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Moving to Pittsburgh, PA in July and looking for 3br rental home for $1100 - $1500
Tim,

Much of it depends on where you will be working, and how much of a commute you prefer. Rents vary with neighborhoods, and it may be easier to rent a home that allows pets inste ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 For Rent in Pittsburgh
Jerry White, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Jerry White answered:
what are taxees annually?
That depends on the municipality and school district, but in the City of Pittsburgh, multiply the assessed value of the property by .03041 to get an indication of the yearly taxes. For ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 17, 2012 Market Conditions in Point Breeze North
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is there a ratio between listing price and (final) sales price? Is there such data available?
Denny,
Yes, but not something you can rely on. Each owner, along with the advice of their agent decides their own "list price strategy." List prices can be high, hoping someone will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 14, 2012 Market Conditions in Pittsburgh
Erin J. Mart…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Erin J. Marton answered:
Hi - I am thinking of buying a condo downtown but ....
There are so many options in Downtown Pittsburgh right now, it will depend on exactly what you are looking for. In addition to price per square foot, developers will also charge a prem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 11, 2012 Market Conditions in Pittsburgh
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
I want to buy my house using money from my 401K as a loan and pay myself back rather than a mortgage lender? Approx 50,000 for 82,000 property.
It may not be worth the penalty that you have to pay. You can take a short term mortgage as an alternative
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 Home Buying in 15235
Doug Rees, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Doug Rees answered:
My husband just got a job in Squirrel Hill neighborhood. We're looking for a family-friendly town/area with great schools.
Dear Vern, there are alot of good neighborhoods in the vicinity of Squirrel Hill. I would be happy to discuss further with you if you would like to contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 General Area in Pittsburgh
Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
i will stay at pittsburgh form 3 up to 10 years Is buying a home will save my money? how much sall i pay (Taxes) for buying and annually?
There is not a simple answer to your question. In every situation, you have to do the math. But generally speaking, considering that interest rates are near 4%; the ability to take ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 14, 2012 Home Buying in 15226
Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Income for purchasing a home
You should contact a good mortgage lender and ask to be pre-approved for a mortgage as there are different types of mortgages with different qualification and downpayment requirements. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
how much or how little yearly income do i need to make in pennsylvania to purchase a home for $97250?
That depends on the type of loan that you are going for (government subsidized or non-subsidized), how much other debt you have, and what the taxes/maintenance are on the dwelling, etc. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Home Buying in 15235
Adam Valeria…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Adam Valeriano answered:
what are the taxes?
Which taxes are you looking for and in what area or zip code?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 29, 2013 Home Buying in Stanton Heights
David Hennin…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
David Henninger answered:
how much does it cost for siding?
$5/square foot (installed) should get you in the ballpark. Make sure that you discuss whether the windows will be wrapped, and whether the soffit & fascia will be covered--these can ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Pittsburgh
Frances Earm…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Frances Earman answered:
What supporting document should i submit for expired H1B Visa Stamp but valid H1B Visa ?
This question needs to go immediately to the mortgage banker or bank you are working with on your loan.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Timothy C. G…, Real Estate Pro in Squirrel Hill North,...
Timothy C. Gyves answered:
Do some properties except section 8?
Hi Nicky - there are several agents in my office who have extensive experience dealing with section 8 properties and might be able to offer some assistance. I'm happy to connect you wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 For Rent in Pittsburgh
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Im trying to find out if a house listed on here is a scam..address is 1305 W. Pierce st Springfield MO
Very likely a scam. The scammers can easily check the same records with the assessor's office, then pretend to be the owner.

Tell you what: Ask the supposed landlords to e-mail you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Rentals in Pittsburgh
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Being gifted a house from a non relative, how does this work?
If you are buying with cash all you need to do is contact a real estate attorney and have a deed change from them to you and you exchange the money. If a loan is involved there are more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Doug Caye, Real Estate Pro in Wexford, PA
Doug Caye answered:
My fiance's score is 598 and mine is 543 are they too low to purchase a home?
The 598 will still qualify for some lenders the 543 will not. Your rates will be higher and your required down payment will also usually be higher than standard 3.5-5 % FHA or minimum ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Credit Score in Pittsburgh
Terence Young, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Terence Young answered:
How can an international visa student (undergraduate) buy a house in Pittsburgh?
Yes they can. You can also learn how to get real estate yourself. We have some free trainings this week.
Register now at www.FindandFlipPittsburgh.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
how do you find out which bank owns this?
Search the County's records by the Internet or make a quick call to the Courthouse. The Recorder of Deeds will have the property transfer information from the last sheriff or judicial ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 13, 2012 Foreclosure in Polish Hill
Victoria Kle…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Victoria Kleber answered:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of selling a home "as is" rather than live in the mess of upgrades only to sell it?
Despite all of the information out there these days for a buyer to become educated with, many are still "wowed" by updates. The initial viewing will tell if the buyer has future intere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Selling in 15217
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