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

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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The Almost Perfect Home

We have been searching for our new Sewickley home for about 9 months with no luck – there doesn’t seem to be much of a selection and we cant find our perfect home – any advice for a family of weary home lookers? Sewickley is a small town which makes it a...

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The Inspection “Hot Potato”

As a home seller, are there inspection type items that we are simply going to be stuck addressing? Who can forget the old childhood game – pass the hot potato?  The object, of course, was to not be holding the hot potato when the music stops.  We have our...

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Getting Your Home Market Ready

We watch a lot of HGTV and aren’t sure what is the most important thing to tackle when getting our home ready for the market. Presenting a market ready home is the most important thing you can do to help your home sell quickly and for top dollar. Market...

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Moving On Before Moving Out

We are thinking about selling the home we have lived in for more than 20 years but it seems like such a daunting task.  Do you have any advice? If you are like most people who live in their homes for multiple decades, you have undoubtedly collected a lot...

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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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