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PA DEP Announces New $50 Radon Mitigation Fee Effective Oct 21st

  • 12 October 2017
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2114
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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a new fee will be levied on ALL radon mitigation system installations and activations effective October 21st.  The fee will be a flat $50.  This fee has been considered for a long time by the DEP to provide funding for the department’s ongoing activities regulating the radon mitigation industry in the state. 

For more information contact the Radon Division of the PA DEP at 717-783-3594

Hanna Wins National Award For Children's Free Hospital Care

National Association of REALTORS honors Pittsburgh REALTOR

  • 4 October 2017
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 1519
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REALTOR® Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is one of five winners chosen by the National Association of Realtors® for REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award. Hanna was selected for founding a nonprofit that donates millions of dollars to children’s hospitals to fund treatment for children without insurance whose treatment is not covered by their insurance.

Adventures of Mr. RPAC

Hero of Advocacy

  • 20 September 2017
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 1891
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When there are political issues that affect the real estate industry, who do you turn to?

Call For Action: Reauthorize Flood Insurance Program

Contact Congress

  • 23 August 2017
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 1395
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The National Flood Insurance Program expires September 30, 2017. This pending expiration would negatively affect homeowners and potential homeowners in flood-prone areas.

 

Call For Action -  Let's Flood the House with Messages to Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

City of Pittsburgh Realty Transfer Tax Proposal

Council considering an increase

  • 17 July 2017
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2251
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Once again, City of Pittsburgh council members are considering increasing the realty transfer tax, the highest in Western Pennsylvania, to fund an affordable housing trust. We support the affordable housing efforts, however, increasing the transfer tax makes the housing within city limits defeats the initiative.

We must urge the city council to find alternative funding. Visit the Voter Voice section for details.

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