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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: 2676
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.

Washington County REALTORS Property Assessment Help

We have been there, done that.

  • 7 July 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2205

What can you expect from the recent Washington County reassessment? What happens down the road?

Call For Action from NAR and PAR benefits consumers and industry

A better system for condo purchases and a clear definition of "unfit for habitation"

  • 29 June 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2104

Recently our National Association of REALTORS launched a "Call For Action" to "Tell the Senate to Get to Work for Future Homebuyers." 

Also, the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS is advocating for members and consumers to contact their State Senators to pass the amended House Bill 1437 to provide more guidance to local code enforcement officials.

Welcome our new Government Affairs Director

Matthew Vermeire brings political experience

  • 28 June 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2350

RAMP President Reed Pirain is pleased to announce that Matthew Vermeire has been hired to be the new Director of Government Affairs.  Mr. Vermeire's duties include working with government officials and candidates throughout our region, fundraising for R-PAC, and keeping our members informed about the issues that affect their industry.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended

Deadline is extended to December 31.

  • 22 June 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2295
Eligible Pennsylvania residents may have a portion of their rent or property taxes rebated.
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