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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Thomas Brady answered:
Hi Sheila, a Lis Pendens property is one that has court papers filed against it, usually for missing some mortgage payments. Unfortunately it doesn't mean that it is, or will be for sale, and the amount indicated is the amount of the Lis Pendens, not what the house would sell for. There are currently only two foreclosures listed for sale in Levittown, I'll be happy to e-mail you a list of foreclosures in the areas you are interested in, just e-mail me the e-mail address where you would like it sent.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Do you actually think that we can visualize these changes without seeing it?
Do you actually think anyone could give you an accurate estimate like this?
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check or work with an agent; also check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc. As for the rent to own, since rent to own properties may not be listed as such, consider working with an agent of your own. Keep in mind that rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore do inform yourself well, and consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright... ... more
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Michael Cheng answered:
You should start showing it once it's on the market, 3 years from now.
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Tue Sep 30, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
here's another question that requires a legal really need to ask a real estate attorney about whether you can just walk away, or risk losing your deposit.....or worse.......can you be sued for breach of contract for more than the 20,000??

the sellers can make sure the house is inspected and brought up to code.........whether the property taxes will increase or not is another sotry.

no one here can tell you that
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
There is not a lot that is "normal" in short sales; every bank has different requirements and takes different amounts of time.

What does your Realtor say about this? I am sure he/she will be best able to guide you; that's what we do! ... more
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:
Looking for a property can be much easier than you may think.

I would be happy to provide you with a FREE account on Listing Book so that you can easily control your own search with very little time invested.

LIsting Book connects to the Multiple Listing Service and will tell you, based on your search criteria, what is on the market; will notify you immediately when something new comes on the market and will also let you know if a property out of your $ zone has a price reduction into your search criteria.

Not only is it free, Listing Book does not obligate you to any one Realtor; work with whom you choose.
I will need very little information; first & last name, email address, price range. You can enter the rest of the information yourself when you log into your account.

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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
The property is not showing as available on MLS; for available area properties check out
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Wed Oct 26, 2016
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
Basically it boils down to how busy the department is, there is no set time frame.
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Tue May 15, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
There are no set standards when it commissions as it would go against Federal Laws, see link below; therefore have a discussion regarding any commission fees with your agent beforehand....
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
It will totally depend on your income, credit, debts and some other things. You just need to speak to a lender and let them work out the details.
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Tue May 15, 2012
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Sun Oct 16, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
It is more likely for you to get access to this type of work, by becoming a vendor for a bank or property preservation company.
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Sat Oct 15, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
You will need to a business license, have a tax id number, bonded, insured, possibly speak to an attorney regarding legal structure your business, etc.
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Sun Jul 24, 2011
Annette Levinson answered:
If the short sale house was within 1 mile of your home and the same school district, the appraiser is obligated to consider the property in their appraisal. If the short sale house is not the same style or has different amount of bedrooms, baths or square footage, the appraiser will use if there or not 3 other houses that sold in the last 6 months that were closer in description to your home. ... more
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Fri Dec 30, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Without much information, have you considered listing with an agent...
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your attorney can best advise as to any options you may have, consider a can also check with the local tax assessor's office, you could file a grievance after closing, etc... ... more
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Mon Jan 17, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
While anything is possible, I think the odds of you being struck by lightning while on horseback with a card table on your head would be as likely. I can't imagine two people finding the two perfect homes and who both want to swap. But then I buy lottery tickets too, so anything is possible. Good luck with it. ... more
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Fri Jan 7, 2011
Linda S. Cefalu answered:

You question is confusing. If you by a home for $60,000, why would you get a loan for 203K?
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