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Understanding Your Home's Worth

Whether buying or selling a house, at some point the question has to be answered: what is my home worth?  Like the game show, some are going to be better at valuing properties than others. Some will find unique ways to get to their answer. However, there is no precise formula for finding the perfect solution and all the attempts come off in the form of an educated guess.

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent When Buying or Selling Your Home

Buying or selling a home can be stressful. The anxiety can multiply ten-fold if a realty company is not prepared or committed to providing you with the most hands-on approach that will satisfy your needs. Finding the right real estate company can decrease that stress and change your entire outlook on the moving process. Still, for any first-time home buyer or seller, this is not familiar territory.

5 Mistakes New Landlords Can Avoid

I’m not claiming to be the Warren Buffett of Pittsburgh real estate investing.  I’m not even claiming that I’m very good at investing in real estate (yet), but I have been through a couple of things over the past couple years that…
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What projects need done before I list my home?

As a REALTOR® and PA licensed contractor, I get this question all the time from friends and clients. Some of these homeowners are asking for the minimum projects that need to be done to get the home on the market. Other homeowners are looking…

Breckenridge offers the suburban charm with a easy commute to downtown.

If you’re looking to live in a picturesque, serene, suburban sidewalk community, yet want the convenience of being close to the heart of Pittsburgh, then look no further. Breckenridge may be perfect for you! It is a pristine neighborhood…

Winter Selling and Buying…Its’ Not as Scary as You May Think.

Here in Pittsburgh, and mostly anywhere with cold winter temperatures, people often decide to opt-out of a winter listing, and instead wait to place their home on the market and opt-in for the busy “Spring Selling Season”. However, this…
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Whitehall,PA - a great family community in Pittsburgh’s South Hills

Looking for the perfect Pittsburgh neighborhood to raise a family? Whitehall Borough, just a few minutes south of Pittsburgh, is a family centered, safe community and the perfect place to set down roots. With great schools and plenty to do,…

Know your Real Estate Holding Costs

Whether you are buying, selling, flipping, or renting, holding costs can be a hidden part of your daily expenses that are often absorbed, but should never be forgotten. What are holding costs? Holding costs (also knows as carrying costs) -…
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Homebuying Myths

Oftentimes, the thought of homeownership seems daunting and many questions come to mind.  What is the best route to take? Where should I buy?  Would I make a good landlord?  What type of property should I purchase?  Should I start to invest…

Buying a Home in Baldwin Township

Many people have searched homes in Baldwin Borough or considered moving to Whitehall. Lots of these buyers are familiar with the Baldwin Whitehall School District and like the community and pace of the South Hills of Pittsburgh. One thing we…
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Tips For Selling Your Pittsburgh Home This Fall

Temperatures may be dropping, but the housing market is still hot! Autumn is the second best time of year to sell your home. So let’s talk about getting your house ready and looking it’s best for the season.  Here are some ideas for attracting…

Sell Your Home FSBO with a Transaction Agent

How you can still sell your own house For Sale by Owner (FSBO) and utilize the services of a professional realtor? Here’s how…Use a Transaction Licensee. Every heard of a transaction licensee? Most people haven’t. A transaction licensee…