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Blog Entries in March (page 2)

Five Tips for Buying a Home Out of State

Five Tips for Buying a Home Out of State

The past few days of beautiful weather have most of us eagerly awaiting spring’s arrival, so you know what that means. The spring home-buying season is also heating up. Local home buyers and sellers are scouting out the market to find the right time to list—and the right home to buy. Of course, buyers and sellers in the Pittsburgh market are not the only ones getting ready for our i

Six Questions to Ask Before You Host Your Home on Airbnb

Six Questions to Ask Before You Host Your Home on Airbnb

Many homeowners have found that hosting their homes on Airbnb can be a great way to generate some extra income—income that can be directly applied to a monthly mortgage payment, home renovations or other expenses. However, renting your home out on a short-term basis might not be the ideal option for every homeowner. If you have been considering becoming an Airbnb host, here are six things

What to Do When You Inherit Real Estate

What to Do When You Inherit Real Estate

When you buy or sell a home, you are taking part in one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever make. Though certainly rewarding from either side, the entire process can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining. But what happens when this duty is given to you? What happens when you inherit a property? Well, for starters, things can get even more emotionally-charged and comp

Five Questions to Ask Your Senior Services Real Estate Specialists

Five Questions to Ask Your Senior Services Real Estate Specialists

When you reach a time in your life that you’re ready to downsize from a large home into a smaller space, it can be beneficial to work with a real estate agent who specializes in senior services. But, to make sure you get the help you need in selling or buying a new home during this new time in your life, you should have a few questions prepared.   Here are five top questions to ask p

Three Tips for How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer

Three Tips for How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer

It is a pretty amazing feeling for home sellers when the offers start coming in. However, that excitement can quickly be shrouded by a low-ball offer, or an offer that is far lower than your asking price. But, once you get over the initial shock and that slightly insulted feeling, you’ve got to make a decision. Do you counter the offer and try to get to a price point that is more reasonab

Spruce Up Your Home With 10 Spring Cleaning Musts

Spruce Up Your Home With 10 Spring Cleaning Musts

Despite Mother Nature’s rather impressive attempt to convince us otherwise, spring has sprung! What can you do to chase away the recent memories of an early spring snowfall? Start your spring cleaning, of course! Soon enough, warm weather and fresh spring breezes will be blossoming all around us. Make sure that your home is as crisp and clean, so that you can spend your spare time enjoyin

DIY Dictionary: 10 Terms to Know Before Starting Spring Projects

DIY Dictionary: 10 Terms to Know Before Starting Spring Projects

Spring has officially begun, which means that DIY season is also underway. But before you dive into your warm weather projects, it may pay off to prepare a bit. And we’re not just talking about updating your Pinterest boards, either. If you’re going to DIY anything this spring, you’ve got to learn the lingo! We’ve compiled a list of 10 terms you may come across during yo

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in a Busy Spring Market

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in a Busy Spring Market

The spring real estate market can be intimidating for any buyer. This is particularly true if you have never bought a home before. First-time home buyers who are facing this year’s spring real estate market may have an added sense of anxiety about entering the field when it comes to getting the home they want. But, as seasoned buyers may know, there are a few things you can do to put your

Five Ways to Help Your Home Sell Quicker in Any Market

Five Ways to Help Your Home Sell Quicker in Any Market

As spring weather approaches, many homes will be hitting the real estate market. That’s great for buyers everywhere, right? But, what if your home is listed among some stiff competition? You want to be as appealing to prospective buyers as possible. Here are five things you can do to help your home sell quicker this spring: 1. Set the right price. The first few days on the market are c

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer Upper This Spring

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer Upper This Spring

In the market for a fixer upper this spring? The experts on your favorite home improvement shows make it look so easy, right? You know, finding a home in less-than-savory condition and turning it into a dream in no time at all. But what happens when you want to buy a fixer upper in real life? Obviously, what you see on TV is not your everyday story when it comes to fixing up a home. Taking on a