How To Sell Your House Without Any Costs In Pittsburgh

Do you feel stuck with a property you no longer want in Pittsburgh? Learn how to sell your house without any costs in our latest post! When you own a house you don’t want, the last thing you want to do is spend more money attempting to sell it. Below, we will outline the costs … Continued

How To Sell Your House Without Any Property Showings In Pittsburgh

Having strangers parade through your house when you want to sell it, is a huge downfall of listing with a Pittsburgh real estate agent. Learn how to sell your house without any property showings or hassles in our latest post! Dealing with property showings can be one of the most agonizing aspects of selling your … Continued

How To Sell A House During A Divorce in Pittsburgh

It can be very difficult to sell a house during a divorce. Learn more about the easiest and most fair way to sell your house in Pittsburgh in our latest post! When dealing with a divorce, settling affairs and dividing assets can be excruciating. Between the bickering and constant disagreements, dealing with such a large … Continued

How To Stop Foreclosure of Your House In Pittsburgh

If the bank is threatening to take your property after all you have put into it, we can help you stop the foreclosure of your house in Pittsburgh! Keep reading to learn about what you can do to fight back! Dealing with the threat of foreclosure can be extremely overwhelming. The thought of losing your … Continued

How to find good investment property in Pittsburgh

Lots of investors are looking to get started, and as active real estate experts in Pittsburgh PA, we get asked to share our secrets quite a bit. Fortunately, we love to share 🙂 One of the biggest questions we get from local investors is ” How to find a good investment property in Pittsburgh PA?” With the … Continued

Real estate investing Resources in Pittsburgh

So you wanna get started investing in Pittsburgh and you’re checking things out, eh? Good for you. Always do your homework and you won’t get schooled. Here’s some great tools that we’ve found and we use from time to time and great real estate investing resources in Pittsburgh for investors here locally to tap into … Continued

How to find foreclosures in Pittsburgh PA

There’s a lot of competition to find great deals on local Pittsburgh PA foreclosure properties. Finding them is only one part of the process – you also need to know how to capture them. Here are a few secrets from the pros that we’ve used with great success on how to find great foreclosure deals in Pittsburgh. … Continued

How to Bid On a Short Sale Property Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Property Guy

Short sale properties can be a great source of income for investors and a great deal for home buyers. It’s important to keep in mind that a short sale is one where the bank has approved a loss on a current loan. They’re losing money, so they want to unload. Generally, the current owner is in a rough … Continued

Investment Property Tax Deductions List for Pittsburgh

Uncle Sam gives, and Uncle Sam takes away. But in the case of buying local Pittsburgh investment properties… you can earn investment property tax deductions for your Pittsburgh properties. For real estate investors, the United States provides the opportunity to earn a living purchasing investment properties… and holding those properties as investments, and of course the … Continued

We Buy Houses For Cash In Pittsburgh – See How It Works

There might be a number of different reasons why you need to sell your Pittsburgh PA house fast. It may be that you’re moving to a different state, or maybe even a different country. It may be that you have some personal issues like going through a divorce, bankruptcy, you’ve lost your job… or any other reason … Continued

Tips on Buying Real Estate with your IRA in Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Property Guy

While most people understand that real estate is an investment, many people are taking advantage of the qualified retirement accounts to purchase real estate as an appreciating or revenue-generating instrument like IRAs. It’s really important to understand the tax implications, legal ramifications, and various other intricacies of purchasing Pittsburgh real estate within your IRA. So, let’s dive into … Continued

Can a house be sold while in probate in Pittsburgh PA?

  Probate is the process of reassigning the property to the beneficiaries after the person dies. When a person passes away they leave their loved ones and their property behind. Sometimes the last will or the Testate is left behind by the person and in some cases it is not. Whatever is the situation, the … Continued

How To Sell Your Home Fast In Pittsburgh, PA

Real estate markets fluctuate — sometimes they are really hot and there are so many buyers that sellers will list a property and it gets snapped up the same day. Sometimes markets are kind of soft, which means a house might stay on a listing for weeks or even months without getting any offers! Homeowners … Continued

What happens when you inherit a house in PA?

