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...
Marketing Pittsburgh to the World

Marketing Pittsburgh to the World

Our region’s industries, universities, and quality of life continue to attract international companies to Pittsburgh In the last decade, even within the last five years, Pittsburgh’s key industrial sectors have witnessed dramatic growth and trajectory—and things...
Mortgage Rates and the 2020 Housing Market

Mortgage Rates and the 2020 Housing Market

The financial crisis threatened to ruin banking a decade ago. Many banks did not survive. Those that did had to radically alter their businesses as an era of historically low interest rates and dramatically higher regulation set in. Popular negative sentiment about...
Housing: Looking to the East

Housing: Looking to the East

Following the collapse of Westmoreland County’s prominent manufacturing industries of the 1970s and 1980s, many residents were forced to move out of the County to seek employment opportunities. Many of these residents were of the age to start families. As such,...