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

The High End Market

What is going on with the high-end market in Sewickley? Why don’t there seem to be many high-end sales? Our high-end market has been slower than normal for over a year now.  Speculation abounds as to why that is the case, but it doesn’t seem that we are...

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Selling With Pets!

What advice do you have for pet owners hoping to sell their homes?I am a dog lover. In fact, there are two canine members of my family.  60% of Americans own a pet, and 40% are dog owners.  As a dog lover and owner I am  aware that not everyone loves pets....

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New Homes & Taxes

April 15th always reminds me of taxes, and how high our taxes are here. Is this a disadvantage when it comes to selling homes in this area?I always counsel my new clients relocating here from other states that property taxes are something that need to be...

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Shhh…It’s A Secret

We are ready to put our home on the market but are private people and would prefer not to have the home in the MLS. Could you just show it if you hear of a prospective buyer?I may be repeating myself here, but in this hot spring market, it really is an...

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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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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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