Monthly Archives: February 2010

Forbes Says: Pittsburgh Is the Place to Buy a Home

Time and time again the statistics are putting Pittsburgh in the top affordable places to live. There are a lot of things to do and see and Pittsburgh has strong technology and healthcare jobs. As a photographer, the city is a great place for a wide range of subjects. You could spend the day there – possibilities are endless. If you are from out of state, consider the benefits of this city and the stable housing market.

“Families in the market for a house are shopping at the right time: Nationally, homes are near the most affordable they’ve been in 18 years. In the fourth quarter of 2009 housing was 62.4% more affordable than the same time a year earlier, according to the Housing Opportunity Index, published quarterly by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo. The best place to buy right now: Pittsburgh.”

Quoted from Forbes Article Feb 19, 2010

Related Blog Entries:

Pittsburgh Ranks Number One

Pittsburgh in the Top 5

Vandergrift, PA (NE Pittsburgh Suburb) Gets Ranked a Top Town in the Nation to Purchase a Home


Blizzard February 5-6, 2010

The strangest thing happened during the blizzard this weekend. Last night we had about 12 inches of snow when we let the dogs out before bed. They made quite a trail and then came in. So in the morning we got up and the trail they made was totally gone – no sign at all. There were some other tracks in the yard that came from the front of the house and went about 25 feet behind the house. So ok, there was probably some deer that came through.

Over where it appeared deer went, was, what looked like a piece of wood under the tree. In our yard, is very common that large pieces of wood drop as there are many dead branches wedged far up in the trees.

Our puppies sleep by the door. In the morning, Titan, was suddenly very distressed about something outside. But you must know that is normal for him. He will bark at anything that is out of place or even if garbage bag or balloon gets loose and blows through the yard – he freaks out.

We made a path out the back door so we could all move around easier and get to our picnic table to measure the snow. The dogs went right to the wood in the yard and were going crazy. So we soon discovered it was actually the ear of a deer – poor thing. It came in to our yard and went to sleep. By the morning it smelled pretty bad.

We got the driveway cleared and got the quad out. The boys tied up the deer, dragged it out front, tied it on the quad and drove it to an undisclosed location.  I also took over 800 photos and probably 30 plus movie clips all the action the whole day. What Fun! My kids have never seen this much snow.