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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: The Magic of Appreciation

DHREA 16/08/2018

 

We all love appreciation, but do we love the right appreciation? In this segment, Alex Deacon breaks down the magic of financial appreciation and compound interest. So get your notepads out and get ready to do some math! “The Deacon of Real Estate” is ready to crunch numbers and help show you where appreciation really matters!

 

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*NEW LISTING* 1344 Missouri Ave in 15017

DHREA 27/07/2018

 

This charming brick ranch features beautiful hard wood floors throughout the main level with exception to the kitchen & bathroom that have tile flooring, finished basement with full bath, laundry room, garage and parking for three more cars outside. Large tri-level back yard with an amazing view of Bridgeville and a fantastic place to watch fireworks on the 4th every year, large patio off the kitchen is perfect for grilling and entertaining. Newer roof, updated flooring in basement and ready for a new owner.

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Carnegie, PA
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*UPDATE* 132 W Brentridge Now Listed at $139,900!

DHREA 24/07/2018

 

Come home to this elegant four bedroom two bathroom brick tudor tucked into a quiet tree lined street. This house embodies that Main Street USA feeling so unique to Brentwood. It features a sweeping view out over the hills and city lights and is just steps from the shops, restaurants, schools and library of Brentwood. Finished attic space. Original details. A wonderful neighborhood with a community feeling under the trees.

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Carnegie, PA
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New listing! Wonderfully updated home in 15120!

DHREA 18/07/2018

 

3716 Trautman in the Steel Valley School District is move-in ready, and a beautifully well-cared for home! This home has been updated from floor to ceiling over the past 8 years. There is a new roof, siding, and carpet on the first floor. The kitchen is very clean and walks off to a beautiful deck and decent sized yard. The home is very clean and there was a lot of work put into this home. If you like great outdoor living space this is perfect for you with a huge front porch and great deck. There is a long driveway that can fit about 4 cars. One block away is a gorgeous park that has swing sets, slides, and a baseball field. The bedrooms are spacious with large closets in each room. Click here for full property pictures and details!

 

 

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Carnegie, PA
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NEW LISTING! Great business opportunity with a great location in Scott Twp!

DHREA 16/07/2018

 

Your new location awaits! The former daycare features a large open floor plan with an office, kitchen and multiple restrooms. Outside it has a large parking lot, nice side yard was used as a play area and a shed. Could be used for many different uses. Click the picture above for full property details!

 

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Carnegie, PA
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Great Tips For Finding Your Property Line

DHREA 11/07/2018

 

Good fences may make good neighbors, but accidentally erecting one on a neighbor’s property can lead to hard feelings, or even a lawsuit. Whether you want to build an addition, figure out who’s responsible for tree removal, or plant a border hedge, you need to know where your yard legally ends and the next guy’s begins. Here, we’ve put together the most common methods for figuring this out. Some are simple and inexpensive, adequate for satisfying your curiosity. Others demand skills and will cost a few bucks, but may be necessary for certain construction projects. Read on to learn how to walk the line—and ensure that your house and landscaping stay on your side of it.

Check Sidewalks and Streetlights

Examine the lines that are cut in the sidewalk in front of your house. Often, the contractor who poured the sidewalk started and stopped on the property lines, so those cut lines may coincide with the edges of your property. As well, the appearance of the concrete on your side of the property may be slightly different from that on your neighbor’s side. Streetlights, too, are often placed on property lines. While these visual clues are good indications of property lines, if you intend to build or install something on your land, you’ll need additional verification.

Visit the Local Zoning Department

The zoning department is the municipal office that records plats: the maps, drawn to scale, that show land division. Unless your home was built more than a hundred years ago, you can probably obtain a copy of your block and lot plat for a minimal fee. This will give you the exact dimensions of your lot—in other words, the property you legally own—in relationship to other lots on your block.

