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  1. We've been really happy there and it's ranked as one of the best in the area. Not sure if this matters to you, but it is a BIG district. However, most elementary schools are a smaller size. Once you move into 9th grade is when all the schools come together. I believe this year's graduating class size was around 600. When it comes to academics, they rank really well compared to the state averages. They also do well in athletics, but it can be very competitive. Pine Richland is very similar, but a smaller size. However, that area is growing and they expect class sizes to increase continually with all the growth.
  2. There is a forum called "buyers seeking" where you can post what you are looking for. It will be publically viewable so that everyone can see it. What area are of Pittsburgh are you looking within? I know of three in Franklin Park that are selling (one in August, October, and December). They haven't posted publicly on the platform yet, but am happy to pass your info along to the sellers. You can also try Craigslist, post on Nextdoor or on other social sites. Just be prepared for agents to spam you when doing so. If you mention in your post that you already have an agent, that should help lower the spam total. Good luck!
  3. In a seller's market, some homebuyers are attempting to get a leg above the competition by including a “buyer love letter” with their offer. While some agents refuse to accept or submit these, there are plenty that still allows them. Here are three reasons, in our opinion, as to why these letters should go straight to the trash. 1. They are essentially a fabricated sales pitches and, at times, can be entirely made up These letters are created to tug at your heartstrings. They are usually a fluffed up story about the buyer’s life and future plans for the home. If your listing agent gave any indication of your hopes for the new sellers, there is a good chance that commentary will get passed along to the buyer agents and incorporated in the letters. Even simple information like the fact that you, the seller, have a dog. A buyer could then write about their dog and include a picture of their dog (or someone else’s if they do not have one). Here is a prime example that we read a few months ago on a real estate forum The buyer caught wind that the home seller was very sad to leave their family home and how they were hoping to a new growing family would create new memories in it. This buyer had zero intention of having kids (which is totally fine). Yet, in their letter, they wrote about how they would love to start a family in this home and can’t wait to have kids. The seller has no idea that they lied and ended picking their offer. We are not saying that all letters are made up, as some people do have fascinating stories. The problem is that you have no idea who is telling the truth, who is exaggerating, and who is flat out lying. 2. They are unfair and can lead to bias In a perfect world, everyone would be accepted for who they are regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or religion. Unfortunately, we as a country have yet to obtain that perfect world. To put it bluntly, these letters are a disadvantage to minorities or those who do not fit someone else idea of the perfect homebuyer. Even when some sellers think they aren't being bias, they might end up gravitating towards a buyer that looks and acts like them. Here are two great examples of why these leave others at a disadvantage A homebuyer was worried about their name being listed on the offer because it didn’t sound “American” enough. This person was born and raised here (not that it should matter) but has experienced enough in his life to know that some people might disregard his offer simply because of his name. We have also read stories of gay couples and biracial couples who were afraid to submit a picture of their adorable family because it might hurt them more than help, depending on who is reviewing the offers. But if that is not a strong enough reason why we have one more for you. 3. The Fair Housing Act The Fair Housing Act was written to protect against bias for the things listed above. Accepting and reading buyer love letters could leave you and your agent open to potential liability due. To sum it up, make it clear that you will not accept letters from the beginning. You should select an offer based on what works best for you, not by what the buyer looks like, who they love, or where they live.
  4. Making a move to the Dallas area? Here are the top 10 school districts in that area. 1. Carroll Independent School District 2. Highland Park Independent School District 3. Lovejoy Independent School District 4. Coppell Independent School District 5. Frisco Independent School District 6. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District 7. Allen Independent School District 8. Plano Independent School District 9. Argyle Independent School District 10. Prosper Independent School District https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/dallas-fort-worth-metro-area/
  5. For those looking to move to Pittsburgh, here are the top 10 school districts in Pittsburgh according to NICHE.com 1. Fox Chapel School District 2. Mt Lebanon School District 3. North Allegheny School District 4. Upper St. Clair School District 5. Hampton School District 6. South Fayette School District 7. Quaker Valley School District 8. Peters School District 9. Montour School District 10. Moon School District https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/pittsburgh-metro-area/
  6. Curious on how inventory looks. Picking up, slowing down, staying the same?
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