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Month at a Glance | February 2017
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Hello Friends! 
 
Much like the beginning of last year, the first month of 2017 has started out with a bang! If this is any indication how the rest of the year is going to go, it will be another very busy year.

If you are thinking about SELLING or BUYING this year, please get in touch!! Let’s get a jump on the competition. If selling, I would love to show you how to capitalize the most on the value of your home.  If buying, let’s get you set up to be notified immediately anytime a home fitting your criteria hits the market.

Not only are we gearing up for the spring real estate market, but it’s also tax season. Recently I learned that many Pennsylvania homeowners do not take advantage of one of the tax benefits of owning a home. Enacted into law in 2006, the Taxpayer Relief Act was written with the purpose of lowering the amount of taxes paid by PA residents. Most notable for homeowners is the Homestead Exclusion, which, if applied for, allows for a lower property tax bill for eligible property owners.

If you haven’t already submitted an application for this exclusion, don’t delay! The deadline is March 1st. The application only needs to be submitted one time for as long as you live in your home but, should you move, a new application will need to be submitted for your new home. Click here to download the applicable application for the Homestead Exclusion. 

February being the month that honors the heart—both in love (Valentine’s Day) and in health (American Heart Month), the experts at ConnectedHealth explore how stress and exercise are crucial to heart health.
 
This month is full of fun things to do with family and friends!  Have a great month!


       

Newest Listings 

McFadden
Starview
Trillium
Broadstone

Important Dates and Things to Do

Month of February Calendars

Venture Outdoors

Downtown Events

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Events

Butler County Calendar of Events

Cranberry Township Calendar of Events

Sundays in February 
Yoga in PPG Wintergarden
at PPG Wintergarden

Mondays in February 
Munchkin Mondays
At Carnegie Science Center
 

Wednesdays in February 
Wednesday Wine Flights: California Dreamin’
At Cabaret at Theater Square

Saturdays in February
Culture to Ketchup Tour
at Station Square

Daily in February (thru Feb 26)
PPG Ice Rink
at PPG Place

Fri-Sat, February 10-11
Animal Instincts – Valentines Dinner
at Pittsburgh Zoo’s & PPG Aquarium

Saturday, February 11
Carved in Ice & Chili Cook Off
at Diamond Park, Main Street (Butler)

Sunday, February 12 
+21 Valentine Day Brunch-The Mattress Factory
at North Side

Tuesday, February14
Valentines Day!!
 SkyWatch-Valentines Night
at Carnegie Science Center

Wednesday, February 15
Tag Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue
at Byham Theater

Fri-Sun, Feb 17-19
Pittsburgh Symphony – Broadway Standing Ovations
at Heinz Hall

Saturday, February 18
Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series (Morning show)
at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Heinz Hall)

Monday, February 20
Presidents Day
No Mail Delivery -Banks & Some schools closed

Tuesday, February 21-26
The Book of Mormon
at Benedum Center

Friday, February 24
Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top….(Show-Comedy)
at Byham Theater

Friday, February 24 (Opening night)
BNY Mellon Grand Classics -Rhapsody in Blue
at Pittsburgh Symphony (Heinz Hall)

Saturday, February 25
NHL Stadium Series Penguins Vs Flyers
at Heinz Field

Saturday, February 25 
Mattress Factory Art Hike – Venture Outdoors
North Side
 

Market Trends

The median home value in Cranberry Township is $290,800. Cranberry Township home values have gone up 2.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year. The median price of homes currently listed in Cranberry Township is $334,450.

More info on Cranberry Township Market Trends.
The median home value in Wexford is $336,200. Wexford home values have gone up 3.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Wexford is $152, which is higher than the Pittsburgh Metro average of $104.  The median price of homes currently listed in Wexford is $362,995.

More information on Wexford Market Trends
The median home value in Mars is $348,900. Mars home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.4% within the next year. The median price of homes currently listed in Mars is $360,900.

More information on Mars Market Trends
Featured Listings
Here are some listings I currently have on the market. 
View all at zitabillmann.com.

To search ALL listings currently on the market, click here.
201 McFadden
201 MacFadden Drive, Pine Township – Gorgeous brick & stone custom Barrington Home! Exceptional 1.18 acre level, treed & private lot. Two story entry, hand-scraped, hickory floors flowing throughout most of first floor. Sunken den & dining room with extensive crown molding, vaulted kitchen with oversized island … see more
572 McLeod
572 MacLeod Drive, Pine Township -   Fabulous home on a Cul-da-sac lot in the desirable Lake Macleod community! Open floor plan, two story family room with stone fireplace, Gorgeous stone eat in kitchen with ss appliances, large freshly painted first floor laundry, Beautiful wood paneled Turret den… see more!   
120 Starview Lane
120 Starview Lane, Cranberry Township  - Immaculate 4 sides brick custom built home on a quiet cul-de-sac street. 2 story entry greets you into this bright & open floor plan. Formal DR w/ layered crown molding & large picture window. Grand 2 story family room w/ wall of windows, skylights & floor to ceiling brick fireplace. Over-sized eat-in-kitchen w/ granite counter tops & SS appliances. Sunroom off kitchen w/ wall of windows.  ...see more...
 
712 Trillium Court
712 Trillium Court, Pine Township  -  Quality custom built 4 sides brick home on a fenced-in cul-de-sac lot! Recent updates include a new roof 2013, HVAC system 2009, new deck 2015, retaining wall 2015, Stainless Steel kitchen appliances, ceramic tile flooring, hardwood in sunken family room, fixtures in master bath & more!   …see more
 
511 Ridge Court
511 Ridge Court, Cranberry -   Gorgeous brick provincial on a fabulously landscaped cul-de-sac lot! Inviting front porch with new mahogany front door. Great floor plan, vaulted dining room with palladium window. …see more...
 
511 Ridge Court
284 Broadstone Drive, Adams Township  -  Brick front townhome in desirable Adams Ridge Community. Open floor plan, Living room w/ updated flooring & ceiling fan, Kitchen w/ new backsplash & open to the dining room. Master suite with Vaulted ceiling, walk in closet & ceiling fan ...see more...
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