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Home Buying in Philadelphia : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Don't waste your time asking us, you need to be asking lenders that can research you and your credit. Go see several and ask.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Kevin Reddington answered:
There is a special first time buyer program that I could talk to you about. If interested, call me.
Kevin Reddington
Prudential Reddington Realtors
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Andre Keith Robinson answered: - Andre Robinson 267-249-6645 Disston Realty Please call me and tell me how it works out.
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
pfeifferanna answered:
I'm afraid to "waste" money on application fees just to be denied.
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Niall McCall answered:
First and foremost, speak with a local lender to find out what you can and cannot do.

Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate (US), LLC
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Kevin Van Horn answered:
Iam sure you are doing so with an agent. Have them email me. I specialize in REO / foreclosure properties for 13 years now including starting out in the title industry. ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Ian Perler answered:

I would be happy to recoomend some local mortgage brokers in the area. You can reach me via email or on my cell phone. I look forward to hearing from you.


Ian Perler
Sales Manager
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
In New York & Pennsylvania
Cell: (203) 770-3803

Star Real Estate Group, Inc.
510 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-7300 Office
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Robert Travers answered:
539 Robbins went under contract in January. If you are looking for a home I would be more then happy to help you. Fell free to give me a call if you have any other questions also.

Your Real Estate Professional,

Robert Travers
PA Lic No: RS316370
Oh, by the way I'm never too busy for your referrals!

Keller Williams Main Line Realty
720 W. Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr Pa 19010
Mobile: (267)257-4051
Ph: (610)520-6599
Of: (610)520-0100
Fax: (610)520-1835

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Mon Feb 4, 2013
James G Brophy answered:
1229 Allengrove went under sale contract on 1-14-13. However, 1301 Orthodox St, also a single home, is for sale now at only 114,900 in case it might also be of interest?

Call Jim Brophy
RE/MAX 2000
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Good luck finding any. When you know more about the idea of rent to own you will understand why there are so few and why they are not a good idea.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Hannah Angert answered:

You need to look at the L&I web site and see what kind of permits are required for your particular project. If you aren't changing the footprint of the house, you may be able to obtain the permits "over the counter" or even online.

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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Credit is always an issue if you are financing. If you have something of value, it could be converted into money which could be used for down payment. Sell a car or a boat or you could theoretically exchange properties. ... more
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Sat Dec 31, 2016
Tim Moore answered:
Not around here, I can't imagine what condition a house for $5k would be in, but I bet it would have wheels. Good luck.
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:

Unfortunately, it's extremely unlikely at this point. With today's tight underwriting standards, you would need a good income, credit scores above 640 and a minimum downpayment of 5% to have any chance at approval. ... more
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi, I know of at least 2 who serve with me on the Board of Realtors. If you send me an email, I will put you both in touch.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Steve Caine answered:
Many people who are selling their current home and looking for a new property use their past realtor. That is the way that I get the majority of my business. If you had a decent experience that may be the way to go. If you had an upleasant experience I with my 28 years experience can walk you through step by step.
You will want to get a CMA (comparative market analysis) for your current home to see what your proceeds might look like. Once you determine a market value you can get an idea of what your next property value may be. As in your past deal you will need a mortgage pre-approval (if you are getting financing).
Please feel free to call me with any questions at 215 698 2024.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Ian Perler answered:
Generally you'll need two years of tax returns, bank statements, they will have to run your credit, and you'll also have to get employee reference letters. There are many other documents you'll need, but to get started on your pre-approval you simply have to find a mortgage broker and speak with them. They can walk you through what they need in order to get you pre-approved for your loan.

I would be happy to recommend some mortgage brokers that I work with.


Ian Perler
Star Real Estate Group
(203) 770–3803
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Ian Perler answered:
There are many options out there that might work for you depending on your credit score. I would be happy to recommend some mortgage professionals that could help you. Please call or email me for more details.


Ian Perler
Star Real Estate Group
(203) 770-3803
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Sheri Curci answered:
Good Morning K Haynes, ....

I can think of at least 3 top guns in the business that will do under 640? feel free to call me + I can give you their contact info?

All the Best John + Sheri Curci RE/MAX 215-757-2889 ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Larry Lichtman answered:

We can certainly help you convey and settle all your real estate transactions in PA.

We are a very active sales brokerage. We also have a large property management practice which may help you increase your ROI on your realty investments.

Our own title company is available to expedite settlement and keep the whole process stress-free.

Please call me to discuss your needs and goals. I'd be happy to speak with you about working together.

Looking forward to speaking with you soon.

All the best,
Larry Lichtman, CNE
REALTOR, Property Manager
Your Real Estate Resource For Life
Cell/Text: (267) 254-7994

Real Estate Sales & Leasing
Property Management & Insurance
1611 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Office: (215) 271-7070
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