There are still plenty on the market depending on your price range. You might try searching for for sale by owners who have not yet listed with an agent or posting a "housing wanted" post for what you'd like. I'd be glad to help you and set up alerts on the MLS for you so you get new listings as soon as they are listed.... more
To Sell Or Not,
My guess there is not an agent on Trulia that thinks this would be an easy proposition even in a good market. I think your are going to get a lot of "sit tight for now if you are in no hurry" responses from most agents that are not just trying to get your listing.... more
Despite all of the information out there these days for a buyer to become educated with, many are still "wowed" by updates. The initial viewing will tell if the buyer has future interest, and it is sometimes hard for buyers, no matter how savvy they may be, to look beyond dated kitchens and bathrooms. Can you take a middle ground and do some updates vs a complete redo? Painting is a short term "mess" vs new countertops, tile, etc. New hardware and inexpensive lighting updates to be had at many home improvement stores for your bathroom and kitchen and are a simple weekend project. Uncluttering and fresh paint make such a big difference! The other thing to look at is who is your competition? If you are truly in Squirrel Hill and your home is solid, you are in a demand area vs an area saturated with competition. If someone wants your area and you don't have many competing homes, then I would say you need to do less. Feel free to contact me off line if I can be of further assistance: email@example.com... more
My name is Vicky Chang, I am with Coldwell Banker. Are you looking for an apartment to rent, or a condo to buy? I would love to help you find some properties that you might be interested in.
Here is my contact info
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services
9600 Perry Highway, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Try calling Arbors Management as they handle a lot of rentals. But unfortunately most rental listings are not put into the multi-list system in the Pittsburgh area so you may find yourself checking with various sources (agents, owners, etc.).
Good luck... more
If you are buying with cash all you need to do is contact a real estate attorney and have a deed change from them to you and you exchange the money. If a loan is involved there are more steps but you won't need a Realtor, a lawyer and a loan officer are what you would need.... more
Hi "First Time Buyer"!
You can search for foreclosures in the official newspaper in your area. Normally, homes must be advertised for four weeks or more before the lender actually takes possession. If you are new to foreclosures, then you will be well advised to find yourself a REALTOR who is experienced in the purchase of foreclosed properties, pre-foreclosures, and short sales.
If you insist on doing this yourself, you may want to Google "short sale", pre-foreclosure, etc. This may give you the information you want.
In any event, good luck!
Any local agent can help you--why not contact a few realty offices, interview a couple of agents and choose the one you like best--he/she can provide you with information, comps, schedule showing appointments, etc.; you'll save a ton of time and possible aggrevation.... more
More important than the actual company, is the individual agent that you hire. Most companies have some great agents, but many also have some lousy ones. Your best bet is to choose an agent that will be represent your interests, listen to you, be able to understand what you are looking for, and works hard for you - regardless of what company they work for.
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Here in Indiana, lenders seldom quote title insurance as it varies slightly
from title company to title company. However, it doesn't vary much.
I speak to title companies directly and ask them for their numbers.
Prudential Indiana Realty Group... more
It may very well be coded on the multi list in the correct subdistrict of Pittsburgh but may appear on other sites under the broader category of Pittsburgh Real Estate. You don't mention where you are looking to find your listing. Discuss this with your listing Broker for specific clarification. What a great time to be on the market! Best of luck to you.... more
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There are many location factors that buyers and sellers need to contend with: busy streets, airports, shopping centers, industrial areas, railroads, etc. These factions don't go away....
If you are considering the home location relative to its value, it would be fair to assume that future buyers would as well.
Since the three most important home factors are: location, location, and location, it would be reasonable to expect that this location may impact your home's resale value.