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US Senate passes "Housing Opportunity" Act

Voice of Real Estate heard on Capitol Hill

  • 15 July 2016
  • Author: Jeff Zirngibl
  • Number of views: 2304
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: 2852
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: 2334

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: 2251

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: 2506

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.

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