Your Second Mortgage

Interesting article, “What You Need to Know About a Second Mortgage”. Taking this step may provide you access to money at relatively low rates.

Real Estate Investing

Interesting article in Entrepreneur looking at “Four ways to kick start your career in real-estate investment“.

Foreclosures Decline

Home foreclosures are down. A little more about it in this Yahoo Finance article, “The Number of Homes in Foreclosure Continues to Decline“.

US Mortgage Applications Decline

Updates related to mortgage applications in the Yahoo Finance article, “US Mortgage Applications Decline with Increase in Mortgage Rates“.

First Time Pittsburgh Developers

This Post-Gazette article, “First time Pittsburgh developers face devil in the details“, reveals setbacks and gains from the real estate front lines.

Affordable Housing Task Force

A city task force charged with developing a “suite of affordable housing policies” recently convened. Read more in this article, “Pittsburgh Task Force On Affordable Housing Convenes“.

Pay Cash For A Home?

Interesting article by Money, “Should You Ever Pay Cash For A Home?”. It looks at what paying in cash will do to your savings — emergency, retirement and otherwise — in the short term.

Modest Growth in Commercial Real Estate

Modest growth projected in commercial real estate market according to this article, “NAR Forecasts Modest Growth for U.S. Commercial Markets” by World Property Journal.

Pittsburgh Real Estate Market Improving

Pittsburgh’s residential homebuying market is steadily improving, according to West Penn Multi-List. Read more in this Post-Gazette article “Pittsburgh Real Estate Market Improving“.

Home Flipping In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh may be one of the best-kept secrets in the home-flipping business according to this TribLive article, “Real Estate Investors Should Be Flipping Over Pittsburgh, Survey Finds“.

New HUD Rule

Here is an article about a HUD rule that will impact mortgages and real estate, “New HUD Rule Could Make More Eligible For Mortgages“.

RAMP Honors Six Members At Annual Event

On January 15, the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (RAMP) held its 104th Installation of Officers and Awards Celebration at the Rivers Casino Ballroom. More than 160 guests attended the event including State Senator Randy Vulakovich and CEO of the … Continued

Pittsburgh Housing Market Recap

The Pittsburgh Business Times recently published this recap of “Pittsburgh’s Housing Market in 2014: Higher Average Sales Prices, Shorter Time to Sell“.

2014 Affiliate of the Year

Congratulations to Phil Scolieri on being named 2014 Affiliate of the Year by the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh!