Hilltop Housing Market Analysis

University Center for Social and Urban Research   (Pittsburgh)

January 2013 - May 2013

UCSUR is currently studying the residential housing market in South Pittsburgh’s Hilltop communities. This analysis will help the Hilltop Alliance and stakeholders in member neighborhoods better understand the underlying market dynamics at work in the area, and also serve to inform a larger community housing market discussion to be convened by the Hilltop Alliance at conclusion of the research effort. It is our hope that this research and subsequent community discussion will result in effective strategies for improving the attractiveness and livability of South Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. Using data available through the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS) and other sources, a primary focus of UCSUR’s housing market analysis will include an exploration of transaction dynamics by neighborhood. This analysis of transaction dynamics will include statistics on sales prices, homeownership, and investors.

The project will be completed in May, 2013