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Growing a Business in Cranberry Township

  A Cranberry Township business has many aspects that are beneficial to growth. One of the major ones is the location. With two major interstate highways – the Pennsylvania Turnpike providing east-west (I-76) and north-south (I-79) routes as well as U.S. routes 19 and 228, the access for commercial deliveries is a plus. None of the major routes has restrictions for weight or clearance. Butler County, the location for Cranberry, has one of the lowest tax bases in the country. This is another beneficial aspect for a Cranberry Township business since the township itself also has one of the lowest municipal tax rates.   In addition, commercial developers in Cranberry are only assessed a one-time transportation impact fee. This is based on the cost of improvements to roadways and intersections needed to provide for excess traffic that is a result of the new construction. Cranberry Township is located only a half hour from Pittsburgh. Cleveland is two hours away and 45% of the U.S. and C

Short Sale Requirements for Allison Park Home Owners Modified

  A program that may help Allison Park home owners who did not qualify for a loan modification is the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) program. This was launched by the Obama administration as a way of providing another alternative to foreclosure. Including incentives that may encourage lenders to allow more short sales for Allison Park home owners, HAFA is streamlining the program to benefit homeowners more.   The HAFA program had been criticized by many saying it was too strict and overly complicated. In a short sale, the lenders allow the Allison Park home to be sold for less than the loan value and they take a loss financially, however they avoid a foreclosure, which can be quite costly. The borrowers also get a cash incentive to leave the home.   HAFA has made the short sale process for Allison Park home owners more efficient, however feedback from many including realtors, servicers, housing counselors and many others have stated that the process could use ad

How to Sell your Wexford Home in a Buyer’s Market

  The new year has come and gone and if selling your Wexford home is a priority within the first few months of the year, it can be accomplished, but it will take some work. Presently it is a buyer’s market, so the first thing you will need to do is realize the current market value of your Wexford home may not be what you thought. Many buyers look for a new home during the first few months of the year. This allows them to be in the home before fall when school starts and the holidays are just around the corner.   One of the best things a seller can do is to price their Wexford home right the first time to reduce the time that it spends on the market. The longer the home is on the market, the more price reductions you may have to make. This causes prospective buyers to wonder what is wrong with the home. Everyone wants to make a profit from selling their home, however in today’s market, overpricing a home can mean it will not sell.   Checking homes in the neighborhood and getting

Why people in Gibsonia Pennsylvania love where they live

Most people love where they live and Gibsonia Pennsylvania is no exception. Why they care so deeply for their communities is another thing. It is not necessarily that there is a lot of building going on when it comes to new business. It is more of the feeling of welcome they get and the pride they feel in the features they would tell others about when it comes to things to do and see. The aspects that make people feel as if they belong to the neighborhood in Gibsonia Pennsylvania in which they live are the reasons people love living here.       The features they can show off to visitors and the beauty that surround their community are the things that make those living in Gibsonia Pennsylvania happy that they live here. A recent survey, “The Soul of the Community” studied 26 communities and took surveys from those who lived in the communities. The Gallup and Knight Foundation found that welcoming surroundings, places that are fun for people to get together and open, green space

Wexford PA and Area Homes for Sale Reach Record High

  Wexford PA homes for sale are in the five county area that recently experienced an increase in the sale of homes priced $250,000 or more. Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Westmoreland and Washington counties are the five counties where sales of higher priced homes helped to send the average sales price to a record $160,735. Wexford PA homes for sale in Allegheny County are mainly upper middle class homes.   The record high for home sales in the $250,000 and above bracket is what helped to lift this market. Home sales during the third quarter were actually the weakest they have been in seventeen years. This followed the first-time home buyer tax credit expiring on June 30th.   Approximately 6,479 homes were purchased last quarter with families spending $1.04 billion on these homes. The numbers are thought to be lower because many people that were buying Wexford PA homes for sale purchased them in the second quarter to qualify for the first-time home buyer credit.   This resulted

Conley Resort Gibsonia Pennsylvania Family Fun

  Conley Resort is in western Pennsylvania and is one of the best places to find the relaxation you are seeking. Located in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, family fun is a key feature of this resort. The golfing, an indoor water park, the fantastic dining and many other fun activities will keep you coming back to this location.   If you are looking for the best place to play golf and enjoy the 18 hole championship course that features golfing for every skill level, you will want to visit Conley Resort. The rolling hills are the setting for an ultimate golfing experience that can include a weekend of unlimited golf.   This Gibsonia Pennsylvania family fun location also features Pirate’s Cove, the water park for the entire family. With two waterslides and a pirate ship that has a water cannon, a hot tub, a sauna and a party room for pizza parties, this will be one vacation the kids will enjoy as well.   The 56 room Conley Resort hotel offers golf all year round, accommodations for bu

The History of McCandless

  Gibsonia Pennsylvania is located in Allegheny County and near the township of McCandless. When McCandless was settled by James Duff in 1796, he purchased 400 acres. This was a beginning for farming in this area. Gibsonia Pennsylvania as well as McCandless are located in the southwestern part of the state. Allegheny county is in the center of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.   The first formation of a government was discussed in 1849. The meetings were led by Daniel Vogel and in 1851 a township was officially founded. The original name of this township was Taylor. The incorporation came in 1857 and this was when the township was renamed. District Judge Wilson McCandless was the namesake and at that time the population was 1,482.   Gibsonia Pennsylvania is actually in two counties, Allegheny and Butler. Counties and as other areas of the state, such as McCandless were served by a railroad line that led in and out of Pittsburgh. However, the line closed in 1931 and this mode of