(164) Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA seems to have taken its share of hits over the last five or so years.  Too bad really.  As a city of culture, with terrific old architecture, it had begun to recover and find itself in the post-industrial era, even doing better than many large cities in the northeastern United States.  Still, the real estate flippers, the “we buy houses: cash fast” crews are finding plenty of opportunity in amongst the foreclosures.  This piece from the Atlantic tells a tale of tragedy and opportunity intertwining.

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

photo: Jim Orsini via Wikimedia Commons