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Entries Tagged as 'Allegheny County'

90 Day Foreclosure Delay for Pittsburgh Residents

January 8th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Allegheny County (the county surrounding and including Pittsburgh for those not familiar with the area) has joined the growing list of communities that are struggling with a solution to the foreclosure problem. Pittsburgh adds a bit of a different perspective to the nation’s housing problems, as many areas of Pittsburgh did not undergo the rapid […]

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Tags: Allegheny County · foreclosure · Real Estate

Pennsylvania Property Tax Assessments Unconstitutional

June 6th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Allegheny County property taxes won’t change overnight, and there is still a lengthy fight ahead, but an Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge held today that the property tax system in the entire state of Pennsylvania is unconstitutional today (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article here). I’ve only made it through the first 7 or so pages of the […]

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Tags: Allegheny County · property taxes · Real Estate

Hot areas in Pittsburgh real estate

January 9th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Megan from Trulia dropped me an email today with a link to Truila’s new housing heat maps.  Here’s the link for the Pittsburgh heat map and the Allegheny County heat map. As you can see on their heat map, the North Shore, East End (Shadyside/Squirrel Hill/Highland Park) and South Side / Mt Washington are all popular […]

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Tags: Allegheny County · Neighborhoods · North Shore · Pittsburgh · Real Estate · Shadyside · South Side · Squirrel Hill

Allegheny County shed houses priceless antique

October 27th, 2006 · 7 Comments

There are a number of campaigns going on to enhance the reputation of Pittsburgh around the nation.  I think we’re going to need a new one: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported today that a priceless antique victorian bed once occupied by Abraham Lincoln as he made his way to Washington for his presidential inauguration was found […]

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Tags: Allegheny County · Historic Preservation · Pittsburgh

Turning to the Trash

October 20th, 2006 · 10 Comments

Somehow I knew that it was budget time. First, there was the article at the top of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website about an offer by the Pittsburgh Transportation Group to pay for Yellow Cabs to use the busways. Then there was an article about the city considering allow corporations to sponsor garbage trucks.   Finally, the City […]

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Tags: Allegheny County · City of Pittsburgh · transportation

Pittsburgh News

September 8th, 2006 · 6 Comments

Pittsburgh leaders unveiled a 3 year, $3 million marketing campaign to showcase the region’s attractions.  Ads with the slogan “Pittsburgh.  Imagine what you can do here.” will run in both local and national media online and off, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Previously, each county handled its own marketing, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Now, […]

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Tags: Allegheny County · Bloomfield · Neighborhoods · North Shore · property taxes · South Side · transportation

One step closer to lower property taxes for homeowners with declining home values.

September 6th, 2006 · 10 Comments

Homeowners in Allegheny County whose property value is now lower than the value assessed by the county in the base year system are one step close to getting relief.  According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Wilkinsburg couple received a favorable ruling in their lawsuit seeking to appeal their 2006 property taxes. It’s unclear from the […]

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Tags: Allegheny County · property taxes