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Hello Friends! 

November arrives with the stunning fall colors and the reminder that the holidays are right around the corner. For me, this month is my time to stop, catch my breath and take a moment to reflect and be grateful for all of my blessings.  Looking at this year’s sales numbers it is becoming evident that this year will close with an all-time high record for real estate transactions for me.  That truly would not be possible without the best clients anyone could ask for. The friendships that I have made throughout the years have been the true blessing of my career. Each and every client has made a difference in my life, and for that I am truly grateful. 

As the super busy real estate season winds down, it is the ideal time to get ready for next year’s busy season.  If you are looking to buy or sell your home next year, consider connecting with me NOW to set the stage for a successful transaction next year.  I would love to share my expertise on the changes to put in place now to make your house worth MORE when you go to sell. If BUYING, let me put you in touch with my team of trusted professionals who can help get you pre-approved for your desired purchase price. 

Keeping your best interest at the forefront is my top priority!
 
November is full of fun things to do with family and friends.  Have a great month and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Important Dates and Things to Do

Month of November Calendars

Venture Outdoors  for outdoor activities sponsored by Venture Outdoors
Downtown Events
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Events
Butler County Calendar of Events
Cranberry Township Calendar of Events


November 4th-8th
The Circus Comes to Town
Ringling and Brothers at Consol Energy


Wednesday, November 11th
Veterans Day,
a federal holiday. 
Banks, government offices and some schools are closed.
Free admission for Veterans and First Responders to the Heinz History Museum
 
Friday, November 20th
The KICK OFF for the Holiday Season in downtown Pittsburgh!

The Holiday Season Events in Pittsburgh!     
      55th Annual Light Up Night—a holiday tradition in downtown Pittsburgh
4th Annual Holiday Market in Market Square- inspired by the German Christkindlmarkts. Runs through December 23rd
 
Santa’s first Stop in Cranberry Township
 
November 21st
Party in your PJs
Overnight at Carnegie Museum of History
 Registration deadline in Nov. 13th.

PPG Place Wintergarden Pittsburgh
Ice Rink Opens At PPG Place, runs through March 1st,
horse drawn carriage rides, gingerbread display and competition,
just to name a few!

Cranberry Township Light Up Night
 
Thursday, November 26th
Thanksgiving,
a federal holiday. 
Banks, government offices and schools are closed.
11th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot (early registration deadline 11/15)
 
Friday, November 27th
Winter Flower & Light Show opens through January 10th at Phipps Conservatory
 

Market Trends

The median sales price for homes in Cranberry Township PA for Jul 15 to Oct 15 was $285,000. This represents an increase of 9.7%, or $25,100, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 11.3% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 3.6% over the last 5 years in Cranberry Township. The average listing price for Cranberry Township homes for sale on Trulia was $339,982 for the week ending Oct 21, which represents an increase of 4%, or $13,050, compared to the prior week and an increase of 3.2%, or $10,543, compared to the week ending Sep 30. 
The median sales price for homes in Wexford PA for Jul 15 to Oct 15 was $302,500. This represents a decline of 18.2%, or $67,500, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 0.8% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 15% over the last 5 years in Wexford. The average listing price for Wexford homes for sale on Trulia was $386,636 for the week ending Oct 21, which represents an increase of 2.4%, or $9,041, compared to the prior week and a decline of 1.2%, or $4,629, compared to the week ending Sep 30. Average price per square foot for Wexford PA was $141, an increase of 4.4% compared to the same period last year.
The median sales price for homes in Mars PA for Jul 15 to Oct 15 was $292,000. This represents a decline of 11.5%, or $38,000, compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of 7.2% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 20.2% over the last 5 years in Mars. The average listing price for Mars homes for sale on Trulia was $455,225 for the week ending Oct 21, which represents a decline of 0.7%, or $3,065, compared to the prior week and an increase of 2.3%, or $10,217, compared to the week ending Sep 30. Average price per square foot for Mars PA was $147, an increase of 10.5% compared to the same period last year.
 
Featured Listing
This is the time of year when people start planning for their move next spring!  If I can be of any assistance, be it advising what you should be doing to get your home ready or if you are interested in knowing what your home is worth in today’s market, I’d be happy to help!
 
Here are some listings I currently have on the market. 
View all at zitabillmann.com.

 
210 Broadview Court
210 Broadview Court -Classic colonial on a large level cul-de-sac lot! Ideal open floor plan that allows for ease of entertainment. Two story entry with laminate wood flooring running through the kitchen space. 1st floor office or living room, formal dining room with crown molding, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, built in desk in kitchen & wide open to the family room. Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and on-suite bath. Two additional generously sized bedrooms and full bath. Walk out lower level with great potential. Oversized deck, gorgeous stamped concrete patio with built-in fire pit & great level yard. Move-in condition!
 
210 Edelweiss Drive
210 Edelweiss Drive -- ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! House Beautiful!!! Great floor plan, Vaulted Living Room, Hardwood Floors throughout first floor, Cherry Kitchen with Granite, stainless appliances, and open to family room. First Floor Laundry, Master bedroom with tray ceiling, master bath completely remodeled, 3 full baths up, bonus room on 2nd floor currently utilized as a 2nd office. Finished Lower Level with 5th Bedroom & Fireplace. Park-like fenced in backyard. Wonderful Neighborhood. Minutes to North Park. Award Winning North Allegheny School District.
 
503 Sword Dance Plance
503 Sword Dance Place - GORGEOUS updates throughout this custom home! Updated kitchen in 2014- new granite countertops, backsplash, stainless steel appliances, faucet, and pendant lights & under cabinet lighting & CT flooring. Master Bath remodeled 2015- new quartz countertop, ceramic shower & tub surround, flooring, lighting fixtures & faucets/fixtures. NEW 25x14 roof deck added. Entire house freshly painted, new carpet entire 1st floor. Crown molding added in Master & wainscoting added in entry & 2nd floor.  New exterior lighting, new concrete front stoop. New Solar cover 2015 & new pump 2014.
 
311 North Wind Court
311 North Wind Court - 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. Dining room has bay window and wainscoting. Den with custom woodwork and built-ins. Vaulted family room with gas fireplace. Gourmet Kitchen gas cooktop with hood, granite, stainless steel, and maple glazed cabinets with 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. WOW!
 
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RE/MAX Select Realty
724.933.6300 ext 672
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