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

A VALUABLE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR SELLERS

What rights do sellers have to keep buyers in a home sale agreement, once they put a home under agreement? If the buyer back’s out, do we get to keep their hand money? Assuming the standard Pennsylvania Agreement of Sale is used to sell a home, a home...

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WHY YOU NEED A BUYER’S AGENT

We’ve been watching realtor.com and calling listing agents about new listings. Agents keep asking me if I have a buyer’s agent. Why would I want one? It ‘s a good idea to recognize exactly what a buyer’s agent is to you – essentially an almost free...

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WHY BUYERS ARE NOT BUYING

If there are so many buyers out there, why aren’t we seeing more sales? The average time between a first showing and an offer is 3 weeks. Buyers here are historically slow to get going, although some of the fast sales lately are driving home the point that if you like...

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BUYERS ARE AT THE READY!

What is going on in our market?  It seems things are selling fast! A very brief update on the status of our housing market: as predicted, our low inventory for the past several months has created a log jam in our housing market.   As of today we have only...

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SPRING MARKET

We have been waiting for a while for some new homes to come on the market –are you anticipating more listings soon? It has in fact been a long, dry winter when it comes to new listings.  In fact, we currently have ONLY 71 listings available for sale in the...

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS for YOUR HOME

Any ideas for new years resolutions for 2018? I’ve always wondered why we wait until January rolls around each year to adopt new and improved habits.  January seems to breathe new life into all of us, and a renewed excitement about positive changes that we...

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2018 and TAXES- Oh My!!

The new tax legislation seems to be on everyone’s mind these days, and seems to be crowding out Christmas cheer a bit.

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

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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