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Wyncote : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 16, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
You can't really get a Trulia estimate now that the home is officially listed. I looked on Zillow and their Zestimate® is $269,914.

I really hope you realize that these numbers are NOT accurate by any means. You should NOT be pricing your home based on online estimates. Your REALTOR is the best source of a price opinion. An appraisal (usually about $400) is even better.

Hope this helps -- love Wyncote!

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
267.507.2287 d
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Tue Oct 9, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Define bad credit. It may not be as bad as you think. I would recommend you talk to a local mortgage banker, not a big bank but someone local who specializes in writing mortgages. I work with Annie Mac Home Mortgage and have found them to be excellent. You may find a different company but that is the kind of lender I recommend. Let them look at your entire situation and tell you what you can do today, what kinds of programs there are, and if not today, then what do you need to do and how long will you have to wait in order to buy. If the time frame is too far out, then rent to own may be an option, but find out ALL your options before making that decision.

Oh, and if you don't know of a good lender, call a realtor and ask to be referred. Realtors know who in the area is good and can get the job done.
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Anne Rubin answered:
If that property use to have the address of 270, then the taxes are 5138. But 270 is not on the market currently. They did alter some of the addresses a little while ago. Please confirm that you have the correct address. Call or email me for any additional help. 215-887-4653 ... more
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Dexter B. Adriaanse answered:
Hey Ygyabaah,

We offer an FHA loan that will allow for up to $31,500 in rehab funding beyond the purchase price, as long as non of the work required is structural (i.e. moving walls, foundations, etc). You would need need a different FHA program for more substantial work. Let me know if I can help.
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Sharon Sapp answered:
You can define how you want to work with a buyer's agent. The old time agent-client relationship you are speaking of has changed over the years to more like the relationship you would have with a lawyer or doctor. Ask family or friends who they would recommend. If they haven't used a Realtor recently, you can check out the agents on Trulia or other sites, check out their website to find out what they are all about and then interview some agents until you feel comfortable that the relationship would be what you are after. ... more
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Thu May 11, 2017
Terrence Charest answered:
I would be more than happy to help you find a home which fits your needs. Please contact me.

Terrence Charest, e-Pro®
Century 21 Associates
905 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Cell (Preferred): 877.614.1494
Office: 215.659.5250
Fax: 215.659.5550
“Giving to Those Who Gave”
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Mon Apr 12, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
You will also want to make sure your loan officer is expereinced in 203k loans as well as your buyer broker. Make sure teh process is explained to you, you understand it and the repair process is well documented. Also please note the loan process is lengthy, longer than a regular fha loan so you should allow a good 60 days to close. If you dont find anyone through your post, let me know and i can check my referral network in your area. Good luck with your purchase. ... more
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Wed Aug 5, 2009
Annett T. Block answered:
I low offer is better than no offer, it is a beginning and it could open the door for your new home.
Both of you know where you stand and only this way you will find out what the bottom line will be.

Keep us updated how it worked out for you.

Good luck,

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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Vince Coniglione answered:
Hello Maryvail,

Typically you can get a quick answer to your question for public schools by calling the school district administration office. Give them the property address and they can tell you what schools the children will go to, whether or not there is school bus service available, or any other question you may have.

You can find the phone number for the school district administration office either in the local phone book or on the internet.

Have a great day! Vince
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Thu Mar 19, 2009
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:

I would contact a mortgage pro who can qualify the purchasor and quantify what a loan amount the family could qualify for. Also it is important to note what amount of mortgage payment is comfortable too which may be a lower loan amount versus what one qualifies for.

The qualifications will not only include the income, but how much debt one has as well. The more consumer debt (credit cards, cars, etc..) one has will also affect how much one qualifies for as well so it is more than just income.

I am sure several mortgage pros will answer this question too. I would recommend consulting with one of them. If you need a referral, we can refer several to you as well.

Good luck !
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Mon Dec 7, 2009
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell answered:
Call your Realtor to assess the current market value. The home may be priced high and there would be a considerable percentage available to discount your offer, or the home may be priced assertively in line with recent sales in the area, and the offers will likely be close to the asking price. There is no hard and fast rule for the relationship between the asking price and sale price, especially in the current market conditions.

You can may any offer you wish to make, but if you want the offer to be taken seriously, learn the market value and offer slightly less if you wish. Remember that buying homes is the decision of one seller and one buyer, so there is no guarantee that the seller is motivated to any degree, and no assurance that any buyer will make a reasonable offer. It is not a committee decision. There must be a meeting of the minds between two individuals. Good luck.
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