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Algatta1020, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Algatta1020 asked:
Buying a house if my name is already on the deed Hi

Me and my father own a house together. My name is only on the deed and my fathers name is only on the mortgage. The mortgage is behind a few months. I can not do a refi because the…
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Rockbar49, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Rockbar49 answered:
Is title insurance necessary if I am buying a property with 100% cash? What are the risks of not having one at closing?
Why title insurance? If the title company does a title search why are they not liable if someone shows up later with a claim? We pay for the title search and then they want us to also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 12:51am Home Buying in Philadelphia
Yaz0624, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Yaz0624 answered:
Looking to sell a house in Philly - cash for $20-25K. Any guidance on how to do the cash sale without paying a lawyer / realtor?
Hello Stef,

Christopher Darden Real Estate Investing, LLC may be the company to assist you with the sale of your property! We are an investment company located in the Philadelphia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2015 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Megan Miller, Home Buyer in Fresno, CA
Megan Miller answered:
Is a credit score of 661 good for buying a home?
FHA requires a 580 score, so you should be ok.. The Lenders Network has several lenders that work with lower scores. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Tyeshaolga, Home Buyer in Valley Springs, CA
Tyeshaolga answered:
How exactly do foreclosures work? Is the asking price what you end up paying? Any hidden fees?
I find the foreclosure purchase process easier than buying a home from an owner as there is typically less emotion involved and the bank / lender / fannie mae, etc, have no attachment t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 18, 2015 Foreclosure in Philadelphia
Crazylady3494, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Crazylady3494 answered:
Are there legit rent to own programs? My credit is 625 and I am looking to own a house in the northeast area 19141
I have a very good job but terrible credit score.....i was thinking of finding a rent to own property because 1) i can't get a mortgage because of my credit 2) don't have money for down ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 17, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Rfmlcmnn, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Rfmlcmnn answered:
My realtor is lowering the asking price on my home without my permission. I cannot afford to sell for the lower price. How do I fix this on MLS?
http://roosterteeth.com/group/power-season-2-episode-10-online-s02-e10
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 15, 2015 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Anne Tulloch, Real Estate Pro in 19002
Anne Tulloch answered:
Possible relocation to King of Prussia, PA. Help!!
Hi Holly - depending on your price range, and what it is you are looking for in a home or neighborhood, you have lots of options in the KOP area. Depending on how much you like to spend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 15, 2015 Moving in Philadelphia
Oren, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, TN
Oren answered:
Looking for a 2-3 bedroom house in Port Richmond or Bridesburg. $800-900. Is there anything available?
Please contact me 267-270-6634 (Oren)
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2015 Rentals in Port Richmond
Mark Saunders, Real Estate Pro in Newark, DE
Mark Saunders answered:
how do I contest my sister whom signed on moms property with survivor right and now want to take it contrary to moms will?
sorry to hear of your position you will need a lawyer to handle this for you most likely
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Mark Saunders, Real Estate Pro in Newark, DE
Mark Saunders answered:
How do I upload pictures for my listing on Trulia?
your agent should take care of that for you
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Mark Saunders, Real Estate Pro in Newark, DE
Mark Saunders answered:
Agent changes price without my permission
agents should never change the price of your home unless you agree to it
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Stuart Udis,  in Philadelphia, PA
Stuart Udis answered:
What is the average DOM in Manayunk/Roxborough?
Hi Greg,

A Realtor will be able to pull active, pending and settled properties in close proximity to your home. This will enable you to see the DOM for homes that have settled, or ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2015 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Stuart Udis,  in Philadelphia, PA
Stuart Udis answered:
Can you convert a commercial property into a residential property?
Depending on the current zoning, this might require a variance. Some variances are more difficult to obtain in the City of Philadelphia. In most cases like this where you are "down zoni ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Stuart Udis,  in Philadelphia, PA
Stuart Udis answered:
Regarding sellers assist and commission, is commission calculated on the higher purchase price or on the net amount after the seller assist credited?
Commission fees are negotiable and should be clearly outlined in the listing agreement. Under the PA standard listing agreement, the commission is paid on the sale price. While in most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2015 Home Buying in Kensington
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