News & Updates

Realtor Nation w/ Ian Hoover (Podcast): Special Guest Jason Horr from Tara Mortgage Services

DHREA 28/02/2019

Ian Hoover sits down with Jason Horr of Tara Mortgage Services to discuss the mortgage industry! Don’t miss these two seasoned vets talk a little shop, and find out some new techniques to use. Don’t miss this episode!

Alex Deacon’s March Real Estate Networking Workshop has been announced, and he’s bringing in two huge guest speakers: Josh Caldwell and Matt Beam! The trio will be discussing Creative Financing Concepts, ideas, laws, etc. Don’t miss out on the most highly anticipated workshop of every year! RSVP below!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

24 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

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Join Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group and be the first to receive updates on our monthly networking meetings!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
96 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com


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🔥 HUGE PRICE DROP! 20-UNIT BUILDING IN WHITE OAK! 🔥

DHREA 28/02/2019

Well maintained & updated 20 unit building with another unit waiting to be finished, this property has a great tenant track record and features some really nice commercial units overlooking a very busy street! This building is going to be a great addition to your portfolio! Check out the slideshow below, and click this link for full property details!

Alex Deacon’s March Real Estate Networking Workshop has been announced, and he’s bringing in two huge guest speakers: Josh Caldwell and Matt Beam! The trio will be discussing Creative Financing Concepts, ideas, laws, etc. Don’t miss out on the most highly anticipated workshop of every year! RSVP below!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

24 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

Check out this Meetup →

Join Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group and be the first to receive updates on our monthly networking meetings!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
96 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Tara Mortgage Services featured blog: The Fastest Ways to Fund Your Home Renovation

DHREA 26/02/2019
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(Every week we feature a blog from one of our fantastic affiliates, Tara Mortgage Services!)

Whether you’re renovating for style or repair, making changes to your home is exciting –and daunting! Planning what to upgrade, where to purchase the supplies, who to trust to do the work are just some of the daunting tasks involved.

But there’s one other detail that needs to be figured out before anything else: how to finance the renovation.

The cost of renovation varies quite a bit, but generally speaking, we’re talking a few thousand.

As in most situations, saving for a big project is ideal, but it’s not always possible. You may be able to crowdsource some of the funding by asking your parents for help or possibly asking friends and family for cash gifts for your wedding or birthday. But it’s unlikely to be enough to finance your home makeover.

For a more sure way to get the money you need to repair or upgrade your home, consider these home loan options.

How To Fund Your Home Renovation

1. Refinance

This method is one of the most popular ways to fund many things, including home renovations. Similar to a savings, your home equity is a stash that you can tap into when it makes sense. What’s even better is that refinancing into another loan may also lower your monthly payment or otherwise save you money. There’s also more than one type of refi program. So depending on your credit and other qualifying factors, funding your project with a new home loan may not change your monthly payment at all!

The key here is that it “makes sense” for your loan and financial situation. To see if this is the right choice for you, please contact Tara Mortgage Services.

2. Get a HELOC

If your interest is already low or maybe you’ve already paid off your loan and rather not refi, then consider a HELOC. A Home Equity Line of Credit is a way to access your equity without refinancing. Similar to a credit card, you “borrow” money against your home as needed. Unlike a regular credit card, the interest rates are much lower. One thing to note is that a HELOC is usually an adjustable rate loan. However, fixed-rates HELOC’s are available, too.

Contact Tara Mortgage Services to run a quick scenario on both so you can compare payments and rates.

3. Use a Home Equity Loan

Another home loan option that does not require refinancing is a Home Equity Loan. This type of loan requires you to take out the funds all at once, rather than “as needed” in a HELOC. The benefit of this loan is having a lump sum, which may be just what you need for your renovation. You’ll also get the stability of a fixed rate with this type of loan.

Confused as to which loan is best for you? Tara Mortgage Services is here to help! Contact them today for an obligation-free consultation and get on your way to a renovated home at a cost you can afford.

Alex Deacon’s March Real Estate Networking Workshop has been announced, and he’s bringing in two huge guest speakers: Josh Caldwell and Matt Beam! The trio will be discussing Creative Financing Concepts, ideas, laws, etc. Don’t miss out on the most highly anticipated workshop of every year! RSVP below!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

23 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

Check out this Meetup →

Join Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group and be the first to receive updates on our monthly networking meetings!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
95 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🎈 NEW MULTI-UNIT LISTING IN JEFFERSON HILLS! 🎈

DHREA 25/02/2019

A gem! 10 unit building in Jefferson Hills featuring:

4 – one bedroom units
4 – two bedroom units
2 – three bedroom units

Features a large lot so you can expand out for more units! All units have been updated over the last few years, and the property runs at a low vacancy rate. Check out the slideshow below, and click this link for full property details!

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

23 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

Check out this Meetup →

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
95 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🚨 Alex Deacon’s March Real Estate Workshop Announced! 2 HUGE GUEST SPEAKERS! 🚨

DHREA 22/02/2019

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business, especially Real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues, and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of creativity and the pros and cons of each. Attorney Matt Beam will cover any legal issues to be aware of and any simple paperwork needed for lease options, land contracts, assumptions of mortgages etc.. etc… We cover these topics once a year along because they are arguably one of the top five concepts you need to master in order to grow your portfolio. The better you are at finding and using other peoples money or the sellers equity then the quicker you will be able to grow a portfolio.

Click below to RSVP to this highly popular event, and have your chance to network with other real estate professionals!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

23 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

Check out this Meetup →

Join Alex Deacon’s fast-growing Pittsburgh Landlord Group on MeetUp.com! Connect with other Landlords for monthly seminars with Q & A! Click below!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
95 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🎈 FANTASTIC NEW LISTING IN PLEASANT HILLS! 🎈

DHREA 21/02/2019

This home at 158 Delano in Pleasant Hills is beautifully renovnated with superb modern styling. Lovely back patio outside and a fireplace inside…perfect for all seasons! Click this link for full property details, check out the slideshow below, and contact Chris Ciccarelli for a showing!

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

23 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

Check out this Meetup →

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
95 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🚨NEW LISTING! INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN ETNA!🚨

DHREA 21/02/2019

This Etna home could be a great flip/starter opportunity with a little TLC. Rehab needed, fantastic location, priced to sell (as is)! Click this link for interior pictures and full property details!

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

20 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

Check out this Meetup →

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
95 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Realtor Nation w/ Ian Hoover (Podcast): Contractor Vs Realtor featuring the CEO of Shannon Staley & Sons, Steve Daniele!

DHREA 20/02/2019

Co-Owner and Broker of Record Ian Hoover sits down with the CEO of Shannon, Staley, and Sons, Steve Daniele!

Steve has helped countless investors do apartment turnovers, to 200k rehab projects. He will explain his services and how he manages over 100 employees and still keeps his sanity.

Steve & Ian chat about the relationship between contractors and agents, the problem with the contracting model, and we find out how the name of his company was created. Don’t miss this one!

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

20 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

Check out this Meetup →

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
94 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🎈 149 N SPRAGUE is now CONTINGENT! 🎈

DHREA 18/02/2019

This beautiful home in the heart of Bellevue is now under contract! Contact Ashley Johnston to inquire about our other listings!

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
641 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
94 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🎈 OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY IN BRENTWOOD! 🎈

DHREA 13/02/2019

We’re pleased to announce we’ll be hosting an open house at 132 W Brentridge in Brentwood this Sunday, between 11am – 1PM! Come out and see this wonderfully updated home!

Click this link for a full photo gallery and property details!

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
88 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Next Meetup

Screening Tenants

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, 6:15 PM
18 Attending

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Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
637 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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