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'We Buy Houses': Decline and Opportunity in Pittsburgh's East Suburbs

Penn Hills, Pennsylvania's foreclosure woes have left it in deep trouble. At least two entrepreneurs are cashing in.
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Matt Stroud

Go anywhere in the Pittsburgh metro area and it’s possible you’ll see 12-inch square signs, white or yellow, emblazoned with "WE BUY HOUSES" in bold, blue sans-serif font. But if you’re in Penn Hills — by far the largest municipality in Allegheny County outside the City of Pittsburgh — it’s virtually impossible that you won’t see one of those signs.

They’re everywhere. And that’s because Penn Hills is in trouble.