Don’t Overlook These Red Flags During Your Pittsburgh Home Search

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Starting your Pittsburgh home search is an exciting time. You can imagine yourself comfortably settled in your new home. The home is in the right neighborhood with the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you wanted. You have mentally placed your furniture in each and every room of the house. And, yes, you should be excited. Purchasing a home is one … Read More

5 Pittsburgh Homeownership Misunderstandings

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I have answered many questions about Pittsburgh homeownership in my real estate career. Unfortunately, some of the same misunderstandings come up in conversations with my buyers and sellers. Let’ talk about some of these misunderstandings. You only need a down payment to purchase a home. The down payment is not the only expense of buying a home. You will need … Read More

It’s Time For Pittsburgh Homeowners To Transform Their Outdoor Space!

Many Pittsburgh homeowners’ thoughts move from snuggling indoors to relaxing outdoors as spring unfolds in our area. Many of us can not wait to enjoy summer from the comfort of our backyard.  Updating your outdoor space may even add value to your home. You can recoup up to 77% of the cost of a new deck addition or restoration of … Read More

How To Be A Successful Pittsburgh Home Buyer In A Seller’s Market

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If you are a Pittsburgh home buyer, you probably have heard we are in a seller’s market! We have seen an unprecedented low inventory of available homes for sale. More buyers are looking to purchase a home than there are homes available to buy. Because the interest rates have been so low, it is no surprise that so many locals … Read More

5 Tips To Build Equity In Your Pittsburgh Home

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One of the most buzzed-about benefits of homeownership is the ability to build equity in your Pittsburgh home. Equity is merely the difference between what you owe on the home and your home’s value. If your home is currently worth $250,000 and you owe $150,000 on your home, you have $100,000 equity in your home. Equity can be an important … Read More

Home Appraisals In The Pittsburgh Real Estate Market

Kim Henderson Coldwell Bankder

Whether you are a buyer or a seller in the Pittsburgh real estate market, the findings of a home appraisal may affect you. So what do you need to know? The purpose of a home appraisal is to establish an accurate market value for a particular property. The appraiser’s unbiased opinion of value ensures the amount of money requested by … Read More

Pittsburgh Real Estate Update 2020

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The Pittsburgh real estate market has been hot even during a global pandemic. This year has been an unusual year, to say the least. We experienced a total shut down of our ability to sell homes for a couple months here in the Pittsburgh area. And yet, we are projecting to end the year higher than last year. I personally … Read More

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

Find reasons to be grateful

I know I am stating the obvious when I say this has been an unusual year. I hope you can find reasons to be thankful as we head into this month of Thanksgiving. The pandemic has affected us all in different ways. We have experienced changes in our work environments, educational environments, and our social environments. Change is hard for … Read More

It is time to “Pumpkin Spice” your Pittsburgh Home!

When I think of fall, I think of the leaves’ beautiful colors, the cozy comfort of a bonfire, flannel, and Pumpkin Spice everything! This year more than ever, we look to our homes when the temperatures cool as a sanctuary of comfort and refuge. What can you do to bring the fall comfort feeling to your home? You first want … Read More

What’s Next for the Pittsburgh Real Estate Market?

I am asked this question frequently. I wish I could pull out a crystal ball and get the answer to that question. Many factors will determine how the Pittsburgh Real Estate Market market will perform. Although the pandemic has put the brakes on the economy, experts are predicting the housing market will play a big part in the economic recovery. … Read More