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Fair Housing Act ensures homebuyers can choose where they want to live

  • 7 April 2015
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2125
The REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh is a strong supporter of the national Fair Housing Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission's (PHRC) Fair Housing laws. Fair housing laws at the national, state and local levels ensure that everyone has access to buy, sell, rent or mortgage a home, without regard to their age, ancestry, color, disabilities, familial status, national origin, race, religion or sex.

RAMP Response to Mt Lebanon Commission

  • 11 March 2015
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2225
Officers attending the March 10th meeting of the Mt. Lebanon commission were not permitted to speak,  even though the commissioners were aware of the Association’s  stance against the municipality’s appeal policy and the newcomer’s tax. We will continue to press this issue until our leadership is permitted to openly address the commission.

END THE NEWCOMER TAX: Put Our Collective Voices to Work

  • 3 March 2015
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2011
The REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (RAMP) is calling for greater consistency and transparency within the assessment appeals process in the municipality of Mt. Lebanon, and other communities in Allegheny County. Properties for sale are being targeted for tax reassessments, placing higher taxes on incoming residents.        #endthenewcomertax

Allegheny Co Needs Commercial Hearing Officers

  • 20 February 2015
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2199
The Allegheny County Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review (“Bpaar”) seeks qualified individuals to serve as Commercial Hearing Officers for property tax appeals for commercial and complex multi-family properties.  Commercial Hearing Officers are engaged as independent contractors to conduct property assessment appeal hearings and make valuation recommendations to Bpaar.  Commercial Hearing Officers receive a $300.00 per diem payment and are permitted to work, as needed, and depending on their availability.  Applicants for this position must be currently certified as Pennsylvania General Appraisers or have equivalent professional appraisal experience.  If interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to
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