Creative Floor Plans: Home Designs to Fit the Times

Creative Floor Plans: Home Designs to Fit the Times

If the coronavirus pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that my mid-century ranch home falls woefully short when it comes to truly flexible space.  Don’t misunderstand.  I love my home, imbued with years of sweat equity and viewed with a deep satisfaction in all that...
Financing a Home

Financing a Home

Purchasing a custom home or a home already on the market is one of the most exciting life events that there is. Add in trying to finance your home, particularly in a world besieged by a global pandemic, and the excitement can quickly give way to stress. For first-time...
Southern Communities

Southern Communities

The disruption caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 made for a rough spring for the housing market everywhere. But the uncertainty of life in 2020 has not disrupted the long-term trends of building, buying, and selling homes in the South Hills. For three generations,...
The Art of Building on Your Own Lot

The Art of Building on Your Own Lot

Native Pittsburgher Andy Warhol once asserted that “land really is the best art.”  Upon reflection, one might surmise that the hundreds of people seeking just the right tract of land have begun to shape their own, distinct masterpiece – a home long dreamt of on...
Millennial Impact on the Housing Market

Millennial Impact on the Housing Market

Millenials are impacting the housing market like never before, and that impact is only going to grow in the coming years. According to the Pew Research Center, a Millennial is someone who was born between 1981 and 1996 and comprises the largest generation in the U.S....
Housing’s Economic Forecast

Housing’s Economic Forecast

If you build or sell houses for a living, you probably feel a bit cursed. For those old enough to remember the comic strip L’il Abner, the housing industry has been the Joe Btfsplk of the economy since 2008. As 2019 ended, however, there were signals that home sales...