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Make Your Real Estate Life Easier

A small investment can help keep your business prosperous

  • 20 October 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2082

If you had a vehicle that got you from point A to point B quicker, would you buy it?

If you could purchase a tool that made your job easier and safer would you purchase it?

If you could invest in something that made all real estate closings go smoother, constantly improved the real estate market and protected and enhanced your career and profitability, would you invest in it?

The answer to all 3 questions is obviously, “of course I would”.

Register to Vote!

Less than a week remains to register.

The 2016 General Election is only a few short weeks away. There are many issues that impact our industry and or communities. As REALTORS® and engaged citizens we are urged to make sure that on Tuesday, November 8th, we get out and vote.

Combat Higher Real Estate Taxes

Call To Action: Pittsburgh City Council

  • 19 September 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 1883
While the REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh avidly supports affordable housing; the possible proposed funding source could be an additional 1% transfer tax raising the total to 5%.

US Senate passes "Housing Opportunity" Act

Voice of Real Estate heard on Capitol Hill

  • 15 July 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2034
Due to the voices of REALTORS® and consumers across the country, the US Senate unanimously passed the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act."

Higher Closing Costs Do Not Make Housing More Affordable

Pittsburgh Realty Transfer Tax May Be Increasing

  • 13 July 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2520
Recently, certain organizations have suggested increasing the City of Pittsburgh’s realty transfer tax by 33%. Higher costs do not make it easier to buy a home and indirectly increases rental rates.
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