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Pittsburgh has 54th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in Pittsburgh was more than 13,000 in the third quarter of 2018, an 835-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Pennsylvania ranked No. 39 in average charitable giving

Pennsylvania residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $5,042 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Pennsylvania has 33rd highest home vacancy rate in nation

Pennsylvania posted the 33rd highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Pennsylvania’s population rose 0.1% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Pennsylvania’s population increased by 16,613, or 0.1 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Harrisburg 50% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Harrisburg is $287.51, 50 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

Analysis: Home affordability in Lackawanna County tanks

Lackawanna County had the lowest home affordability index in Pennsylvania in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

ERIE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Retired U.S. Army Major to Discuss

Mari K. Eder, a retired U.S. Army major general and president of the business consulting company Benson’s ReView, LLC, will discuss “The Information Apocalypse” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Frank G. Pogue Student Center.

Analysis: Lackawanna County has lowest home affordability in state

Lackawanna County posted the lowest home affordability index in Pennsylvania, according to an analysis of 432 counties nationwide by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Lackawanna among counties with worst home affordability

Lackawanna County ranked No. 115 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

GANNETT FLEMING: Pursel Named Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for Water/Wastewater

Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure and engineering firm, has appointed Thomas Pursel, PE, as the Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater.

Pennsylvania farmers back campaign to repeal damaging tariffs

A campaign designed to focus the president’s attention on the potential negative outcomes of tariffs on international agricultural markets has enlisted the support of farmers in several states, including Pennsylvania.

NY metro area has top ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among Pennsylvania’s largest MSAs

Among Pennsylvania’s most populous urban centers, New York-Newark-Jersey City, which includes parts of the Keystone state, posted the highest percentage of properties with mortgages that have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity.

Scranton area has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among Pennsylvania’s largest MSAs

Among Pennsylvania’s most populous urban centers, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 32 percent of mortgages in Sullivan County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among Pennsylvania counties, Sullivan, Allegheny and Washington had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 48 percent of mortgages in Elk County considered ‘underwater’

Among Pennsylvania counties, Elk, Fulton and Cambria had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks Pennsylvania No. 50

Pennsylvania ranked 50th among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Association Health Plan final rule could cost consumers millions of dollars

ERISA Access for the Self-Employed (EASE) believes the final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs) fails to do what President Donald Trump promised last year.

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