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Rent vs Buy in Pittsburgh : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 27, 2011
Dan Haeck answered:
With interest rates where they are and Pittsburgh being a relatively stable market, I would suggest buying if you take your time and get the right house in the right location at the right price. You can't go wrong. Renting has way too many variables and way too many ways to lose. If you are only here for a short stay, you could consider one of the many new improved ARM mortgages that wipe out most of what people disliked about them in the past. ... more
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Tue May 3, 2011
Evan H. Stein answered:

There's not much that I can add to the previous answers except this:

Don't be afraid to be creative (with your attorney's supervision, of course). Consider asking for a portion of your rent to accrue towards your hand money deposit. You may also ask for pre-posession, meaning that the closing is set for 6-months away, but you will pay into the hand money escrow in monthly contributions, perhaps referred to as "rent".

Remember, a contract is valid as long as both parties agree to it... just make sure your attorney supports your half of the bargain.
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Sat Apr 30, 2011
Luther Wormack answered:
Hello again,

I'm a Real Estate Agent that handles both leases and sales in the Swissvale area. Please call me with all your questions and I'll also be more than happy to mail you my resume. I think I can show you how I'll handle the transfer of your property quickly and profitably. Happy to Earn your business.

Please feel free to compare my resume with other you receive.
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Fri Oct 15, 2010
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