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Existing Home Sales Fall, But Prices Rise - 01/29/10 02:37 PM
Existing-home sales fell as expected in December after first-time buyers rushed to complete deals during the months leading up to the original November deadline for the tax credit. However, prices rose from December 2008 and annual sales improved in 2009, according to the National Association of REALTORS® For the past several years there has been a lot of talk about where the "bottom" of the market is. In my interpretation, it may have been in November. This week NAR published data, quoted above, that shows prices beginning to rise. It is true that activity went down in December, but I personally (0 comments)
Green Living and Energy-Efficient home options in Pittsburgh range from contemporary to traditional, high-end to affordable and City living to Suburban selections.
As a specialist in green and energy-efficient real estate I can help you find a home that is better for your health, family, wallet and planet. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Pittsburgh, PA area give me a call. Christa Ross, RE/MAX Select Realty 724-933-6300 x214 or direct at 724-779-1437 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.greenhomespgh.com (4 comments)
The Perfect Storm - 01/26/10 09:27 AM
Can you feel the winds blowing? The Perfect Real Estate Storm is coming Prices are Low - Sellers have had to drop their prices over the last year, making the time right for buyers. Interest Rates are Low - Matter of fact, they can't be much lower and most experts agree that as the economy shows signs of life, the rates will start to creep up. The Tax Credit was Expanded - $8,000 for first-timers, $6,500 for those that owned for at least 3 of the last 5 years, for homes under contract between now and April 30th and closed by (4 comments)
The Perfect Storm - 01/26/10 09:23 AM
Can you feel the winds blowing? The Perfect Real Estate Storm is coming Prices are Low - Sellers have had to drop their prices over the last year, making the time right for buyers. Interest Rates are Low - Matter of fact, they can't be much lower and most experts agree that as the economy shows signs of life, the rates will start to creep up. The Tax Credit was Expanded - $8,000 for first-timers, $6,500 for those that owned for at least 3 of the last 5 years, for homes under contract between now and April 30th and closed by (0 comments)
URA-Sponsored Homes Add Up to Big Savings for City Buyers - 01/12/10 04:49 PM
If you are looking for a great value on a home in the city, consider a URA-sponsored house. If you are not familiar with the URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority), it is the City of Pittsburgh's economic development agency. Its goals are to create jobs, increase the city's tax base, and improve the vitality of businesses, neighborhoods, and the City's livability as a whole. One of their more popular programs is the Neighborhood Housing Program, which sponsors the construction or rehabilitation of single family homes and then supplies interest-free, deferred, second mortgage financing to qualified buyers. The homes are built in neighborhoods (1 comments)
Then There Is Pittsburgh... - 01/07/10 06:42 PM
In an otherwise glum story from Fortune Magazine on the 2010 Housing Outlook there is this amazing quote... "Then there's Pittsburgh, which didn't have much of a housing bubble to begin with and is the only market projected to grow next year, up 0.41%" Did you read that! We are the ONLY market projected to grow next year! I love this city! No Kidding! Now is a great time to buy a home in Pittsburgh! Call Christa Ross from RE/MAX Select Realty, at 724-933-6300 x214 (office) or 724-779-1437 (direct) or visit my website at www.greenhomespgh.com. (2 comments)
Let It Snow & Stay Warm With An EcoSmart Fireplace - 01/07/10 11:19 AM
If you have been dreaming of a fireplace but not the hassle of plumbing for gas logs or needing to vent it to the outside, then you should look at the EcoSmart Fireplace. The EcoSmart Fireplace is an environmentally friendly open fireplace that does not require any installation or utility connection, so you can put it anywhere - even an apartment or hanging on a wall. It uses Denatured Ethanol, a renewable energy which burns clean and is almost maintenance free. Even better, EcoSmart Fires qualify for Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency. So you can get up to 30% or (6 comments)
City of Pittsburgh Christmas Tree Recycling - 01/03/10 08:19 AM
If you got a real Christmas tree this year then be sure to complete the loop and recycle it now that it is time to take down the decorations and pack them away for another year. The City of Pittsburgh offers 2 options for recycling your tree in 2010. 1. Recycle your tree at the curb by leaving it out on your designated recycling day during the month of January. or 2. Take Your Tree to one of the City Drop-Off Locations between January 2 and January 30, 2010, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 2nd Division P.W. (East (0 comments)
Murrysville Christmas Tree Recycling Program - 01/03/10 08:07 AM
If you got a real Christmas tree this year then be sure to complete the loop and recycle it now that it is time to take down the decorations and pack them away for another year. The Westmoreland Conservancy sponsors 20 drop-off sites throughout Westmoreland County where you can take your tree. It will either be chipped into mulch and used to beautify community parks, or placed in natural areas to provide wildlife habitat. You can get the complete list here. In Murrysville, the location for drop off is the Windstream Building on Old William Penn Highway from 9am-1pm on January (0 comments)
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