From the Archive
By HOM Editor | April 30, 2019
The First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program could result in an increase of home purchases of up to 4,000 annually in Pennsylvania.
By Anthony SanFilippo | February 27, 2019
According to a recent study, Media, PA made its way onto the Top 10 list.
By HOM Editor | January 16, 2019
The use of the 30-year mortgage in Pennsylvania saw a substantial spike in the fourth quarter of 2018.
By Anthony SanFilippo | September 28, 2018
Joseph Rey shares a story of how the Fair Housing Act could well have saved the lives of his family in 1973.
By HOM Editor | June 12, 2018
Pennsyvania Association of REALTORS® Urges Passage Of First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program To Coincide With Homeownership Month In Pennsylvania.
By HOM Editor | May 30, 2018
In a survey, more than 80 percent of Pennsylvanians said the First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account would be beneficial to the state.
By Anthony SanFilippo | May 30, 2018
Local REALTORS® co-host panel discussion about fair housing at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh.
By HOM Editor | May 24, 2018
It took less than a month to find a home for nearly a quarter of new Pennsylvania homebuyers, according to the Welcome Home survey, conducted for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.
By HOM Editor | March 21, 2018
The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® is working with the state legislature to create a First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program in Pennsylvania.
By HOM Editor | April 26, 2017
REALTORS® in Pennsylvania helped pass a law last fall that requires municipalities to provide clearer guidance to local code enforcement officials.
By HOM Editorial Team | July 1, 2015
For decades, many local governments in southeastern Pennsylvania have had ordinances requiring point-of-sale inspections for residential real estate. The Suburban REALTORS® Alliance, a subsidiary corporation of the Bucks County Association of REALTORS® …
By HOM Editorial Team | April 9, 2015
Property taxes are a major expense for homeowners, and the REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh is working hard to make that expense more predictable and fair for homeowners in the Greater Pittsburgh area. In Pennsylvania, there is no state …
PAST CALLS FOR ACTION
Point of Sale Inspection Ordinance
September 26, 2019
Residents were asked to attend the Borough Council meeting and speak up against the ordinance.
Much like home prices, rents are also spiking, taking upwards of 53% of family income, causing stress on wallets and crushing homeownership dreams.
Closing the wealth gap made is being more difficult by mathematical equations used to determine mortgage eligibility.
An influx of severe weather in places not used to such dangerous conditions has wreaked havoc on homeowners when it comes to insurance.
American families lose, on average, about $3,300 annually due to failed infrastructure. Did you ever hit a pothole and blow out a tire? That’s failed infrastructure. Did you ever lose power long enough, or does it happen frequently enough, where you ha …
When you pour yourself a glass of water from the tap in your kitchen, you can hold the glass up to the light and the liquid looks crystal clear. Next, doing your best impression of a wine connoisseur, you swirl the water around in the glass and tip it …