Retrace the Surveyor’s Steps

When the surveyors were laying out the original plat, they determined a starting point for all the lots on your block. You can retrace the original surveyor’s steps by locating the starting point, which will be labeled on the plat as either the “common point” or the “point of beginning” (POB). It is often the center point of a side street. The original surveyor’s measurements will all be listed on the plat. With a long measuring tape, follow the plat as you would a treasure map, measuring your physical property as you go. Your measurements should correspond with the ones on the plat.

Locate a Hidden Survey Pin

Survey pins are thin iron bars, two to three feet long and sometimes capped with plastic, which the original survey crew inserted on the property lines. If you have access to a metal detector, move the device over the ground along the sidewalk to the curb to locate the survey pin. Pins may be buried just under the surface, or up to a foot below. A few days before you dig, however, you must call 811, the free, federally designated number that will route you to your local utility company. Ask the utility company to come out and mark any buried lines so you don’t unintentionally hit one. There’s no charge for this service, but if you damage a buried utility line, you could end up having to pay to repair it.

Beware of Moved Survey Pins

Survey pins are not foolproof markers. Over the years, previous owners, utility workers, or even a tree-removal company may have dug up a survey pin and reinserted it nearby, or just tossed it aside. Your actual property line, however, does not change just because someone messed with the survey pin. For example, if you locate survey pins 60 feet apart on opposite sides of your property but the plat says your lot is 50 feet wide, one of those pins may have been moved, and your property is still just 50 feet across.

Dig Out Your Deed for Additional Info

In older neighborhoods, property owners may have purchased or sold off portions of their yards. Locating a survey pin won’t give you this information, but the most recent legal description recorded on your deed will list any such changes. If you don’t have a copy of your deed filed with your homeowner records, get one at the register of deeds office, often located within your county courthouse.

Consider the Metes and Bounds Survey

If your deed features a metes and bounds survey—a survey that describes the exact distances and directions from one established point on your property line to the next—you’ll have all the information you need to locate your property lines. Unfortunately, this type of legal description is notoriously difficult to comprehend unless you’re a surveyor.

The metes and bounds survey cites a starting point, located at one of corners of your property. From there, the survey will give you detailed directions and distances to help you locate the rest of the corners and boundary lines of your property. It’s similar to a connect-the-dots game, except you do it on foot, not on paper. You’ll need a long measuring tape as well as a good-quality directional compass so you can move systematically from point to point.

You’ll find that a metes and bounds survey reads like a Bret Easton Ellis novel…quite confusing. A typical survey may tell you to “commence” from the point of beginning (POB), “running thence westerly 100 feet, thence southerly at an interior angle of 55 degrees to a point,” and so on until it brings you back to the original starting point.

Bring in a Professional Surveyor

Before you drive yourself too crazy with the metes and bounds survey, know that the only legally binding method to determine exact property lines (essential if you intend to build an addition to your house) is to have a professional survey. Local building codes will determine how close to your property line you can legally build. A professional survey could cost from a few hundred to more than a thousand dollars, depending on the size of your property and the complexity of the survey. Costly, perhaps, but adding to your dream house while keeping in your neighbors’ good graces is priceless!

 

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Carnegie, PA
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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 …

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100 Lee reduced by $10k! Now listed at $164,900!

DHREA 25/06/2018

 

Carnegie side by side cash cow! This duplex has been well cared for and features a two bedroom left side and a three bedroom right side, tastefully updated past rental quality and close to everything Carnegie offers. Add it to your portfolio or live in one side and rent the other out.

 

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423 Woodrift in 15236 reduced by $10k!

DHREA 24/06/2018

 

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Carnegie, PA
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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 …

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#UPDATE: 2241 Vermont Ave is now Under Contract!

DHREA 13/05/2018

 

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#UPDATE: Price Reduction on Investment Duplex!

DHREA 13/05/2018

 

This charming duplex features a nice sized 1 bedroom apartment on the first floor and a 3 bedroom unit on the 2nd level, the property has been updated to rental standards and is ready to be added to a rental portfolio or for someone to live in one unit and rent the other out.

This fantastic investment opportunity is now listed at $119,900!

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