Great news today for Pittsburgh housing market.Â Things are improving.Â The Pittsburgh area has always been a great place to buy.Â Prices are stable over time.
“New home construction in the Pittsburgh region increased for the first time in two years, rising 3.8 percent overall with single-family homes showing the most improvement, according to a report issued Thursday.
Housing construction permits issued during January through March reached 514 units, compared with 495 for the same period in 2009, according to Tall Timber Group, a construction market and research company in Ross.”
You have two weeks from today to get a home under contract to get up to that $8000 and close by June 30th. Â Â Houses are going fast, especially if they are good buys.Â Don’t hem and haw if you want some of the $8,000 tax credit.Â I have been experiencing many homes already under contract when a buyer wants to see them.Â Not just one but several on their list.Â Then if you get the chance to look, there are also multiple offers.Â Â Â One of my buyers was lucky last month.Â An agent in my office announced she was listing a home in a couple of days.Â I got my buyer in the day it was listed (under market price) and he make an offer and it was accepted all in one day.Â I advised him to move on it, if it was a house he liked because it would not last long.Â He was happy he did and all went well.