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 …
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