Pittsburgh home buyers must obtain a homeowner’s insurance policy when they obtain a federally-backed mortgage to purchase their new home. There are two reasons you will want to purchase a policy for your Pittsburgh home. To protect your possessions. To satisfy the mortgage lender’s requirements. If you are financing your home with a mortgage, the lender will require a one-year … Read More
Four Benefits of Pittsburgh Homeownership
There are many benefits to Pittsburgh homeownership. Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream. It can mean different things to different people. There has been a steady rise in homeownership since the 1900s. Let’s take a look at four benefits of Pittsburgh homeownership. Financial Benefits The most apparent benefits are financial benefits. A home purchase is one of the … Read More
How Can You Maximize the Value Of Your Pittsburgh Home?
Can you maximize the value of your Pittsburgh home? Many homeowners are questioning this, especially now that the market is shifting from the unprecedented sales we have seen. However, the cooling market does not mean you can not sell your home for the best price. I have seen the market shift several times over my real estate professional career. Homes … Read More
Now More Than Ever, Pricing Your Pittsburgh Home Matters!
A shift in the real estate market will make pricing your Pittsburgh home correctly even more critical. If you have watched the news recently, you have most likely heard that the market is slowing down. With the possibility of a recession looming, everyone is being more cautious. But, people will still need to buy and sell homes. The market isn’t … Read More
Are You Ready To Downsize Your Pittsburgh Home?
The decision to downsize your Pittsburgh home can come anytime. Many choose to downsize after their children have left home. The popularity of simplifying can also be a factor in downsizing. Whether your house is too big, too costly, or too difficult for you to maneuver, downsizing will be an adjustment. If you are unsure whether you should downsize, start … Read More
Is Pittsburgh Homeownership Right For You?
If you consider Pittsburgh Homeownership, you may wonder if now is the right time for you. There are some reasons that renting may be a better option for a few, but there are many more benefits to owning a home. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of Pittsburgh homeownership: Financial Benefits A home purchase is one of … Read More
10 Tips To Help You Save On Staging Your Pittsburgh Home
Even in a hot real estate market, it is essential to spend time staging your Pittsburgh home. Sellers who have taken the time to stage their homes have realized a quicker sale, multiple offers, and oftentimes sales prices above the asking price. There is a psychology to home staging that allows homebuyers to picture themselves living in the home. Decluttering, … Read More
5 Ground Rules For Home Buying Success In The Pittsburgh Real Estate Market
Home buying success is more than just finding the right home but also navigating the process smoothly. There are few purchases in life that carry the financial and psychological weight of buying a home. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing, it is important to understand the ground rules for success in the … Read More
Three Reasons Why Now Is The Right Time To Buy Your Pittsburgh Home!
Listen carefully to your trusted real estate agent’s advice; NOW is the right time to buy your Pittsburgh home! It is no secret we have been in one of the most unprecedented real estate markets Pittsburgh has experienced. Houses are selling fast, and buyers have had to compete with multiple offers. It can be difficult and frustrating, but I believe … Read More
Understanding Earnest Money In The Pittsburgh Real Estate Market
Earnest or hand money is part of a sales agreement in the Pittsburgh Real Estate Market. Understanding its purpose and handling is sometimes confusing. When a seller receives an offer on a Pittsburgh home, the sales agreement has a section regarding the initial deposit. This amount is what your real estate agent may refer to as earnest money or hand … Read More