What's New in Real Estate - October 2020
We have had quite the year in real estate this year! Despite the pandemic, the market performed amazingly well in 2020, once we were back to business in May. Things have slowed down now, in our typical fall slowdown, although some homes are still selling in a day or two with multiple offers and over the asking price! Now is the absolutely perfect time to start planning for spring -- if you are thinking about selling this spring, give me a call now and we can put a strategy in place! And if you or someone you know is thinking of buying, its also a great time to strategize for spring -- the market was overflowing with buyers and bidding wars this spring -- to win, you need a plan!

Wishing you a fun Halloween with plenty of treats, and no tricks!
Why Now is the Time to Buy!

We are looking to buy a new home – where is the market these days? Do you have any advice for buyers? 
We have had an unbelievably strong summer market – unlike anything I have seen in my nearly 22 years in business. Homes are often selling with multiple cash offers in a day or two for over the asking price. If you want to buy now, you need to go into every home with the assumption that you will pay ....
Making a Sellers Market Your Buying Opportunity!

We have been waiting for a while for some new homes to come on the market –are you anticipating more listings soon?
It has in fact been a very active summer season and it sure does feel like inventory is very low. In fact, we currently have ONLY 82 listings available for sale in the Quaker Valley School District – in most years that number would be approximately 200! So when we say...
What's Your Contingency Plan?

With all of the bidding wars happening in this hot market, should we put an appraisal contingency in our offer?
Appraisal contingencies are added to agreements when buyers are concerned that their offer may be over market value. If you are getting a mortgage, they really aren’t necessary if you are putting 20% or less down on your home. Your bank will need your new...
321 Merriman Road
An exceptional opportunity to live on 42 gently rolling acres in desirable Sewickley Heights. Beautifully remodeled, this classic historic colonial perfectly blends sophisticated living, modern amenities, and stunning architectural details! 
10 Thawmont
Located on 5.27 private acres backing to natural woodlands, you will feel like you are in a world all your own and yet this home is exceptionally close to Sewickley Village. Walking trails connect through the woods and ultimately to the Village below. 
2486 Matterhorn
This awesome all-brick home is located in the top-rated North Allegheny School District with easy access via I-79 to Pittsburgh and the airport and exceptionally close to Route 19 and all of the outstanding shops and restaurants of Pittsburgh’s North Hills!
Kathe Barge
Howard Hanna Sewickley
Mobile: 412-779-6060 | kathebarge.com

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