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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Abigail Manero answered:
Hello,

Are you interested in touring the property? Also, depending on your finances there may be a loan for you that will enable you to do property restoration. If that's not your option or route to take, there are vendors with whom you can connect for an estimate.

Send me an email with your contact information and I would be happy to assist you further.

Thank you,

Abigail Manero
Century 21
610-329-0523
abigailmanero@gmail.com
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Abigail Manero answered:
Hello,

If your interested in Woodlawn? I would be happy to do a comparable search to email to you. Call or message me if you would like to view them.

Sincerely,

Abigail Manero

Century 21
abigailmanero@gmail.com
610.329.0523
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Joshua Stein answered:
That really depends on your situation and your desire to be a landlord.

Assuming your property is 3 bedrooms (most seem to be in the immediate area, homes are selling (not listed) between $50,000-$80,000 and rents can go as high as $1150/month.

Do you have the equity to sell? Are you looking for a monthly income stream? Can you qualify to purchase a new property while continuing to carry this one? These are all questions you should be able to answer for yourself.

I would love to discuss the particulars with you a bit more. Give me a call.

Joshua Stein, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Conshohocken
jstein@cbpref.com
Office:(610) 828-9558 * Cell:(215) 866-8030
Direct:(484) 270-1165 * Fax: (215) 999-5894
PA License #RS317975

If you know anyone who needs help buying, selling or renting in the next 90 days, give me a call so I can help them meet all of their real estate goals.
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
Mjsluss answered:
Why would the buyers have to pay the difference? If it comes back lower, you can lower the agreed price or release them of the contract. Either way that appraisal stays with your house for 6 months. I would not pack another thing until that appraisal comes back!! ... more
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Anthony Gigie Sciandra answered:
Hi I am a realtor with century 21 alliance in drexel hill I would love to help give you some advice. The first thing to do is get pre approved for a mortgage. We have a lender in our office who works for First American Mortgage who can let you know for free. go to graffmortgage.com and feel free to give me a call 610-529-2877 ... more
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Keith Grewell answered:
Tue Mar 18, 2014
Tameka Goldsborough answered:
Yes, you can rent it out and have a licensed agent (like myself) do all the work including credit checks and screening on your behalf. I have a new listing in Upper Darby Township. In fact, I'm hosting an Open House on Sunday @ 1227 Wilson Dr, Havertown from 1-3pm. Feel free to stop by and we can chat about your needs in greater detail or feel free to call me this weekend to discuss at time most convenient for you at 484-888-4603. I'm happy to help you find a suitable/qualified tenant for your home. ... more
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
Alan Openshaw answered:
Hello Boston,

A good friend of mine said to me that you can alwasys make money in Real estate if you buy at the right price. If you know your market and can recognize a bargain then you can build equity. If you buy distressed properties ( short sales and foreclosures) you can get them below market value. If you can find people to do good work at a reasonable price then you can buy fixer uppers. Make sure that you know your contractors. I have had what should have been a home run, turn into a money pit because of bad contractors. I think the best way to build equity is to buy fixer uppers and remodel cheaply and you can do it. If you are going to live in the house, you can do it with very little money down using an FHA 203k loan.

Regards,
Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending Inc
Southampton Pa 18966
215 953 0800
cell 267 992 7276
VOTED BEST IN BUCKS 2010 & 2012
NMLS ID 143960
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Beccalam13 answered:
Well you can't WORK when there are NO JOBS to be found!!!!! How dare you criticize people on welfare. My husband had an excellent job for over 17 years and got laid off. He has been out of work for over a year. He has literally HUNDREDS of applications out there and NO ONE calls back. I can only find part time work. We are Christians too and understand that you are suppose to work, BUT there has to be a job!!!! And as far as having a big TV I'm sure in some cases people had nice stuff BEFORE they got into a bad situation....what should they do...sell it all??? And speaking of families with alot of kids, at least in my state(and I have a feeling in others) Welfare DOES NOT give you help for more than 3 kids after that you are on your own. So don't think these people are having more kids just to get more help. As a Christian I think YOU need to be a little more understanding and a little less judgemental. Instead of worrying about what others are getting/not getting and what they have and don't have, you should just be BLESSED that your own family is doing well and that you have the PRIVILEDGE of owning your own business. ... more
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Wed May 30, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
If values increase where you currently live they will most likely increase where you want to buy.
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Thu May 2, 2013
Rocky answered:
Mike, rents are high in Upper Darby because the Taxes on homes are so extremely high. Try a Realtor, and they may be able to help you. Most of the homes here in my community rent for $1,400 a month and they are very small homes. ... more
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Your question is confusing. Please clarify so we can help.
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
David Reh answered:
It would be difficult but possible. You would most likely have to go FHA. You need to contact a mortgage person and find out if you qualify. If you need suggestions for mortgage people and if you would like to see a few properties please email me. David Reh--Realty Executives. My email is davidreh@comcast.net ... more
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
You have a right to believe you should get that chandelier, unless it was excluded then it should convey. A good listing agent will always tell a seller to remove or replace anything they want to remove from the house before a buyers sees it because they will want it. Your story is not a new one and the result can be a lot like congress these days. It will require some communication and maybe some compromise. Have your agent bring it up with the sellers agent and go from there. Delay closing if you need to while working it out, once you close you accepted what was there. ... more
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Mjsluss answered:
We are selling our home in Upper Darby, only because we got new jobs and the commute is killing us. But on N Lynn Blvd its pretty safe. I have left keys in doors, heck even left the back door ajar one night and nothing has ever happened. I even walk my dog at night with no worries. ... more
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Tue Dec 6, 2011
Phil Rotondo answered:
If you feel that you were misled with the details of a listing, report the facts to the broker and/or to the local Real Estate Board.
Oh, and btw, how's H-Town? I grew up on Mill Road.
Phil
mailto:phil@321property.com
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Steve Sisman answered:
Good afternoon Robert,

From now until the middle of November is our fall selling season. During the holidays sellers are hesitant to list. The pre-spring market starts mid-Feburary. What is your timing? Steve ... more
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Thu May 2, 2013
Steve Sisman answered:
Good evening Paul, taxes will vary depending on location. The best information about potental tenants would be supplied by thenUpper Darby Township Code Enforcement Department. A multi-family usage of a single family residence could spell legal trouble for the owner. Best to confirm the township's opinion prior to purchasing a property. Steve ... more
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Thu May 5, 2011
Bill Eckler answered:
Renter,

You'll never know unless you ask......agreed, the seller is showing signs of high motivation to find a buyer with these recent price decreases.

The sad reality of negotiating is the more you ask of the seller, the less chance you have of being successful. An additional price decrease may be possible but they may view $15,000 as excessive especially if you are going to ask for seller financing.

But, you never know.....what do you stand to lose by asking?

Good luck,

Bill
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Fri Apr 29, 2011
Steve Sisman answered:
Good evening Elizabeth, no! In todays market, a large portion of the mortgages are FHA with the seller contributing 6% of the sale price toward closing costs. Add to that the seller side closing costs, approx 8% of the sale price and it appears that you will need to bring a check to closing. A potential alternative is a Loan Modification or Short Sale, if you are behind in your mortgage payments. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss these alternatives. Steve ... more
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