McMurray, PA Real Estate News

By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
Twenty-two homes sold in Peters Township during May, which is the highest monthly total for this community so far in 2009.  That's up from 14 houses in April.  Here's the May list: Address                                                  List Price  Sold Price 407 Longleaf Drive 564,900 550,000 411 Longleaf Drive 539,000 510,000 342 Buffalo Ridge Road 509,900 485,000 116 Cidar Lane 517,000 475,000 119 Simmons Road 499,000 455,000 126 Breezewood Drive 455,500 450,000 128 Golden Eagle Drive 472,900 440,000 463 McCombs Road 439,900 420,000 117 Little John Drive 399,900 390,000 100 Oak Ridge Drive 349,000 349,000 Lot 510 Turkeyfoot Drive (New Construction) 337,450 332,000 225 Gateshead Drive 334,900 325,000 129 N. Heide Lane 317,900 310,000 410 Timberlake Drive 289,900 280,000 117 Meadowbro...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
Unlike the jump in real estate sales Mt. Lebanon had in April, home sales in Peters Township basically stayed at the same level as March (14 vs. 12). Here are the Peters Township homes that sold in April: Address                                          List Price    Sold Price 320 Sugar Camp Road 549,900 507,500 171 Bittersweet Circle 458,000 442,500 324 Doubletree Drive 455,000 438,250 103 Sunrise Lane 450,000 435,750 300 Hedgerow Drive (New Construction) 419,000 425,000 104 Spruce Drive 434,900 420,000 105 Will Scarlett Road 349,900 339,000 220 Timberlake Drive 259,900 235,000 127 Carol Drive 242,900 230,000 114 Pleasantview Drive 229,745 215,000 842 E McMurray Road 218,900 208,000 111 Parkwood Lane 149,900 142,000 909 Bebout Road 138,900 98,000 231 Center Church Road 89,900 90,900 T...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
Peters Township is holding its eighth annual "Taste of the Township" fundraising event on Friday, April 24 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Valley Brook Country Club.  It will be an evening of fabulous food, music, dancing and unique auction items.  Restaurants and caterers located in or with ties to Peters Township will offer delicious samples of their fare, and music will be provided by LOCKDown.  A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased for $50 at the circulation desk of the library in Peters Township.  There will be no ticket sales at the door. Proceeds benefit the Peters Township Public Library and the Community Endowment for Peters Township.
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
Peters Township's real estate sales for February and March were exactly half of those month's totals in 2008, so it's no surprise that its sales for the first quarter of 2009 (35 homes) were down from last year's 1st quarter (51).  Here's the list of 12 Peters Township's homes that sold this March: Address                           List Price  Sold Price 161 Scenic Ridge Drive 574,900 570,000 112 Inverness Drive 369,900 350,000 100 Brave Run 352,900 340,000 133 Fawn Valley Drive 339,900 335,000 183 Delaware Trail 319,000 319,000 124 Froebe Road 319,000 315,000 915 Old Washington Road 259,900 250,000 205 Royalbrooke Drive 249,900 240,000 221 Clubview Drive 249,900 237,500 112 Oakwood Road 212,900 199,900 1022 Old Washington Road 139,900 139,900 210 Old Oak Road 65,000 51,000  Related Pos...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
Here's a sample of restaurant reviews for Bado's Cucina, located at 3825 Washington Road (Route 19) in Peter's Township: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - "If you grew up eating in a Pittsburgh Italian family, you can close your eyes and you will smell some of your grandmother's kitchen aromas coming from the Bado's Cucina oven. Italian or not, this is food anyone could love." Pittsburgh Magazine - "If you're looking for a sign of the culinary times, you could do no better than Bado's Cucina, where the idea of small plates and sharing food is the norm.  Bado's Cucina is small (30 seats), cozy, comfortable, the kind of place seen throughout Europe, where people crowd together and talk to one another." Pittsburgh City Paper - "Bado's menu is a focused exploration of authentic Italian cuisine: hom...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
Only 8 homes sold in Peters Township, compared to 15 for the previous month and 16 last February.  But another million-dollar sale made the list:  Address                                                    List Price   Sold Price 119 Justabout Road 1,530,000 1,437,500 106 Lantern Circle 547,900 540,000 543 Justabout Road 450,000 445,000 129 Golden Eagle Drive (New Construction) 469,000 440,000 123 Bridle Trail 425,000 410,000 407 McCombs Road 225,000 227,777 116 Lynda Lane 274,000 227,500 130 Phillips Drive 219,500 212,300  Related Posts: Which Peters Township Homes Sold in January? Peters Township Real Estate Sales for December
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
