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An Ongoing Column Offering News, Advice, and Observations: All About The Real Estate Market in Pittsburgh, PA.

Maximizing the “WOW” Factor

We are thinking of moving and want to make our home as perfect as possible for the market. How would you describe the “perfect” home that buyers today are looking for?The warm weather is waking up the dreamer in all of us it seems! Thankfully, we all have...

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The High End Market Can Be Fickle

What is going on with the more expensive homes in Sewickley?  It doesn’t seem like many are selling.Sewickley’s high end market, defined for these purposes as homes listed above $1 Million, can be a very fickle thing indeed. I recently took a look at 6...

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Ready Or Not- Here it Comes!

I am wondering if you could give an update on how the spring market is looking so far?The spring market is off to an incredibly strong start, from a seller’s perspective, IF a home is listed under $1million.  New introductions are selling, often with...

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Getting Into the Homeownership Game

We’ve been out of school for a few years, have been great savers and are thinking about buying our first home, but with the recession not so far behind us, it seems like a risky proposition. Any advice? The millennials, as they are known, are a very risk...

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Look In Your Pipes Before Your Sign Goes Up

Our neighbor just had to replace their sewer line – is that a common home inspection repair?Sewer lines have become as radon was 20 years ago – today’s hot button for home buyers. In some boroughs (Mt Lebanon, for example) the borough now requires that...

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Don’t Get Left Out In the Cold

The polar vortex has left us wondering if there is anything we should be doing to our home to help it survive these cold snaps?Last week’s incredibly low temperatures left many homeowners in the region with unexpected frozen pipes.  It seems in Pittsburgh...

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Better Not Wait ‘Til Spring

We’ve been thinking about starting our search for a new home but were wondering if we should wait until more homes come on the market this spring? The spring market is here (although with the forecasted low temps for this week it may slow things down a...

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I’m ready to answer any questions you have regarding your real estate needs.
Kathe Barge, CRS, ABR, CNE, SRES
Associate Broker
401 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Cell: 412-779-6060
Office: 412-741-2200 x238

About Kathe

As a full-time realtor, specializing in residential real estate. With a proven track record of selling properties, I am able to provide in-depth knowledge of property values and trends for the future as well as tailor the marketing of each property on an individual basis.

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