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How to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

Yesterday officially marked the change of season and fall’s arrival means that homeowners have a few extra maintenance issues to complete before colder weather sets in!  Though it may seem like a bit of a chore, completing fall home maintenance is much easier to do when the weather is warm or even moderate. Take advantage of the cool, sunny days we are having and complete these 10 fall

Socially Distant Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Socially Distant Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Now that it is fall and October is fast approaching, the leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler it is time to partake in Pittsburgh’s favorite fall activities. Fall is a particularly beautiful time in Western Pennsylvania and there are a ton of new and exciting events happening in and around the Pittsburgh area you can safely practice social distancing while still having fun!&n

How to Easily Shop For a Mortgage

How to Easily Shop For a Mortgage

For most people, a home will be the biggest purchase that you will make in your lifetime and will require obtaining a mortgage.  Shopping around for a mortgage will help you find the best possible financing deal. Locking in the best possible interest rate may involve some time and research, but it will pay off for you in the long run!   Get your Credit Score Your credit score is

Moving Soon? Avoid These Five Mistakes

Moving Soon? Avoid These Five Mistakes

Moving into a new home requires a lot of planning and important decisions.  Sometimes these steps can be overlooked, causing you to lose a lot of time and money in the relocation process. Luckily planning is an easy way to reduce stress and avoid mistakes.  Before your next move, sit down and take time to prepare so you can have a smooth and enjoyable moving experience!   1. N

Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winners

Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winners

Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty hosts a scholarship program, open to all highschoolers in the area.  The Dream,  Innovate, Grow scholarship is inspired by the key beliefs and attributes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty has been built on.  The recipients who are chosen also embrace these ideals both personally and academically. 

Home Projects to Tackle Before The Fall

Home Projects to Tackle Before The Fall

Now that we are approaching the end of August, it’s time to start thinking about the changing of seasons and how you can tidy up your home before the fall. It’s always a good idea to do a little preventative maintenance before the leaves start falling.  Here are a few projects that you can easily tackle before the seasons change and save yourself some work in the spring! 

Three Reasons to Live in Your Home Before You Renovate

Three Reasons to Live in Your Home Before You Renovate

Being able to make improvements and customize your space is one of the best parts of being a homeowner.  That being said, most new homeowners are eager to jump into projects before they even live in the home. In many ways, this can be great to avoid the mess that comes along with improvements, but for some people living in your home before you renovate might be a good idea.   &nb

Four Home Buying Tips for a Growing Family

Four Home Buying Tips for a Growing Family

The prospect of buying a new home can be fun and exciting. It can also be a bit nerve-wracking, given that you want to get it just right. How do you know that the house you fall in love with is the house? How can you be sure that you will be happy with your choice years down the road? With a growing family in mind, most homeowners worry about finding the perfect family home.  Before you start

Understanding the Home Buying Process

Understanding the Home Buying Process

The home buying process can be slightly stressful and intimidating, especially if this is your first time around the block.  Even if you are a seasoned moving professional, it is still nice to have a home buying guide and the help of your trusted real estate agent.  Knowing what to expect through the home buying process can reduce some of that anxiety and help you confidently find your w

What to Know About a Home Inspection

What to Know About a Home Inspection

Home inspections are an important part of your home selling process, but it can also be a source of anxiety for many sellers. If this is your first move, don’t stress!   We’re here to help answer all your questions about home inspections.     How should I prepare for my home inspection? Home sellers have an easier time preparing for a home inspection in adv