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Education and Excitement for Kids: Spend a Summer in Pittsburgh!

Education and Excitement for Kids: Spend a Summer in Pittsburgh!

It wasn’t long ago that we shared some fun Pittsburgh places to take Mom or suggested a few of the ‘Burgh’s best ways to show Dad some love; but, now that school is out for the summer, it is time to point out why Pittsburgh leads the pack when it comes to summertime fun for the kiddos. Today’s list doesn’t even include the city’s legendary Kennywood or Sandca

Five First-time Home Seller FAQs

Five First-time Home Seller FAQs

There often is a lot of focus on first-time home buyers and the questions they may have as they enter the real estate market. However, the same should go for first-time home sellers, right? When you decide to list your first home for sale, you probably have no idea what to expect. To help first-time home sellers, we have compiled a list of common home-seller questions. Here are our top five:

Brunch, Baseball & Brews: Spending Father’s Day in Pittsburgh

Brunch, Baseball & Brews: Spending Father’s Day in Pittsburgh

As if Lord Stanley didn’t bestow an awesome enough honor on many Pittsburgh dads this week, Pittsburgh is full of incredible options for showing Dad that you care on Father’s Day. From baseball to brunches and everything in between, we’ve compiled a list of great ways to spend the day with your dad in Pittsburgh this Father’s Day weekend.    We still may be cel

Home-buying BFFs: Who You Need By Your Side When You Buy a Home

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Home-buying BFFs: Who You Need By Your Side When You Buy a Home

You’ve probably heard about celebrity bromances and girl squads, you know those little groups of famous friends who’ve vowed to be besties forever. Maybe you’ve even got your own tight-knit group of friends. Well, when you're buying a home, there are a few key people who will play a major part in your home-buying process and they’re more than worth the title of BFF!

10 Tips for Surviving Your First Year in Real Estate

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10 Tips for Surviving Your First Year in Real Estate

From vacations to barbeques to backyard fun with your kids, it can be easy to get distracted from your career in the summertime. This can be true in the real estate industry, especially if you’re just starting out. When you’re able to make your own schedule, it can be easy to schedule some down time. Instead of getting off track in your real estate career during one of the hottest time

If It’s Not Your Realtor, Why Can’t You Sell Your Home?

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If It’s Not Your Realtor, Why Can’t You Sell Your Home?

“It’s not you, it’s me.” This may be a line that no one wants to hear when they’re in a relationship. But, what if you’re in a home-selling relationship and you hear just the opposite? “It’s not your realtor, it’s you!” Is it possible that you could be destroying the sale of your own home? It may be a hard truth to swallow, but sometim

Five Hot Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

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Five Hot Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

By our calendars, the Memorial Day holiday has officially kicked off the summer selling season and it looks like it is going to be a hot one! If you’re listing your home for sale this summer, you’ll want to make sure it stands out among the competition. Here are five things you should consider when you’re selling a home in summer: 1. Curb Appeal Of course, this is always a

Need to Declutter? Host a Community Yard Sale!

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Need to Declutter? Host a Community Yard Sale!

Whether you’re preparing for a big move this summer or just moving from your 20s into your 30s, everyone needs to declutter and clean up every once in a while. So, why not capitalize on all of that cleaning? One great way to get paid for the hard work that you put into cleaning your home is to hold a yard sale. And, if you want to hold a successful sale, invite your whole community! Not o

Don’t Let Your Home Renovation Wreak Havoc on Your Relationship

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Don’t Let Your Home Renovation Wreak Havoc on Your Relationship

Who doesn’t love watching the home improvement shows that depict two partners happily going through the home renovation process? Oh, sure, they run into a couple of bumps along the way – but, they’re easily able to laugh it all off and they always, we mean always, end up with an incredibly renovated masterpiece. So, why doesn’t it always end up that way in the not-made-f

Time to Move Up? Ask These Five Questions First

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Time to Move Up? Ask These Five Questions First

The spring home selling and buying season is underway. And, like the weather, the market is hot! So, if you have been thinking about selling your home and moving up to a larger one, now may be the perfect time to do so. But, how do you know if you’re ready? Whether you’re planning to move to a new city or simply a new neighborhood, there are several things you should consider bef