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Just a way to keep you up on what is going on in Westmoreland County PA. Leave comments, share stories and fill me in on what's going on.
In the past 6 months I have done 3 short sales and am now working on my 4th.  This may not seem like a lot in other areas of the country, but in Western Pennsylvania this is still a new thing that is just catching on.  We have a lot of agents in the area who specialize in foreclosures and working...
It's been a while since I have been posting and I really want to get back into it.  Like many of you I am so frustrated by what this media frenzy has turned this crazy market into.  Here's my point of view about it.  In the area I live in we have had a rather steady market with only a few percent...
  Based on 20% down including taxes and insurance 6% rate Call today if you would be interested in more information on this lovely home!! FHA loans available with only 3% down. 1 owner maticulously maintained, large EIK with island, ceramic tile, family room with large brick fireplace, french do...
Hi Everyone I got this forward today and thought it was funny enough to post!!  I actually feel kind of bad reposting this because I feel like it supports the medias claims that the real estate market is as bad as they want us to believe it is.  OF COURSE I DON"T BELIEVE THAT!!   The Caption was ...
Set in the rolling countryside of Westmoreland County with a beautiful view of the Laurel Highlands, Wimmerton Place, built by Vintage Construction, is just off Route 30, only one mile from the Latrobe Arnold Palmer Airport and just minutes from the Westmoreland Mall.  The planned community of Wi...
I was sitting in my office today beside our mortgage lender when a fellow agent started inquiring about a buyer he had who wanted to purchase a three unit investment property and live in the one with no money down and a 502 credit score.  He was asking if there is anything that she can do.  As th...
Real Estate has gone to the Dogs (Literally)I was on my way to a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game the other day when I saw I had a missed call from one of my  sellers.    I had a showing earlier in the day and figured he was calling for feedback.  I called him back and left a voicemail regarding h...
I appreciate everyones ideas on what to talk about today in my BPW group.  I decided to post here what I talked about; since it was my first time talking with everyone at large, I decided to tell them about who I am and how I got into the real estate business.  I also added some statistics on the...
    When I hung up the phone today I immediately thought about what a great blog for active rain.  If this isn't one of the craziest stories I have ever told I don't know what is.       I got a call the other day from an out of town friend who is originally from the area.  "Good News! We are movi...
Connellsville, PA has been wating for this for a long time and here is!   Right across the street from the new Super Walmart in Connellsville, I listed the Melody Motor Lodge and what a great oppurtunity for the right developer.   It is nearly 38 flat acres directly on Rt. 119S heading towards Un...

Melissa Merriman

Realtor Irwin PA
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Just a way to keep you up on what is going on in Westmoreland County PA. Leave comments share stories and fill me in on what's going on.