There were 15 homes that sold in Peters Township during January.  That's the exact number as December and slightly more than last January (which had 11).  A million-dollar sale topped the list: Address                                                    List Price   Sold Price Lot 25 Windsor Court (New Construction) 1,119,981 1,119,981 322 Buckingham Drive (New Construction) 757,000 757,700 329 Hedgerow Drive (New Construction) 607,540 607,540 136 Maple Lane 429,900 410,000 140 Driftwood Drive 399,900 377,500 208 Victoria Lane 354,000 340,000 202 Fox Creek Road 350,000 335,000 91 Lintel Drive 339,900 324,000 120 Inverness Drive 339,900 320,000 116 Candlelite Drive 325,000 315,000 106 Todd Circle 299,000 293,000 122 Evans Drive 235,000 225,000 1044 Elizabeth Drive 185,000 180,000 112 Julr...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
Real estate sales in Peters Township have remained relatively consistent since the summer months (17 homes sold in September, 16 in October, 13 in November and 15 for December). For the year as a whole, the total number of houses sold was 244, down from 268 in 2007. Here's the list of Peters Township homes for December:  Address                                                        List Price     Sold Price 207 Rosewood Court (New Construction) 1,084,272 1,084,272 204 Bridle Trail 549,900 535,000 Lot 404 McMurray Highlands (New Construction) 549,900 515,500 105 Cobblestone Circle 449,900 415,000 239 Fox Run Drive 415,000 395,000 306 Buffalo Ridge Road 399,900 395,000 105 Chestnut Court 345,000 332,000 121 Evans Drive 289,000 278,000 147 Brookdale Circle 239,900 225,000 997 Venetia Road...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
The Pittsburgh Business Times published a review of the Capstone Grill, which is located across from Donaldson's Crossroads on Route 19 in Peters Township: "The focus here is fresh seafood, with worthwhile beef and chicken options for land lovers. Nine fresh varieties of fish are offered daily, available just as diners like them. Experiment with the long list of custom choices - everything from orange mandarin sauce, to almond-crusted (with banana butter), to Thai chili BBQ, or simply chargrilled. The list of fish is fairly international, including Alaskan halibut, Canadian salmon, South American tilapia and Pacific swordfish."  Read the entire Pittsburgh Business Times article. And the new Capstone Grill Express is now open at 465 Valley Brook Road in Peters Township (at the corner of ...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
As you can see on the list of Peters Township real estate closings below, a million dollar home sold in November.  There were a total of 13 houses that sold in Peters, down from 16 in October. AddressList PriceSold Price 121 Yorktown Road 1,495,000 1,335,000 Lot 16 Buckingham Drive (New Construction) 689,000 775,000 107 Soft Shadow Lane 649,900 582,500 306 Fox Run Drive 489,900 483,000 103 Walnut Drive 340,000 332,500 202 Victoria Lane 310,000 285,000 128 Williams Drive 289,900 282,500 105 Louisiana Lane 234,900 228,000 417 Robinhood Lane 222,900 210,000 147 E. Edgewood Drive 205,000 200,000 450 East McMurray Road 145,000 135,000 113 Friar Lane 149,000 130,000 907 Venetia Road 86,500 81,000  Related Posts: Which Peters Township Homes Sold in October?  Peters Township Real Estate Sales D...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
On Sunday, December 7th, you can tour five homes in Peters Township as part of the annual Holiday Home Tour.  Presented by The Watchful Shepherd, an organization dedicated to child abuse prevention, and sponsored by Keller Williams Realty, this year's tour features homes on Woods Lane, Farmview Place, Diamond Drive, Redwood Drive and Hardwood Drive. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased at Keller Williams Realty in Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon Floral and Today's Tiffany Lamp in Mt. Lebanon, and several stores in Peters Township, Canonsburg and Washington (in addition to others). This Peters Township house tour begins at noon and ends at 5 p.m.  For more information and a list of all ticket locations, take a look at the event flyer.
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By Jim Dolanch, Peters Township Real Estate
(CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty)
The amount of information available on the Internet for Pittsburgh home buyers and sellers is staggering. Add to that the number of innovative tools Pittsburgh home buyers can use to search for homes. It seems that list grows daily as well. That means Pittsburgh real estate agents must keep up with all the MLS property search tools and web sites on the World Wide Web that both Pittsburgh buyers and sellers use to make the task of buying and selling easier. It Takes a Village errrr.. a Pittsburgh Real Estate Agent Team to Help a Client! It's times like these that makes me glad I have my own team of Pittsburgh Realtor buyer and seller experts to assist our clients. Plus, we have an independent real estate marketing firm in the wings to help me keep up too. It takes everyone working togeth...
