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Pittsburgh and the Metro Area proves time and time again a great section of the country to live. Â Home prices and Mortgages are stable and affordable in the region. The days on market are lower than other cities.
Top Cities that were least effected by the Recession from Forbes:
“To identify these cities, Forbes magazine ranked the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas by employment rates, the conventional mortgage home price index, and the average days on the market for properties currently for sale.
The top cities on Forbes list were:”
* Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
* San Antonio, Texas
* Austin-Round Rock, Texas
* Harrisburg/Carlisle, Pa.
* Dallas/Fort Worth
* Rochester, N.Y.
* Raleigh/Cary, N.C.
* Baton Rouge, La.”
Heinz Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
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Many recent transactions and potential transactions that I have dealt with have been buyers who were enticed by the first time home buyer tax credit.Â Since you must close by November 30, 2009, the window is no longer open.Â Â The market has changed this month.Â I believe buyers are holding out to make their next move.Â Â It appears that the tax credit has done its job by pumping up the economy and reducingÂ inventory.Â The National Association of Realtors is pushing for an extension of the tax credit.
Here is some information from the National Association of Realtors:
â€œThe data on the present home buyer tax credit show that the credit has had its intended impactâ€”sales have jumped in recent months to a projected 5.1 million for the year and housing inventory has been trimmed, thus stabilizing home prices noticeably,â€ Phipps said.Â He also pointed out that each home sale generates approximately $63,000 in additional economic activity, providing a tremendous economic boost to the national economy.”
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Additional Tax Credit Info
Attention Investors:Â This is an up and down duplex.Â Three bedroom on upper level unit (consists of 2nd and 3rd floor)-Â rents for $650/mo.Â First floor level consists of two bedrooms – rents for $600/mo.Â One year leases for both units were signed September 2009.Â There is a garage also that is rented out for $35/month.Â Â Sale Price:Â $46,900. Â Current owner has made many recent upgrades to the property. Â Contact today for more information and an appointment.Â MLS #795248, 204 Hancock Ave, Vandergrift, PAÂ 15690
This two story home is an exceptional buy. The long driveway leading to this spacious home on two acres is pleasantly inviting. Relax on the font porch or lounge on the back porch near the pool. There is lots of room to run and play. The down stairs has a wonderful open floor plan. There is a first floor mud/laundry room next to the large garage.Â Perfect for keeping all the dirt from coming inside. The garage has additional storage above the parking area. The kitchen is newly remodeled with hardwood floors. The carpet throughout the house is in excellent shape.Â Sprawl out in this four bedroom, two and a half bath home that is ready for immediate occupancy.Â There are also three finished rooms in the basement ready for business or hobbies. The home also has newer windows and a home warranty. It is a must see!Â Recently reduced to $249,900.
Contact me to view today!
433 Markle Rd
Apollo, PA 15613
* Immaculate and well kept
* Newer Carpet
* Large Full Walk-out Basement
* Three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath
* 12 Years Old
* Low Taxes $1390/year
* Includes Central Air, Gas Range, Refrigerator
* Lots of Parking
* Approximately 1/2 acre private country setting
* Well insulated – Low Utility Bills
* Public water and sewer
* Gas Heat with Humidifier
* Deer Lakes School District
* 2464 Saxonburg Blvd, West Deer Twp, Cheswick, PA 15024
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Here is a great listing that has recently been reduced for a prompt sale.
*Â Two Bedroom, 1 bath
* Basement, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen,
* 1-2 off street parking, large front porch with swing,
* FurnaceÂ approximately 1 1/2 years old
*Â Ready to move in!Â A great buy for the money
*Â All offers subject to bank approval
404 1/2 Franklin Avenue
Vandergrift, PAÂ 15690
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Refer to MLS #759885
Wonderful three bedroom ranch:
* One floor living, includes two full baths
* At the end of Dead End Street, Near Oklahoma Park
* Pool, partially fenced yard, one car detached garage, .6 acres
* Four Years old, Ready to move in, Immaculate.
* Wood burning fireplace, side and front porches.
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Get ready for spring with this cozy two bedroom ranch home that has many updates: New roof, siding, deck with awning, and includes appliances. There is a large basement and plumbing for another bath. You will love the over-sized yard which is great for picnic fun. Some finishing touches need completed Also includes a HSA Home Warranty. Call today to view!
Location: 227 Talisman Lane, Harrison Twp, Natrona Heights, PA 15065