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Should You Elect to Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

Should You Elect to Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

Well, it’s Election Day. And, you’ve got two perfectly viable options in front of you. One may be a big change from what you’re used to. The other may be a bit more comfortable, but you may have concerns about its long-term effects. Of course, we’re talking about your pending decision to buy or rent a home. What other decision did you think we were talking about today?!

How to Help Your Retiring Parents Buy a House

How to Help Your Retiring Parents Buy a House

While there has been much hubbub about the millennials' potential to change the housing market, it is retiring baby boomers who are in control right now. If your parents are among the people looking for a new home to enjoy retirement in, you can help them. Freddie Mac recently found that baby boomers are the dominant demographic in the housing market. While millennials were expected to be b

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

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

Tiny Houses... Is Less Really More?

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Tiny Houses... Is Less Really More?

By now, you’ve probably heard about the tiny house movement that’s sweeping the nation. You know, living simply in a small home. And, by small, we’re talking around 500 square feet… or less. Though many of today’s home buyers may be more inclined to look for that sprawling house with at least one extra bedroom, an office or playroom and even a finished basement, t

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

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

You’ve Heard About Pittsburgh’s Hype, Now See the Home Styles, Too!

You’ve Heard About Pittsburgh’s Hype, Now See the Home Styles, Too!

From the food scene to the sports teams to the career opportunities and more, there is no shortage of reasons to make “living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” one of your future #GOALS. Since it’s pretty obvious that the city will meet anyone’s entertainment, recreational or cultural needs, we decided to showcase a few home styles that Pittsburgh also can boast about, because w

Buyers and Sellers... Get Open to the Idea of an Open House!

Buyers and Sellers... Get Open to the Idea of an Open House!

In the real estate world, there is a lot of discussion about just how beneficial holding an open house can be for sellers, buyers and even real estate agents. Frankly, they don’t always end with a buyer making a game-changing offer on a home. Everyone who stops in to browse through a home isn’t necessarily even interested in buying. And, yes, open houses are an opportunity for real est

It’s Not All in Your Head: 10 Thoughts on Every Home Buyer’s Mind

It’s Not All in Your Head: 10 Thoughts on Every Home Buyer’s Mind

Whether you’re buying your first home or you’ve bought and sold several homes, there are just some thoughts that run through the minds of home buyers everywhere. From scoping out the best mortgages to determining a reasonable offer and more, buyers just seem to think alike at certain times of the home-buying process. So, if you’re a buyer feeling alone at any point, take comfo