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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Harold Wilson answered:

For a lease purchase, you'll normally need a down payment, sometimes as much as 10% of the purchase price. Some sellers on a lease purchase are going to want to see that you can have a reasonable chance to purchase the home in the 2 to 3 year period you'll sign up for, because that is the ultimate goal. I have extensive experience with this, so feel free to call me at (717) 623-6451 to further discuss. Thank you! ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
David Obenstine answered:
Do you have to live in Harrisburg, or would a neighboring town work? I have a client with a 3 bedroom house for rent...
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Beth Masland answered:
Although rents are lower here than in NYC - I think you will find that they are not THAT low.....if you want to rent a house with a private yard, 3 bedrooms and a finished basement you are going to need to increase your price range - I could be wrong but i think this is going to be hard to find! ... more
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Your first 2 steps should be to contact a local agent who specializes in listing homes like yours and see what they can sell it for. Next meet with a local and trusted loan officer who can prequailify you at no cost and let you know what is available to you. Mortgages right now are requiring very good credit, the lower the credit, the more you may need down. If you need help finding a listing agent to speak with you, just email me and i can check my referal list for your area. ... more
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Mon Dec 31, 2012
Terry Farnsworth answered:
I'd be happy to help if you clarified your question. What do you mean by "draw up realtor non realtor dual agency"?
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Lisa Gerlach answered:
I do know that Susquehann can go as low as 580. Not sure why they would have preapproved you and then denied you. Did this just happen that you were denied? Did you have a realtor to help you?

I have a very good contact at Susquehanna I can talk to .. There had to be more to the situation in order for them to deny you.

If you would like to give me a call my contact info is: Lisa Gerlach Exit Platinum Plus Realty 717-920-2900 or 717-623-5472 cell. Id be glad to help you
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Alan Openshaw answered:
Hello Zac,

Your credit score is not great but good enough to get a mortgage. The question is how long have you been at your job and what did you do before getting this job. What is your income and what kind of debt do you carry. How much of a down payment do you have.
These are querstions that you need to discuss with a local mortgage lender.

Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending Inc
Southampton Pa 18966
215 953 0800
cell 267 992 7276
NMLS ID 143960
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
The Ramsey/Rhoads Real Estate Group answered:
Karina, I am Lawrence Bordner with Prudential Homesale in Camp Hill. Give me a call so I can help you with what your options are. My number is 717-592-9494. I look forward to hearing from you and helping. ... more
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Rick Hackenberg answered:
Check out 429 n 32nd st, Harrisburg , PA 17111 . Itis an amazing neighborhood and minutes away from most major highway and tons of shoppping. Also 15 minutes from Hershey
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
The question is;
what is your house WORTH, compared to the Market Value?

If there isn't any room in there; you can look at it from every which way, and it will look the same.
Homeowners have been struggling with this situation for years, and there is no easy solution.

If the house needs a little TLC, it has to be priced accordingly.
If the house is Turn-Key, it needs to be priced accordingly.

You can offer Closing Costs, Repair or Upgrade credit, or a Low List Price; it all comes down to the bottom line; and today's buyer is very savy.

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Phil913 asked:
We are looking to buy improved land in the Harrisburg area however are struggling to find finacning options and lenders. Any suggestions/ideas?
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey there-

I am not sure where Susq SD is, is that near Harrisburg? Of so, here are some great homes for rent:,PA/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/

If not, please let me know how I can help by sharing a bit more information!

Ali, Community Manager
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Barbara Kauffman answered:
You can check the link below for the tax mileage on this link for Cumberland county.
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Wed Jul 4, 2012
George Holevas answered:
Contact 979.5307; Nevin has an updated townhome in Susquehanna Twp for $975/month.
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
The Ramsey/Rhoads Real Estate Group answered:
Crissy, I am Lawrence Bordner with Prudential Homesale in Camp Hill. Please give me a call so I can help point you in the right direction to see if it is possible for you to obtain financing. My telephone number is 717-592-9494. I look forward to helping you get this matter resolved. ... more
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
Eric Hoffer answered:
Hi Elaine,

The city is like any city, and there is crime. It is important to have your wits about you, and not walk the streets alone at night. I've lived in midtown for 12 years and I love it. Despite the city's financial and political troubles, it is still a great and affordable place to call home. I'm happy to discuss what areas may be best for you. Call me any time.

Eric Hoffer
Coldwell Banker Homestead Group
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Deneen Thomas answered:
Anything is possible, You should check on line or classified ads for the area you are interested in call the management offices and let them know your situation. Ask and you shall receive.

Best Wishes

Deneen Thomas
Full Time Real Estate Agent
The Peoples Choice Real Estate
215- 626-5427
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