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,...
The Livin’ is Easy in Patio Home Communities

The Livin’ is Easy in Patio Home Communities

The patio. An old Spanish word, derived from the Latin meaning “inner court open to the sky.” It is defined functionally as a paved, outdoor area used for dining, mingling, and entertaining, generally attached to a residence. The notion of a patio, however, evokes...
Home Automation: Is a Smart Home a Smart Move?

Home Automation: Is a Smart Home a Smart Move?

Alvin Toffler, the American writer, futurist and businessman known for his work discussing modern technology once noted that technology is “The great growing engine of change.”  Over the past twenty-five years or so, changes in technology have never been more...
Pushing Further North

Pushing Further North

The North Hills of Pittsburgh was one of the areas that World War II veteran home buyers of means pushed into as America’s postwar prosperity took hold. Suburbs like Ross Township, Shaler Township, Fox Chapel, and later the communities that made up the North...