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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

How to Get Bad Odors Out of Your New Home

How to Get Bad Odors Out of Your New Home

So, maybe you didn’t notice it when you first toured through your new home; after all, you were enamored with the place and already envisioning where you would put all of your belongings, not to mention trying to decide how you might decorate. You may not have even noticed it during your final walk through; after all, you were on your way to closing and owning a new home. What “it&rdqu

A 10-Step Guide on How to Buy a House

A 10-Step Guide on How to Buy a House

Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about the summer home-selling season. Of course, you can’t have any home-selling season without home buyers, right?! But, how do you buy a home? For first-time home buyers who need a little help and for veteran home buyers who may need a quick refresher, we’ve put together an easy 10-step home-buying guide that will have prospective buyers in n

10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh This Summer

10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh This Summer

With all of the Stanley Cup excitement surrounding the city of Pittsburgh over the last few weeks, a lot of hockey fans have been showing an extra interest in our great city. But, you don’t have to be a Pittsburgh Penguins fan (Seriously, how could you NOT be right now?!) to enjoy everything that Pittsburgh has to offer. We certainly can’t deny that our city is full of champions, but h

What Is My Home Worth?

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What Is My Home Worth?

With schools wrapping up for the year, the summer home-selling season is in full effect. Families that are planning a move are getting in gear to find their new home and settle in before classes pick back up in the fall. Whether you’ve been considering selling your home or not, all of this movement in the real estate industry may have you wondering how much your home is worth. After all,

3 Affordable Curb Appeal Improvements

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3 Affordable Curb Appeal Improvements

For homebuyers, a drive or walk down the street is like a fashionista's stroll along Fifth Avenue - it's all about the window shopping. What sort of display will catch the buyer's eye? Homeowners need affordable yet dazzling curb appeal projects to draw in potential buyers.  Landscaping and similar property improvements can come with sky-high price tags and take time to complet

What's a Good Credit Score?

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What's a Good Credit Score?

Students around the country may be rejoicing as classes close for the summer, but when it comes to finances, the work never seems to end for adults. In fact, we’re even given a report card when it comes to our credit. While it may be a most dreaded subject for many, a person’s credit plays in role in many aspects of adult life – you know, like applying for a mortgage when you wan