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Home Buying in 15241 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 7, 2015
Robin Lorentz answered:
Location has nothing to do with it. My listings go under contract in 45 days or less. When you are pricing your home, a professional will give you an honest answer. Sometimes people think that their property is worth 300K when really its more like 250K. Would I rather sell if for 300, of course! No different when you go to a doctor and they have to give someone bad news, but they are honest. What you do from there is up to you.. Sorry, that is just an honest opinion. ... more
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Thu May 7, 2015
Robin Lorentz answered:
If you are looking for a good home builder, check out Paragon Homes.
Their homes are absolutely beautiful and Mike will take care of ALL your needs!

I have a personal opinion as per your question, but really should keep it to myself.
15 years in the industry.
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Harry Stine answered:
When a Property Goes to Public Auction, it can take several weeks or months. I work directly with many of the foreclosure company's and can get your the info you requested I sell many foreclosure properties and specialize in them . Please feel free to email me @ or call 724-858-5726 and i would be happy to assist you. ... more
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Sun Dec 8, 2013
Marsha Sebastian answered:
I agree with Tanya. I have seen some homes that are dated and need work surprisingly sell for more at auctions.
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Sat Jul 6, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
I don't think we know, Haresh, and we might tell even if we did know. It's up to the individual to decide whether to make their phone number public, don't you agree?
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Janice Caputo answered:
You need a Buyer's agent to represent you, contact me for assistance:
Janice Caputo, REALTOR®, GREEN
COLDWELL BANKER Real Estate Services
1630 Washington Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15241
(412)596-6035, (412)833-5405, PA Lic RS304770
The Real Estate Law requires that I provide you with a written Consumer Notice that describes the various business relationship choices that you may have with a real estate licensee. Since we are discussing real estate without you having the benefit of the Consumer Notice, I have the duty to advise you that any information you give me at this time is not considered to be confidential unless and until you and I enter into a business relationship. At our first meeting I will provide you with a written Consumer Notice which explains those business relationships and my corresponding duties to you.
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
Terrence Charest answered:
Real estate attorney. Definitely. However, the inspection may not see that the water is coming from the lake.
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Tue Apr 7, 2009
Gita Bantwal answered:
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Thu Nov 6, 2008
Ardell Dellaloggia answered:
If I didn't check the actual stats, I would be inclined to agree with most of the agents based on perception vs. facts. But after studying the facts, I would have to say there is no advantage whatsoever as to value or days on market.

I studied two subsets of homes both on a cul-de-sac and off a cul-de-sac, both in the hotter market of 2006 and the slower market of 2008. Not only did homes on a cul-de-sac not sell for more, they took longer to sell because people priced them higher thinking they would sell for more, and then had to reduce the price in order to sell.

In 2006 when the median time on market was 20 days and median price per square foot (MPPSF) was $213, homes on a cul-de-sac sold in 21 days at a MPPSF of $197 during the same period. In 2008 when the median days on market was 47 days and MPPSF was $213, homes on a cul-de-sac sold in 55 days at a MPPSF of $191.

Those numbers are from King County homes priced at $700,000 or less with homes on cul-de-sacs representing about 15% of all homes sold. Since 17% of homes for sale right now are on a cul-de-sac, I see no proof that they sell better than homes not on a cul-de-sac. If only 5% of homes on market were on a cul-de-sac and 15% of sold property was on a cul-de-sac, then you might say they sold better.

So if you like a home on a cul-de-sac, by all means buy one. But don't pay more for it and don't expect more for it than other homes in the neighborhood when you sell it. If you think there is a different answer for where you are in Pittsburgh, get a local agent to run the stats the way that I just did.
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Thu Oct 30, 2008
Maryanne Barnes answered:
In your area, USC, property value can be delightfully attractive if it's a lovely house with nice landscaping and a good-looking garage. Many people love the privacy and safety for playing children & pets.

If this is just a normal house, it may be less attractive because of no adjacent neighbors or kids to play with.
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