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Discover Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Fast Facts about Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Population: 350,611 as of 2018 Largest City: Murrysville Founded: February 26, 1773 Official Website: www.co.westmoreland.pa.us About Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania is located in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. Westmoreland County was home to the first foreign-owned factory producing vehicles in the US when it was operational between […]

Discover Washington County, Pennsylvania

Fast Facts about Washington County, Pennsylvania Population: 207,346 as of 2018 Largest City: Washington Founded: March 28, 1781 Official Website: www.co.washington.pa.us About Washington County, Pennsylvania The City of Washington, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Pennsylvania are named in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Washington County is best known in popular […]

Discover Butler County, Pennsylvania

Fast Facts about Butler County, Pennsylvania Population: 187,888 as of 2018 Largest City: Butler Founded: March 12, 1800 Official Website: www.co.butler.pa.us About Butler County, Pennsylvania Beaver County is a part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. Perhaps best known nationally as the set of many northeast Pennsylvania films, Butler County was the backdrop of […]

Discover Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Fast Facts about Beaver County, Pennsylvania Population: 164,742 as of 2018 Largest City: Aliquippa Founded: March 12, 1800 Official Website: www.beavercountypa.gov About Beaver County, Pennsylvania Beaver County is a part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county was formed in 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties and is named after the […]

Discover Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Fast Facts about Indiana County, Pennsylvania Population: 84,503 as of 2018 Largest City: Indiana Founded: November 3, 1806 Official Website: www.countyofindiana.org About Indiana County, Pennsylvania Indiana County, Pennsylvania is located in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. Indiana County natives include Ben McAdoo, head coach of the New York Giants; Samuel Kier, “Grandfather of the American […]

What is Title Insurance?

Title insurance is an essential element of any home purchase whether cash or lender financed. Title insurance helps protect your investment in your home. For a one-time fee, title insurance assures marketable ownership of title for the homeowner and then provides insurance protection for as long as you own your property. The title insurance policy […]

What are Transfer Tax Deviations?

Deviations from 1% Local Transfer Tax The Realty Transfer Tax in Pennsylvania is generally 2% of the sales price stated on the deed. 1% is remitted to the Commonwealth of PA and 1% to the local government. Some local governments, however, vary their portion. The following is a list of localities that impose something other […]

What are Pennsylvania Transfer Taxes or “Stamps”?

In Pennsylvania, there is a 1% transfer tax on real estate transfers. Most cities, municipalities, townships and boroughs in Pennsylvania also charge a transfer tax which may range from 1% to 4% of the purchase price.  This tax is divided equally between the seller and the buyer in a real estate purchase, although the split […]

What Types of Deeds Are There?

For residential real estate purposes, we normally deal with general warranty deeds, special warranty deeds and Fiduciary Deed. Our Agreement of Sale specifies a special warranty deed but your buyer may wish to negotiate for a general warranty deed. Your seller may have also received his deed by Quit Claim Deed, Tax Deed, Sheriff’s Deed […]