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January 11, 2011

Kill Your Condo’s Resale Value by Selling it Filthy

Filed under: For Buyers,For Sellers,Of Interest to Buyers,Of Interest To Sellers,Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 2:48 pm

As a longtime Philly Realtor, I see the value in a good appearance of a given, say Old City Condominium, and a good first impression. One that does not include dirt!

It is one thing if your kitchen has white appliances and Formica counter tops. Buyers can look past that.  Most folks can even get passed your vanilla bathroom and maybe even the lack of good natural light. But your dusty brown futon from your college days? Your clear lack of ownership in a vacuum, or a mop?  More than any home improvement, if you are looking to increase the value of your condo in Philly, get yourself some Clorox, and get cleaning.


Most buyers are not interested in having your dirt and grime included with the sale. Unless of course, you are looking to kill your resale value.

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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October 27, 2010

Physician Loans – Yes, They Get Special Treatment

Filed under: Center City Real Estate,For Buyers,Of Interest to Buyers,Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 3:58 pm

I recently sold an Old City condo to a physician. Great guy who knew what he wanted, and finding him the right condo was not an issue. We had fun, and he found something he really loved. And let me tell you- this condo rocked. All Good!

However, he wanted to do some Cock-a-mamie type of loan that I was sure would fall flat and go nowhere. Oh yes, my big-brain was sure this deal was going to suck.

However, I was proven wrong, and the deal actually was quite smooth. He applied for what is known as a Physician Loan, and was able to get a JUMBO mortgage (one over $500,000) with just 5% down- you heard me 🙂

Here are the basics that were offered by John P. Wagner, Sr. Loan Consultant from Tower Mortgage Corporation – 1.800.918.5400 – and he was great by the way.

He can offer zero down to Physicians with no PMI –
FYI, zero down to $500K, 5% down $500-650K, 10% down $650-850K, 15% down to $1M

The theory is that since they went to school for sooo long, and have a very LOW default rate, there are lenders that will bank on them with little down.

So if you are a doctor, give me a call, and lets find you the perfect Philadelphia Condo with little down!

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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