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

The Power of Compromise

We would like to move to Sewickley.  Are there any affordable homes anymore? Of course there are!  But Sewickley, particularly in affordable price ranges, has become a very competitive market.  It seems the secret is out – many people know about our very...

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Mortgages: Local or Online?

We are planning to buy a new home soon – we see advertisements for internet lenders offering what seem to be below market rates. Is this too good to be true? If you are simply refinancing an existing mortgage debt, you MAY be ok choosing an internet...

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Making a Fresh Statement!

We’d like to jazz up our house a bit in time for the holidays but would also like to make choices that would help resale when we are ready to sell!  Your thoughts? The fastest, easiest way to give your home a fresh, new look is through paint! I like to...

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Key Tips for Kitchens

We are thinking of remodeling our kitchen. Any advice for us if we want to be making good choices for resale? As much as we would all like to be creative, when it comes to the “hardscapes” of your home – the things that are difficult to change – if resale...

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Buying an Investment Property

We would like to buy an investment property – something that we can fix up and then rent.  Any tips?Real estate rental properties can be a great way to diversify your investment portfolio and create an income stream for retirement, if you hold your...

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For Sale “As Is”

We want to sell our home “as is.”  Is this possible? If everything comes together perfectly, then yes, it is possible to sell your home “as is”  -- here is what you will need to do to make that happen! First, you must start by having your home...

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Selling It Empty

We plan to move out of our home before we put it on the market.  Any thoughts on selling an empty home? Some homes definitely sell more readily vacant – my last home was one of them – and so I definitely do not dissuade sellers from emptying their homes...

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The Decluttering Mindset

We are finding the process of decluttering to get our home ready to sell very challenging – any suggestions on what to do with all this stuff? If you’ve lived in your home for a while, it’s easy to accumulate a lot of “stuff,” yet we all know from HGTV and...

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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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