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If You Can’t Stand the Summer Selling Season Heat – Try These Five Tips!

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If You Can’t Stand the Summer Selling Season Heat – Try These Five Tips!

The summer home-selling season has arrived and with it, there will be a multitude of new homes listed for buyers to browse. Oh no! What does that mean for sellers?! It’s time to put your game face on! Many buyers are advised to clean, declutter and stage their homes for sale. But, is that enough to make a home stand out in the heat of a congested selling season? Here are five tips that no

Happily Ever After… the Wedding! Save for a Home While Planning to Say “I Do!”

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Happily Ever After… the Wedding! Save for a Home While Planning to Say “I Do!”

First comes love, then comes marriage… then comes paying for a wedding and saving for a home… all at the same time. Wait, is that not how the old playground song goes? For a lot of newly-engaged couples, this may be the reality. So, while you’re planning to say “I do,” here are five wedding planning “don’ts” that may save you a little money and hel

Stop Procrastinating with your Finances - It Can’t Wait!

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Stop Procrastinating with your Finances - It Can’t Wait!

Are you the one always waiting until the last minute to do… well, everything? Typically, it’s probably no big deal. Sure, you can hit up Target for just about anything you need before a party, school or work. But, when it comes to the financial side of life, even a little procrastination can cost you… a lot, actually. So, if you’ve got financial goals, like buying a ho

Celebrate National Bike Month - Cycle Pittsburgh’s Best Trails!

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Celebrate National Bike Month - Cycle Pittsburgh’s Best Trails!

We often tout the many perks of living in Pittsburgh and since it’s National Bike Month, we’re going to toot our horn about some of the best bike trails in and around the city, too. Because, in addition to all of the arts, culture and technology that Pittsburgh has to offer, the city also is full of green space! Here are eight of the best bike trails in Pittsburgh: 1. The Three R

Six Super Bowl Rings and Six Other Reasons to Buy a Home in Pittsburgh!

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Six Super Bowl Rings and Six Other Reasons to Buy a Home in Pittsburgh!

Just last week, we offered a little advice on what to do if you are not able to buy your dream home in your ideal location. Today, we’re going to give you a few reasons why our home, Pittsburgh, should be that ideal location. As you may expect, we’re awfully proud of our Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins and Steelers; but, we know our favorite sports teams may not draw every home-buyer t

Thinking FSBO? Why That’s a No-No!

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Thinking FSBO? Why That’s a No-No!

When you’re looking to sell your home, you may consider a For Sale By Owner or FSBO. And, why not? It seems like a great idea… you put that “For Sale” sign out in front of your yard, notify your Facebook friends, take an ad out on Craigslist and qualified buyers will come flocking, right? Well, not so much. The stats show that FSBO listings actually take longer to sell

Get Out of Your Dreams and into Your Home!

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Get Out of Your Dreams and into Your Home!

Barbie has a dream house, so, why can’t we all? Before we even begin to list the reasons, let’s also remember that Barbie’s held every career title from veterinarian to rock star and she’s also had the perfect body for over half a century. So, she’s probably the last person we should be trying to measure up to. Regardless, we’ve all got a vision of what our d

10 Fun Ways to Make Mom’s Day… the Pittsburgh Way!

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10 Fun Ways to Make Mom’s Day… the Pittsburgh Way!

Instead of sending your mom the traditional bouquet of flowers this Sunday, why not consider showing her a taste of all the great city of Pittsburgh has to offer for Mother’s Day. And, we’re not only talking about the amazing brunch options available in Pittsburgh this weekend! There are many ways to say “thank you” to Mom in and around the city of Pittsburgh. Here are j

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – and Give Good Backyard Privacy!

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – and Give Good Backyard Privacy!

As much as you may (or may not) love your neighbors and all of their furry, four-legged family members, you probably didn’t buy your home and property to share with them. Of course, you enjoy the friendly conversations you share when you’re outside and you may even get together for a BBQ, but when it comes to dinner outside in the backyard with your family, you may not want to share th

You Know a Lot about Your Credit Score. True or False?

You Know a Lot about Your Credit Score. True or False?

If you’re planning to buy a home and you’re going to be applying for a mortgage, you’ve probably been advised to pay more attention to your credit score. But, once you find out what your credit score is, what if you want to work on improving it? Where do you start? Do you really know what factors contribute to your credit score? Test your financial knowledge by taking a look a