What's New in Real Estate - November 2019
I have so much to be thankful for and this holiday season and I want to be sure to let you all know how much I am thankful for your business and your referrals to me of family and friends! Twenty years later, I continue to love what I do and am so grateful to be able to do it with all of you!

As we move toward winter, in addition to all of the things you have to do (fall clean up in the yard, holiday prep...) its a great time to think about evaluating your housing in the coming year. Your real estate is in large part an investment just like your 401(k) and its a good idea to evaluate where you are in the market periodically! If you would like to get together in the coming months for a "real estate check-up," please reach out to me! And of course, if you are considering a move, our inventory is even lower than ever -- its a great time to sell! 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and remember, I am here should you, your family or your friends need real estate advice! 
With gratitude,

 We want to sell our home “as is.” Is this possible?
If everything comes together perfectly, then yes, it is possible to sell your home “as is” — here is what you will need to do to make that happen!
First, you must start by having your home pre-inspected. Very few buyers...

We are thinking of remodeling our kitchen. Any advice for us if we want to be making good choices for resale?
As much as we would all like to be creative, when it comes to the “hardscapes” of your home – the things that are difficult to change – if resale is even a remote possibility for you, or if you want to be sure to get a high return on your investment (most people expect 100% which is not always realistic), its important to make...

We would like to buy an investment property – something that we can fix up and then rent. Any tips?
Real estate rental properties can be a great way to diversify your investment portfolio and create an income stream for retirement, if you hold your properties long enough! During your ownership, if you have invested properly, the tenant’s rent should be covering your mortgage and taxes and maybe even generating some cash. Over time, the rent will have...
We had some prior water leakage in our basement but its been dry for years – do we need to disclose that in our disclosure?
We live in a community of older homes and there are likely skeletons hanging in most of our closets (if not on our front porch this time of year), and yes, it is important to fully disclose the history of your home. In some cases, prior water leaks may lead to mold development that you may or may not be able to see and it is important for buyers to be able to evaluate this possibility...
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Privacy, seclusion, and yet incredibly close to Sewickley Village amenities! Blending seamlessly with its natural surroundings, natural light floods all three levels of this mid-century modern home through huge walls of windows.

Incredible privacy on a 3.87 acre lot in an established neighborhood and featuring a beautiful in-ground pool, the views of sunsets off the back deck are spectacular! Exceptionally open floorplan is ideal for entertaining! 

Sited on 10+ wooded acres in prestigious Sewickley Heights. This custom-built estate was brilliantly designed to blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings and draws the exquisite grounds into the home through huge walls of glass. 
Kathe Barge
Howard Hanna Sewickley
Mobile: 412-779-6060 | kathebarge.com

401 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA
Office: 412-741-2200 x238