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Month at a Glance | December 2015
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Hello Friends! 

Each year seems to fly by in the blink of an eye and this year was the fastest ever!  As the end of 2015 draws near, it is the perfect time to spend time with family and friends and to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and to set the goals and dreams for 2016.
 
With over $40 Million sold, I closed on 95 homes over all.  This year I listed and sold 50 houses and I helped 45 families find their new DREAM HOME.  Each transaction was a step toward that family reaching their real estate dreams. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with each and every client as it brings me great joy to be instrumental in helping to achieve those goals.
 
If 2016 happens to find you or someone you know looking to buy or sell a home, consider connecting with me NOW to set the stage for a successful transaction next year. Keeping your best interest at the forefront is my top priority!
 
The December calendar is full of fun things to do with family and friends.  Have a great month!
 
One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the New Year. From my home to yours, I wish you peace, good health, prosperity and MUCH HAPPINESS during this joyous holiday season and through 2016!

Important Dates and Things to Do

Month of December Calendars

Venture Outdoors for outdoor activities —
YES! There is still plenty to do in Pittsburgh even as the
thermometer dips and the snow flies!


Downtown Events

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Events

Butler County Calendar of Events

Cranberry Township Calendar of Events

Holiday Market in Market Square
Runs through December 23rd
    
PPG Place Wintergarden Pittsburgh
Open on weekends throughout the holiday season.

Ice Rink at PPG Place
Open through March 1st

Winter Flower & Light Show at Phipps Conservatory
Runs through January 10th
Late hours every day throughout the holiday season


Holiday Music Laser Show
Carnegie Science Center

The Polar Express
Showing at the OMNIMAX at the Carnegie Science Center

Wednesday, December 9th
Light Up the Night!
Giant Menorah Lighting in Cranberry Township

Saturday, December 12th
Brunch with Santa
Cranberry Highlands Golf Course

Super Science Weekend
Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Thursday, December 25th
Christmas
Happy holidays to all!

Thursday, December 31
First Night Pittsburgh 2016

Happy New Year!!
 

Market Trends

The median sales price for homes in Cranberry Township, PA for Aug 15 to Nov 15 was $277,500. This represents an increase of 5.7%, or $15,050, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 3.5% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 5.1% over the last 5 years in Cranberry Township. The average listing price for Cranberry Township homes for sale on Trulia was $338,780 for the week ending Nov 25, which represents a decline of 2.3%, or $8,057, compared to the prior week and a decline of 1.8%, or $6,153, compared to the week ending Nov 04.
The median sales price for homes in Wexford PA for Aug 15 to Nov 15 was $302,750. This represents a decline of 17.6%, or $64,700, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 1.6% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 3.9% over the last 5 years in Wexford. The average listing price for Wexford homes for sale on Trulia was $393,955 for the week ending Nov 25, which represents an increase of 0.9%, or $3,351, compared to the prior week and an increase of 3.5%, or $13,231, compared to the week ending Nov 04. Average price per square foot for Wexford PA was $140, an increase of 5.3% compared to the same period last year.
The median sales price for homes in Mars PA for Aug 15 to Nov 15 was $275,000. This represents a decline of 10.4%, or $32,000, compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of 7.6% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 12.3% over the last 5 years in Mars. The average listing price for Mars homes for sale on Trulia was $454,764 for the week ending Nov 25, which represents an increase of 1.9%, or $8,646, compared to the prior week and an increase of 0.5%, or $2,042, compared to the week ending Nov 04. Average price per square foot for Mars PA was $150, an increase of 11.1% compared to the same period last year.
 
Featured Listing
Are you thinking about selling or buying a home in 2016?  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.

 
4 Hill Road
4 Hill Road-  NEW CONSTRUCTION!! Gorgeous custom home on 25+ acres in Sewickley! Amazing views & private, yet convenient to everything. Wrap around front porch with ceiling fans, inviting entry with hardwood floors, wrought iron balusters line the staircase, open floor plan, gourmet chef kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and slow close cabinets. Oversized family room & private den. Master with walk-in closet, master bath with ceramic shower, dual sinks & jetted tub, 2nd floor laundry. Solid wood doors throughout. Pella windows, 9ft ceilings 1st floor brick & hardie plank exterior. WOW! Amazing opportunity to have a private retreat minutes from Sewickley, Downtown & Airport.

 
10015 Oakridge Drive
10015 Oakridge Drive -- Charming Colonial with open floor plan. Hardwood floors, generous room sizes, updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Family Room has gas fireplace & beamed ceiling. Master bedroom with walk-in closet & skylight. Three additional generous sized bedrooms. Finished walkout lower level game room. Sliding doors off family room to deck that overlooks a private 1+ acre lot that has endless possibilities to create your own park-like yard. Award Winning North Allegheny  Schools!
 
209 Springbrook Drive
209 Springbrook Drive - Cul-de-sac location, Open Kitchen into family room, Morning room, 2nd floor laundry. Great room sizes. Finished basement, pool. Mars school district.

 
310 Village Club Place
310 Village Club Place-  Spectacular end unit! Light & bright with open floor plan. Large Kitchen with Butler’s Pantry, granite counter tops, beautiful maple glazed cabinets and access to an Outdoor Deck. Kitchen flows into a Large Dining Area. Upgraded master bath with ceramic shower & tub, double bowl sink. 2nd floor laundry. Finished walkout lower level game room. 2 Car Garage. Neutral Colors, Washer & Dryer included. Very Clean! Move Right In!! Walk to Oxford Athletic Club, Shopping & dining. Convenient location & minutes to I279

 
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Zita Billmann, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Select Realty
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