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Make a Fixer-Upper into a Fairy Tale in Pittsburgh!

Make a Fixer-Upper into a Fairy Tale in Pittsburgh!

It sounds so whimsical, right? You find an older, classically-designed home and with just a few tweaks, you turn it into the home of your dreams! Unfortunately, if you’re considering buying a fixer upper, you may have to hold those fairytale notions for just a moment. Buying a fixer upper and renovating it into your dream home may not be as simple as waving a magic wand. But, Pittsburgh r

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

Which Kitchen Design Elements are Best for Buyers?

Which Kitchen Design Elements are Best for Buyers?

Homeowners and sellers who hope to upgrade their kitchens should bear in mind design trends for 2016. The kitchen is a storage space, cooking area and a gathering place. Its myriad purposes make it one of the most important rooms in the home, and therefore it's one that should be well-designed. Whether you intend to remain in place for the next decade, or sell in the near future, the kitc

The 2015 DoE SEER Ratings: How HMS Helps?

The 2015 DoE SEER Ratings: How HMS Helps?

As of January 1, 2015, there are new regulations for heating and air conditioning equipment from the U.S. Department of Energy. What's new? The US Department of Energy (DoE) has defined higher energy efficiency standards, which mandate that all residential heating & air conditioning units manufactured on or after January 1, 2015 have new minimum ratings for Seasonal Energy Efficiency

You Can Work It! How to Turn Any Space into a Home Office that Inspires!

You Can Work It! How to Turn Any Space into a Home Office that Inspires!

Today, there are many people who are able to enjoy working from home. Whether they’re running their own business, catching up on work they’ve taken home from the office or simply paying monthly bills, it is becoming more and more necessary for today’s buyers to include a home office on their home-buying wish list. Although every home on the market may not be seem readily equip