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By Jim Dolanch, Peters Township Real Estate
(CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty)
Last month CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty and Pittsburgh Realtor Team with the Jim Dolanch Team sponsored the 2008 edition of the Western Pennsylvania Easter Seals Casino Night. And what a success it was! Everyone agreed this event continues to be a can't miss highlight each year. All those in attendance at the Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray, Pennsylvania agreed this event was a smashing success. Pittsburgh Sports Memorabilia Galore To gain a taste of the flavor of this year's event, please take a moment to view the video below and you will quickly recognize all the outstanding sports memorabilia donated by Pittsburgh area professional sports teams and figures. A Special "Thank You" to the Pittsburgh real estate firm of CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty for serving as outstanding host for o...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
There was no change in Peters Township real estate sales compared to September. Here's the list of 16 homes that sold in October: AddressList PriceSold Price 107 Countryview Lane 759,900 725,000 304 Abbeybrooke Lane 700,000 680,000 Lot 13 Buckingham Drive (New Construction) 669,000 669,000 131 Breezewood Drive 560,000 536,000 114 Bridle Trail 525,000 525,000 153 Bittersweet Circle 455,000 436,000 123 Woodcrest Place 389,900 378,000 106 Farmview Place 339,900 330,500 459 McCombs Road 334,900 326,800 207 Stonebrook Drive 285,000 295,000 623 Robinhood Lane 269,900 275,000 283 Sutherland Drive 229,900 225,000 822 Venetia Road 189,900 170,000 824 Bebout Road 159,900 159,000 276 Thompsonville Road 149,000 154,760 950 Venetia Road 149,900 149,900 Related Posts: Peters Township Real Estate Sale...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
The Classroom Restaurant in Peters Township has been designated a historic landmark by the state of Pennsylvania.  It has been restored by Chuck & Shawn Davis, a husband and wife team "who believe in combining a fresh new approach to food with historic charm." Here's what FoodCritics.com has to say about the Classroom Restaurant: "If you are searching for the perfect place to indulge in an elegant and upscale dining experience look no further. The Classroom Restaurant impresses in every way making it the perfect destination for any special occasion. Welcome to The Classroom Restaurant, McMurray's premiere destination for gourmet cuisine and impeccable service. Accented by soft lighting and elegant decor, The Classroom Restaurant aims to please and succeeds in doing so. The professional ...
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By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
When we looked at Peters Township last month, we saw that 28 homes sold in August.  This number has dropped for September, with 17 properties making the list: AddressList PriceSold Price 107 Sugar Camp Road 650,000 580,000 142 Jonathan Drive 469,900 452,000 101 Bittersweet Circle 458,900 452,000 204 Fox Creek Road 332,500 354,000 169 Fawn Valley Drive 359,900 325,000 150 Jonathan Drive 339,900 310,000 117 Druid Drive 297,900 288,000 114 Eaglebrook Court 269,900 264,500 128 Lake Colony Drive 250,000 242,500 296 Lincoln Drive 249,900 240,000 124 N. Heide Lane 244,000 231,000 118 Marion Drive 219,900 206,000 153 Highvue Drive 190,000 200,000 213 Spruce Drive 199,900 192,500 204 Skyview Drive 189,900 185,000 105 Julrich Drive 169,500 169,500 285 Thompsonville Road 104,900 95,000  Related Po...
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By Jim Dolanch, Peters Township Real Estate
(CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty)
There are tons of websites on the Internet that offer consumers so-called "free" credit reports but here is the reality - most of them aren't FREE! If you are on one of those websites and they ask for your credit card, that should be raise a "red flag" with you. If you provide a credit card, what you are doing is requesting a credit fraud "subscription". That means you are signing up for a paid monthly service that monitors your credit in the event of identity theft and other melicous threats to your credit worthiness. If you are thinking about buying Pittsburgh real estate and you need to know what your credit report looks like, there are other "no cost" options to secure your history of your credit. Where Can Pittsburgh Home Buyers Safely Secure a FREE Credit Report? Pittsburgh home b...
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By Jim Dolanch, Peters Township Real Estate
(CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty)
Every year or so the National Association of Realtors will profile of a short list of features typical home buyers want in the next home they purchase. These features and amenities happen to be typical of buyers wishing to purchase Pittsburgh real estate. I'll also highlight a few localized features and amenities reflective of the greater Pittsburgh area home buyers. Families Moving to Pittsburgh Are Our Specialty! Because our specialty is working with growing families relocating to Pittsburgh and moving up to a larger Washington County home, you'll notice many of these elements cater to their home buying needs as well. Families moving to Pittsburgh, Peters Township and greater Washington County request high-speed Internet connectivity Pittsburgh homes with Cable/Satellite TV capabiliti...
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By Jim Dolanch, Peters Township Real Estate
(CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty)
Our recent experience with "balmy" 50 and 60 degree weather is about to leave us. With that said, now is a good time to be thinking about taking measures so your home is protected from "Old Man Winter's" blast. If you happen to be a one of those "snowbirds" who fly South for the warmer climates and leave your Pittsburgh home vacant for weeks possibly months at a time, here are a few timely suggestions to help prevent a disaster while you're away. Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Pittsburgh Home Frozen water in pipes can cause water pressure buildup between the ice blockage and the closed faucet at the end of a pipe. If situation occurs pipes will burst at their weakest point. Areas most vulnerable include pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls. These pipes are vulnerable to freezing ...
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By Jim Dolanch, Peters Township Real Estate
(CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty)
Ok...I know this topic has generated more blog post than "Carter has Liver Pills" but if more real estate agents would continue to pound the bloggosphere, maybe - just maybe the national media would stop and pay attention to the "experts in the streets" and not the "talking heads" from the financial world. Besides enough is enough. It's time our voices were heard!Adding Balance to Real Estate MessageI wrote a post on this topic on my blog and felt it was important my peers had the opportunity to review my thoughts too. Besides we have a unique perspective - we are the "eyes and ears" in the streets. We live on these streets and we are the neighborhood experts! Lest anyone including members of the media forget, real estate is bought and sold on a local "street" level. Granted the Interne...
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