New Building Permits – Benchmark Regions

The number of permits issued for new privately owned residential construction is an excellent indicator of growth and economic vitality. After years of declining building permits that began in 2006, …

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Housing Vacancy Rates

Vacancy rates in residential housing are a good barometer over time of the demand for shelter in a region. According to the Census, unoccupied housing units are considered vacant. Vacancy …

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Homeownership Rates

About 69.5 percent of residents in the Pittsburgh region own their home, the second-largest homeownership rate among all benchmark regions.

Housing Appreciation Rates

In the first quarter of 2020, housing prices in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area appreciated at a rate of 5.5 percent compared to the same time period a year earlier, …

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Total Foreclosures

In September 2013, the foreclosure rate in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area fell to 4 percent, down 1.1 percentage points over the same period last year and slightly above the …

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Housing Segregation Index

Residential segregation is a measure of integration across local communities. Higher degrees of residential segregation result from the isolation of minority groups. Many measures of segregation are used. Here, Duncan’s …

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Age of Housing Units – Pittsburgh Counties

The age of the housing in a region is one measure of the rate at which its population has been growing in relation to other areas.

Age of Housing Units

The age of the housing in a region is one measure of the rate at which its population has been growing in relation to other areas. Pittsburgh has the oldest …

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New Building Permits – Pittsburgh Counties

The number of permits issued for new privately owned residential construction is an excellent indicator of growth and economic vitality. New building permits in Allegheny County began to rise in …

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Housing Vacancy Rates – Pittsburgh Counties

Vacancy rates in residential housing are a good barometer over time of the demand for shelter in a region. According to the Census, unoccupied housing units are considered vacant. Vacancy …

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