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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Rose Proud Smith asked:
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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3114443736-1215-Village-Rd-Clearfield-PA-16830?ecampaign=con_day_propertycomp_bk&eurl=www.trulia.com/pr...
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Hillside Gardens answered:
I have one for 815.00 in 6060 Crescentville Rd philadelphia PA 19120
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
I am assuming that trulia is using given data for sold homes with the same no. of bedrooms and bath, and then the computer spits out a number. This is by no means a good market evaluation of a home,
only a local Realtor with expertise and experience in the area will be able to take inventory of a home,
look at it inside and out, then compare it to recently similar sold homes, by making adjustments for all that your home has or the lack thereof compared to the comps.... and the Realtor will also inform you
about the current similar homes that are on the market and that will compete with your home.

So consider the valuations here on Trulia or any site, a computer generated estimate ..... definitely do not rely on them.
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
It definitely does for the Appraiser.
It probably does for a Buyer.
It might for you.
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Andrew Himes answered:
It depends on the price point. I just sold 3 homes in Collegeville in under a week and all of them had multiple offers on them. If you'd like to discuss more I'd be more than happy to chat.

Andrew Himes
Prudential Fox & Roach Collegeville
267-231-8255
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Stephanie Roskow answered:
Hi shafer1034! If you would like to email me at syates@prudentialpreferred.com and let me know your criteria, i.e. amount of rent, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, off street parking, ect. I would be able to let you know what my office has available. Hope to hear from you soon! Have a great day! ... more
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi Chris, first let me say that I am sorry this has happened to you. Second, I must disclaim that I am not an attorney and these are just my thoughts, but should not be taken as legal advice. If you are unsure, you should contact your Realtor and/or an attorney. As i see it, you have a few options available to you:

1. The Seller's insurance is liable up until settlement. If it's that important to you, ask them to submit a claim. Make sure that claim will not be affected if owner sells house before decision and payout.

2. If you don't want to postpone closing, get proof that the claim has been submitted and agree on a replacement value with the Seller. Set that amount aside in escrow (with the title company) to ensure that the Seller is motivated to pursue the claim. If the insurance company denies, you may be able to have these funds redirected to a vendor to replace these items. You, however, cannot receive the funds. Document it in writing exactly what happens to these funds should the insurance company not approve claim.

3. Agree on a credit with the Seller. You usually cannot walk away with funds, so this may involve decreasing the sale price. If you and the Seller decide/agree on this option, you should do this NOW as settlement is fast approaching.

4. You say they are valuable, but if it is not a historic mansion and simply an older home, you can choose to accept the home as-is (you can still try to get a reduction in sale price as mentioned in item 3 above) and have the "fun" and adventure of finding replacement items online or from architectural salvage stores (there's a great one in Philly). This way you can "add" to the story of the home and add your own touch.

Hope this helps and good luck to you!

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Licensed in NJ and PA
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
eric.axelson@sothebysrealty.com
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
wuspaar asked:
The appraisal came in at 220K.
Now our lender (PNC mortgage) wants to go in for second appraisal and is concerned its a flip property.The (PNC mortgage) asked us a copy of the inspect...
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Robert D Hughes answered:
Your question is a little confusing. The property you inquired is behind a large shopping center on rt 3 West Chester Pike. The Applebee's and Shop-rite center. The ad indicates $886-$1178. Anything is possible, however, If you are grossing $800 per month most likely any landlord would not want to rent to someone who can barely cover the rent. Even though heat and hot water are included the electric is not as well as any other typical expenses. $800-$900 per month usually would be a 1 bedroom apartment in West Chester Pa. Rentals are in high demand and owners are getting their asking prices these days.

Best of luck to you.

Rob Hughes- Long and Foster RE
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
It's not likely at all, but you still have options. For example, you can purchase the home with an FHA 203K renovation loan which allows you to borrow both the money for the purchase and the money for the repair. This is an excellent option for a few reasons. The fact that the home needs repair means it will not qualify for a regular FHA loan, so the pool of potential buyers will be reduced greatly. That fact allows you to make a much more reasonable offer so you can get into the home at a very good price and earn some 'sweat equity' when you do the repairs. Find a good realtor and lender who are familiar with the process. There are some excellent resources here: www.rebuildusa.com. ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Shaina Baker asked:
My fiancé and I have ok credit, but we have great jobs and can pay what we need to move in. Need to move ASAP!!
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
dean.walters asked:
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Mon May 20, 2013
Suren Pogosov answered:
Please give me a call and I’d be happy to find you exactly what you need.

Thank you.

SUREN POGOSOV
Realtor, Sales Associate Selling in NJ & PA
Keller Williams Princeton & Delaware Valley Realty
Toll Free: (888)817-7383 Ext.1328 Cell: (347)782-2036
My web-site: www.SurenRealtor.com
Search for your dream home by Features, Location, School district or listing number at:
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Jim Cramer answered:
Contact Jeff George at http://www.jeffandadageorge.com or 717-263-3555

Jeff specializes in Bank Owned properties.

Below is his Bio:

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND A STRONG WORK ETHIC IN YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT? WELL LOOK NO FURTHER THAN JEFF GEORGE.

JEFF IS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY AND IS INVOLVED IN MANY ASPECTS OF THIS COMMUNITY. JEFF HAS NUMEROUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS HE CAN BE PROUD OF INCLUDING MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF PEN MAR ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS DURING THE YEARS 2007 - 2009, SERVED AS VICE PRESIDENT IN 2009 AND PRESIDENT IN 2010. JEFF IS AN ASSOCIATE BROKER, GRI, ABR, AND E-PRO. HE IS LICENSED TO SELL REAL ESTATE IN PA, MD, AND W.VA., AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY FAR FROM LEAST, JEFF WAS NAMED REALTOR OF THE YEAR IN 2008.

JEFF AND HIS WIFE ADA WORK TOGETHER AS A DYNAMIC AND ENERGETIC REAL ESTATE TEAM. YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON THEIR AVAILABILITY TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PURCHASING OR SELLING PROCESS.

IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR THAT SPECIAL PROPERTY, JEFF IS READY TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR SEARCH AND HE WILL ATTEND TO ALL DETAILS NECESSARY TO HELP YOU FINALIZE YOUR INVESTMENT.

MAKE SURE YOU CALL JEFF GEORGE WHEN PURCHASING OR SELLING THAT PROPERTY IS IMPORTANT TO YOU!
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Diane Dries answered:
The School is Tamaqua. If you are correctly not working with an agent and are looking in this area or surrounding areas feel free to call or e-mail me.
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
stephen webber answered:
Hi Malita
The Grant may include an interest rate or to be paid down each month. The lender should know what to factor in when you applied for the grant ?? Maybe they are waiting for the agency to approve your total monthly obligation. Some agencies must approve your monthly obligation, ratio, before they will approve the grant. No fun waiting. Best of Luck, Stephen ... more
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Qui Chau answered:
Hi,

I'm a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) and specialize in assisting military families sell, lease or buy homes. I will shoot you an email and we can go from there. ... more
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Sat May 4, 2013
John Fox answered:
Amanda, you should seek the help of professionals. A professional lender will help you determine how much money you can borrow based on your income and other financial information. A professional Realtor can help you find a property that fits your budget. ... more
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Virginia Stump answered:
If you have a friend or relative who is a Realtor, they can easily pull you some comparables from the multi-list or you can go to sites such as Realtor.com and click on "Recently Sold" to search yourself. Southwestern PA did not feel thesame wrath from the Recession that other states did. If you paid your loan on time and took good care of your home since 2006, even doing a little updating, you might be okay. ... more
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