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Take that, Miami: Pittsburgh is top retirement spot

Take that, Miami: Pittsburgh is top retirement spot

Pittsburgh is top retirement spot Paul Davidson, USA TODAY. Nov. 8, 2017. (Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP.) Who needs balmy weather, white-sand beaches and manicured golf courses? Give me high-quality health care, a low crime rate and lots of other seniors. Bankrate.com’s new ranking of the nation’s 50 largest metro areas as retirement havens gives less […]

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This Old Pittsburgh House: The Tycoon's Manor

This Old Pittsburgh House: The Tycoon’s Manor

This Old Pittsburgh House: The Tycoon’s Manor A Pitt professor labors to preserve the North Braddock mansion of Charles Schwab. By Mark Houser. Photo by Baidi Wang. ​ If you book a table at Superior Motors across the street from U.S. Steel’s historic Edgar Thomson Plant in North Braddock, take a detour on your way […]

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How to Buy an Inherited Home From Other Siblings

How to Buy an Inherited Home From Other Siblings

By: Fraser Sherman. Legally, buying an inherited home isn’t that different from buying any piece of real estate. It may feel very different if you’re negotiating with your siblings to buy the family home they inherited. How to Buy an Inherited Home From Other Siblings? The Bankrate website notes, it’s best to approach the sale as […]

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An Industrial-Strength House in Pittsburgh

An Industrial-Strength House in Pittsburgh

On Location By JOYCE WADLER. FEB. 8, 2012. Bob and Kim Zielinski’s home is cantilevered over their glass factory in Pittsburgh. Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times When Bob Zielinski, a former marine who owns a glass manufacturing company here, and his wife, Kim, showed contractors plans for the house they wanted to build — […]

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Millennials' New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent's Home Equity

Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

The Wall Street Journal. Leigh Kamping-Carder 10/10/2017. Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity. Call it the mortgage merry-go-round: Parents refinance their home to fund the full cost of their son or daughter’s desired home. This allows the child to compete as a desirable all-cash buyer in an area where bidding wars […]

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How to Get a Squatter Out of Your Home

How to Get a Squatter Out of Your Home

How to Get a Squatter Out of Your Home August 16, 2011. By: Melly Parker. Most people have lease agreements before they move into a property. Squatters move in — sometimes even turning on utilities — without a legal agreement. Legally, a squatter is a person without a tenancy agreement or property title living in […]

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Trump weighs slashing one of the most popular tax deductions

Trump weighs slashing one of the most popular tax deductions

Trump weighs slashing one of the most popular tax deductions Ethan Wolff-Mann. Yahoo Finance. August 4, 2017. The mortgage-interest tax deduction allows homeowners a tax deduction that is closed to renters. The program has both bipartisan appeal and criticism. REUTERS/Chris Helgren. The Trump administration is trying to figure out how to pay for tax cuts. […]

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For Sale | Troy Hill | $29,900

For Sale | Troy Hill | $19,900

For Sale | Troy Hill | $19,900 Great Investment Opportunity. Centrally located close to City of Pittsburgh. Easy access to main highways and all Pittsburgh. Nice Neighborhood. Sold As-Is. 1,000+ sq. ft. interior living space. Update then rent for easy cash flow or live in as your personal residence. Call Pittsburgh Property Guy at 412-212-7376.

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Mexican War Streets History

Mexican War Streets History

Mexican War Streets History By Paul Johnson The history and development of the area known today as the Central Northside of Pittsburgh can be traced back to its origin as a rich, low-lying, central hunting ground to early Native Americans. It lay just below a massive sandstone ridge formed south of the great glacier push. […]

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How to Flip a House for Profit: Basic Beginner’s Guide

How to Flip a House for Profit: Basic Beginner’s Guide

How to Flip a House for Profit: Basic Beginner’s Guide Flipping a house for profit looks so easy when they do it on HGTV, right? All you do is make a lowball offer on a previously unsalable property, queue the fast cutting repair montage with suitably upbeat music, and voila! A week later, you have […]

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Why Empty-Nester Renting Makes Good Financial Sense

Why Empty-Nester Renting Makes Good Financial Sense March 28, 2016. Empty-nesters choosing to downsize is nothing new. The kids are grown, off to college or financially independent. The upkeep of a larger home is simply more trouble than it’s worth. What is new, however, is the amount of baby boomer empty-nesters choosing to rent rather […]

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How to Obtain a Copy of a Property Survey

How to Obtain a Copy of a Property Survey

How to Obtain a Copy of a Property Survey By: Jayne Thompson. How Do You Obtain a Copy of a Property Survey? A property survey is a drawn record of the boundaries, orientation and easements associated with a lot of land. If you own a home, the chances are you already have one. Lenders and […]

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How to Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor

How to Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor

How to Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor Epoxy not only tops off the pro look of a garage but also resists oil stains, beads water, and wipes clean. By Jennifer Stimpson of This Old House magazine. You finally got the tools hanging neatly on an outlined pegboard, and all the paint is organized in carefully labeled […]

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What it costs to pay for a home in America’s biggest cities

What it costs to pay for a home in America’s biggest cities

What it costs to pay for a home in America’s biggest cities All but three of the country’s largest cities became less affordable to prospective homebuyers by Barbara Eldredge@barbaraeldredge. Aug 23, 2016. The study found that Pittsburgh was the most affordable large city for prospective homebuyers.Ronald Woan: Flickr/Creative Commons. For many prospective homebuyers in the […]

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The Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving

The Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving

The Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving June 9, 2017. By: Elena Sheppard. Consider millennials and where in the country you imagine they live. It’s likely that a couple of cities come to mind: New York, Los Angeles, Austin. But a new report from the Urban Land Institute shows that Americans between the ages […]

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What if My Husband Died & My Name Is Not on the House Title?

What if My Husband Died and My Name Is Not on the House Title?

What if My Husband Died and My Name Is Not on the House Title? October 3, 2011 By: David Rodeck If your husband died and your name is not on your house’s title you should be able to retain ownership of the house as a surviving widow. If your deceased husband left the house to […]

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Can I Cancel My Home Insurance After Closing Escrow?

Can I Cancel My Home Insurance After Closing Escrow?

Can I Cancel My Home Insurance After Closing Escrow? July 31, 2011 By: Ann Johnson. Can I Cancel My Home Insurance After Closing Escrow? When buying or selling a house, there are a number of home expenses to either sign up for or cancel. This includes utility services and homeowner’s insurance. Having homeowner’s insurance is […]

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Slate Roofing Pros and Cons

Slate Roofing Pros and Cons

Slate Roofing Pros and Cons If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will provide superior durability and add a distinctive touch of timeless beauty and curb appeal to your home, then consider investing in a natural slate roof. For centuries, slate has been highly acclaimed for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity, […]

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