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Moving to a Retirement Community?
Tips on Selling Your Home

With effective mortgage rates below 4%, and Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate below 7%, it may not be as challenging as you think to sell your home if you are looking to move to a retirement community.

“Real estate in Pittsburgh is booming”, states Elaine DeBildt, Relocation Director for Prudential Preferred Realty, “Very few homes are on the market for longer than 30 to 45 days”. Elaine says that from her experience, today's sellers are netting a larger percentage from the sale of their homes because of low interest rates and the strong supply of first time buyers and transferees. The Marcellus Shale project is bringing transferees from all over the county to the Pittsburgh area with a need to buy or rent homes.

If you are like many retirees, its been years since you’ve sold a home. So, it may be interesting to learn that the experts recommend you have a home inspection before putting your house on the market. This gives you more control of the sale when the sales agreement is presented.

You may want to ask the retirement community in which you are interested if they offer assistance with selling your home. Once you have listed your house on the market, you may want to use an estate and household sales specialist or senior move manager to help you clean out attics, garages and closets, and also be present on the day of your move .

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