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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Judy Cerra answered: This is the Scranton Board of Realtors website, you will find it very useful, contact me since I am a full time realtor in Scranton when you need assistance. ... more
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Looking to buy asked:
Experience in purchasing properties at the sheriff sale, Lackawanna county is needed. I trust I know the details, but nothing beats experience. Thank you.
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
I have been to one of those auctions years ago & I thought you may have 30 hours to pay. Things may have changed or I may not remember fully since I was not considering buying. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A TITLE SEARCH BEFORE YOU BID ... more
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
HOSTESS60 asked:
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Benny Smith answered:
Yes these add value, and can reduce time on maket when selling. Marketed correctly that can help you get a higher sales price also. For example instead of the same old copy we all see in the adds today you can for example advertise; "Spend your household budget on entertaining now that less goes to the local utility." or Enjoy the relaxing sound of rain on this metal roof and rest easy knowing your roof is secure for decades to come. Followed by Save Tens of Thousands over the life of your loan with the 50 year metal roof installed in 2011. You get the idea. An appraiser may not see the value in these unless you and your Realtor have the facts in black and white and market these to the customer and then to the appraiser. Best of luck. Benny Smith ... more
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Sat May 10, 2014 answered:
The only fee is $20 background check which is applied towards the 1st months rent. Check for warrants or prior evictions.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
They've introduced 2 in the last 12 months!

Have you seen the anti-apple commercials on the TV?
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Sujin Chong Huber asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Peter Lamandre answered:
There are lenders that will use non-traditional trade lines such as rental receipts, utility bills, cell phones, etc. I'd be happy to refer you to one. Please give me a call (570) 309-6852 ... more
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Judy Cerra answered:
Hi Kathy, all local Scranton bus routes can be determined by visiting If you need assistance throughout the entire real estate process you can contact me at and (570) 903-5846. I look forward to hearing from you! Judy ... more
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Phil Godlewski answered:
Hey Allan

No, I can still get you your home's value. Shoot me an email to and give me the details of your home. Include as many as specifics as possible, including the address ... more
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Sun Dec 9, 2012
Andrew Himes answered:
I would consult with an attorney. Since no one here is privy to the details of the agreement of sale that you would have signed for that house we can't possibly know what the contract states. Get a good Real Estate attorney that is familiar with the contracts in PA. ... more
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Kerrydavis9 asked:
My husband, our two kids and I need a 4 month furnished short term rental beginning mid August in or around Scranton, pa.
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Peter Lamandre answered:
Scranton is made up of a variety of different types of homes (Size, Design, Age, etc) due to that varying level of appeal contained within the city taking a broad number such as the "... average cost of properties that were sale..." may not be the best or most precise approach to any sort of valuation. Perhaps if you explained what you needed the info for I may be able to provide you with the info you need. Also do you mean the average list price of home that were for sale in 2003, average price that a home actually sold for in 2003? Again, providing the purpose may enable me to better assist you. ... more
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
You may want to try a local bank. If that does not work there may be lenders that may do it for a higher interest rate. Keep me posted. If you can't get anyone I may have someone that can steer you in the right direction. ... more
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
Vandana asked:
1 br,hardwood floors,washer dryer,dishwasher.
walking distance from commonwealth med school
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Fri May 18, 2012
Robert Petrillo answered:
At one time in the past the crime was higher in the hill section of Scranton then in any other area of the city but the police and the neighborhood crime watch has really cleaned up the hill section that was most affected by crime. Also the 800 block of North Irving is one of the nicest, most scenic area of the city. This home is a must see. ... more
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Irina Karan answered:
Hello Yesikan,

As realtors, we are not supposed to discuss safety of any particular area.
Check out,,crimereports,, for the crime info. You can also check the area where you are living now (if statistics are similar, then the new area should be similar to where you are now).

Also, it's great to drive by the area in question at night - to get a feeling for the vibe there.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
They certainly can fix the problem, it may take a little time though. The key is if you close with a problem now, when you go to sell the problem will still be there and can affect you and the value when you do sell. I can not tell you what to do, but i can tell you i would want the deed clear if i was buying it. ... more
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