Our Blog: Real Estate

Allegheny County Property Tax Bills Could Be Lowered Based on Recent Consent Order

May 20, 2022
By Matthew Morella
Posted in Real Estate

Unless exempt, every property owner in Allegheny County is required to pay property taxes to the county, the local government and the school district in which the property is located. The amount of taxes owed is based... Read more

The Road Blog, Part 1: Public and Private Roads in Pennsylvania

February 8, 2022

This blog is the first in a municipal law series on all things roads.  Property issues involving roads and paper alleys are fact specific and require an analysis of the facts and circumstances of your situation.  This blog series will provide an... Read more

Commonwealth Court Provides Guidance on Planned Residential Developments

November 8, 2021

Planned Residential Developments (PRDs) are a popular zoning classification across the Commonwealth, especially in the western Pennsylvania suburbs surrounding Pittsburgh. PRDs attract developers because they allow... Read more

Never Say Never! CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Again until October 3, 2021

August 6, 2021

In June 2021, Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC extended the eviction moratorium until July 30, 2021.  At that time, the intention was to allow any further extensions absent an... Read more

Rent Relief Available in Allegheny County and Surrounding Counties

March 24, 2021

HAVE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTIES BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC? YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RECEIVE RENTAL ASSISTANCE ON BEHALF OF YOUR TENANTS. CONTACT THE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS AT STRASSBURGER MCKENNA GUTNICK... Read more

Earl v. NVR, Inc., trading as Heartland Homes of PA: Werwinski is Dead

March 18, 2021
By Lydia Gorba
Posted in Litigation, Real Estate

Like many Western Pennsylvania homebuyers, Lisa Earl was enticed by Heartland Homes’ billboards and post signs touting luxury finishes, timeless design, and quality architecture. Understandably, when she chose to... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – Tax Assessment Appeal Advisory

March 12, 2021

HAS YOUR PROPERTY BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC? YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR REAL ESTATE TAXES BY SUBMITTING A PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT APPEAL. CONTACT THE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS AT... Read more

Eviction Moratoriums—A Light at the End of the Tunnel? It Depends.

December 8, 2020
By Robyn Eisen
Posted in Real Estate

With increased cases of COVID 19, most industries are holding their breath as to how these cases will continue to affect their businesses.  This is especially true for residential landlords.  Since this past March there has been a mix of federal... Read more

FIDUCIARIES AND THE REAL ESTATE SELLER DISCLOSURE LAW—The Exception to the Exception

April 8, 2020
By Robyn Eisen
Posted in Real Estate

In Pennsylvania, sellers of a residential property are required by law to disclose the condition of the home before an agreement of sale is signed.  68 P.S. § 7301 et seq.  The Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law ("RESDL") applies to most... Read more

“CARES Act” Paycheck Protection Loan Program for Small Businesses

April 1, 2020

On March 28, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (H.R. 748) was signed into law with the goal of providing emergency economic assistance to businesses affected by the novel coronavirus... Read more