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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:16 AM

Pittsburgh tops list for first-time homebuyers

The city took the top spot on a list ranking U.S. cities on how affordable and welcoming they are to first-time homebuyers. Livability ranked Pittsburgh first and said that “most of the city’s homes are reasonably priced to a family that earns the local median income.”

The median price of homes currently sold in the city is $171,100. And it’s Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) is 82.9%, according to the website. Which means homes for sales are affordable for most people.

The site lauded Pittsburgh as: “a great community to belong to, with three major-league sports teams to cheer for, a thriving arts scene, a beautifully restored downtown, and just enough of that Rust Belt grittiness that Pittsburghers proudly love.”

Here’s the full list:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Oklahoma City
3. Cincinnati
4. Pueblo, Colo.
5. Winston-Salem, N.C.
6. Knoxville, Tenn.
7. Louisville, Ken.

In March, Pittsburgh made another Livability list landing eighth in Top 100 Best Places to Live for 2019.
Livability says they explore what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live using proprietary research studies.

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-tops-list-for-first-time-homebuyers/

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:34 AM

1. Pittsburgh still has the quaint ethnic neighborhoods

... with historic architecture that have disappeared from other eastern and midwestern cities. Many visitors to our area consider this a plus, as do most of us long-time residents.












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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:20 PM

2. I spent 12 years in Pittsburgh...

...and lived in Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. Outside of my hometown of New York City, Pittsburgh is my favorite city in the country...

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