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Can You Make the Grade? 10 Reasons Real Estate Agents Fail

Can You Make the Grade? 10 Reasons Real Estate Agents Fail

Many students are still getting back into the swing of things this fall semester, but we’re ready to hand out some grades—and, failing ones at that! It may sound harsh, but today we’re taking a look at some of the reasons that agents just don’t make the grade in the real estate industry. Here are 10 of the top reasons that real estate agents fail: 1. They don’t

Before You Kickoff the Home-Building Process, Check this List!

Before You Kickoff the Home-Building Process, Check this List!

With all the hype surrounding the start of football season, a home team win may have you feeling a bit antsy about a personal project kickoff. If you’re about to tackle the task of building a new home, you may want to consult a professional’s playbook before facing off against the home-building process. Building a home can be a difficult task, whether it is your first time or your f

Decades of Difference: Buying a Home at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond

Decades of Difference: Buying a Home at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond

With age comes… different priorities—and nothing could be truer when it comes to buying a home. What a first-time homebuyer wants and needs is likely far different from what a veteran homeowner, who has decided to downsize, is looking for. Of course, any potential home buyer needs to take things like their credit score, savings and debt-to-income ratio into consideration when they

Don’t Fail this Fall! 5 Home Improvement Projects to Never DIY

Don’t Fail this Fall! 5 Home Improvement Projects to Never DIY

The start of September signals the end of the summer travel season and the beginning of a new school year. This fall, you can count on spending cool weekends enjoying pumpkin-spice-something, watching a little football and possibly completing a few DIY projects around the house. When it comes to home renovations, there are those that are definitely D-I-Y and some that are simply D-I-Don’t

Enjoy National Eat Outside Day on a Porch or Patio in Pittsburgh

Enjoy National Eat Outside Day on a Porch or Patio in Pittsburgh

Today is National Eat Outside Day! While many Yinzers may argue that the best places to enjoy a meal outside are at PNC Park or Heinz Field, our hometown teams don’t happen to be playing today. Luckily for anyone who lives or works in Pittsburgh, there are so many great options when it comes to outdoor dining. In fact, it is pretty easy to find outdoor dining options all over the city!  

Back to School = Back to Order and Organization at Home

Back to School = Back to Order and Organization at Home

Now that learning institutions from preschools to colleges are back in session, it is time get the kids on the bus, and tackle one of the tasks that simply could not get done amidst all of the summer fun. Since the kids are out of the house now, you can postpone it no longer—it’s time to organize the house. Don’t know where to start when it comes to organizing? Don’t wor

10 Quick Financial Tips for College Students

10 Quick Financial Tips for College Students

More and more millennial buyers are entering the real estate market these days, which means that the time to start saving money is now! Since many millennials are still in college—and college can be a very difficult place to save money—we’ve decided to compile a quick list of tips to help this enterprising group of future home buyers start saving toward that first big home purcha

APR, ARM, O-M-G! 10 Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

APR, ARM, O-M-G! 10 Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

Now that we’re all done gazing at the solar eclipse and some of us have sent our little students back to class, it is time for us to hit the books and learn a bit about everyone’s favorite topic… mortgages! If you’re paying a mortgage each month, it is likely one of your largest expenses. If you’re interested in buying a home, it may be one of your biggest stresso

Textbook Tips for Downsizing this Back-to-School Season

Textbook Tips for Downsizing this Back-to-School Season

You’ve shopped the sales and seen a few buses on your morning commute. All over social media, your friends’ kids are posting pics of their newly-decorated dorm rooms. There is no doubt, school is back in session. If this back-to-school season has left you with an empty nest, it may be time to consider downsizing your home. Since the kids at school will be receiving a syllabus to sta

Shiplap to Subway Tile... Five Favorite Takeaways from HGTV

Shiplap to Subway Tile... Five Favorite Takeaways from HGTV

We’ve all been there, curled up on the couch or in bed on a rainy day flipping through the channels, until we happily rest on our favorite HGTV show. Then, suddenly, something happens. It’s like our TV remote just stops working. Oddly enough, all motivation to get up also escapes us. We’re drawn in and one incredible HGTV marathon ensues. Luckily, homeowners, renters and every