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Old 09-23-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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the millage rate in Dormont is obscene
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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the millage rate in Dormont is obscene

The reason I sold my rental property, Mt. Lebo and USC are cheaper.
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: West Metro Pittsburgh, PA
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That's a great question. My partner and I are new to the PGH area and recently purchased a home in McKees Rocks. We love our house, but I'm not sure I want to remain in this area forever. We're doing a complete rehab, and when it's finished we may consider either renting it out, selling, or doing a rent-to-own for someone...and then buying another (more permanent) home in another part of the metro area. We've been to the South Hills a few times (Dormont, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon) and really liked it there. It seems to be a bit pricey in areas, but that's good for certain reasons, obviously.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Don't rehab too much, the last thing you want is to be the nicest house on a street in the Rocks.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Don't rehab too much, the last thing you want is to be the nicest house on a street in the Rocks.
Meh. I'll just buy the house next-door to him and make it slightly nicer. Talk about "keepin' up with the Jones's!"
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Lebanon Heights
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Glad Dormont is on your short list. As pointed out here, there are pluses and minuses (principally, the millage rate) to the area, but there appear to continue to be opportunities for those who want fixer-uppers. In fact, there are a couple of interesting properties available now -- one on Pinehurst at 79k and one on Dormont Ave. for 75k.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Glad Dormont is on your short list. As pointed out here, there are pluses and minuses (principally, the millage rate) to the area, but there appear to continue to be opportunities for those who want fixer-uppers. In fact, there are a couple of interesting properties available now -- one on Pinehurst at 79k and one on Dormont Ave. for 75k.
I actually just explored Dormont online via satellite imagery, and I really like what I see. I think regardless, though, when I first come to town I want to live IN the city---specifically Lawrenceville or Mt. Washington as my top two contenders---and might consider Dormont when I'm looking to buy.
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