Real Estate

DON’T TOUCH – IT’S NOT YOURS!

By Katina Hunter | May 8, 2024

Let’s say that you’re taking your family – young kids & all – shopping in a store called “Super Expensive Fragile Glass Figurine Mart.” (Key words are expensive & fragile.) As your youngest, most clumsy child is trailing you down the aisle, they see a sparkly, stunning (insert their favorite animal here) glittering in the […]

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DON’T TANGLE WITH TANK

By Katina Hunter | Apr 29, 2024

The text read: “Tank got a hold of him.” I don’t know who the “him” was referring to, but I did know Tank. My seller’s dog is low to the ground, brick-shaped & 70 pounds of pure muscle. His dog bowl could easily be mistaken for a baby bath. Once my seller acknowledges a welcomed […]

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April 23, 2024: MARKET TEMPERATURE

By Katina Hunter | Apr 25, 2024

My team & I belong to each multi-list along Western PA. We look at 5 different statistical markers in 5 different counties. We watch Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence & Mercer counties. For the last few months, I’ve been warning our listeners that the market is shifting. That’s right. Sellers, you’re not going to be all […]

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Home Sale Contingencies

By Katina Hunter | Feb 28, 2024

We’re tackling a topic today that is just as confusing as it is important. Home. Sale. Contingencies. When I think of the word “contingency” I replace it in my mind with “so long as.” For example, an inspection contingency means that the offer stands so long as the inspection is acceptable. Therefore, a home sale […]

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February 19, 2024: MARKET TEMPERATURE:

By Katina Hunter | Feb 20, 2024

My team & I belong to each multi-list along Western PA. We look at 5 different statistical markers in 5 different counties. We’ll be tapping into specific details of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence & Mercer Counties. Usually, I pick apart each county to highlight the local trends, but what I’m seeing this week is pretty […]

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This Fence Did Not Make For Good Neighbors

By Katina Hunter | Jan 23, 2024

A lot of people are surprised to learn that a survey is NOT required when you’re purchasing a home. In the 16 years that I’ve been doing this, I’ve only ever had one situation in which it was required. When I’m ready to list a house, I ask if the seller has, by chance, a […]

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T.A.P. INTO MY NEGOTIATING TIPS:

By Katina Hunter | Jan 16, 2024

During my first years in the real estate business, I worked almost exclusively in the Ellwood market. Here’s what my typical transaction looked like: – Mrs. Seller has a 100-year old house. We have it listed at $60,000, & it’s being sold “as-is” – flaws & all! – Mr. Buyer loves the house. He has […]

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January 8, 2024: MARKET TEMPERATURE:

By Katina Hunter | Jan 9, 2024

My team & I belong to each multi-list along Western PA. We look at 5 different statistical markers in 5 different counties. We’ll be tapping into specific details of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence & Mercer Counties. Being privy to this info gives you pretty good insight as to how the balance of power sits right […]

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Realty Reality TV Shows

By Katina Hunter | Nov 6, 2023

That’s the reality of today’s market, let’s talk about the reality of how real estate is portrayed on TV. Remember the movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”? I LOVED that movie as a kid. 10/10 recommend! There’s a scene however that really bothers me as an adult. Diane is standing in the backyard with her […]

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