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Month at a Glance | January 2016
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Hello Friends! 

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?  When we ring in the new year, typically close on its heels are a multitude of resolutions and promises with the goal for bettering our lives. Some resolutions focus on living a healthier lifestyle, creating a better home life or making a concerted effort towards improving long term financial goals.  One of the great aspects of being in the real estate business is that I am instrumental in helping my clients achieve some of these goals.
 
Owning the right home provides for a better quality of life, encourages a healthier lifestyle and can even help reach long term financial goals.

When a client decides their current home no longer suits their needs, I work tirelessly to find them the RIGHT home for them. Or if they opt to make renovations to their home, I am able to guide in the planning process as to what improvements will increase the value of their home and generate a return on investment when they do decide to sell. 

Experts have touted the social and financial benefits of owning a home for years.  When realizing that owning the right property helps meet my clients’ objectives for a better quality of life – for now and for the future -- it just adds to the long list of why I love what I do.    

From my home to yours, I wish you peace, health, prosperity and MUCH HAPPINESS throughout 2016!

Important Dates and Things to Do

Month of JANUARY Calendars

Venture Outdoors for outdoor activities sponsored by Venture Outdoors—
From Cross Country Skiing to Snowshoeing and many hikes in between…YES!
There is still plenty to do in Pittsburgh even as the temps dip and the snow flies!


Downtown Events

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Events

Butler County Calendar of Events

Cranberry Township Calendar of Events

Ice Rink at PPG Place
Open through March 1st

Monday, January 19th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Some government offices and schools will be closed

January 22-30th (weekends)
Crimes of the Heart
presented by Butler Little Theater

Friday, January 22
Gallery Crawl
at Cultural Trust Education Center

January 22 - January 24
Pittsburgh Remodeling Expo
at David L. Lawrence Convention Center

55th Annual World of Wheels
at David L. Lawrence Convention Center

January 29 - January 31
Tri-State Outdoor Expo 2016
at David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Saturday, January 30
Dada Masilo's Swan Lake
at Byham Theater

Butler County Wine Festival
at Butler Days Inn

Winter Jam Tour Spectacular
at Consol Energy Center
Christian Music Concert
No ticket required, $10 at door
 

Market Trends

The median sales price for homes in Cranberry Township PA for Oct 15 to Dec 15 was $259,900. This represents a decline of 6%, or $16,550, compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of 15% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 6.6% over the last 5 years in Cranberry Township. The average listing price for Cranberry Township homes for sale on Trulia was $333,897 for the week ending Dec 30, which represents an increase of 0.7%, or $2,241, compared to the prior week and an increase of 0.8%, or $2,510, compared to the week ending Dec 09.
The median sales price for homes in Wexford PA for Oct 15 to Dec 15 was $304,500. This represents a decline of 7.9%, or $26,000, compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of 2.1% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 19.4% over the last 5 years in Wexford. The average listing price for Wexford homes for sale on Trulia was $414,648 for the week ending Dec 30, which represents an increase of 1.4%, or $5,782, compared to the prior week and an increase of 2.9%, or $11,852, compared to the week ending Dec 09. Average price per square foot for Wexford PA was $140, an increase of 2.2% compared to the same period last year.
The median sales price for homes in Mars PA for Oct 15 to Dec 15 was $246,500. This represents a decline of 19.2%, or $58,500, compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of 27.7% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 2.8% over the last 5 years in Mars. The average listing price for Mars homes for sale on Trulia was $428,290 for the week ending Dec 30, which represents an increase of 0.9%, or $3,959, compared to the prior week and a decline of 0.9%, or $4,044, compared to the week ending Dec 09.

 
Featured Listings
Is BUYING or SELLING a home on your TO-DO list for 2016?  Connect with me now! It is never too soon to put a plan in place that will help you reach your real estate goals! Your best interest is my top priority! 

Here are some listings I currently have on the market. 
View all at zitabillmann.com.

 
311 North Wind Court
311 North Wind Court, Pine Township Impeccable!! 3881 Sq ft Brick Provincial on a cul-de-sac lot in Langdon Farms! 2 story entry with hardwood floors flowing into the dining room, living room, family room and kitchen. Bay window and wainscoting in dining room,  Den with custom woodwork and built-ins. Vaulted family room with gas fireplace. Gourmet Kitchen with gas cooktop with hood, Granite, stainless steel, maple glazed cabinets and oversized island. Mudroom off garage. 3 full baths up, Master Suite with sitting area and dual walk-in closets. Finished walk out lower level with full bath, gas fireplace, theater area & storage room. Private & beautiful views from the deck. 

 
345 Providence Drive
345 Providence Drive, Marshall Township  WOW Factor throughout this 3 side brick fabulous 3800sq ft home! Mirage hardwood floors flow throughout the 1st floor, clean lines, perfect layout & room sizes, open floor plan, Gourmet chef Kitchen with custom island, Viking RF, 48" Thermodor Gas Commercial Stove, Akso dishwasher, Heated Porcelain kitchen floors. Mudroom off kitchen. Family room with Gas fireplace, 2nd floor laundry, Master with walk-in custom Elfa shelving, Spa-like masterbath. Three full baths upstairs. Staircase is tucked out of the way. Trex Deck overlooking the private yard. Walk out lower level with smart layout for future game room. STUNNING!
 
7009 Franklin Road
7009 Franklin Road, Cranberry Township  Fabulous home on 2+ acres. Custom built. Open foyer, granite counter tops in kitchen and baths. Oversized Eat in Kitchen with built-in desk & updated appliances. Vaulted family room with log burning fireplace. Large deck overlooking the private backyard. Spacious interior and tons of storage. Brand New Roof! updated HVAC. Swimming pool with deck & also a fenced area for pets. Oversized 2 car garage. Convenient location to Route 228 & I79.

 
928 Blackburn Road
928 Blackburn Road, Sewickley Rare opportunity to own 5+ acres that back to ALLEGHENY LAND TRUST! A Very Special home cultivated from imagination & possibility to create "The Red Barn" home at 928 Blackburn Rd. This exciting & unique home exudes warmth & personality like no other. Rich hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, exposed barn beams, farm house kitchen, stone fireplace, oversized gathering rooms, 4 stall horse barn in lower level all make for the special home to build your own memories. Ride to the trails from your backyard. Additional guest home on property.

 
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RE/MAX Select Realty
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