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Home Buying in Norristown : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 1, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Krish, I can tell you right now, that if you are looking for 80/10/10, I can't think of anybody who would be able to match. Or if they say they can, it will increase before you lock in interest rate. You would be at more like 3.75 or 3.875. Just proceed with caution. Sorry and good luck. ... more
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Kimberly Collins answered:
I would highly recommend that you give Chris a call at Citizens Bank! If you need anything else please let me know!

Christopher Claffey

NMLS ID# 408836

Mortgage Loan Officer

Phone 610-202-1848

E-Fax 855-643-0119


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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Red Chahid answered:
Hello Ebonyadia, I work with investors in Norristown as well as other areas buy and sell all sort of properties. I presently have access to some exclusive Listings if you are interested please give me a call. And yes I do own them as well. 610-517-8000 ... more
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Peter Mohylsky answered:
Usa a realtor you have interviewed and trust ( buyer agent) They then will be working for you. have them investigate the market. a fair offer is 125K but that is not your real question. The answer is how much do you think the house is worth and how much are you willing to offer for the house. Again, find a realtor, get opinions and references, interivew several, and pick one you trust. ... more
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Edmund Choi answered:
At settlement, you will execute the note for the loan, sign the deed, and exchange funds per the HUD-1 settlement sheet. Once you have confirmation from the lender, the ceremonial exchange of keys will occur. Any overages will also be disbursed at the table, provided that the purchase has been funded by your lender. Good hunting! ... more
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Ellen Giammarco answered:
No, the usual peocedure is that the buyer and seller agree to all terms including price and settlement. The buyer proceeds to the next level by doing their inspections. The home inspections in this case will determine is in a condition that is acceptable to you to move forward. After home inpection U and O can be ordered. Ellen Giammarco, Century 21 Alliance - Audubon ... more
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Mxg286 answered:
I think the assesment is approx 51% for Montgomery county. I believe you are looking for the millage which is what the assessment multiplies. see below ... more
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Tue Jan 10, 2012
Alexander Shulzhenko, ePro answered:

Why would you add the wife's name to the agreement if the mortgage is on the husband?
You can do it but it's a waste of pen inc.....

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Tue May 3, 2011
Edmund Choi answered:
There are a handful of communities most notably in North Penn and Spring-Ford school districts. Good hunting!
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Tue Apr 5, 2011
Carol Cei answered:
Charlene, did you have a real estate professional working for you? Do you have a valid contract?

Sometimes when you deal directly with the owner, you are putting the money in the owner's hand and not in an escrow account. Now the money is spent and you are stuck. Here is my best advice to you...get a good REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY and see how he/she can help you.

I wish you good luck. If you have any other questions, please contact me.

Carol Cei
ReMax Action Realty
215-643-9661 cell
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Phong Lam answered:
Hi Linda,

How are you? Thank you for your online inquiry. I think the best way to find out if you like a particular neighborhood is to drive around the area, preferably on different times of the day (morning, afternoon, and evening) just to see how the area is like. Furthermore, a "safe neighborhood" can be depicted differently by each individual.

If you are interested in finding out more about crime rates, here is a couple of websites that I provide to my buyers when they have this type of question for me and hopefully you'll find it helpful as well!


If you are interested in discussing further about your real estate needs and what do you look for in a home, I could assist you in finding your best and suitable home for you and your family. Please feel free to email me at or call my cell phone at (267) 918-1880.

Thank you very much for your time and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon! Have a good evening!

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Mon Feb 21, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check with your local tax assessor's office....
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Thu Feb 3, 2011
Emily Landis Torres answered:
According to our Multiple listing service, this property as of today, is not listed for sale. I will keep you posted if that status changes. If you would like owner information, please feel free to send me an email.

Emily Landis Torres
RE/MAX Central
1110 N. Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-362-3100 ext 1793
direct: 267-640-2327
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Fri Jan 7, 2011
Phil Rotondo answered:
Good Morning Christopher;
No. Contact the closing agent/attorney/title company at once and have it corrected.
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Thu Mar 31, 2011
Carol Cei answered:
Brian, I wish that I had a crystal ball....your question is a tough one. Let me tell you what I heard last week at a convention for Real Estate Professionals:
Prices will continue to fall through mid-2011. They will slowly start to creep back and then maybe, by mid 2012, we will be back to today's prices. After that, the hope is an average of 3-5% appreciation per year which is the long term historic trend according to NAR.

If you are getting it at a great price and can get good rental income, you should be ok. If you're never planning to live there, think about a duplex or triplex. Then you are never stuck with paying the entire rent in the absence of your tenants.

Good luck with all

Carol Cei
ReMax Action Realty
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
If you google "PA Title Rate Calculator" you can plug in the number and see what the title insurance cost is. However, I have seen some title companies discount their fees. So it always pays to shop around! ... more
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Tue Sep 28, 2010
Jaryd Ruffner answered:
No they do not but I believe some lenders may charge extra for originating a loan without an escrow account for taxes. Not positive about this but I have been told that before.
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Tue Nov 9, 2010
Terrence Charest answered:
Are you working with a real estate agent? What do they say? Within a few percent should be fine. Although, depending on the financing you are looking to get, the higher your down payment, then the more serious your offer will be taken.

Good luck! And if you need a Realtor to look after your interests, then please contact me.

Terrence Charest
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Mon Jun 28, 2010
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