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Buying a home?

If you are looking to buy a home, look no further. Howard Hanna offers an extensive range of tools, programs and resources to help you kick-start the home buying process. Whether you are just getting started and looking to find an agent, curious about market conditions, seeking open houses, or are a first-time homebuyer, Howard Hanna is here to help!


Agent & Office Search

Whether you are looking for an agent or office in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, New York, West Virginia, or North Carolina, our agent search allows you to find an agent by name or location, specify a language, and seek those who specialize in a particular area. You can also locate the nearest Howard Hanna office serving your area as a starting point.


Property Search

Know where you want to live? Start finding available homes right now. Find homes for sale by city, county, zip code, address or school district, and fine-tune your preferences with our advanced search. Don’t forget to register for a HomeFinder account to save your searches and receive updates on new properties when they become available.

Hanna HomeFinder

Our Hanna HomeFinder is the most efficient way to begin your search for a new home. Howard Hanna’s complimentary service for homebuyers allows you to receive automatic email alerts as properties that meet your personal criteria become available for sale. For extra assistance, select a preferred agent who can work with you to understand your priorities and suggest properties that fit your needs.

Open House App

In an effort to connect buyers, sellers and agents in a new way, Howard Hanna has created an app that provides those looking for open homes with a tool to find them. Available for iPhone and Android, the Howard Hanna Open House App provides consumers with the quickest and easiest way to find open homes in their area, displaying nearby properties in real time.


Mortgage Affordability Calculator

Ready to purchase a home for the first time and unsure about how much home you can afford or if you can afford a mortgage payment? The Mortgage Affordability Calculator will help you estimate a home loan amount that you can afford based on your annual income, monthly debt, down payment, interest rate and length of loan.


100% Money Back Guarantee

Unlike any other real estate company, Howard Hanna stands behind the value of the properties we sell. The Howard Hanna 100% Money Back Guarantee helps you buy with confidence. If the buyer of a guaranteed home listed by Howard Hanna is not satisfied, we will buy back the home for 100% of its purchased price.*
* Certain restrictions apply

Home Warranties

Any time you move into a new home, there can be many unavoidable expenses. Take comfort in the fact that repairs to a system component or appliance covered by your home warranty won’t be one of them. We can connect you with home warranty companies who provide the convenience of one source for covered repairs, so you don’t have to worry about calling different vendors for estimates.

My First Home Program

Part of our First Time Homebuyer Initiative, this program makes it easier and more affordable to become a homeowner, enabling borrowers to finance many of the closing costs associated with purchasing a home. The program is offered in conjunction with an FHA mortgage and is available to potential homebuyers who have not owned a property within the past three years.

Second Opinion Program

Another way Howard Hanna can help is by giving you a second opinion on mortgage financing. We offer a $100 Visa® gift card to home buyers who meet with one of our mortgage loan originators for a second opinion, giving you an opportunity to compare rates, fees, services and other pieces of the financial puzzle that may affect your long-term financial goals.

Buy Before You Sell Program

This program allows us to advance up to 70% of your current home’s appraised value and use that equity to purchase a new home. Whether you are looking for an upgrade to a larger home, a house in a better school district or just to relocate, the ‘Buy Before You Sell’ program is key in answering the age-old question: Do I sell before I buy?

Apartment Dwellers Trade-In Program

You've heard of our ‘Buy Before You Sell’ program: Now you can buy before your lease is up. Did you find the perfect home, but are bound by the terms of your current apartment lease? If you’re on the fence about breaking your current lease, you can rest easy. Howard Hanna will relieve you of that obligation when you buy a home.


Retail Alliance Service Partners

Our network of offices constantly screens retail product and service vendors. Whether you need a moving company, a home protection system, carpeting, or interior and exterior painting, you can find it via our premier Retail Alliance Service Partners program. Ask your Howard Hanna sales associate to connect you with a preferred service partner, or contact a partner directly.

Howard Hanna Appraisal Services

The first of the Howard Hanna ancillary companies, Howard Hanna Appraisal Services employs a full-time staff of experienced, certified professionals. To serve valuation needs more efficiently, we have created one of the largest databases in Pittsburgh. Howard Hanna Appraisal Services offers residential, commercial and industrial valuations.

Sunday Showcase of Homes

The Sunday Showcase of Homes helps you find your dream home from the comfort of your living room. Each week, our exclusive program, aired on TV and archived on YouTube, features dozens of Howard Hanna homes for sale throughout our market areas, making it easy for you to see a variety of locations, styles and price ranges from the comfort of your home.

Community Profiles

If you’re looking to move somewhere new, it can be difficult to get an idea of the type of lifestyle a particular region offers. That’s why we have collaborated with our local offices and agents to create community profiles for the areas we serve. View photos and discover what life is like in our neighborhoods by learning about their attractions, proximity to other major cities, and histories.