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Nationally Sponsored by Barbra Corcoran See My Latest Endorsement from Real Estate Guru Barbara Corcoran I’m proud to serve the Philadelphia real estate market and call it home. I’m also very proud to be the only agent in Pittsburgh with the endorsement of Barbara Corcoran. You may have seen Barbara on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” where she has invested ...

Pittsburgh Real Estate: Don’t skip the pre-approval Make Sure You Work With a Lender Before Starting Your Home Search Lately, I’m getting more and more calls from buyers who don’t believe that they need to get pre-approved before they start looking at homes. While some real estate agents will work with those buyers, professional agents require that you get pre-approved. Why? There ...

Pittsburgh Real Estate: What HGTV doesn’t say about rehabbing homes The Reality of Purchasing a Rehab Home When you turn on HGTV, there are a ton of shows about people purchasing cheap homes who then rehab the property to create the home of their dreams. While purchasing a rehab property can be a great deal, there are a few things you need to know ...

Pittsburgh Real Estate: How to prepare a home for the spring market Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Spring Market If you plan to sell your house this spring, you’ll need to prepare it to make sure it shows at its best. As the weather warms up, you need to consider the outdoor space just as much as the inside of the house. You’ll also need ...

What you need to know about home pricing When it comes to pricing a home, there are a few things that buyers and sellers need to understand. Sellers need to listen to their real estate agent in order to accurately price their home for the market. On the other hand, home buyers need to keep in mind that the agent knows all of ...

The Importance of Finding the Best Mortgage Company A house is one of the biggest assets you’ll buy in your lifetime. It’s important to find the right mortgage company so that this transaction goes as smooth as possible. Going online to get pre-approved is not enough. You’ll only end up stuck looking for a house you’re not qualified for.

The role of a home inspector Before you hire a home inspector, there are a few things you should know about them. You don’t want to go and hire the first person who pops up online. Take your time to research the inspector and see what their past customers had to say. This is just one of the many things that ...

Get ahead of issues with a pre-inspection Traditionally in real estate, a buyer makes an offer and has an inspection done on your home. If you get a pre-inspection on your home before listing, it probably won’t take the place of the buyer’s inspection, but it will allow you to get out ahead of problems with your home. If you know what ...

What does your municipality require? In Western PA, each township has different requirements when you sell a home. Some will require a dye test, some will require a lateral sewage line, some will require both. It’s important that you check with your specific township to figure out what you need to do before selling. If you have to make a ...

What You Can Expect When Selling Your Home The process of selling a home can be long and overwhelming at times, so you want to be prepared. Today I wanted to give you a brief overview of the home selling process because even just knowing what to expect throughout this process will make you more knowledgeable and help alleviate some of the stress ...