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Pittsburgh is #1 for First Time Home Buyers

The Pittsburgh real estate market continues to be strong market for first time home buyers for a variety of reasons. According to an August 2014 study done by Zillow, Pittsburgh ranked #1 for first time home buyers and #5 of 10 of top buyers markets in the country. Other markets that did well are Cleveland, Philly, Tampa, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Detroit, St Louis and …

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Squirrel Hill Homes for Sale Prices Heat Up this Summer

Squirrel Hill homes for sale, prices a heating up this summer. Increased demand especially for City of Pittsburgh homes. The local Sq Hill real estate market has never been hotter and sellers are starting to realize it’s a seller’s market.  I listed two homes for sale this week in Squirrel Hill both priced under $175,000. Both homes had multiple offers the day they went on …

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House for Sale in Regent Square PA

Charming House for Sale in Regent Square PA 4 bedroom, 2 bath Regent Square home for sale $159,900. Charming well maintained home for sale in Regent Square PA. This Regent Square PA home features many updates and improvements!  4 bedrooms and 2 full bath – one on the main floor and one on the second floor. Updated kitchen with newer appliances, granite counters, stainless steel …

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Squirrel Hill Pittsurgh Real Estate Market Update

Squirrel Hill PA Real Estate The Squirrel Hill (Sq. Hill) PA real estate market continues to be active in October with strong demand from buyers.  Squirrel Hill PA is similar to it’s neighbor in Shadyside because they both offer a variety of price range of homes, town homes and condos for sale. This East End neighborhood boarders both Frick Park and Schenley Parks which are …

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October 2013 Shadyside PA Real Estate Market Trends

Shadyside PA Real Estate Market Trends The Shadyside PA real estate market offers something for every budget and this East End Pittsburgh neighborhood is always in high demand!  Fall is one of the best times of the year to buyer a home, condo or investment property.  In the Fall there is much less competition from other prospective buyers and sellers want to avoid selling a …

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Best food in Shadyside PA

I recently sold a home in Shadyside, located in Pittsburgh’s East End.  This is a popular neighborhood for everyone and here are lots of students and young professions who eat out a lot.  Families, singles and empty nester’s also all call Shadyside home.  The owner of the home I sold recommended his list of favorite Shadyside restaurants which I have included below. These are all …

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Rising Mortgage Rates Should Motivate Home Buyers

Rising Mortgage Rates Should Motivate Prospective Home Buyers   Imagine driving along on a quiet neighborhood road at 25 mph and then finding yourself instantly traveling 55 mph?  Well that’s essentially what happened with mortgage interest rates during a one week period in mid-June.  Now, there’s nothing too alarming about driving 55 mph, but when you were calmly doing 25 mph and suddenly get that …

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Downtown Pittsburgh Specialty Grocery Store Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Downtown Pittsburgh specialty grocery celebrates one year anniversary in July of 2013.  Since opening in July of 2012 Marty’s has become a gathering place for local Pittsburgher’s who demand a variety of local organic offerings. With a cafe and coffee bar Marty’s is more then a high-end grocery store.  Across from Otto Milk Lofts in the Strip District, Marty’s Market provides fresh, full-flavor, high quality …

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Shadyside PA Condo for Sale

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Shadyside PA Condo For Sale- $199,900. I just listed a very unique two level contemporary condo in the heart of Shadyside for $199,900 This Shadyside PA condo for sale has large windows on the upper level and a bright open floor plan with beautiful hardwood floors in the living and dining area. Both bedrooms are on the lower level, new tile …

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Advantages of working with a Pittsburgh Buyers Agent

There are many advantages to working with a Pittsburgh buyers agent when looking to purchase a home or condo. Did you know that working with a buyers agent doesn’t involve any additional cost for the buyer? Buyers agents are usually paid by the seller and normally the buyers agent and the listing agent split the commission 50/50. All listings clearly state on the MLX exactly …

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