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
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
Understanding Closing Costs in the Pittsburgh Real Estate Market
You’ve found the perfect home in Pittsburgh. What is the next step to reach your real estate goal of home ownership? Finding the right mortgage with the best terms and closing costs for you. But what exactly are closing costs? Here is a list of the most common closing costs: Title Fees – These include the title search and title insurance, … Read More
Don’t Forget Your Summer Home Maintenance!
By Kim Henderson We have plenty of warm weather ahead of us yet. Now is the time to finish up those summer home maintenance items around the home before the cold winds start blowing. Here are a few things you should consider doing around the house now: Roof check – Have your roof and gutters inspected by a professional … Read More
How to Maneuver Pittsburgh’s Hot Real Estate Market
By Kim Henderson It is no secret that we are experiencing a hot real estate market here in the ‘Burgh. Being that it currently is a seller’s market, buyers can end up frustrated if they do not have the right guidance. I would like to help you make this experience as stress-free as possible by providing you with some advice … Read More
Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly.
Lately, I’ve had several homeowners ask if it’s a good time to sell. My first response is that with Pittsburgh’s very stable and affordable real estate market, almost any time is a good time to buy and/or sell. But, homeowners are wondering if the weather will affect the amount of money they will profit when I market, list and help to sell their … Read More