Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Philadelphia : Real Estate Advice

  • All3K
  • Local Info304
  • Home Buying1K
  • Home Selling141
  • Market Conditions50

Activity 3,254
Yesterday at 7:31am
Denise Williams answered:
Hello our name is Denise & David Williams, we ar desperately looking for a 2 bdr Appartments/ house. My husband was laid off from both jobs the year we purchased the home. and was able to collect unemployment for only 6 months. that left me to struggle payin all 11 bills. We then hired Lexington Law to represent us for a modification charging us $1500.for there services. The home loan was from PHFA who expressed to us that Lexington Law did not represent or support us properly for the modification, and caused us to loose our home. And now we are out on street looking for somewhere to live. I'm a fulltime employee with bad credit and by the grace of God I thank him a million for allowing me to be here. But life's a struggle in Jesus Name I prey ,I Knw he will see me through this crisis. Amen ... more
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Sat Feb 25, 2017
Nqsteve asked:
Sat Feb 25, 2017
Denise Williams answered:
give me a list of Appartments/ houses for rent bad credit
0 votes 23 answers Share Flag
Thu Feb 23, 2017
T B asked:
Seems to me that it is a seller's market. Will home values continue to rise? I guess that is dependent on where government policies take the economy. I just got out of the service and want…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Thu Feb 23, 2017
Norman Bunn answered:
1) People can be very particular about countertops, so I would not make that change before putting it on the market unless it is in poor condition. Instead, you can give them an allowance if it becomes a sticking point. They might want to redo the whole kitchen.

2) Yes, paint is the cheapest way to upgrade the look of a house.

3) If it is unsafe, I would fix it. If not, let the new owner decide.

4) Where is the current laundry? If there is not one or it's stuck in the kitchen/basement, this might pay off.

5) Yes. Refinish the floors.

6) Luxury vinyl tile might be a good alternative.

So, my order would be:

2, 5, 6

distantly followed by 3, 4, 1
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Feb 23, 2017
Thomas Martin answered:

Purchase a GEORGIA home 12 months after a chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Purchase a GEORGIA 24 months after a chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
FHA will allow a FHA mortgage 3 years after a Foreclosure.
Minimum FICO credit score of 580 required for 96.5% financing.
Bad credit GEORGIA FHA mortgage approvals minimum FICO credit score of 530 required for 90 FHA financing.
No Credit Score GEORGIA mortgage loans & No Trade Line Florida FHA home loans.
... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Wed Feb 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
The correct way is to ask each buyer for their highest and best offers. In most states the listing agent can not mention what the highest offer is.
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Feb 21, 2017
Nafis answered:
Wed Feb 15, 2017
MS CC answered:
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Wed Feb 8, 2017
Ally answered:
Rent to own is going to be a deal you work out with an individual seller. However, your credit score is good enough to buy a home of your own. FHA loans require a 580 credit score and just 3.5% down. If you're a Veteran VA loans require a 580 score too but no down payment is needed.

I'd contact The Lenders Network, they will help you find a lender that works with low scores.

Good luck!
... more
15 votes 24 answers Share Flag
Wed Feb 8, 2017
Kadijahrandolph answered:
All of them! Its around the corner from Frankford Transportation Center.
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed Feb 8, 2017
Carhoptogether answered:
my parents accepted an offer on their home with $2,000 earnest money. They backed out of the contract a few days to the deadline. They are asking for the money back. My parents didn't make the house payment for two months and used the money for moving expenses. Do my parents have the right to the money? We have a signed document ... more
0 votes 16 answers Share Flag
Thu Feb 2, 2017
Jschech answered:
My brother in law said you are a really good lawyer. Do you take on criminal cases
0 votes 7 answers Share Flag
Tue Jan 31, 2017
Kellypat26 asked:
I am moving to a suburban area and want to buy a house instead of renting because of the outrageous rental prices. I was wanting buy a 3 bedroom house with a basement and rent out 2 of the…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Tue Jan 31, 2017
Bannangodfnjakl answered:
count all the apartments in the building
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...
Search Advice