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From CMA to MLS and More: Real Estate Terms to Know

From CMA to MLS and More: Real Estate Terms to Know

Fall is upon us, and by now, most of our students have begun to bring home a few assignments. To keep pace with this year’s scholarly crowd, we’re offering up a few vocabulary words that are sure to help any first-time home buyers or sellers as they enter the real estate market. Here are 10 commonly used real estate terms, and what they mean for buyers and sellers: CMA – Th

Five Myths First-Time Homebuyers Should Ignore

Five Myths First-Time Homebuyers Should Ignore

From searching for homes to picking up your new keys on closing day, buying a home is an exciting process. Many first-time homebuyers also have the benefit of receiving advice from family members or friends who’ve already gone through the process. While it is certainly good to hear a few different perspectives while you’re buying a home, buyers should also know to take any home-buying

Can you really afford a home? 5 Things to Consider

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Can you really afford a home? 5 Things to Consider

You’ve heard all the hype about the hot home-buying market this spring. You’re intrigued. You’re interested. You want to make a move. But, are you ready? Can you really afford to buy a home? Before you start making offers on homes you love, you may need to consider a few financial things first. Here are five things to think about before you take the plunge and buy a home: 1

Ready to Buy a Home? Consider These Five Things First

Ready to Buy a Home? Consider These Five Things First

Some say the generation is entitled; some say they’re lazy. They’re also known to be tech-savvy, educated individuals. Who are they? They’re millennials and they’re a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the world today. As far as real estate goes, many millennials are considering whether or not it is their time to buy a home. Like every home buyer, members of the mil

First-time Buyers, Meet Pittsburgh: The Best Place for You to Buy

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First-time Buyers, Meet Pittsburgh: The Best Place for You to Buy

We get it. Buying a home for the first time is a scary thing. But, first-time home buyers in Pittsburgh have got something on their side – Pittsburgh is the best city in the U.S. for first-time home buyers. No, it’s not because of the pierogis or Primanti’s (though we can all agree those local favorites don’t hurt when it comes to a “best of” list like this).

Eight Traits that Signal Real Estate Success!

Eight Traits that Signal Real Estate Success!

We recently offered people who are planning to buy a home this year a little advice on what they can do to prepare for that big purchase. High-ranking on that list was searching for and interviewing potential real estate agents. But, if you’re a first-time homebuyer or simply a homeowner who hasn’t bought or sold a home in quite some time, how do you even know what you should be loo

How to Buy a Home in Your Twenties

How to Buy a Home in Your Twenties

We’ve got to give it to the millennial generation; they’re an educated, tech-savvy bunch that typically knows what they want. Lately, we’ve been finding that many twenty-somethings in this group have decided that what they want is to buy their first home. Now, there are apps galore on just about everything out there, but swiping right isn’t going to get you into your fir

First-Time Home Buying Help: 10 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers!

First-Time Home Buying Help: 10 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers!

If you’re in the market to buy your first home, you’re likely feeling overcome with emotions, questions and possibly even some worry. After all, you’ve undoubtedly been advised that buying a home is one of largest purchases you’ll ever make. Of course, you don’t want to make a mistake, so all of the questions you may be asking and concerns you may be feeling are more

Millennials, Put the Home-Buying Process and New Home Keys in Your Hands Now!

Millennials, Put the Home-Buying Process and New Home Keys in Your Hands Now!

These days, millennials are proving themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Just take a look at the way 20-somethings and 30-somethings are impacting the workforce, the upcoming presidential election and yes, the real estate market! In the past, it may have been somewhat unheard of for a recent college graduate or young professional to purchase their first home before settling down or getting m

Meet Your Match! Tips for Finding a Real Estate Agent You’ll Love!

Meet Your Match! Tips for Finding a Real Estate Agent You’ll Love!

Were you looking for “the one” this Valentine’s Day? You know, someone who will be attentive to your wants and needs, always openly communicate with you and be there for you whenever you call? Yes? Well, then you’ve come to right place! That is, if you’re talking about finding a real estate agent that’s perfect for you… that is what you were talking ab