Inheriting a house is one of the few big surprises that life brings us sometimes. But what happens when you inherit a house in PA? As much as you may want to keep an inherited house, sometimes you may be forced to consider putting it up for sale. Well, selling an inherited house can be … Continued

Foreclosure Prevention Measures In Pittsburgh and the rest of PA

Local PA homeowners who are facing a financial challenge may find themselves in foreclosure. Foreclosure is when the mortgage loan doesn’t get paid back and the bank begins the process to take ownership of the property to recoup its losses. If you find yourself entering the foreclosure process, you might wonder if there is anything … Continued

Tax consequences when selling a house I inherited in Pittsburgh

Inheriting a home is a pretty sweet experience, yet bitter at the same time… You are left with great property value you can use to improve your life, but you are still mourning the loss of a loved one. So you may tend to ask yourself at this point “what are the tax consequences when … Continued

Help For Foreclosure In Pittsburgh – 3 Ways To Avoid Foreclosure

Few things are more devastating to families than the prospect of foreclosure. You own your home and you love it — it serves you well. Yet, due to unfortunate circumstances, foreclosure may seem imminent. For local PA families facing foreclosure, the stress can be almost unbearable. Worse yet, the foreclosure process can take months or even … Continued

Can You Get Your House In Pittsburgh Back After Foreclosure?

If you’re facing the possibility of foreclosure in the future, perhaps you are wondering can you get your house in Pittsburgh back after foreclosure. After all, you need a place to live! Unfortunately, after the court rules in the favor of your lender and agrees with the lender to proceed with foreclosure, it is very … Continued

How Foreclosure Will Impact You In Pittsburgh

Across the country, people are still losing their homes to foreclosure every day. The banks are taking houses and leaving hard-working people with nothing to show for it. If you are behind on your mortgage, you don’t have to let the fear of foreclosure ruin you. There are alternatives! In our latest post, we explore … Continued

7 Ways Selling Your House Directly Will Benefit You in Pittsburgh

Considering selling your house in Pittsburgh? Selling your house directly is an excellent way to go. In our latest post, we will discuss the many ways a direct sale can benefit you! Many people think that in order to successfully sell their home, they need to hire an agent, fix up the house, list up … Continued

The Home Selling Secret People Are Taking Advantage of in Pittsburgh

Selling a house in Pittsburgh doesn’t always have to involve an agent, a listing on the MLS or months of waiting for an uncertain outcome. There are selling alternatives! In our latest post, we explain the home selling secret more and more people are using to sell their houses in Pittsburgh, PA! For many properties, people … Continued

Why Won’t My House Sell In Pittsburgh?

You’re trying to sell a Pittsburgh PA house that just won’t sell? And yet – the news says the real estate market is heating up. The media is practically shouting again about multiple offers, high demand, and record-setting prices. So where’s your contract? These tips could be just what you need to help you sell your Pittsburgh … Continued

Can I sell my Pittsburgh house in foreclosure?

Do you have a Pittsburgh house that’s in foreclosure right now? Many people going through the PA foreclosure process want to get out from under that burdensome house and wonder if they can sell the house in foreclosure. The short answer: yes. The long answer: it’s a little more complicated, but usually you can sell … Continued

Foreclosure notice of default in PA– what is it?

  If you’ve gotten a foreclosure notice of default and want to know what the heck is going on, keep reading. Basically, a foreclosure notice of default is a document that has to be filed by a lender to start the process of foreclosure. The foreclosure notice of default must be sent to anyone who … Continued

Choosing The Best Investment Property In Pittsburgh

We’re going to let you in on a little secret about real estate investing: there is no “best investment” overall, in any market. What makes a “best investment” for one investor would make a terrible investment for another investor. The truth is, there are many factors to choosing the best investment property in Pittsburgh. Understanding … Continued

Help, I’m behind in my mortgage payments in Pittsburgh!

