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Home Buying in Shadyside : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Christa Ross answered:
Oakland is good if you are planning to cater to college students, mostly undergrads in this area. Shadyside and Squirrel Hill are desirable areas for graduate students and professionals but as Blair mentioned the prices can be higher. Those are the walkable neighborhoods. However several other neighborhoods are easily accessible on bike or bus. Those include East Liberty, Lawrenceville, Friendship, Bloomfield to the north of CMU and the Southside and Greenfield to the south of the campus. Most will have properties available under $200K. ... more
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
Lisa George answered:
I would agree with Blair. I would say that It really depends on what you are looking for in the property as to what area would give you the best bang for your buck. There are plenty of short sale and foreclosure options in this area. I am not sure if that is something you would be interested in. Let me know if I could be of any assistance with your search ... more
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Wed Jan 27, 2010 answered:
Call me at 412-638-1666. My name is Pete Huston and I am a loan officer at ENG Lending, the mortgage division of the Bank of England. We are an FDIC insured lender, not a mortgage broker. I have over 15 years of experience in lending and would be happy to assist you in purchasing your new home. ... more
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Thu Nov 12, 2009
Connie Wolff answered:
Hi Laura.....what a great question! Yes, it's critical you have your own representation as stated by all the previous agents below. Also, your 'buyers agent' will be able to search the market for properties suitable to your needs, wants and desires and email them to you as soon as they hit the market. What is also critical is talking with a mortgage company representative to obtain your pre-approval certification as well as, more importantly, to begin to understand what is involved in obtaining a mortgage, closing costs, property taxes, homeowners insurance, etc. It can be a rocky road in understanding everything involved, but it's always well worth the trip! Please let me help you find the home of your dreams, one step at a time. I'm here to help and the pleasure will always be mine. Connie Wolff, RE/MAX Select ... more
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