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Trib Thursday wrap editorial: Home prices going up |

Trib Thursday wrap editorial: Home prices going up

| Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 p.m.

It was a good year for home sellers in Westmoreland County, where Realtors say sales in 2017 increased 3 percent while the average home price went up by $5,000. And this “sellers market” is expected to continue into 2018, says Tony Molnar-Strejcek, vice president of the Realtors Association of Westmoreland, Indiana and Mon Valley.

That reflects not just an improved economy but also a desirable area in which to live. Here’s to keeping that momentum going — by sustaining quality-of-life considerations (good schools, low taxes) that make Westmoreland County attractive.

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