Category Archives: Market Activity

Available properties on the decline

Congrats to those savvy investors who purchased properties in Allegheny County recently.  If you are a regular to my site, you will notice that available properties in the Pittsburgh School District and properties in Allegheny County have declined since the last update.  Someone is very happy and making some darn good money on their investment….

Properties under $20,000 increasing

Hello to all you investors.  I don’t know if its the holiday season or just the market in general, but if you watch my Hot Opportunities section on a regular basis, you will notice the properties under $20,000 are increasing rather quickly.  Both the Pittsburgh school district number and the Allegheny county number show a…

Occupancy Permits/Municipal Codes More Favorable to Investors

Well,  well, it finally happened.  Someone finally had enough sense to realize the current guidelines regarding code violations was outdated and needed to revised to help the housing market.  Click this link for the whole story:: Code violation rules revised , but the bottom line is closings now can NOT be held up or postponed due to…

Renters becoming home buyers in 2017 – will they or not?

According to a new TransUnion study, your typical renter is becoming more financially stable, allowing them to have more excess funds available after their monthly payments.  Also, todays renters are lower risk and more credit active in the months following their move, taking on more vehicle loans and credit card debt than in previous years….

Cash-Only sales rising

Thanks to Just-Listed for the following information, but CASH-ONLY sales are increasing.  And not just by investors, families with school-aged children and college students are taking advantage of buying with CASH. Click this link for the full article: Cash Only sales My long-time clients and anyone I speak to hears it from me all the time…

Flipping in PA a BIG Success

Hello to all my regular clients and all the people reading this that are wondering if you to can make money in real estate.  My current clients know for a fact that you can, so why don’t all you “new” viewers call me to have a talk. Thanks to PAR Just Listed for this article…

2016 has been active so far

If you are one of the savvy investors visiting my site regularly then you just saw that 2016 is starting out very well for lower priced properties in the Pittsburgh school district and Allegheny County.  The side bar “Hot Opportunities” has seen significant decreases in the first 3 categories, which tells me current investors are…

Renters are Increasing in Numbers

More and more families are renting in 2015, compared to recent years.  And of those renters, the majority are 40 and older. The level of households who rent in the country is up to 37 percent, the highest it has been in 50 years. With nearly 8 million homes lost to foreclosure over the past…

Cash cow inventory is dropping

WOW!  The first 3 categories in my “Hop Opportunities” section have seen a significant drop in available properties, while the properties under $60000 with 3+ bedrooms in Allegheny County saw an increase of only 1.  I know that I personally helped those numbers drop when my clients purchased some of those properties since my last…

Allegheny County Investment Properties on the Decline

If you are one of the active investors watching the movement in my “Hot Opportunities” section, you have noticed that available properties in Allegheny County have dropped dramatically.  Evidently smart investors are taking advantage of the money makers this county has to offer.  I am happy to say I have represented some of those buyers…