Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.

Rental Market has improved. Rents have gone up.

Many first time buyers who do not qualify for a mortgage are forced to extend their lease by another year.

I have met many prospective buyers in the last few months and they later called me to say they have decided to extend their lease . When they sit down with a loan officer they find out what they need to do before they can get a mortgage. As a courtesy I show them homes the first time and before the next appointment I suggest they talk to a loan officer. I name some area banks and they can decide who they will go to . If they wish to talk to our in-house mortgage broker they can do it.  

In the last month I had 4 buyers who have to wait a year .

I listed a property for sale last month. The seller did not want to reduce the price so they have now  decided to rent it out. I had 4 showings over the weekend and one application.


If you are looking to rent a townhouse or single house in the area call Gita Bantwal at Remax Centre Realtors 215-343-8200x 124 or direct 215-343-8206.

If you own an investment property and would like me to help you find a tenant call me .

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site


She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email


 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.



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