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Old 05-05-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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I am moving into Pittsburgh from Boston, so I am not even sure where to begin looking. I am leery about going strait off of Craiglist to look for an apartment listing. I was wondering if there were any realty companies that have a good rep and are good about working with grad students who rent in the Squirrel Hill and Shadyside area?
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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john cr kelly 3535 Allies Boulevard.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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Go straight to craigslist imo.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I've had good luck with Craigslist, but another recommendation for a realty company is Rockwel Realty (yes, Rockwel with only one l).
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:34 AM
 
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There is a Howard Hannah office on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill near Starbucks. There is one girl in particular who must really do a lot of business in the area, because we live near Squirrel Hill and she is out and about all over our area.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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There is a Howard Hannah office on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill near Starbucks. There is one girl in particular who must really do a lot of business in the area, because we live near Squirrel Hill and she is out and about all over our area.
Does Howard Hanna handle rentals?
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Parker Colorado
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Cool Get a Realtor that has an office in that area.

Hi,
We used a realtor and she was unfamiliar with the north part of Pittsburgh, even though we used the Coldwell Banker of North Hills. In my opinion she wanted a higher commission and we went with a home we now know is not for us. It is very important to use a realtor that is from that area, that is what I have learned from our experience.

Hope that helps.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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Does Howard Hanna handle rentals?
I'm going to bet a simple phone call to them would answer that.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NYC / NJ Metro Area
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I've had good luck with Craigslist, but another recommendation for a realty company is Rockwel Realty (yes, Rockwel with only one l).
I'm noticing that the majority of postings on craigslist are from management companies. It's like you can't get an apartment unless you go through one of them. Does anyone have any experience with any of these people? Which ones are OK and which to stay away from? I'm finding this process is rather difficult when apartment hunting from out-of-state.

By the way, I'm also looking in the Squirrel Hill area and Regent Square.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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hi,

i had recently moved from NJ to Pittsburgh and i did use craigslist to find an apartment.Atleast browse through it so you can get an idea abt the area,rental rate,amenities available etc.

Mckenney,Steiner,Mace Management - these were some of them which i had to go through before finding a right place.

good luck with your move !
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