Honoring All Who Have Fought for Our Freedom

In honor of all members of the Armed Forces of the United States, Look At My Homes, Mr. B’s and its affiliate businesses will be closed on Monday, May 29th. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 am.
 
We remember and are grateful to those who have sacrificed for our freedom. Please take a few moments this weekend to reflect on those who have paid the ultimate price so that we can live in peace and prosperity. 

270 Kindale Has Room to Spare Inside & Out

It also has a two-car garage connected to the house, a rarity in the Ellwood City area at this price point.

 

This four bedroom, one bath house sits on a spacious lot with mature landscaping, giving you lots of room for picnics, play and just relaxing and enjoying the surroundings, but the interior is the star of the show. The first floor features a large family room, eat-in dining room with built-in cabinetry, three bedrooms and a newer kitchen. The island between kitchen and dining room is perfect for serving or setting up a buffet when you have guests.

Casement windows let breezes through and plenty of closet space means you’ll never lack for storage. A large room on the second floor could be your master bedroom but is large enough for a pool table or media room. Plenty of outlets, recessed lighting and track lighting are just a few of the thoughtful details you’ll appreciate. Lots of windows means loads of natural light in every room, and the newer carpet and fresh paint make this house move-in ready.

270 Kindale Street also has a two-car garage connected to the house, a rarity in the Ellwood City area at this price point. The garage has a remote control door and pegboards all around to hang tools, craft supplies or sporting goods. The open rafter ceiling adds lots of overhead storage as well. Finally, an enclosed porch leads to the oversized yard.

Call Look At My Homes at 724-714-9758 or email Joey@lookatmyhomes.com to schedule a time to see this lovely home listed at just $93,000.

 

 

816 Western Street, Ellwood City, PA is Family Ready

816 Western Street
816 Western Street

You’ll fall in love with the details in this house. A spacious layout and completely finished attic bedroom gives you lots of flexibility and storage. A spacious kitchen with oak cabinets, updated countertops and beautiful architectural details are just a few of the reasons you’ll want to move right in. Hardwood floors and a neutral color palette mean you can move right in. It even has central air to keep you cool on those hot summer days. You won’t find a five bedroom house in this great condition anywhere else that’s priced to sell at $76,900!

 

 

Contact Look At My Homes at 724-333-4114 to schedule an appointment or get more information.

Seller Disclosures When Buying A Home

termites-damageAny time you buy a home there is the chance that a problem could arise shortly after you’ve purchased the house and moved in, but Pennsylvania Seller Disclosure Laws help protect you if the problem was apparent to the seller before he or she sold you the house. But what does a seller have to reveal to you before you sign on the dotted line?

Pennsylvania’s 68 Pennsylvania Statutes Section 7304 requires all sellers to provide potential buyers with a Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement. This document should including the following information:

 

  • Contents of the house (such as dishwashers and other appliances) and their condition, including whether they need to be repaired or replaced
  • The location and number of working smoke detectors
  • Whether there is a known problem with sewage lines, septic systems, etc.
  • Any additional costs the homeowner will incur on a regular basis, such as Home Owners’ Association (HOA) fees or any restrictions on the deed to the property, such as whether mineral rights are included with the sale of the property.
  • Specifics such as the type of sewer system used on the property
  • If the house was constructed prior to 1978, the seller will need to provide Title X disclaimer stating whether there is lead-based paint in the home and how it has been treated.

At Look At My Homes, we always strive to give you all the information you need to make the an informed decision about your next home purchase. If you have questions, ask us and we will give you the unvarnished truth. We want your home buying experience to be so good that you will recommend Look At My Homes to your friends and family!

 

Perfect First Home in Ellwood City!

 

Front of house from left

Take a look at this attractive house 729 First Ave, Ellwood City, PA.  On a quiet residential street lined with mature trees, this is a starter home with plenty of updated features and lots of natural light. A neutral color scheme, fresh paint, newer carpeting and an oak kitchen all translate to the ideal palette for you to make this home your own. Two spacious bedrooms, one bathroom and upgraded ceiling fans and light fixtures mean this is a move-in ready home. A cute front porch includes coach lights on either side of the front door and a railing that makes it kid-friendly for play or simply relaxing and greeting your neighbors. A sliding glass patio door on the back opens to a concrete pad that’s ideal for a patio table or your grill. A laundry room on the first floor makes laundry day more convenient.

Located in an established, family-friendly neighborhood, 729 First Ave. is a just a few minutes from Route 18 and access to the Turnpike and highways. This is 1,704 square feet of convenience and style!

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Looking for something different in Ellwood City, PA? Be sure to visit Look At My Homes and check out the many home buying and rental options we currently have available!

 

2016 Home Buyers’ Guide Released by the Home Buying Institute

2016 Home Buyers' GuideIf you’re ready to buy a home in the Ellwood City, PA area, there’s a terrific buyers’ guide available online that can help you through the many steps to home ownership without confusing jargon. It’s got lots of information for anyone buying a home but is especially helpful for first time buyers. New governments rules and banking regulations are both covered in detail to make the process of buying a new house in Ellwood City easier.

The guide outlines the various types of home mortgages available and helps you choose the best home loan for your family, your budget and your lifestyle. You’ll also learn how to prepare for the closing and lots more.  Download your copy of the 2016 Home Buying Guide and take those first steps toward owning a home in Ellwood City, PA.

Read more: http://www.homebuyinginstitute.com/home-buying-guide.php#ixzz3ySbSCGBM

Six Reasons Why Renting A Home May Be Better Than Buying

For generations, people have been pursuing the dream of home ownership, but these days more people are considering renting a home than ever before. As homeowners and young families have grown savvier, some have discovered that renting may be the better choice for them. While there are advantages and disadvantages to both home ownership and renting, renting is becoming more popular for a variety of reasons.

1. Not Having to Come Up With a Down Payment

It can be difficult to come up with a significant amount of cash for a down payment on a home, particularly when you’re trying to raise a family. If you rent your home, you’re spared the burden of having to either give up your savings or waiting for years to raise the extra cash. Even with a security deposit, the cost of renting is much less than the cost of closing, particularly when you take into account the additional closing costs for buying a house.

300 B Kindale duplex
This attractive, two bedroom duplex is available in Ellwood City, PA

 

2. No Need to Do Repairs or Costly Improvements

A first time home buyer is often surprised by how often unexpected expenses seem to arise. If you rent your home, you don’t need to worry about paying for a plumber to fix a leak or learning how to do repairs. When your roof leaks, you simply call your landlord rather than try to come up with hundreds or thousands of dollars for repairs.

 3. No Real Estate Taxes

While real estate taxes vary widely depending upon where you live, the size and condition of the house and other factors, you can assume that you will need to pay several thousand dollars on a home you own.

4. Unstable Property Values

Although housing values are now stabilizing, they haven’t yet recovered fully from the housing bubble of 2008-2012, when the value of homes plummeted in a poor market. Many homeowners ended up holding mortgages for homes that are now worth less than what they owe on them. By renting, you avoid an uncertain market that could saddle you with an underwater mortgage or foreclosure proceedings.

5. More Housing Flexibility

Buying a house ties you to one location for quite a while, so if you’re planning on growing your family or there is a chance your job could mean a move to another location, renting may be a better option. Renting also gives you the flexibility to move if your needs change. You can either downsize or upsize your living space and expenses much more easily if you rent.

6. Lower Insurance Coverage Expenses

Anyone who has a mortgage has to have a homeowner’s policy in place that will cover the house and the mortgage. Renters, on the other hand, aren’t required to have insurance. You can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $100 per month for homeowner’s insurance for an average size house. The cost of renters’ insurance is so low, however, that you really should invest the approximately $10-$15 per month that will protect your furniture and belongings.

If you’re ready to rent a home in the Ellwood City, PA area, check out the listings at Look At My Homes, where you’ll find homes to fit every budget.