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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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I have been investing in real estate for 14 years. My company owns 25 single family homes, a condo and a commercial building. I have just recently purchased a home from your company and the price was fair, so I bought it. I will continue buying investment and flipping properties from your company.Robert S.
I just want to express my thanks and appreciation to Chris Herisko and Attorney Rob Felkay for all matters concerning the sale of the Brookline property. Both Rob and Chris made this experience as smooth and easy as possible. Chris, the 'Pittsburgh Property Guy' was fair, professional and courteous during the entire process. I would highly recommend Chris if you have a property to sell in the Pittsburgh area.Steve K.
The Pittsburgh Property Guy Team has become one of the most valuable assets to my Real Estate Investing Business. 1) Quality Deals The PPG Team rehabs, buys & holds and wholesales properties. They know what a deal looks like and they know the value they need to offer to be worth my time. 2) Passion The PPG Team is passionate about what they do. Their passion resonates in their expertise and the way they do business. Their passion adds energy and value to my business. 3) Hard Working and Hands-On When challenges arise, I never worry about time being wasted fumbling around. Phones start ringing, meetings and conversations are scheduled and problems get solved. Additionally, they have been at this awhile and hence possess many creative ways to overcome obstacles. They save me time, effort and hassle. 4) Integrity, Honesty and Fairness The PPG Team does what they say they are going to do and seek the Win-Win with everything on the table; no hidden surprises. I don’t waste unnecessary time fact checking or assessing risk/doubt. 5) Value Long Term Relationships The PPG Team is in it for the long haul. They value their vendor relationships as well as their customer relationships. This long term relationship approach makes for a seamless and streamlined experience with PPG and its associates as well as a desire to do ongoing sustainable business with PPG. The Pittsburgh Property Guy Team supplements and enhances my ability to acquire properties and build my portfolio. This greatly contributes to allowing me to scale my business. I couldn’t be more excited or grateful to have the opportunity to do business with such a great Team. Thank you Pittsburgh Property Guy! Because of PPG’s long time experience, integrity, honesty and fairness, I would recommend PPG to any new investor looking to begin. And because of PPG’s Quality Deals and interests to build Sustainable Long Term Relationships, I would also recommend PPG to any established investor who is looking to optimize their efforts or scale their business.Chris B.
I purchased a 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home from Pittsburgh Property Guy in the city's east end. The 90 year old home was completely stripped down to the studs and renovated by Pittsburgh Property Guy. After living in the house for nearly a year, I can attest to the very high level of quality and craftsmanship that he put into this home. The home inspector even commented to me prior to purchasing that he's seen a lot of renovated homes, and this one was clearly done right. He used high end finishes like Brazilian Cherry floors, granite kitchen counters, and marble in the master bathroom. He also took the time to have the brick cleaned on the outside of the house, exposed and restored original woodwork, vaulted the 3rd floor to create even more livable space. Everywhere you look, you can see that time and thought was put into the final product. It's been so nice having friends and family comment on the beauty and quality of the renovation too! Aside from the quality craftsmanship, Pittsburgh Property Guy himself provided top notch customer service to me when I had questions or minor issues that I encountered. He worked with me directly via phone and email, and was always very quick to respond. It was clear that my happiness as his customer was important to him, and that's not something that should be overlooked! If you're thinking about buying one of his properties, you're in safe hands.Ryan C.
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The whole experience was great and so easy. We really appreciate that. We are very busy with our work schedules and really didn't have time to sell our house and you made it happen from the start. You did everything and even sent the closing attorney to our house to close. And the check was in our mailbox two days later. Can't say enough. You were kind and yet professional and got it done.Nate P.
I was happy that I sold my property to your company. My property was in a hard-to-sell situation mainly due to its location. As I was looking for a fast sale, I contacted several wholesale buyers that appear to specialize in the Pittsburgh area. Your company was the only one that tried to make things work even though the property location was somewhat outside the area for your typical purchases. The sale process was handled efficiently and professionally, and my questions were always kindly answered. So I was comfortable throughout the process. Thank you so much.Sean U.
My mother recently passed away, and as the executrix of her estate, I had the responsibility of selling her house. My father had always taken very good care of the house, but as he was not well his last four or five years, the house was in need of repairs and upgrading. Not wanting to put more time or money into the house before selling it, I reached out to several people who would buy the property "as is". I didn't want to haggle over price, but had a good idea of what I would consider. I asked each person to give me their best deal. Pittsburgh Property Guy was who I chose. They were understanding of my position and worked with me to come up with a price we both felt was fair. The sale and closing was quick and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the same situation.Marla P.
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