When you fall behind in your mortgage payments on your Pittsburgh home, it can feel like you’re drowning in debt. Even if you’re able to make your monthly payment, catching up on a past due balance can be an overwhelming challenge. There’s a few options that can help you to avoid foreclosure in Pittsburgh and maybe … Continued

The State of the Market for Buyers in Pittsburgh PA

Is it still a buyer’s market today in Pittsburgh? As experts in the Pittsburgh real estate market, we get asked this question a lot. The answer isn’t as simple as yes or no. First off, it really depends on the property type and location. Single-family homes in great locations that are priced well have been … Continued

How to Find a Good Real Estate Agent in Pittsburgh

Hiring a real estate agent in Pittsburgh can be frustrating. So what are the steps on how to find a good real estate agent in Pittsburgh? How to Find a Good Real Estate Agent in Pittsburgh. Many local large real estate brokers will spend thousands of dollars each month to ensure that their agents are the … Continued

What is a Pre-Foreclosure in Pittsburgh?

With millions of homes across the country going into foreclosure, it’s important for both buyers and mortgage holders to understand the process. So what is a pre-foreclosure in Pittsburgh anyway? Many homeowners across America and Pittsburgh are facing difficulties making their monthly mortgage payments. When a homeowner misses 3-6 months of mortgage payments, the lending institution will … Continued

How to Avoid Foreclosure in Pittsburgh

While the housing market is rebounding, many people in Pittsburgh] are still struggling to make their mortgage payments. If you’re underwater on your home, or having trouble keeping up with your monthly mortgage payments, you could be fearful that your mortgage provider is going to foreclose. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do … Continued

How to Sell Your House to an Investor in Pittsburgh PA

Home ownership just isn’t what it was in the 1950’s. In the past, people would buy a home and live there for the rest of their lives, often passing it on to their family. Things have changed. Many first-time homebuyers are going into it with the attitude that they’ll sell when it’s time for a change. If … Continued

Selling Your Home During a Divorce in Pittsburgh

If you’re wondering about the ins and outs of selling your home during a divorce in Pittsburgh we’ll dive into the steps and things to look out for in this article. With over 50% of American marriages ending in divorce, many residents are looking or advice for selling a home during a divorce. A home is … Continued

How to stay in my home after foreclosure in Pittsburgh

A recent study estimates that 47% of foreclosed properties are still occupied. When you first see that stat you may be surprised, but we’re not. What most people don’t realize is that banks aren’t in the business to own homes. They are in the business to loan people money. But when they have to foreclose … Continued

What do I need to do to sell my house in Pittsburgh PA?

You want to sell your Pittsburgh house, and you want to get top dollar. Excellent! But “What do I need to do to sell my house in Pittsburgh“? Here are some tips on how to get your home ready to sell if you’re looking for top dollar that the market will bear: *NOTE: These instructions … Continued

We buy houses in Pittsburgh companies – are they credible?

If you’ve been driving around in Pittsburgh, chances are you’ve seen some billboards advertising companies that buy houses. Often times they say things like “We Buy Pittsburgh Houses!” or “Cash For Your House”. Are these “we buy houses in Pittsburgh companies” credible? How do I know if the local house buying companies out there are honest … Continued

Understanding the Foreclosure Process in PA

Understanding the foreclosure process in PA is an important part of navigating your own home foreclosure. Before we dive in…   What is foreclosure anyway? Foreclosure is the legal process that lenders use to take back property securing a loan, generally after the borrower stops making payments. Foreclosure is no fun.  But just know that it’s … Continued

Selling My House for Cash in Pittsburgh

Should you take a cash offer for your Pittsburgh house? Not always. I’ll tell you how to sell any property for cash, some reasons to refuse a cash offer – and when you shouldn’t say no. Selling My House For Cash In Pittsburgh If you’re selling a property in Pittsburgh to an end buyer (the person living … Continued

Property Investment Market In Pittsburgh – Focus On Cash Deals

There are many opportunities in the real estate investment market in Pittsburgh PA. From changing financial regulations and interest rates to an economic future that still has a lot of question marks about its direction, home buyers and home sellers are not sure how to proceed. One smart strategy that buyers and sellers are exploring is … Continued

How do I sell my house without an agent in Pittsburgh?

