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...
MAKING THE MOVE TO PITTSBURGH

MAKING THE MOVE TO PITTSBURGH

Newcomers arriving in Pittsburgh by air or by land – and especially by way of the Fort Pitt Tunnel – are often shocked by the vibrancy that emerges before them. Now a colorful mix of culture, arts and innovation, the images of the sepia-toned rust-belt town have long...
INTEREST RATES ARE FLASHING GREEN

INTEREST RATES ARE FLASHING GREEN

If you’re waiting for a lower interest rate to buy a new home, you have probably waited long enough. There are almost unprecedented conditions in the global debt markets that have central bankers and economists scratching their heads. Lenders and debtors are paying...
THE STATE OF THE SOUTH HILLS

THE STATE OF THE SOUTH HILLS

The southern communities of Pittsburgh extend into Allegheny and Washington counties and include such established neighborhoods in Allegheny County, such as Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park, as such Washington County sites in Cecil Township, Peters...