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Published by North Hills Office, 2019-12-05 11:29:30

1st issue

1st issue

Tips for 1st Time Home Buyers
Preparing Your Home for Sale
Hockey Mom Winner

A Monthly Insight into the Current Real Estate Market


First time homebuyer?
Keep these tips in mind.

Down Payment Isn't Everything DIY to Save

Set aside 1-3% of your purchase price to cover Based on the inspection, you may want to
unexpected fees and expenses buy the home as-is for a lower cost and then

tackle projects later on your own timeline
and budget

Plan Ahead

Specialists recommend holding at least six mortgage
payments in the bank in case of emergency

Will a can of paint amount to thousands of dollars added to your sales price? It could. Because
while you know your home is valuable, sometimes all it takes is a few little improvements to help
potential buyers see it too.
We’ve outlined the most popular upgrades below. Your agent can help prioritize each by deter-
mining which projects will add the most value based on your specific home, neighborhood and
market. Because knowing which home projects will pay off is our job.


Declutter-Your closet looks twice as big with half the clutter.

Paint-A fresh coat of neutral paint serves as a blank canvas to potential buyers.
Decorate-Prove that each room has purpose, but don't overdo it.

Brighten-Natural lighting really does help lift the mood and make a room look larger.


Exterior-A fresh coat of paint really can make any exterior look new again.

Landscape-If the landscaping is bad, they likely won't step inside.

Garage-Prove that both cars can actually fit by tidying up.

Patio & Deck-Set up the patio as if your friends were coming over for a barbeque.

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
The Preferred Realty - Indiana Office

200 South 7th Street
Indiana, PA 15701

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
The Preferred Realty-BlairsvilleOffice

53 W Market Street
Blairsville PA 15717



Congratulations to this season's first Hockey Mom winner, Beth
Almes-Kobak from Indiana! Our October winner is a mom to two
children, Andrew and Paige, with Andrew playing hockey for
the Indiana Middle School Ice Team as well as two travel teams,
the Johnstown Jets and the Appalachian

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