If you’re looking to sell your house or investment property in Pittsburgh without using a real estate agent, we can help. Although we do cooperate with brokers, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying someone to be in the middle. After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of money. … Continued

Selling My House Fast in Pittsburgh

You need to sell your Pittsburgh house fast right?  If you’re saying… “I’m having the toughest time selling my house fast in Pittsburgh“… you’re at the right place 🙂 These tips will help you get your property sold. [NOTE: Most important – if you really need to sell fast, consider the option of selling for cash offer … Continued

I’m Relocating And Need To Sell My House In Pittsburgh

Relocation is a complicated exercise in coordination. We get local Pittsburgh home sellers calling us or submitting their house info on this website every week saying “I’m relocating and need to sell my house in Pittsburgh“.  The great thing is that we’re able to help a good many of those sellers sell their house quickly … Continued

Brookline Boulevard is Revitalized

Brookline Boulevard is Revitalized Brookline Boulevard has been the cultural and commercial heart of the Brookline community since the start of the twentieth century. After a two year long renovation that cost nearly $5.35 million Brookline Boulevard is revitalized. The area is finally seeing an improved sidewalk culture that promotes local businesses and is helping boost … Continued

St. Anthony’s Kids and why they matter to PPG

St. Anthony’s Kids and why they matter to PPG Community Connection When I first heard about St. Anthony School Programs I was deeply moved. I have been told by many folks at St. Anthony’s how this program has impacted these children with inclusion into the regular classrooms and preparing them for jobs and everyday life. My … Continued

FHA Mortgages

FHA Mortgages FHA mortgages can be good option for first-time homebuyers By Ellen Chang, May 1, 2015. First-time homebuyers often consider Federal Housing Administration loans. They do not require a large down payment or high FICO scores unlike traditional 30-year fixed mortgages. Given that young households tend not to have the savings for a substantial … Continued

5 Mistakes That Delay Mortgage Approvals

5 Mistakes That Delay Mortgage Approvals (and How to Avoid Them) By Zillow Team. April 8, 2015. One of the hardest parts of getting a mortgage is interpreting advice from all the parties involved. The mortgage lender, real estate agent, insurer, attorney or escrow officer, tax adviser, financial adviser, plus your family, friends and colleagues. Since … Continued

Spring Plants You Can’t Kill

Spring Plants You Can’t Kill 6 Spring Plants You Can’t Kill (Unless You Really, Really Try). Spring Plants You Can’t Kill. from Jessica Harlan, March 17, 2015. Want a garden you just can’t kill? There’s no such thing as a no-maintenance garden, says Julie Moir Messervy. Messervy is a landscape designer. Photo: Bill Sumner, from … Continued

Pittsburgh Begins Hunt

Pittsburgh Begins Hunt Pittsburgh Begins Hunt for Properties with Historic Potential By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 3, 2014. Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette Lowrie Street in Troy Hill, the neighborhood where the city has begun an inventory of properties, focusing on architectural and historic merit. Consultants for the city’s planning department spent much of the … Continued

Buying A Mattress

Buying A Mattress When buying a mattress, check the return policy Buying A Mattress, By Ed Perratore February 10, 2015. At Consumer Reports, we have traditionally advised you to try a mattress you’re considering buying. Test it by lying on it for at least 10 minutes on each side, your back and your stomach if … Continued

