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Pennsylvania Housing Market Predictions: What's to Come in 2023


With less than 90 days left in 2022, leading mortgage lenders, real estate companies, housing gurus, etc., have gone into overdrive with predictions about what will happen to the US real estate market in 2023.What's up ahead for the housing market in Pennsylvania – and here in Pittsburgh – in 2023? Here are a few predictions.We've been closely following these forecasts at HomeBuyers of Pittsburgh,...

5 Best Pittsburgh Neighborhoods for Livability


Pittsburgh is a large city with 90 neighborhoods, which can make it difficult to know the best place for you to buy or rent a home in the Steel City.If you're finding it hard to decide which area in Pittsburgh to settle down in, here are the best neighborhoods in Pittsburgh to live in based on livability factors like affordability, commute time, school quality, safety, community feel, and much...

How to Sell a House Yourself, without a Realtor 


Most home sellers work with a real estate agent to find a buyer for their home, and they pay the agent a 5–6% commission after the sale.The average home value in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is currently around $238,000. If you sell your house for that amount, the real estate agent will receive $14,280 in commission ($238,000 multiplied by 6%).In most cases, the commission is split 50/50 between your...

How to Sell a Fixer-Upper House Fast 


The roof of your house is leaking, the basement has mold, the electrical system is outdated, the water pipes are corroded, and the house has several other cosmetic and structural issues.Now, after living in the house for years, you've finally decided to sell it – but you don't have the money or time to make any repairs that will increase the home's value.So, you're wondering who would want to buy...

Is the Housing Market Slowing Down? 


According to Google Trends data, more individuals are searching "housing crash" and related terms now more than ever.This is understandable because, for more than a year, the housing market has been operating without brakes, with high sales driven by demand, rising house prices, and mortgage rates – making it almost impossible for millions of Americans to be able to buy a home.Lower home prices,...

A Simple Guide on How to Sell Your Home for Cash


You probably already know that selling a home is hard work.After listing your house, it can take months before you get a buyer, and if they’re getting financed to buy the property, closing the sale can be a long, costly, complex, and stressful process.You, however, can avoid the stress that comes with selling a home by opting to sell it for cash.Home cash buyers don’t need to apply for a mortgage,...

5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value


The value of your home is likely to go up year on year due to several factors, including the economy, housing demand in your area, the neighborhood you live in, etc.While most of these factors are beyond your control, there are several upgrades and changes you can do as a homeowner to increase your home’s value.In this post, I’ll share with you some proven ways you can use to drive the price of...

Should I Get an Appraisal before Selling My House?  


Great question!The quick answer to it is, no you don’t have to get an appraisal—an estimated value of your home done by an objective third party—before selling your house.If you’re thinking of selling your home and would like to know how much to list it for, I would recommend that you get a comparative market analysis (CMA) done instead of an appraisal.A comparative market analysis (CMA) may be...

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