June 5, 2024

May 2024 Market Update: Butler County

Butler County, PA, is home to some truly exceptional neighborhoods! Cranberry Township is renowned for its excellent public schools and vibrant community life, making it a top choice for families. Seven Fields and Adams Township are also highly sought after, offering a mix of suburban tranquility and convenient access to amenities. Harmony, with its small-town charm and strong sense of community, is perfect for those looking for a peaceful retreat. Each of these neighborhoods offers a unique living experience, but all promise a high quality of life and a welcoming atmosphere.✨🏡
Don't miss out on the opportunity to find your dream home. 🌟
Call us at 724-933-1980 x215 or DM us here. 📞📲
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Posted in Market Update
June 4, 2024

Sold: 245 N. Isabella Street, Saxonburg, PA 16056

Sold: 245 N. Isabella Street, Saxonburg, PA 16056

🌟 Exciting News in Saxonburg! 🌟

We're thrilled to share that the lot at 245 N. Isabella Street, Saxonburg, PA 16056 has found its new owners! They're all set to build their dream home with Leicher Construction LLC. 🏡🔨

It was a blast representing the seller, Leicher Construction LLC, and huge kudos to my amazing teammate, Jessica Dittmer, who helped the buyers make this happen!

Cheers to new beginnings and dream homes! 🎉

Brokered by Achieve Realty Inc.

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Posted in Sold Properties
June 3, 2024

Sold: 347 Warrick Drive, Seven Fields, PA

Sold: 347 Warrick Drive, Seven Fields, PA

🏡✨ Exciting News! ✨🏡
We are thrilled to announce the successful sale of our listing at 347 Warrick Drive, Seven Fields, PA! This beautiful home attracted multiple offers in just 2 days, and we're so happy for the new owners.
Thank you to everyone who showed interest and helped make this a smooth process. If you're looking to buy or sell a home, The Tammy Grassi Team is here to help you achieve your real estate goals!
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Posted in Sold Properties
May 15, 2024

Butler County, PA Market Report April 2024

Spring into the market! 🌷 Butler County's real estate is blooming with opportunities. Don't miss out on planting your roots in a growing community.
Ready to find your dream home? Contact us today! 📞✨
Call us at 724-933-1980 x215 or DM us here. 📞📲
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Posted in Market Update
May 15, 2024

Sold: 140 Whitestown Road, Lyndora PA 16045

Sold: 140 Whitestown Road, Lyndora, PA 16045

🌟 Congratulations to sellers Dan and Danielle on the successful sale of their rental property at 140 Whitestown Rd! 🎉🥳🔑
💼 We are proud to have our dedicated agent, Jessica Moore Dittmer, represent Dan and Danielle throughout this process. Jessica's exceptional service and expertise played a key role in ensuring a seamless and rewarding selling experience for our clients with 4 offers in 4 days and selling at 101% of the asking price. 💪🌟
🏠 Looking to sell your property? Let Jessica and our experienced team guide you every step of the way. We are committed to delivering exceptional results and making your selling journey a breeze. Contact us today to discuss your real estate goals and get started on your path to success. 🤝💼✨

 

Posted in Sold Properties
May 3, 2024

March 2024 Market Update: Butler County

March 2024 Market Update - Butler County

Whether you're buying or selling, we're here to help you grow your dreams into reality. 🏡💖 Contact us to nurture your future home goals!
Posted in Market Update
May 1, 2024

Do You Know How to the Difference Between Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac?

Do You Know How to Tell the Difference?

Know your plants to avoid the scratchy plants! 🍃🚫

Posted in Summer
April 29, 2024

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Posted in local
April 25, 2024

New Listing: 347 Warrick Drive Seven Fields PA 16046

🏡✨ Step into luxury with this stunning Seven Fields home! Ready for move-in, it boasts a grand two-story living room with a cozy fireplace 🔥, a chef's dream kitchen 🍳, and a master suite that opens to a serene private deck 🌳. Plus, a spacious two-car garage and a finished basement perfect for entertaining 🎱.
New Listing: 347 Warrick Drive Seven Fields PA 16046
Don't miss out on making this house your home!
🗝️💼 Schedule your viewing today! 📅👀
Posted in For Sale
April 22, 2024

What You Really Need To Know About Home Prices




According to recent data from Fannie Mae, almost 1 in 4 people still think home prices are going to come down. If you’re one of the people worried about that, here’s what you need to know.

A lot of that fear is probably coming from what you’re hearing in the media or reading online. But here’s the thing to remember. Negative news sells. That means, you may not be getting the full picture. You may only be getting the clickbait version. As Jay Thompson, a Real Estate Industry Consultant, explains:

“Housing market headlines are everywhere. Many are quite sensational, ending with exclamation points or predicting impending doom for the industry. Clickbait, the sensationalizing of headlines and content, has been an issue since the dawn of the internet, and housing news is not immune to it.”

Here’s a look at the data to set the record straight.

Home Prices Rose the Majority of the Past Year

Case-Shiller releases a report each month on the percent of monthly home price changes. If you look at their data from January 2023 through the latest numbers available, here’s what you’d see:

 a graph of green bars

 

What do you notice when you look at this graph? It depends on what color you’re more drawn to. If you look at the green, you’ll see home prices rose for the majority of the past year.

But, if you’re drawn to the red, you may only focus on the two slight declines. This is what a lot of media coverage does. Since negative news sells, drawing attention to these slight dips happens often. But that loses sight of the bigger picture. 

Here’s what this data really says. There’s a lot more green in that graph than red. And even for the two red bars, they’re so slight, they’re practically flat. If you look at the year as a whole, home prices still rose overall.

It’s perfectly normal in the housing market for home price growth to slow down in the winter. That’s because fewer people move during the holidays and at the start of the year, so there’s not as much upward pressure on home prices during that time. That’s why, even the green bars toward the end of the year show smaller price gains.

The overarching story is that prices went up last year, not down.

To sum all that up, the source for that data in the graph above, Case Shiller, explains it like this:

Month-over-month numbers were relatively flat, . . . However, the annual growth was more significant for both indices, rising 7.4 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively.”

If one of the expert organizations tracking home price trends says the very slight dips are nothing to worry about, why be concerned? Even Case-Shiller is drawing your attention to how those were virtually flat and how home prices actually grew over the year.

Bottom Line

The data shows that, as a whole, home prices rose over the past year. If you have questions about what’s happening with home prices in our area, let's chat.

Posted in pricing