Zoning Ordinance Definitions

Zoning Ordinance Definitions Zoning Ordinances Law & Legal Definitions Zoning ordinances are local or municipal laws that establishing building codes and land usage regulations for properties in a specified area. Most cities and towns are composed of regions that are zoned for residential, commercial, or industrial development, and often these zones are subdivided by additional … Continued

Pittsburgh’s apartment buildings attract considerable national interest

Pittsburgh’s apartment buildings attract considerable national interest Pittsburgh’s apartment buildings attract considerable national interest, By Sam Spatter, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Pittsburgh’s tight apartment market — with the lowest vacancy rate in the nation — is one reason owners of Downtown apartment buildings are putting their properties up for sale in hopes of getting top … Continued

Is your retirement nest egg big enough?

Is your retirement nest egg is big enough? This calculation might prompt you to take some winnings off the table—before it’s too late. By William J. Bernstein, January 20, 2015. Is your retirement nest egg is big enough? During past bull markets, many Americans nearing retirement fleetingly acquired a nest egg for later life. As … Continued

Home Insurance Decisions

Home Insurance Decisions 5 Home Insurance Decisions It’s Risky to Make on Your Own Home Insurance Decisions. By January 12, 2015. Who doesn’t feel pride in clearing a clog, changing an element in an oven or replacing a deadbolt without calling a handyman? There’s no question that a successful do-it-yourself project can save you time … Continued

How Long Should Your Household Purchases Last?

How Long Should Your Household Purchases Last? Here’s a guide to the life expectancy of big-ticket purchases, from the roof down to the refrigerator. Most kitchen appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers and gas range ovens, should be replaced every 10 to 15 years. As consumers, we’ve all probably held some unexpected funerals for our purchases. … Continued

Sky Bridge House

Sky Bridge House Blurs Boundaries Between Indoors & Out A series of bridges, both open-air and glass-enclosed, unite two halves of a striking ultramodern concrete home in Singapore. The 66MRN House by local firm ONG&ONG divides the social areas of the home from the private spaces and ‘service functions’ like the kitchen. These spaces are … Continued

14 winter home improvements

14 winter home improvements   The polar vortex is setting records for low temperatures and threatening to send utility bills skyrocketing. You can take steps to make your home more energy efficient. The Department of Energy has a do-it-yourself energy audit on its website. You can also call a contractor for an audit. Homeowners should … Continued

How to Trace a House Genealogy

How to Trace a House Genealogy Many people search for historical information about homes and property. Who originally owned the land? How old is the house? Who built it? Who has lived in it? To find the answers to these questions, many different types of records can be examined. There is no single place to … Continued

How to cut your biggest expense

How to cut your biggest expense You’re going to spend a lot on housing in retirement. Here’s how to cut your biggest expense as you age. The single biggest expense you face in retirement is housing. It accounts for more than 40% of spending for people 65 and older, according to the Employee Benefit Research … Continued

So, You Want to… Insulate the Attic

So, You Want to… Insulate the Attic So, You Want to… Insulate the Attic comes from, By Steven Fox November 6, 2014. Are your heating and cooling costs are going through the roof? You might be right! An attic with poor insulation can cost you big bucks. The Department of Energy estimates attic insulation … Continued

The Income Property: Your Retirement Plan

The Income Property: Your Retirement Plan “Income property can be an important bridge to retirement for those without enough to retire in the traditional sense,” says J. Camarda. Camarda is a real estate investor, Certified Financial Planner, and Chief Investment Officer of Jacksonville-based Camarda Wealth Advisors. Because real estate is such an inefficient market, it’s … Continued

How to remodel your kitchen for thousands less

How to remodel your kitchen for thousands less By Teresa Mears June 17, 2014. Shopping around for materials and labor is key to modernizing your kitchen on the cheap. We always hear that remodeling a kitchen is one of the most expensive home improvements. And it can be. The Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report listed the … Continued