We’ve had a crazy few weeks here! We moved. And we have 3 kids and the house that we bought needs a lot of work, so it’s been a bit crazy. But we have a new listing that just went up earlier this week.
This house is a great price for the location. It’s in Swissvale but walkable to Regent Square and Frick Park. It has 3 bedrooms and 1 and a half bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have walk in closets! It actually has more storage and closet space than the house that we just bought and our house is almost twice as big (as I sit here typing this surrounded by boxes and no place to put them…)
We’re doing an open house this Saturday (8/17/19), 11AM to 1PM if you’d like to check it out. It’s a really great, move in ready house!
New listing in Regent Square! 1311 Lancaster Ave. The location is amazing! You’re practically living within Frick Park and also very close to the Regent Square business district. It’s a very functional house. There aren’t any scary elements. You can basically just buy it, move in and not worry about it.
Wonderful community with very active and friendly neighbors. I love it for the walkability. It has 3 bedrooms on the second floor plus a large 3rd floor bedroom or bonus room. Solid surface kitchen countertops, double vanity in the full bath and 2 car detached garage.
We’re holding an open house this coming Saturday, June 15 from 1-3 so come and check it out!!
We’ve been busy over here. For the last few months, we’ve been looking for a house that is closer to Sam’s (and soon to be Tucker’s) school and to our friends. That area of Pittsburgh is pretty expensive and in demand right now so we’ve mostly been looking at fixer uppers.
A few weeks ago, we looked at a house that is a five minute walk from Sam’s school. It was tenant occupied and a complete disaster. It’s a little over 2100 square feet but only 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The layout is terrible and there is a ton of wasted space. It needs SO MUCH work. But…we made a low offer, they countered, we countered, they countered, we said no, they said no. We thought it was over but then a couple of days later, they came back and accepted our offer! So we’re closing July 10th, hoping that the tenants are out of there by then and hoping to have our current house at least under contract by then.
We listed our house (<—link to the listing) on Tuesday but didn’t allow any showings until the open house on Sunday. We mainly did this because we have 3 kids and we could get the majority of the showings out of the way that day. The open house went great! We had about 20 groups come through in the 3 hours. We’ve also had 5 showings since then (it’s Wednesday). I’m hopeful we’ll get an offer soon.
We only bought this house a year ago and did a lot of work to it so I thought it would be fun to post the before and after pics. Here we go:
We really liked this house and will miss certain things about it. But we’re really looking forward to being able to walk to school and to Frick Park!
I just listed this house today in East Liberty. It’s only a couple of blocks from Whole Foods, Bakery Square and Highland Park! It’s currently set up as a single family home but it’s zoned 2 family so it could easily be made into a two unit.
I really love the farmhouse style of this house and it would have great curb appeal after being painted.
We listed a new house about a week ago and I just added it to the Current Listings page. It’s an end unit townhouse in East Liberty. It’s really an amazing location. Walkable to everything in East Liberty. It’s been completely gutted so it’s ready for a renovation to begin immediately.
Here’s a map to show you the location. Just a few blocks from Highland Park.
I haven’t had a lot of time to write on here but I’m hoping to write more soon. I’m interested to learn more about renovation loans and post on here. I didn’t realize it was really a viable option until recently. Also, I told Aaron that I’d like to become a real estate attorney. lol. That’s a long term goal.
We just posted a new house for sale in Shadyside and it is amazing. It has over 4,500 square feet and 6 bedrooms. It’s on the North Oakland side of Shadyside and is walkable to so many places. It’s on a fairly quiet, one way street but still convenient to Pitt, CMU, Shadyside business districts and pretty much everything in the East End. Here’s a map for you:
It has 3 full stories of living space and a long driveway for lots of off street parking. There used to be a garage at the end of the driveway but had to be torn down because it was in bad shape. A new garage could definitely be built.
The back yard is large, flat and fenced. It needs a fair amount of work but it could be amazing. I would guess if it’s renovated nicely, it could be worth $800-900,000. It’s currently listed for $500,000 and probably needs $200,000 of work. (These are all my estimates).
We have 9 showings scheduled over the next few days so there is definitely interest. Honestly, I wanted to buy it for our family and then Aaron reminded me that that’s insane and we just moved 6 months ago. Ha. It’s a bit big for our family. And…you need quite a bit of cash to do the work.
If you are interested in seeing it, please let me know! There are more pictures in the listing. My contact info is here. It is absolutely amazing and I think someone is going to buy it and make it even more amazing very soon.