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Where can you find a FREE list of foreclosed homes?

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You can register for a free list of foreclosures to be sent to you on www.homepath.com. this is a fannie mae, freddie mae website with a list of all there foreclosed properites. Hope this helps.

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What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-NMMFPBB

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I would suggest contacting a local mortgage broker to do the "rate shopping" for you. A mortgage broker will look to find the best rate with a bank that is the best all around scenario & provide you options. [content removed by Zillow due to spam, please refer to our Good Neighbor Policy for details]

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What Pittsburgh neighborhoods/suburbs best fit us?

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Hi:North Hills Estates(Ross Township), Sewickley & Mt. Lebanon will most likely hit most of your "wish list". However, the garage maybe an issue in Sewickley, but you will certainly find the charm & a great town with outdoor boutique shopping & quaint hometown resturaunts. North Hills Estates will provide probably most of your wish list w/ the garage, charm, smaller yard & convenience & budget. Mt. Lebanon is a mix....you have to just get lucky. I used to live in Mt. Lebanon & know a lot about it, pros & cons. Now live in the North Hills & love it....much nicer commute to the city, great schools & lots more to offer in dining, shopping & everyday conveniences. All the best! Zita

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What is Often Missed When Staging a Home for Sale

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What is often missed is the "connection" between buyer & "home". What I mean by this is: buyers want to imagine themselves in your (sellers) space. Sellers have to do their best to detach themselves from their space when they are really ready to sell. Pack up all the personal photos, put away all your knick knacks, pack up anything you can live w/o until moving day. Buyers want to see your space, not your stuff. Stuff can be distracting and bother a buyer enough that they can't see past it....therefore, they can't imagine themselves in your space. Keep it simple, clean, decluttered, remove wall paper and neutralize....it works everytime!

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When a seller is interviewing real estate agents to represent him, what qualities should he look for

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Honesty, integrity, unique marketing tools, passion for the business, customized service, a track record of success (not just volume, but client feedback) for sellers review, a balance of professionalism & reality. I always say to my sellers on an interview: "you like me at the begining & love me at the closing table" because I will exceed your expectations on every level and follow thru on everything I committed and more! Except only the best! Select an agent that you connect with professionally and personally. If you interview several....you will "know" which one is the right one....who impressed you? That's the right agent for you! Good Luck!

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When is the best time to list a home, FRIDAY?

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I like to be ready to go on the market on Thursday. This makes the listing fresh for agents & buyers for weekend viewing. Buyers & agents have enough time to prepare for their weekend tour.  The weekends are the best time for buyers and sellers....so go on when the buyers are ready to buy.

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