Hello everyone, I am a first time buyer looking to purchase an owner occupied duplex in Pittsburgh. I have 20k available and plan to go 3.5% fha for down payment. I’m looking to grab something in the city if I can, but does anyone have recommendations of up and coming neighborhoods outside of the city that may be more cost effective/does anyone recommend trying to wait the market out?
@Justin DAlessandro My Realtor pointed me to Munhall/Homestead but warned its kind of block by block right now so make sure you have someone who knows the area. I just went under contract in Lincoln Place just south. Happy Hunting
Troy Hill would be a good area. I have one single home there.
Duplexs and single homes seems to go fast when they come up for sale.
Dormont would be worth a look.
Thanks everyone. Any advice for finding off market deals?
@Justin DAlessandro what side of the city would you be looking to be in?
I like @Jeremy Taggart 's question. I try to minimize the number of river crossings I have to make on any given day. Damn those bridge bottlenecks! 😂