October 2019 - How Much Money Are You Spending On “Hidden” Fees?



They’re hidden for a reason, those pesky fees in everything from cable bills to event tickets to car rentals—companies hope you won’t notice them and just pay up. In today’s Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter, you’ll learn about some of the more common “hidden” fees out there and how you can avoid them.

You’ll also learn about a few steps to recover from a bad first impression, how to use apps to track your spending and stick to a budget, and some tips for de-cluttering your kitchen— plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more.

Here’s what’s happening in the area.  In the last 12 months prices in Allegheny County were up about 5.3% and prices in Westmoreland County were up about 6%. Reports on North Huntingdon, Greensburg, Harrison City, Monroeville, North Versailles & White Oak are available online at www.YourNewsletterByDebra.com. Information furnished by Realtors® Property Resource. And check out this month’s Heat Report. The Pittsburgh area is the hottest in the country! It’s provided by Five Star Professionals around the country with reporting from local agents about their markets. Call me if you would like detailed information about your area.  Now is the time to buy or sell!

Try your luck at this month’s Trivia question. Each month I randomly choose one winner from all the correct answers. You can’t win if you don’t play! 

Finally, I want you to know that you may call me for any reason.  And please let me know if a friend, family member or neighbor needs a real estate professional. 

I truly appreciate your friendship, business and referrals.  Enjoy your issue!

Warmest regards,


Debra Higgins

RE/MAX Realty Access

P.S.   When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, let them know about my no pressure service. 


Market Reports for August 2019:

Heat Report

Westmoreland County

Allegheny County

North Huntingdon


Harrison City

White Oak

North Versailles


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