Owning a vacant property comes with risks. Today we will discuss the challenges and offer solutions for owning vacant property.
We at PGH Property Buyer aren’t the only people who perceive a property that sits vacant as a negative. Did you know that homeowner insurance for property is automatically quoted higher if it is not occupied?
Vacant properties around Pittsburgh are easy targets for squatters and vandalism because many homes are very old and contain valuable copper pipes. Copper pipes are at the top of the list for what intruders desire to take.
-higher probability of break ins, vandalism, squatters, stolen pipes
-no cash flow
-harder to maintain landscaping
-higher probability of wildlife pests accessing and destroying the interior
-greater likelihood of mold accumulation and pipes freezing and breaking
-greater likelihood of trespassers and accidents happening on the premises
-Make friends with the neighbors, and ask them to watch over your home. Exchange contact info and be supportive with each other.
-Hire a property management company.
-Install a camera and security system.
-Hire a landscaping company to maintain the grounds regularly.
-Rent, move in, or sell the property.
-Arrange a seller finance or rent-to-own scenario in which the occupant is responsible for the entire property upon executing the agreement.
Welcome to our latest blog post about one of our favorite topics!
If you were on our August mailing list, then you received our August postcard. We certainly hope that it caught your attention, and provoked questions such as: “Who is that?” and “What kind of dog is that?”
That’s Liz Kazeva, owner of PGH Property Buyer, and her dog Rosé!
Did you know that Liz passionately cares about dogs and animals? She adopted Rosé from the Naples, Florida Humane Society. Liz believes that animals, especially dogs, are special, intelligent, and beautiful. They have the power to change lives. She adores dogs for their loyalty and unconditional love. Rosé is her best friend, and fills her heart and home with love, happiness, and joy.
Rosé was 1 year old when Liz adopted her. She was originally in a kill shelter, and when the Humane Society made room, she was relocated there to have a chance at life. Rosé is a Chihuahua-Schipperke mix, and is currently 4 years old.
On behalf of PGH Property Buyer, Liz donates to Pittsburgh’s very own FurKid Rescue and various Humane Societies across America, which are both non profit charitable organizations.
One of our recent donations went toward this angel’s surgery: