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

Selling During the Holidays

The holidays are here and our home is on the market – any tips for selling during the holidays? The holidays can be a challenging time to sell your home – the number of people looking for a home is much lower than almost any other time of year. But those...

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New Year! New Home!

We’re hoping to move in the New Year and are beginning our search online – is there anything we should keep in mind? The majority of buyers will shop online during their search for a new home, and many will actually begin their search there,...

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It’s More Complicated Than It Looks

We were approached by someone who is interested in buying our home. The buyer has provided us with an unsigned sales agreement as their offer. They are offering 1.5% of the purchase price as their hand money and have not included proof of funds (it is a...

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Giving Thanks

This time of year we all take the time to give thanks for all of the wonderful things in our lives.  I have much to be thankful for.  The obvious chart toppers are good health, wonderful family and friends, and a warm home to come home to each day (which I...

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Energy Efficient is Key

We need to replace appliances – any recommendations? When choosing new appliances, my first recommendation is that you choose Energy Star certified appliances for several reasons. First – check with your electric supplier before you shop, but rebates are...

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Selling Around the Holidays

Now that the holiday’s are approaching, should we take our home off the market and give it a rest until spring? It’s a well established myth that our market slows down over the holidays!  While it might be true that we (happily) transact very little...

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The Importance of Going Neutral

Is it necessary to neutralize our home to sell it and what exactly does that mean? If you watch HGTV or read my weekly articles, you likely know how important it is to neutralize your home before you sell. But what exactly does that entail? Paint color is...

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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
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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