Pittsburgh Real Estate Blog

Give Summer Bugs the Boot! Five Natural Ways to Rid Your Home of Pests.

Give Summer Bugs the Boot! Five Natural Ways to Rid Your Home of Pests.

We’ve got to let you in a little something that’s been bugging us ever since the weather started to heat up this summer. It’s bugs… creepy, crawly, winged or without, we’re taking serious issue with those pesky creatures that come in swarms each summer. But, drowning the ants, mosquitos, flies and other insects in harmful chemicals can’t be the only way to k

Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You! Real-life Home-buying Lessons for First-time Buyers

Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You! Real-life Home-buying Lessons for First-time Buyers

The home-buying process is not always easy and for first-time buyers, it can be downright difficult. Recently, we polled a few Pittsburgh area homeowners to get their perspectives on that daunting, yet doubly rewarding, first-time home-buying process. Today, we’re sharing a few real-life lessons that regional home owners shared with us. Prospective first-time home buyers, sit down, relax

Need a Financial Fix? Try a 12-Week Money Saving Challenge!

Need a Financial Fix? Try a 12-Week Money Saving Challenge!

If you have any social media presence whatsoever, you’ve been exposed to one of those challenge groups. You know the kind. “I need X number of people who want to look good, feel even better and, oh yes, be held accountable!” Well, we can’t lie. We’ve seen the posts. And, we’re inspired, too. So, we’re starting a little challenge of our own. But, instead

Can You Hack It? 15 Home Hacks that May Change Your Life!

Can You Hack It? 15 Home Hacks that May Change Your Life!

It’s the little things in life, right? That feeling you get when you’re in a rush to take out the garbage because you already can hear your trash removal service coming down the street. Or the umpteenth time that something has fallen behind your infamous kitchen junk drawer, due to overstuffing, underorganizing and, dare we say, a tad bit of hoarding?! And, yes, even how your iPhone ba

“Why Isn’t My Home Selling?” 10 Reasons Your Home Sale may be Stagnant

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“Why Isn’t My Home Selling?” 10 Reasons Your Home Sale may be Stagnant

The heat of the summer selling season is pouring down. You know you’ve heard about it… the neighbors up the street whose home was under contract in merely five days… even your friend across town who received two offers after just days of being on the market… so, why do buyers seem to continue to pass on your home? This summer is proving to be a great time to sell; so,

10 Things First Time Home Buyers Think And What They Need to Know!

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10 Things First Time Home Buyers Think And What They Need to Know!

In this day and age, it sometimes seems like everyone’s an expert; and, that can be the case when it comes to first-time homebuyers as well. Unfortunately, we all know what happens when you assume… and, assuming you know everything about your first home purchase can be a costly mistake. Here are 10 (not-so-accurate) things that first-time homebuyers may think: via GIPHY 1. “I don’t need to find

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in PA

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in PA

Now that summer officially has arrived, you may have noticed that your friends or family members who work in the real estate industry may be a little harder to schedule some time with…  “I’m showing some buyers a few homes on Thursday night…” “I’ve got an open house on Saturday…” “I’ve got a closing scheduled arou

Headed to College? Here's How You Can Save Money

Headed to College? Here's How You Can Save Money

It is summer vacation for most college students around the country and that may mean anything and everything from summer internships to impulse road trips. And, why not?! Many working professionals may agree that their college years were some of the most carefree times in their young adult lives. Because, after college, comes a not-always-so-inviting welcome into the real world of careers and,

What is Rent to Own?

What is Rent to Own?

So, you want to be a homeowner, but don’t think you’re financially ready? Don’t feel helpless! Much like you can rent-to-own cars, furniture and appliances, you actually can rent-to-own a home! Of course, you’re not going to find a rent-to-own option with every available house on the market, but you may find a seller who is willing to entertain this option, particularly

Preparing Your Home for Vacation

Preparing Your Home for Vacation

Before you leave on vacation, make sure that your house is prepared for your absence. Taking a vacation is the perfect way to relax and get away from the problems of daily life. But you may be in for a rude awakening when you return if you don't prepare your home before you leave. Once your bags are packed and your keys are in hand, protect your home by preparing your appliances for your ab