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Moving in Pittsburgh : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 20, 2014
lauriekmelle answered:
Hi Sarah, It depends on where you would be working, One area to consider in the North Hills McCandless area. If you work downtown or in Cranberry you are 20 min to either of those 2 locations, a Basement and a 2 car garage should not be an issue in this area. The School's in the area are very good. North Allegheny is ranked nationally almost every year. There are many parks in the area, one being North park which offers fishing, boating, picnic areas, horse riding,skating rinks and other family activities.
There are also several gyms in the area YMCA's and youth sports leagues to choose from for the kids. I have 3 kids my self and that was the deciding factor on where I wanted to live. I'd be happy to show you and your family around the area or answer any questions you may have.
Thank you.
Laurie Melle
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
rboglio answered:
My husband has been relocated to the Pittsburgh area and I'm moving this summer with my 10 year old son. I'm trying to decide between Sewickley, Sewickley Hills and the Wexford area which includes Franklin Park and Marshall. Please help! Not sure what the difference is between the two. We're looking for a great school district, family oriented, kids in the neighborhood type of place. My husband works in Beaver so we're trying to stay as close as possible for him but without sacrificing quality of schools. ... more
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
x answered:
Hello Omar,

Pittsburgh is an increasingly diverse city drawing immigrants and visitors from many countries for education, health care, engineering, manufacturing and service.

There are several mosques and islamic centers in the Pittsburgh area, as well as an Islamic Studies program sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and a number of regional universities.

As to our laws, as other agents have said, there is no discrimination permitted in housing based on religion, nationality, or foreign origin. The fact is that you are not required to be a US citizen to own property in the US.

Feel free to contact me if you still have questions, or if I can help you find a place to live in the Pittsburgh area.

Kind Regards,

Brian Byrnes
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Benny Smith answered:
Like everywhere else in the world, most of the time, the more you pay the safer the area. This is also true here. However you will find Pittsburgh as an inviting place with safer areas at all price ranges than any similar size city or larger. I recommend you learn as much as you can about Pittsburgh to prepare. If you would like a guide to begin your search with many links that have been researched and to learn more about Pittsburgh in a short time I am happy to send it to you by email. My email is Welcome to our city.
Benny Smith
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Tue May 24, 2011
Tim Gyves answered:
Glad to have more people moving to Pittsburgh from out of state!

In addition to sales, I'm a rental agent with Coldwell Banker in Pittsburgh, and our property management division is also able to help locate rental homes for you. As you've found, it can be a frustrating search online, because there's often not much that comes on and when it does, it often goes off quickly. I'd be happy to help you in your search, and know there are at least a few options in Mount Lebanon right now. Feel free to contact me at and we can discuss your other needs and price range.

you can also visit our page below, an easy and convenient way to search for rentals (or homes for sale) in areas of your choice.
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Sun Mar 13, 2011
Mary Lou Triggiani Rothwell answered:
The Westmoreland county area (east of Pittsburgh) is a great place to live with lower taxes. A thriving community with numerous new home plans, great schools. The North Huntingdon/Irwin area and others are a great place to raise a family. Easy commute to both Pittsburgh and Greensburg

Mary Lou Triggiani Rothwell
Howard Hanna Norwin Office
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
Brian Teyssier answered:
Hey Greg,

I am from the Washington area. Are you open to purchasing instead of renting? The benefits of purchasing far out weigh renting in the Pittsburgh market. I can forward you some local links to stories on our wonderful market over here. I can also set you up on a free, automated e-mail search so you can see what is out there for what price before you move so you can make an educated decision. Feel free to contact me. Hope this helps, enjoy your day! :-) ... more
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