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You Need a Team When Buying or Selling a Home

You Need a Team When Buying or Selling a Home

Buying or selling a home can be a complex and confusing endeavor, but there is a cast of professionals who can help you to navigate the process. Some of them are obvious–like a Realtor–while others may not be so well-known or may be someone you never even thought of consulting. Below is a rundown of the professionals you may need to have in your corner […]

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My happy new life in The ‘Burgh

My happy new life in The 'Burgh

By Raquel (de Gante) Issenberg It’s been less that a year since I left Mexico. What can I tell you? Actually, quite a lot. I had never, ever thought that I would live permanently somewhere else besides my country. It had crossed my mind but I never conceived the idea of actually saying ‘goodbye’ to my hometown nor end up living in the historical Pennsylvania […]

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App-solutely Essential Apps for Living in Pittsburgh

App-solutely Essential Apps for Living in Pittsburgh

In spite of all the criticism lodged against cell phones for their addictive qualities and tendency to distract people from relating to each other, we must admit that smart phones and their handy apps help to make life more manageable, convenient, and, in some cases, economical.  Here are more than a dozen free apps that we find helpful and app-solutely essential for living in Pittsburgh. […]

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh

  Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home For many years Pittsburgh has been touted as a great place to live and great place in which to buy a home. But where is the best place for you to buy a home in the Pittsburgh area? That depends upon what you want. Do you desire a neighborhood that’s urban, suburban, or rural? Are […]

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Northern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Northern Suburbs

  When Interstate 279 North was completed, the area north of the city experienced a housing boom. In the north, you can find communities that mimic urban areas to classic suburban neighborhoods, to rural communities. Below are some deserving a closer look. McCandless The town of McCandless is only 16.4 square miles, but it is packed with amenities from nearby North Park to LaRoche College, […]

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Eastern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Eastern Suburbs

  Many of the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh are quite large in area, but there are smaller hamlets to be found within those larger municipalities. As is the case in most suburban communities, the closer you are to the city, the more established they are. Churchill Churchill is a small, lovely community 10 miles east of Pittsburgh. It is mostly residential with well-maintained, solidly built […]

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Southern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Southern Suburbs

  Like the North Hills, the South Hills contains many municipalities, but one big difference is the South Hills has the “T”, the mass transit system that the North Hills lacks. Otherwise, in terms of amenities, the North Hills and South Hills share many of the same ones. Bethel Park Bethel Park is a well established municipality and is convenient to South Park. It boasts […]

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Western Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Western Suburbs

  With the opening of Robinson Town Centre, the Settler’s Ridge complex, and the Mall at Robinson, the western suburbs has seen an explosion of development. Its close proximity to one of the nation’s premiere airports, Pittsburgh International, has also made the area west of Pittsburgh one of the fastest growing in the region. Bridgeville Bridgeville is located in the southwest portion of Allegheny County. […]

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: The City

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: The City

  When you say you live in the city, images of small, older row houses with little or no yards may spring to mind, but within the city of Pittsburgh, you will find a variety of styles of homes as well as neighborhoods, each with its own personality. Here are some neighborhoods that are worth investigating if you are considering purchasing a home in the […]

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Pittsburgh is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Pittsburgh is a Great Place to Buy a Home

We all know Pittsburgh is a great place in which to live, but is it a great place in which to buy? The answer is a resounding “yes!” If you are looking to buy a home, Pittsburgh is a bargain for a number of reasons. The first is price. According to data collected by Trulia, the current average listing for Pittsburgh is $211,000 and the […]

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