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    Ehrman Crest Elementary/Middle School

    By Admin | April 25, 2022

    April 20, 2022 Dear Seneca Valley Families, We are writing today to share our plan for proposed adjustments to student attendance zones, grades K-6. While this directly impacts elementary grades, we understand such changes ultimately touch our whole school community, which leads us to this important K-12 family letter. As you are most likely aware,... Read More

    2024 Essay Contest

    By Georgie Smigel | April 1, 2024

    The 2024 Georgie Smigel Group Essay Contest! Please vote for your favorite essay below using the poll posted at the bottom of this page. Essay #1 What sets Cranberry Township apart and a reason I truly love living here is its strong sense of community and neighborly spirit. Neighbors look out for one another, offering... Read More

    What Was The Craziest Time In Real Estate in the Last 30 Years?

    By Georgie Smigel | November 2, 2023

    Check out this AWESOME podcast I did with Kevin McIntosh! Read More

    5 Advantages of Selling Your Home in the Fall

    By Georgie Smigel | September 29, 2023

    While spring and summer are traditionally considered prime real estate seasons, the advantages of selling a home in the fall are often underestimated. Here are five compelling reasons why autumn might be the best time to list your property and make a big change. Reduced Market Competition Unlike the bustling real estate seasons, the fall... Read More

    Avoiding Common Home Buyer Mistakes: Essential Tips for Successful Purchases

    By Georgie Smigel | September 26, 2023

    Buying a home is an exciting and significant milestone. However, the process can be intricate and overwhelming, particularly for first-time buyers. To navigate the home-buying process smoothly, it’s important to be aware of common mistakes and learn how to avoid them. By understanding various aspects involved, such as budget, mortgages, and the role of preapproval,... Read More

    Pre-Approved for a Mortgage: The Importance and Steps to Obtain One

    By Georgie Smigel | September 26, 2023

    Navigating the home-buying process can be daunting, especially when it comes to securing a mortgage. One crucial step that can make this journey easier and more efficient is obtaining a mortgage pre-approval. A mortgage pre-approval is a process in which a lender assesses your financial standing, including income, assets, and credit history, and determines how... Read More

    What to Look for in a Real Estate Agent as a Home Buyer: Essential Tips and Qualities

    By Georgie Smigel | September 26, 2023

    Buying a home is an exciting yet complex process that requires careful consideration and expert guidance. One of the most critical decisions a homebuyer has to make is choosing the right real estate agent to represent their interests and help navigate the intricacies of the housing market. A skilled and experienced real estate agent can... Read More

    Why Location Matters: Home Buying’s Neighborhood Importance

    By Georgie Smigel | September 26, 2023

    When buying a home, the importance of location cannot be overstated. Selecting the right neighborhood not only impacts your daily life and convenience, but also the potential resale and appreciation value of your property. There are various factors to consider, including safety, transportation options, amenities, schools, and neighborhood appearance, which all contribute to the desirability... Read More

    Exploring Financing Options: Simplifying Bridge Loans, Home Equity, and Beyond

    By Georgie Smigel | September 26, 2023

    Buying a new home can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially when it comes to financing. With various options available, it’s important to understand which one suits your needs the best. In this article, we will explore different financing options such as bridge loans, home equity loans, and more, to help you make an informed... Read More

    Co-op vs. Condo Resale: Key Differences Explained

    By Georgie Smigel | September 26, 2023

    When considering the purchase of a home, you might come across two popular options: co-ops and condos. While they may appear similar at first glance, there are crucial differences that will impact your buying experience and resale prospects. To make an informed decision, it’s essential to understand these differences and how they affect the resale... Read More

    Investment Properties: A Beginner’s Guide to Rental Real Estate Success

    By Georgie Smigel | August 25, 2023

    Investing in rental properties is a smart way to secure your financial future by building wealth and generating passive income. As a beginner in the world of real estate investment, it’s essential to understand the basics of buying and managing rental properties to ensure you make sound investment decisions that lead to long-term success. Navigating... Read More