Real Estate

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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October 30, 2023: MARKET TEMPERATURE:

By Katina Hunter | Nov 1, 2023

My team & I belong to each multi-list along Western PA. That means if you have questions about homes Washington County – we can help you. Erie County? I can help you there, too! Today we’re focusing on trends in the 5 closest counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence & Mercer. I typically look at 5 […]

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Behind The Bedroom Door

By Katina Hunter | Oct 30, 2023

Just this last week I was at a client’s house. They’re looking to move & needed to know how much I thought they could get for their home. UNLIKE the made-up prices on HGTV, I actually have to have a lot of information backing up the asking price I suggest. It had been a few […]

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“Behind the Scenes”

By Katina Hunter | Sep 11, 2023

As a Realtor, I could write a book about all of the craziness I’ve seen in this business. I’m not alone… today, I have a very special guest. Shannon Heffern has full access… & I mean FULL access… the woman can ruin me with just a few keystrokes – to everything that the Katina Hunter […]

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