What’s #TrendingPGH?

What's #TrendingPGHHappy New Year and welcome to the first What’s #TrendingPGH of the New Year! It’s been a busy and great start to 2015 for both Pittsburgh and the national real estate market. Let’s get right to some of the popular stories that have been trending on the web for Pittsburgh so far this year.

Pittsburgh Trends

#VisitNOW via Deb Thompson (@debthompson)

Six Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh Now! Is a great article to share about Pittsburgh for any time of the year! It lists some fun details about six favorite landmarks of Pittsburgh and gives the city some high praise for each one of them!

#BestHospitals via Pittsburgh Business Times (@PghBizTimes) –

St. Clair, Washington rated best hospitals in the Pittsburgh area is an article that gives some great praise to the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. They all received a number of high rankings from a company called CareChex, including highest for surgical care and highest for overall medical care.

Pittsburgh Real Estate Trends

#SouthHillsStrong via The Almanac (@SHillsAlmanac) –

This article by The South Hills Almanac gives some great statistics for the start of the year for the South Hills region of Pittsburgh. Some of those facts include:

  • South Hills Home Sales are up 4.5% from last year
  • Rising home sale prices with a 5.5% increase since November
  • Oil & gas industry employment increased 259.3%

#Strong2015 via PR Newswire (@PRNewswire) –

This article by PR Newswire confirms a number of the statists in the previous post. Only it states that the overall Pittsburgh Real Estate Market will be a strong one for 2015 –

“…the Pittsburgh region is ripe for first-time homebuyers. Now is the time to engage with a real estate professional if you’re considering buying or selling a home”

National Real Estate Trends

#1stHomebuyerHelp via McClatchy DC (@McClatchyDC) –

This article states that Obama is attempting to help first time homebuyers across the nation! How does he intend to do this? By lowering the mortgage premium 3.5%. Some Republicans predict that this move will be a risky one according to the article, but the White House predicts that it will help approximately 800,000 homeowners across the country save on their mortgages!

#2015Trends via The Washington Post (@PostTSA)

This article lists five real estate trends to watch for in 2015. These trends support the Pittsburgh real estate trends as this article predicts that they are likely to increase. Some of the trends indicated include price, inventory, and mortgage rates.

For similar real estate trends be sure and stop by our website or YouTube Page and watch our Real Estate Market Update videos.

Enter into the greater Pittsburgh Real Estate Market!

 Be sure to stop by our featured listings page to browse some of our beautiful listings throughout the Pittsburgh area to enter into one of the greatest real estate markets in the country, the Pittsburgh Real Estate Market. You can also keep in touch with us on a daily basis and find similar real estate trends by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, and stop by and give us a review on Yelp!

Until Next Time,

Jim

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