Lehigh Valley Real Estate
Lehigh Valley Realtors & Multi List services
Many fine real estate agents in the Lehigh Valley use the MLS, multi list service, to find the most comprehensive and current home listings available for their clients in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. The MLS results usually include pictures, details and features.
Fishburn Realty Co.
Specialists in Real Estate Since 1928
316 West Broad Street,
Serving the Lehigh Valley region
Oak Tree Realty
"Your Hometown Realtor Serving
Saucon Valley & Bethlehem Area"
Personalized Professional Service
202 Main St.
Hellertown PA., Lehigh Valley
Ling Realty Inc.
"Making you feel at Home"
CENTURY 21 Ling Realty is centrally located in Lehigh / Northampton County ( Lehigh Valley Area ).
We provide Seller(s) and Buyer(s) Brokerage representation for all real estate needs. If you are thinking of relocating please contact us for the CENTURY 21 VIP® Relocation information packets.
David A. Klein, Real Estate LTD - (610) 820-9888
2200 W. Hamilton St. Allentown, PA.
A full service real estate company dealing in residential and commercial property management in the Lehigh Valley area.
Grace Realty Co. - (610) 867-1551
2299 Brodhead Rd. Bethlehem PA.
Marketing experts in residential and commercial property, land and new construction. They service the Lehigh Valley region assisting in appraisals.
Prudential, Patt White Real Estate - (800) 523-5074
5036 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown PA.
Serving the greater Lehigh Valley for over 55 years with all your home service needs.
Real Estate Tips
What are the top three improvements that add value to a real estate property?
The top remodeling jobs in terms of "return on investment" in real estate are adding a fireplace, a bathroom addition, and minor kitchen remodeling, according to most surveys. Home sellers in the Lehigh Valley typically can add what they spent on these projects to the price of the house and expect to get their price.
Real Estate Information
Real estate closing costs can generally be divided into: (1) the amount of money paid to government taxing authorities and (2) the amount of money spent to actually get the mortgage.
(1) The government taxing part of the real estate closing cost includes city, county and state transfer taxes, prepaid property taxes, and recording fees.
(2) The other major closing cost portion that deals with getting the mortgage includes title insurance, title search, appraisals, survey costs, credit checks, documentation fees, interest pre-payments, home owner and mortgage insurance.
*Note: The home buyer can expect to pay approximately 5% to 6% of the mortgage amount in closing costs.
Ever since the housing collapse in 2009 it has largely been a buyer's market'. In today's real estate market more home sellers are willing to assist home buyers with closing costs in an effort to sell their home. This seller assistance is particularly beneficial to first time homebuyers. Closing costs constitute a significant amount of money and can reach about 5% to 6% of the price of the home.
The FHA, Federal Housing Administration require 3 ˝% of the purchase price of a home as a down payment from home buyers that are getting mortgages backed by FHA. This down payment cannot be paid with seller-assisted money; it must come from the buyer directly. FHA loans do allow the seller to pay up to 6% of homebuyers closing costs.
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