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Best Spots for July 4 2019 Fireworks in Your Neighborhood: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland

6/28/2019

Being a real estate agent means we know all the ins, outs and secrets of the Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland area neighborhoods. Among those secrets: where to catch the best fireworks for the Fourth of July! Below are the times, dates and locations for fireworks shows in your area.Pack some folding chairs, bug spray, and snacks, and celebrate with your community. Enjoy the...Read More

Should You Hire an Agent when Buying a House from a Builder?

6/20/2019

Buying a house is always an exciting experience. It's even more rewarding when you get to customize a home completely to your needs and taste. With so much new construction in the Pittsburgh area, there are plenty of opportunities to work with a builder to construct a brand new house just for you.Advantages of Buying New ConstructionMany communities throughout Allegheny County and Butler County...Read More

New Listing: 596 Sunrise Drive, Allegheny Twp

6/4/2019

596 Sunrise Dr, Allegheny Twp, PA 15656This mint-condition home is gorgeous inside AND out! First floor laundry, Brazilian hardwood floors, a fire pit, and a newer deck are just a few of the unique, desirable features. Click to see the full listing details on 596 Sunrise Drive and schedule a showing.For more information, contact Amy S Myers, Realtor, Harvest Real Estate Svcs.Main Office: (724)...Read More

New Listing: 938 Talon Ct, Allegheny Twp

5/29/2019

938 Talon CT, Allegheny Twp, PA 15656This fabulous newer townhouse is move-in ready. With a large open kitchen, a master suite, and a walk-in closet, this is luxury living (without a luxury price) -- and no HOA fees!Click to see the full listing details on 938 Talon Court and schedule a showing.For more information, contact Amy S Myers, Realtor, Harvest Real Estate Svcs.Main Office: (724)...Read More

Real Estate Tip: Get a Home Valuation

5/28/2019

We understand that your home has a lot of emotional value, but that shouldn't be a factor in setting your listing price. Harvest's True Value formula provides an accurate, objective evaluation of what your home is worth. Request your free valuation: https://www.harvestreservices.com/true-valueRead More

Real Estate Tip: Keep an Open Mind

5/21/2019

Your dream home might look a little different than you had expected! Just don't start "mentally decorating" until your offer has been accepted. Becoming emotionally invested in a home you don't own yet is one of the top house-hunting mistakes - but it's totally avoidable!Read More

Real Estate Tip: Consider Every Offer

5/14/2019

Your agent should help you evaluate every offer on your home.Even if an offer is below asking price, it could have other benefits - like a favorable closing time frame, a cash offer, good seasonal timing, or fewer contingencies. Talk to your listing agent about your priorities. Read More

Real Estate Tip: Choose an Agent with Negotiating Skills

5/7/2019

We understand that your home has a lot of emotional value, but that shouldn't be a factor in setting your listing price. Harvest's True Value formula provides an accurate, objective evaluation of what your home is worth. Request your free valuation: https://www.harvestreservices.com/true-valueRead More

Real Estate Tip: Preserve Your Credit

4/30/2019

Most lenders do an initial credit check to pre-approve/pre-qualify you for a mortgage. But they often do a second pull just before closing day.Hold off on anything that may lower your credit or increase your debt until after you've closed. Furniture shopping may have to wait! Read More

Real Estate Tip: Check Before Making Improvements

4/23/2019

Home-improvement season is in the air! But if you're planning to sell your home, speak to your Listing Agent before making changes.Your agent will advise on which projects could increase the value of your home, and which could cost more time and money than they're worth. Read More

Real Estate Tip: Foreclosures

4/16/2019

Most homebuyers want to get a lot of house for a small price tag. While a foreclosure might fit that description, it may or may not be your best option.A good agent will help you get the most value for your dollar - and make sure you're aware of all of the pros and cons. Read More

Prime Redevelopment Play: 1154 N Center Ave, Somerset Twp, PA 15501

4/10/2019

New commercial redevelopment opportunity - just listed!This 2.5 acre parcel of land in Somerset Pa currently has a carwash on a level paved property. This high-traffic area is accessible from from the PA Turnpike and North Center Avenue, making it a prime location for commercial redevelopment (or a profitable business as-is).Property: Located just off the PA Turnpike Exit in Somerset2.5 acres...Read More

First Impressions: What Real Estate Agents Notice About Your House

3/26/2019

As soon as a real estate agent walks up to your front door, our minds start going a million miles an hour. We're making mental calculations, taking notes, and observing all of the little details. It's not because we're nosy or judgemental - it's because we're taking in your home from the perspective of a buyer!It helps to have an unbiased look at your home, whether you're considering selling your...Read More

Thrifty Cleaning Tips for Moving into a New House or Apartment

3/6/2019

Image courtesy of PixabayGuest Post by Charlotte Meier of Home Safety Hub Moving is an adventure, and just like any adventure, a certain amount of planning and preparation goes into ensuring a successful outcome. Cleaning your new home is a part of that transition, but you don’t want to overspend in the process. Here are some ways to make sure your new place is ready for settling in without going...Read More

7 Quick and Easy Tips to Prep Your Home for Winter

1/15/2019

Here we are...January. The holidays have come and gone and, in Western PA at least, all that remains is the cold, snow, and ice until spring. In the rush of holiday decorating and prep, many of us forget about prepping for the winter chill that sets in from December until March (or later, in the Pittsburgh area)! Whether you’re looking to sell your house or simply want to find a way to warm up...Read More

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