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Thu Dec 5, 2013
Virginia Stump answered:
Hello Joyce, I recommend that you find out what your credit score is. It might not be as bad as you think. However, if it is below 620, you should contact a reputable credit counseling organization, such as Advantage CCCS ( They will help you correct your credit situation. When you buy a house, you want to be able to make the payments, pay the taxes, and afford the maintenance. I wouldn't advise rushing into a home purchase, if you are having other financial problems. Another option to consider is rent-to-own, especially if you are paying your rent payments on time. Try estates, for-sale-by-owner, or homes that have been on the market a long time. ... more
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Blair W. Cohen answered:
My home and office are in Monroeville and I have sold real estate for almost 35 years. I do sell homes all around the Pittsburgh area but being located in Monroeville I obviously know it better and sell more here. An agent from West Mifflin my say different but I say that resale in Monroeville is better then that in West Mifflin. To back it up with some quick facts, per the West Penn Multi-List currently there are 131 homes listed for sale between $12,500 and $229,900 on the market in West Mifflin with a population of 20,313 (per 2010 census) and 218 in listed between $24,000 and $1,270,000 in Monroeville with a population of 28,386 (per the 2010 census) . In the last year 164 have sold in West Mifflin between $8,000 and $164,900 while in Monroeville for the same period of time there were 218 homes sold between $23,000 and $610,000. So what do you think about resale. I hope this helps you. Please feel free to contact me for any assistance.
Thank you,
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Mon Aug 15, 2011
Sherice E. Coles asked:
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Fri May 22, 2015
Don Tepper answered:
Here's a link to a blog I wrote on how you (or your Realtor) can find a rent-to-own house:

Hope that helps.
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Tue Jul 19, 2011
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
I would consult an attorney, but I'm unclear as to how the short-sale of the home would affect your son (although obviously the trama of a divorce and move will be hard on him). Counseling may also be appropriate.

The short sale will have to be approved by the bank and your wife will be selling the home for less than what her current mortgage is so she will walk-away with nothing in most cases. She may also have trouble renting because her credit will be affected, but I'm seeing many landlords overlook a short-sale and foreclosure these days.

I wish you all the best.
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Nec, below are some sites which may be helpful;
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Fri Jul 16, 2010
Crystal Alfonsi answered:
Hi Melissa,
Are you looking for a house to buy or rent? If you are ready to buy, rates are so low, its a great time to buy. Check out listings at our website and use the mortgage calculator to estimate your payment! ... more
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Fri Nov 13, 2009
Charlene Haislip answered:
It just sold ..... Closed on 10/30/09.
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Wed Nov 19, 2008
Suzanne Whealan answered:
HI, What did you need help with?

Suzanne Whealan
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Fri Jun 13, 2008
Elias Anguiano answered:

there is not much you can do but to call your lender and see and they will help you to do a short refinance.

If not, then you will probably have to try a short sale to get rid of the house as a whole but you will be hit with lates as it seems to be the policy of most banks that you have to be late on your payments in order for you to possible qualify for a short sale.

There is not much he can do in court anyways, except waste everybody's time. It is not your fault that the Real Estate market is what it is currently. Can you have a conversation with him? May be has better answer to this problem.

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Wed Jun 4, 2008
Linda answered:
First off, don't give up!
I'd start here:
This is the u.s. government's Housing and Urban Development website, they have a lot of useful information and links.

The HUD website has a list of "HUD approved Housing Counseling Agencies" in Pennsylvania; one in Pittsburgh is:

Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh
2840 Liberty Avenue
Suite 205
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

- Fair Housing Assistance
- Homebuyer Education Programs
- Mobility and Relocation Counseling
- Money Debt Management
- Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
- Predatory Lending
- Prepurchase Counseling
- Renters Assistance
- Services for Homeless
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Sat Aug 25, 2007
Patti Pereyra answered:
Perhaps this link will help you:

Good luck!
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