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

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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The Final Walk Thru Can Cost Sellers Big Bucks!

How do home sellers protect themselves from big walk through bills from a buyer? Buyers conduct a final walk through right before they close on a home.  This is probably the first time they have seen your home vacant.  If they find conditions they aren’t expecting,...

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We are thinking of downsizing, but can’t find a place to go.  Any ideas on how to approach this transition? If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines this spring waiting for your downsizer to come on the market, you may be feeling disappointed right now.  We continue to...

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Choosing the RIGHT REALTOR!

A friend asked me how to pick a Realtor to work with.  Any advice you could share? Selecting the best realtor for your needs is a very personal process.  Surprisingly, however, some real estate consumers don’t know where to begin.  The internet is such an...

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What About the Basement?

After renovating our 100+ year home inside and out, all that remains is our basement. Our stone foundation is in decent shape.  How important is it (or worth it) to clean this space up and how far should we go?  Would I get the return on my money?  A...

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OFFER IN HAND? Better Move Quick!

We received an offer on our home but would like time to figure out where we are going next before we respond. Is that reasonable? Momentum is important in life.   We learn this lesson early on.  As a child, you learn that the likelihood of a getting that...

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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
401 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Cell: 412-779-6060
Office: 412-741-2200 x238

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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