The condo/maintenance fee is $558/mo and it covers water, sewage, basic cable, interior and exterior maintenance, library, exercise room, party room with kitchen. It probably covers a blanket insurance policy for the building, too.... more
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 instance, if a home is assessed at $100,000 the taxes (including City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh School District) would be $3,041 or about $250.00 per month.... more
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 make an offer, low hoping to get multiple offers and push the price up or about right.
The best strategy as a buyer is to have a great agent show you the homes in the price point that makes sense for you and when you find one you really like, have them prepare a market analysis of similar sold homes. Your offer should reflect the market value plus your motivation to own the home. If you love the home and it's priced low, you may want to make sure your offer is good enough to win a multiple offer scenario. If you like a home, and it's priced high, a lower offer would make sense.... more
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 premium depending on your view/floor as well as finishes and upgrades (if you are looking for something that is currently under construction). So, price per square foot can actually vary within a building. The other thing you want to keep in mind that will contribute to your cost is the monthly condo fee. It is lower in some of the newer buildings, but also amenities can be less, so that should also be a consideration. That being said, I have seen per square foot costs range anywhere from about $230/sf and up for something like Keystone Lofts (951 Liberty), to over $400/sf when looking at a luxury building like 3PNC. Demand varies upon building. Those with lower fees and more reasonable square footage costs certainly are more in demand than others, but Downtown Living in general is on the rise thank to the increase in amenities available to residents there. I have worked in that area for the last 5 years, and would be happy to help you on your search!!!... more
In the East End, most neighborhoods averaged 75-95 days on the market. But that is from the past 6 months, which was primarily winter. It's completely different in the Spring and Summer. Also, "fair condition" is so subjective. Some people see potential, some don't ... it all boils down to pricing it right from the start and marketing it well, to the right audience.
I'm not in Pennsylvania, but the rules are pretty much the same wherever you go. What's comparable? What's the price per square foot? Is the $150k home twice as big as everything else in the area? A good Realtor on your side will help you determine what a house is, or is not, worth. Even though an appraisal is really for the lender's purposes, keep in mind that it's another party who has to be able to justify your offering price as being reasonable based on facts and numbers. So, find a good buyer's agent who knows the area and have them pull up the comparable properties for you...and remember that whatever you buy it for will effect the values for all your new neighbors.... more
it's funny when you're not looking to buy or sell, no one answerw your questions on this site lol. i would be happy to meet with you to discuss what Keller Williams can offer. we're the 3rd larest broker in america (as you may know) and my office's commission split starts at 64%. we have been focusing a lot lately on REOs, shorts an foreclosure (as that's where the market has gone). give me a ring we'll meet for lunch. Dustin: 412-496-8811... more
First, you are asking about downtown Miami and you are posting the question in the downtown Pittsburgh section of Trulia. Secondly, you are asking about square meters and unfortunately, we are one of the only remaining countries who are still on the English use of measurements. I find the metric system much easier.
Here's the link for the Miami Section: http://www.trulia.com/voices/Miami---24606
Hills107, The past 3 years have been a roller coaster. Business has started to normalize in many markets, but it's an interesting time to enter the profession. Far more agents are exiting than entering. That doesn't mean someone can't be successful, but don't assume this is easy.... more
8 years is a big span in the market pricing since it was a different market 8 years ago. Today we don't have enough houses in the 100 - 175,000 price range for our buyers. We have more buyers than we do houses on the market. What area are you looking at? That makes a huge difference.... more