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Wed Apr 3, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Roseline, this property was listed on 11/12/2012. It is still listed as available. Let me know if this helps.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Carmelle Jean-Paul answered:
In Drexel Hill, no. But I would be more than happy to take you to other properties that may be of interest for you if you are willing to look into other areas? If so call me @215-900-6656. My name is Carmelle Jean-Paul and I am a real estate agent with Century 21 Absolute Realty. ... more
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
There can be several possible reasons for that:
The cost of running the County government,
The fact that a lot of people are willing to pay that high amount,
The County government is corrupt or inept,
or, simply because they can.
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Do you mean $20,000 or 20%? What is the purchase price? Taxes? An address will help.
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Mon Nov 3, 2014
Brian Fletcher answered:
Taxes are slightly higher than surrounding areas as well as people relocating after their kids finish high school.

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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
No home is mentioned so no one will know which one you are looking at.
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Tue May 29, 2012
al rappa answered:
Hi Robin,
I am a Real Estate Broker. I may be able to answer your question. But I have some questions. Call me at 610-504-5466.
Al Rappa, Jr.
Associate Broker
EXiT Benchmark Realty ... more
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Unfortunately none of us can predict the future; none of us really knows for sure where the market will head tomorrow, or down the road; therefore purchase in the area that bests suits your finances, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc. today, and worry about the future when that tomorrow arrives... ... more
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Tue Nov 22, 2011
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Hi Maroua,

I am not sure where you found this listing, however, if you found it on RealtyTrac, it may not even be for sale. Many times these days homeowners are trying to get their mortgages modified, to change the terms so their payment is lower and they can stay in the home. When this happens, the auction date may be scheduled and then put off many times before the home is actually foreclosed on. I am not familiar with your area, or the foreclosure laws there, so I cannot advise you on the legalities of this property or the way public auctions are conducted there, but I can tell you that purchasing foreclosed homes at auction is a highly sophisticated thing that is usually only done by very, very experienced and skilled investors. Most of the homes go back to the banks and are sold as 'Bank Owned" properties. The other thing is, at auction, you have to have a good portion of the purchase price in cash on the day of the auction and you have to have the balance of the money in cash shortly after that or you lose both the house AND the money!

A much better stragegy for people looking to purchase distressed properties is either to buy them BEFORE the auction, as a short sale, or AFTER the auction as a bank owned property. And in either case it is highly recommended that the buyer work with a local real estate agent. If you are NOT working with a real estate agent, you should be. In most cases the seller pays the agent, so it costs you nothing and the advice, guidance and support you will receive is invaluable.

Good luck!
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Sat Nov 5, 2011
Maria Guidone answered:

please call my cell at 610-304-9916. I will further discuss with you. Thank you. Maria Guidone
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Sun Jun 12, 2011
Jim Moylan answered:
Once you define what "stable" means for you as a homebuyer, I recommend traveling to the different neighborhoods to determine what area you like best, then contact a realtor who can show you the homes that best fit your needs.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Jim Moylan
Century21 Alliance - Havertown
(610) 853-2700, x467 - office
(610) 853-4835 - fax
(610) 212-4382 - cell
Your Lifetime Real Estate Resource!
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
Laurie Murphy asked:
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
No property was indicated in your question. If you want to add a comment with an address or repost with a link to the property in question, I'm sure someone will be glad to answer for you. ... more
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Wed Oct 27, 2010
Christine McDaniel answered:
A basement is not considered part of the home's total square footage. We do post an unfinished total square footage amount. IF the basement can be finished and considered living space then I would advertise it as such.

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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:
Just to let you know, realtors are not suppose to discuss crime but you can call local police departments to get the info.

As far as areas, I lean towards Philadelphia as that's what I am most familiar with and I think it has a better rental market as you have a more dense population. I live in NE Philly and depending on what area, they can be good rental markets. But once you get up there in rent, I think NE Philly is a bad option for that price point. Some areas of NE Philly are in very high demand (Torresdale) and are booming with new construction in the past 6months. A good area to look at is near Holy Family University as the campus is growing and students will need to find rentals and that can part of your rental plan.

Sean Dawes
Long and Foster Real Estate

Sean Dawes
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Terrence Charest answered:
True value is the amount a buyer is willing to pay for a property.

Terrence Charest, e-Pro
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Thu Jan 28, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
No, do not buy now. If you have to move you will lose about 6% in realtor commission.

6% does not sounds so bad? On a $100,000 house that is $6,000. Then add in closing costs to buy a house and it is likely to be $1,000 or MUCH more. We are also in an environment of falling prices. They could go lower.

When you are sure you will stay in the area maybe it is the time to buy. Looking at moving within 7 years will in most cases hurt you more than renting would financially.

Look at the blog below. It gives an easy way to figure out if renting or buying makes more sense. It includes a 30 year amortization table showing you just how much money you would save by buying or renting at any time frame you wish doing simple calculations.
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Fri Jan 15, 2010
Kathy Weber answered:

Honestly, if my client (the buyer) is not interested in the property - we move on.

There's no need to contact the listing agent if we're not interested.

As a Listing Agent, and am aware of what agent came through my listing with buyer's, I gather the business cards and contact the buyer's agent to get feedback. Usually my seller will let me know if there are cards left on the counter.

I feel it's my job to do this. The buyer's agents are usually very honest & give me feedback on what their thoughts are. Was the property listed to high? They were in other homes with more upgrades & amentities. Location? etc., etc. I can turn some of their feedback into a more positive experience for the next buyer.

If I receive positive info., I pass it along to my seller. If it's "constructive" negatives, like the house needed to be cleaned up, etc. I will pass that along too. Nothing ever offensive.

Best of luck with the sale of your home!
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Wed Nov 25, 2009
Voices Member answered:
There is no contract ect...It's all Free

Just tell your Realtor to go here
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