What is a Buyer Agency Agreement?

Can you explain how Buyer Agency Agreements work? The State of Pennsylvania does not recognize oral buyer agency – if you want the representation of a Realtor in your real estate transaction, you must sign a written Buyer Agency Agreement with that Realtor. If you do...

Keeping Taxes in the Right Perspective

Are rising property taxes and the cap on the ability to deduct property taxes on our federal tax returns going to hurt real estate sales? Unfortunately, the changes in the federal tax laws may already be impacting our housing market – the higher end market, most...

BEWARE THE SCAM!

We have been reading about fraud in real estate transactions – is this a real issue we should be concerned about here in Pittsburgh? Fraud has become a rampant issue in the real estate industry.  In the past 6 months I had several transactions where the parties...

Seeking Other Options?

We’ve been patiently waiting for a home in the Village – prices seem to be going up and we still haven’t found anything.  Any advice?  Should we consider Wexford? We are in the middle of a very long inventory shortage.  April is almost here and we may see more homes...