West Penn Multi-List Inc. http://wesa.fm en Blame It On The Weather: Home Sales Fall in February http://wesa.fm/post/blame-it-weather-home-sales-fall-february <p>The region’s real estate market in February tumbled compared to the same time in 2013, but many who keep track of the market say a lot of that dip had to do with the weather.</p><p>“Look at what we experienced last year in early spring, great weather, everybody was out and about,” said Barbara Kohl, West Penn Multi-List Chief Operating Officer. “This year it was total devastation, freezing rain, sleet, tons of snow. It’s really tough to get people motivated and moving to go out to open houses, and even look at homes, when the weather is so bad.”</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:58:03 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 25607 at http://wesa.fm Buyers Outnumber Amount of Homes for Sale in Pittsburgh Region http://wesa.fm/post/buyers-outnumber-amount-homes-sale-pittsburgh-region <p>The number of homes for sale in the 13-county southwestern Pennsylvania region is not keeping pace with the number of people looking to buy homes.</p><p>That’s according to a January 2014 report from real estate group West Penn Multi List Inc., which showed new listings in 12 of the 13 counties it covers decreased in the first month of the year.</p><p>President George Hacket said overall, the housing market in the region is strong.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:41:34 +0000 Deanna Garcia 24197 at http://wesa.fm Western Pennsylvania Housing Market Heats Up http://wesa.fm/post/western-pennsylvania-housing-market-heats <p>The hot July temperatures this year reflected the sizzling housing market in Western Pennsylvania — with increases across the board.</p><p>According to the West Penn Multi-List Inc. residential real estate report, the number of homes under agreement during July this year was 4,104 compared to 3,392 homes in July 2012, an increase of over 20 percent.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">George Hackett, President of the West Penn Multi-List Inc., said this is partly because of the improved economy.</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:51:18 +0000 Jessica Nath 14395 at http://wesa.fm