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Home Buying in Tobyhanna : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
It depends. Each township has different tax rates. How many square feet is the house? How much land? These are just a couple of items that may be used to figure the Assessed Value. When you say property tax relief, I am not sure what you are talking about. The buses have a few stops so you can be near a stop if you want. Have you been in the Poconos at all? ... more
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Jonathan Koszalka answered:
Unfortunately, Tobyhanna was been over taxed for years and for some odd reason , it has been , at least for the last 10 years, since I worked here, received a unjustified reputation, so property values are on the low side of Monroe county, . There is a Tobyhanna attorney, that specializes in Tax Reduction,for the last 2 years in a row, he has reduced property and school taxes in Tobyhanna up to 82%. Email me and I'll give you his contact information. Hope this help you ... more
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
As John said, if you are getting a mortgage the lender will usually only allow a certain percentage. If you are negotiating with no mortgage it is as much as the Seller will give. Perhaps they will pay the entire transfer tax or for your title insurance. ... more
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
The annual taxes are $ 6,649.93 . The only way you can tell what offer will be accepted is to make an offer. I Would be happy to do a comparative market analysis, to let you know what a fair price would be for this property. After that I can present an offer as your Buyer's Agent if you choose to do so. I have seen that house & although it needs some work it is a lot of house for the price.. ... more
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
No, however the Sellers should have their Realtor do a Comparative Market Analysis & if the results are very different than the appraiser, they should suggest a second appraiser come out. An appraisal is an opinion of value & not everyone has the same opinion. Usually if 2 appraisals are done & done right they should be very close. Feel free to contact me if you need more help. ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Aprincecharles,

The seller usually pays all Realtor commissions. In this case, the seller would be the bank.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Michael Emery answered:
If you have signed a representation agreement where you agree to pay the Realtor a commission (whether or not you use the agent to purchase a home) you would be liable for paying the agent their commission out of your pocket for the duration of the contract.

If you and the agent are not working out, you will need to request a mutual cancellation of the representation agreement before signing with another agent. No other agent will work with you while you are under contract because they would be concerned they won't get paid.
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Wed Aug 8, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Your Realtor can certainly answer these questions for you;
It would depend upon what the two of you put in your Offer.
Talk to your Realtor.
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
That depends. If you have the funds to buy cash of can do so. If you would like the name & number of a few lenders I will be happy to give them to you.
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Grace Jorge answered:
Fri Aug 17, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Stop trying.

Get your own Realtor and let them do the heavy lifting.
It doesn't cost you a penny and you will be represented.
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
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Tue Jan 10, 2012
Sharon Sapp answered:
Lori, I'm not a mortgage lender, but typically our local lenders are looking for 1 to 2 years of rental income before it's considered in a mortgage pre-approval amount. That being said, there are always exceptions. Your best bet is to contact some of the lenders in your area and ask them what they require. ... more
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Fri Nov 18, 2011
Ada L Winter answered:
Hi, the houses in the A Pocono Country Place are generally less than quarter of an acre. Therefore will not be able to have a horse there.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thank you
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Sat Oct 8, 2011
Margaret Knipe answered:
It basically depends on whether the home is priced aggressively. At a fair market price. But, it can be at times like rolling the dice. You can see a home you like and think it will be available in a few weeks then when you come back to see it its under contract. Other homes could be on a year or even more. Which house is it? contact me at ... more
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
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Sat Apr 30, 2011
Brian Rayl answered:

Are you asking about closing costs? Closing costs are typically 1-2% of the home value, depending on what type of loan you are getting. You can negotiate some of these with the seller to have them pay for part of it.

You should get a real estate agent to walk you through the process. If you need a referral to a good agent in your area, feel free to email me.

It's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl, REALTOR®, e-PRO, SFR
Keller Williams Elite Dallas Park Cities
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Gayle Dimas answered:
Hi Marco,

$62,000 is an amazing price for a home that is only 5 years old with that amount of sqft. I reside in Tobyhanna and can even send you comps to show your getting a great deal! ... more
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
Andrea Mills answered:
I do not service the area you are inquiring about and I'm sorry for your negative experience with unresponsive agents on here. Have you tried contacting agents aside from Trulia? My suggestion would be to google real estate for the area you are interested in and find an agent you feel comfortable working with. ... more
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Sun Feb 13, 2011
Dp2 answered:
Yes, this is one of those 'toxic' foreclosures, and you wouldn't be able to get a clean title or title insurance until those lien issues are resolved. If you got a good deal, and can afford to wait however long it will take for the seller to clear all of that up, then you might consider waiting. ... more
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