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Joseph Pegher, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph Pegher answered:
Considering relocation to Pittsburgh. Trying to narrow down areas.
I am an agent that grew up, works and still lives in Pittsburgh's East End. The city certainly offers some homes that fit your criteria and price range. Please contact me and I'd be ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
In your opinion, what has caused the 11% drop in house prices?
#1. Data is Faulty
#2. Data is correct and applied incorrectly
#3. An environmental change (sh)
#4. A demographic change (NOO)
$6. Real estate becoming ineligible for financing. ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Market Conditions in Mount Washington
Dan and Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan and Michelle Haeck answered:
How long is the communte to Oakland?
As others have indicated, its about 15 minutes depending on many things such as construction, traffic, etc. But living in Mt. Washington comes with quick access to many areas. How abo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2014 In My Neighborhood in Mount Washington
Craig Zappin, Real Estate Pro in 25705
Craig Zappin answered:
We have a second home up for sale want to use sale money to pay off current house and down payment for another.Do banks offer bridge loans still?
There are local banks in my area that still offer bridge loans. If larger lenders don't offer them, check with smaller banks or credit unions in your area.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Foreclosure in Lincoln Place
Christina Ro…, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Christina Rossi asked:
Is this house sold yet?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 Foreclosure in Pittsburgh
Donna Pelleg…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Donna Pellegrino, ABR, e-PRO answered:
can you get a bus to downtown pittsburgh from clematis blvd 15235?
Wendy,

I use to live in Penn Hills & took the bus to town all the time. Yes, you can get a bus to Pittsburgh from Clematis Blvd. I hope your home buying search is successful, if yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Pittsburgh
Dan and Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan and Michelle Haeck answered:
I am looking into purchasing a Maronda Home in the Pittsburgh area. I have looked up as much information as I could find. There are more disparaging
I have sold many Maronda Homes and can tell you that the complaints you will see on the internet can be found regarding any large home builder including Ryan and Heartland. Maronda Hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Dan and Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan and Michelle Haeck answered:
Pittsburgh Gated Community in the City? Where can you enjoy Exclusivity, Security, Privacy & Quality of Gated Community & still enjoy City Living?
That is a tough one if you truly want to be downtown Pittsburgh. But my favorite gated townhome development within the city limits is located in Mount Washington. It is called Grandvi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Dan and Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan and Michelle Haeck answered:
does anyone have advice on buying a lot and building on it. Completely new to this and don't know where to start. In the North Allegheny/North Hills
When you decide to build a new home, it helps to understand that there are a few very different paths that you can take to reach that goal. First you need to decide if you will be buil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Dan and Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan and Michelle Haeck answered:
are there VA approved condominium commuities in PA and if so where are they?
There are VA approved condominiums in PA but the VA or FHA status is always under review. They could be approved one year and not the next or the other way around. The best way to det ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Dan and Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan and Michelle Haeck answered:
I am looking to purchase my first home in the south hills area.
Finding a good agent is very important when buying your first home or any home. There are so many ways to check out agents that might be right for you. Check out the Find an Agent lin ... more
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Dan and Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan and Michelle Haeck answered:
Need recommendations for a good community in the Pittsburgh suburbs. Top school is a must. Good area for a family close to amenities in the
With the information given, this is an easy one. Peters Twp., and Upper St. Clair are both on the top of the school rankings and they are both located along the Rt. 19 corridor that ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Joseph Pegher, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph Pegher answered:
what is the yearly tax for this property?
The listing shows them at $3388.00 per year. Hope that helps. If you'd like any other info please contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014 Market Conditions in Pittsburgh
Kathy Masley…, Real Estate Pro in West Mifflin, PA
Kathy Masley Cunningham answered:
Shadyside Homes for Sale with Garages?
Good evening, I can email them over to you, what price range would you feel most comfortable with? Kathleen Cunningham 412-916-8117
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Home Buying in 15232
Sheryl Morgan…, Real Estate Pro in Canonsburg, PA
Sheryl Morgan, CRS, ABR answered:
I am interested in this open house this weekend but before I come, can you please tell me if these townhouses allow cats? I only have one. Thanks!
Can you tell me the name of the development or address? All townhome developments have different rules and regulations. I would be happy to find out for you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
* Benny Smith, Real Estate Pro in 15057
* Benny Smith answered:
Why such high property taxes?
The answer I have not seen below is the home is over accessed. And from my experience in this area this home should sell for more than the accessed price not less. It is going for less ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What areas , streets, etc. are the safest areas and closest to the Technology Center? I want to rent a 2 bedroom/2bath apartment or house. Thank you.
Area are all about personal preferences, budgets, wants, needs, lifestyle; therefore consider researching the area of interest on your own, and take the time to visit more than once, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 30, 2014 Rentals in Pittsburgh
Tyler J. Jac…, Real Estate Pro in Georgia
Tyler J. Jacobs, PhD, Broker answered:
Are there any doctor/physician specific mortgage options requiring 10% (or less) downpayment on a jumbo loan available in the Pittsburgh area?
This will help help you: My Law Firm and RE Offices have used Mortgage Officer / Tom R. Callahan / Fifth Third / (904) 591-6722
* Recently closed a file for a Doctor at UPMC Medical ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Jessica Worm…, Real Estate Pro in Whitehouse Station, NJ
Jessica Wormeck answered:
Why should I buy, instead of rent?
There are several advantages to buying vs. renting, however you need to make sure it's the right lifestyle for you. Are you planning on staying in the same area for several years? Do y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Jay Villella, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Jay Villella answered:
Is it common to use a realtor to help find rental homes with a low budget?
It all depends on what you mean by "lower budget." I'm sure you'd rather not share details over the internet, so contact me and I'll be happy to give you some advice based on more infor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Rental Basics in Pittsburgh
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