Roach
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Ann Byer answered:
This is a newer community that is sold out. They are carriage homes built by Toll Brothers located off Route 30 across from the Oaklands Corporate Center. While many sold new (2007-2009) for more than $500,000 when new, the first resale settled in March, 2012 for $420,000. What did you want to know specifically? ... more
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi Gluchus, your real estate professional should be able to answer these questions for you, but in my experience, a home warranty is simply a marketing tool to draw buyers in that may be concerned about an older house. In my experience, it does not imply your house has issues.

I agree to let the new buyers choose their own flooring. The problem with reducing the cost is the new owners may not have the cash to complete the flooring immediately upon moving in. I would be as flexible as possible. Advertise as flooring package or 3% seller's assiy toward closing costs, whichever they choose.

Email with any follow up questions.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Bela Vora answered:

I have some basic info in my blog article - link below. Feel free to reach out for more info.

Bela Vora
484 947 3127
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi Gluchus1,

Since no other broker has answered you yet, I invite you to review the Thorndale crime rate and other stats on my site here:

I also sell homes if you ever want me to take a look at yours and see if I would be interested in adding it to my portfolio.

You can view my portfolio here:

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
Bucks County (New Hope) | Philadelphia | the Main Line | South Jersey
In PA 215.735.2225
In NJ 856.617.1212
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
William Quinn answered:
Hi Mizzi, For a FHA loan you will need 3.5% to put down on a loan. It is better to own than to rent in most cases but that would depend on your situation. Let me know if you have any further questions I am happy to help. Thanks

Bill Quinn
Sales Associate
Homestarr Realty
1250 Old York Rd Suite 201
Warminster, PA. 18974
Office : 215-355-5565
Direct : 484-881-1378
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Terry Bell answered:
The more you can put down the better! The sellers, if there are multiple offers, will be wanting to go with a buyer that has the best chance of following through on the deal. You will have more flexibility on your appraisal, if there are repairs needed, you are in a better situation, you will have a lot more opportunities with fixers and cosmetic fixers, if you can put more down. Best, Terry Bell, Realtor, Santa Rosa, CA ... more
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