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In My Neighborhood in 15236 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Benny Smith answered:
I am happy to answer your question but at this time there is no address readable to answer your question. Please forward the address to me at and I will respond with your answer. ... more
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Deby Bachman answered:
Face is $5200, but 2% savings if paid in discount period.
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Mike Netzel answered:
Thats an important question to answer before you move somewhere.
I have owned real estate in those markets for many years.
Never a problem.
Heard a story that goes like this:
A car pulls to the curb, gestures to the gentleman on the lawn to come closer,
and asks... "What is this area like"?
The gentleman asks in return: "What is the area your moving from like"?
Terrible the driver says. Afraid to go out at night, nobody talks to anyone,
just a bunch of thieves!
Well, the gentleman answers...this neighborhood is alot like that.
Then.... a short while later...
Another car pulls to the curb, gestures to the gentleman on the lawn to come closer,
and asks... "What is this area like"?
The gentleman asks in return: "What is the area your moving from like"?
Excellent the driver says! Friends behind every door, and everyone knows everyones name.
We all watch out for each family has just outgrown the house.
We love it otherwise and will really hate to leave.
Well, the gentleman answers...this neighborhood is alot like that.
Crime, drugs, safe, unsafe... you have to feel it.
Walk Lincoln Ave, rest in Bayne Park with a book from the library,
attend church at one of the over a dozen churches there then go have
breakfast at The Rusty Nail.
AFter that, nobody will have to tell will know whether you should go!
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Crystal Alfonsi answered:
I'd be happy to help! I have experience working with investors!
Please feel free to contact me and tell me more about your plans!

Crystal Alfonsi, REALTOR®, RRS, AEF
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
412.882.9100 x217
Mobile: 412-215-9269
Fax: 412-202-3355

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Find your perfect (Neighborhood) match!
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Virginia Stump answered:
I would recommend calling a local Realtor who specializes in foreclosures and short sales. That Realtor can show you listings in your price range and the areas you seek, rather than waiting for a Trulia answer. A Realtor can also create automatic email messages from the multi-list each time a new listing appears with your criteria. ... more
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Stephanie Ross answered:
This will take some of your time and effort. Search local listings to your home on the internet. Try to find houses for sale that are close in age, size, location, amenities and the like. The closer to your house, the better. Print these houses out and take them with you when you go to fight the taxes. Here is some more information: ... more
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Sun Apr 26, 2015
Blair W. Cohen answered:
By car with low to moderate traffic about 10 minutes and with heavier rush hour traffiic 15 to 20 minutes. For information on PAT Bus commute times consult the schedules on the Port Authority's web site. ... more
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Sun Apr 25, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
There is no reason not to interview agents over the phone and choosing the one you like best--if they insist on a buyer's agreement, you can choose to do a very short term contract, and when it lapses, if both of you agree to extend, it can easily be extended. Keep in mind agents don't get paid until the closing, and that check is oftentimes split with the broker--no one likes to do a ton of work if some loyalty doesn't exist, what entices people to do work is the potential for compensation; realty commissions are usually very modest and most agents earn their livelihood based on volume--not sure what discussions you are having with these agents, but maybe they don't believe you are a serious buyer--for instance, have you visited with any qualified loan officer(s) yet and do you already have a mortgage pre-qualification/approval letter from that officer. As for the no return calls or e-mails--don't choose these listing agents as your buyer's agents, they may be to busy to service your needs. ... more
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Tue Feb 23, 2010
Jenny Masaitis answered:
Plum is a great place to live. I've been here for 28 years and raised my family here. We have good schools, close to farms yet also close to the city. Also easy access to malls, and dining. I feel very safe here. If you need more info on the housing market here, I;d love to help! Please feel free to contact me
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Mon Dec 28, 2009
Deb Conway answered:
I do love Ben Avon and Avalon. If you move there I don't think you'll be disappointed. When I moved to PA, I went into shock at the amount of taxes, all the different places I had to pay. There is an earned income tax which is 1% of the gross annual income you earn in PA (this is paid quarterly). I use to get the forms I need, then I mail it in. I'm still learning myself and I've been here for two years now. I hope these links help answer your question.

There is an Local Services Tax or Fee that you pay annually to the town where you work. I work at the airport so I pay $52 annually to Findlay Township/West Allegheny School District.

PA Local Tax Rates

Ben Avon Borough

Avalon Borough
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Thu Sep 10, 2009
Dolly Nicely answered:
Hi Barbara,

I just received the updated millage rates from the County Treasurers office for 2009. Here goes:

Avalon Boro Tax Millage is 9.01..........Northgate School District is 24.5
Ben Avon Boro Tax Millage is 5.69..........Avonworth School District is 19.3

I have also included the web reference for the Allegheny County Treasurer's Office Real Estate Website.

Hope that answers your question.
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