When you get a call about your Real Estate Tax

Jennifer August 22, 2020

When you get a call about your Real Estate Tax

You may be shocked at first but of course more than eager to pay your duties. But please don’t! There is a nasty scam going on where someone calls potential victims to tell them of an additional real estate tax or some other kind of fee that they need to pay. This person will tell them to pay in cash to someone who will collect the money at their home. Please note, the treasurer’s office would never work in this way. It will never request money without an official statement, and “under no circumstances” will go to a person’s house to collect money. Allegheny County Treasurer John K. Weinstein is advising residents to be alert because it was reported that some individuals are posing as representatives of his office with the intent to scam taxpayers. “Unfortunately, even in the middle of a pandemic, we have to remain vigilant. The best defence is […]

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Growing demand of golf communities in South Florida

Guest June 21, 2020

Growing demand of golf communities in South Florida

Do you plan on living in the luxurious golf community homes? Do you want to be surrounded by the beautiful lush greenery, and enrich your friendship with those living around you? If you are considering buying a golf community home, there are many factors to consider. Especially with the growth in demand for such homes, they have become excellent investment decisions. A recent survey has shown that there are 17000+ golf community courses and community homes in the US, of which Florida is the highest. If you wish to buy golf community homes as an investment, again, there are some important parameters that you need to consider. Additionally, you might also have questions like what kind of homes are available, and what parts and amenities are accessible to residents?  Well, the best way to answer these questions is first to understand why there is a huge demand, and what makes […]

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Allegheny housing market rising with lifting of pandemic restrictions

Jennifer June 16, 2020

Allegheny housing market rising with lifting of pandemic restrictions

Pennsylvania was one of only a few states in the country where real estate services were considered non­essential. Real estate businesses had to close their offices for the public. Some agents were able to work from home keeping in touch with home buyers and sellers. The real estate industry has been slowed due to restrictions on businesses to combat the spread of the coronavirus. On 19.06. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the new move to ease restrictions on real estate services allowing more home sales and other real estate transactions. This means in-person real estate transactions can resume, with some limits. Beside exercising social distancing, all in-person activities should be arranged and limited to no more than the real estate agent and two people inside a property at any time. Since then we have seen the real estate market hitting it off. The Allegheny housing market is picking up where it […]

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Allegheny County treasurer extends property tax discount

Jennifer April 1, 2020

Allegheny County treasurer extends property tax discount

County Treasurer John Weinstein is extending a discount on property taxes until the end of April in an effort to ease the financial burden of COVID-19. Allegheny County Treasurer Office is closed Although the Allegheny County Treasurer Office will be closed until further notice due to the Covid-19, it was announced on Thursday that the 2% discount for home owners will be extended until April 30, beyond the initial March 31 deadline. “The announcements were made in conjunction with many other local, state, and national efforts to help stem the tide of coronavirus. By encouraging taxpayers to pay online or by mail, Treasurer Weinstein hopes to discourage members of the community from unnecessary travel at this time. The Treasure’s Office is located in the Allegheny County Courthouse, a building utilized daily by hundreds of employees as well as countless County residents seeking government or court services. With all of us […]

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You can be bored or you can be creative

Jennifer March 24, 2020

You can be bored or you can be creative

Allegheny County is under house arrest.  In accordance with that order, and to protect everyone in the community you do very well to comply. Everybody is asked to show patience, for this shall all pass. Creativity is the key I think I never watched so many self-made movies and funny images people created and sending to everybody just to kill their boredom. It shows we can and we are in fact very creative. Sometimes we just need a little push to get this creativity in the right direction. Keep in mind there is still a lot of things you can do at or from home to keep things rolling at your real estate business.  No doubt though, health and safety will always come first. Real estate Agents are working from home and are still here for you I saw many agents who are happy to chat with you on the […]

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Coronavirus in Allegheny County – keep your real estate agency afloat

Jennifer March 15, 2020

Coronavirus in Allegheny County – keep your real estate agency afloat

At the moment there seems to be less interest in real estate since the COVID-19 hit Allegheny County. This is worrying for every estate agent to say the least. Of course, we can understand that people have to deal with other issues right now than to buy or sell a new home. The coming of the coronavirus has been somewhat predictable, as we could see it happening already all around the globe. One thing is for sure, we have to make sure our businesses will survive this difficult time. We don’t know for how long we have to take special measures. Certainly, the interest in real estate will come back once the virus is gone and life is back to normal. Until then, let’s see how this situation can be improved for your real estate business with a few simple steps. 1 – Come up with a Strategy Every advice […]

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Best Places to Buy a House in Allegheny County in 2020

Jennifer March 6, 2020

Best Places to Buy a House in Allegheny County in 2020

You may wonder what is the best place to live or invest in Allegheny County. As a result, this would be the best place to settle and or buy a house as well. I came across a wonderful website where they rank the best places. https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/search/best-places-to-buy-a-house/c/allegheny-county-pa/ You can discover the best places to buy a home based on real estate values, property taxes, home ownership rates, housing costs, and trends. It provides a comprehensive valuation of the housing and community of the area. They take into account key factors of the real estate market, including house prices, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, in order to measure the quality and stability of the housing market. Data on U.S. schools and neighbourhoods To find out the best places to buy a house it needs a rigorous analysis, where complex data is refined and simplified in order to turn it […]

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How your real estate business can prepare for the coronavirus

Jennifer March 3, 2020

How your real estate business can prepare for the coronavirus

The Allegheny County Health Department held a public meeting on Monday to share information about the coronavirus and the county’s local preparations. Although there are no reported cases of the novel coronavirus in Allegheny County yet it’s good to know that they are already prepared. You may wonder what each of us can do to be prepared. Especially if you are running your own real estate business you may have to think about what measures to take. We have seen in Italy that it might be possible for some employees to work from home. If they have their own work cellphone and laptop there is surely no problem doing that. In any case, you should start thinking about special arrangement for employees who may have to deal with children if schools or day-cares close. This is a scenario that could arise quickly. Also, avoiding nonessential travel to locations where the […]

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Great News for Senior Homeowners of Allegheny County

Jennifer February 24, 2020

Great News for Senior Homeowners of Allegheny County

How to qualify for 30% discount on your county taxes. There is a great thing called Senior Citizen Property Tax Relief Program – Act 77. Basically, this program gives all qualified applicants a 30% discount on their County real estate taxes. Who can apply for it? The applicant must meet three requirements. He or she must be 60 years of age or older, must have resided in and owned their own home in Allegheny County for at least ten years and have a total gross household income that is no greater than $30,000. If you like to apply, the 2020 application is now available on https://alleghenycountytreasurer.us/real-estate-tax/real-estate-tax-2/ The deadline to submit this application is June 30th, 2020. Another great thing to know is that in addition to the flat 30% discount of the real property tax on the primary residence you can receive 2% discount by paying your county taxes in […]

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We accept Real Estate Guest Posts

Jennifer February 13, 2020

We accept Real Estate Guest Posts

Do you have a subject you wish to share with our users? We’re continually looking for guest posts that provide more insight on any subject concerning Allegheny County or Real Estate. What you need to provide for  your Real Estate Guest Post Title: Please give us your Blog Post Title. Name: we will publish your name as author Keyword: the keyword you’re targeting with your article The article has got to be unique and well researched. Content Length: we might suggest a minimum of 500 words because it could be difficult to hide any subject in but that. Please ensure your story has relevancy to people generally which it contains helpful data. Pictures: if you like send us a photographs for your article. Editing: We maintain the right to change your post (content, title and captions) to enhance readability and SEO. In this case we’ll send the altered article for […]

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