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Five Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

Five Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

The heat is on for home sellers during this competitive real estate market. Sure, many buyers are primed and ready to close and move into new homes before a new school year starts. But, with so many homes on the market right now, how can you make yours stand out? During summer months, you’ve got to be more than just flexible on showings to attract the right buyer. Here are five things a s

10 Tips for Staying Safe During Summer Fun

10 Tips for Staying Safe During Summer Fun

Summer is here, which means it’s time for sun, fun, and safety, of course! If you and your family are looking forward to a little #frontporchsittin and many #backyardBBQs, you’ll want to be sure to keep everyone safe and healthy during the next few months. But, you don’t have to stay inside to keep your family free from harm this summer. You just need to practice a little sens

Stack Your Calendar With Summer Fun in Pittsburgh

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Stack Your Calendar With Summer Fun in Pittsburgh

School’s out for the summer, so you know what that means… it’s time to fill your calendar with fun activities. If you live in or around the city of Pittsburgh, you’re in luck! There is never a lack of fun for the whole family when it comes to the Steel City. For Pittsburgh residents, or people who are planning to move here, or those who are just visiting this summer, he

Five Things You Need to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

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Five Things You Need to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

With so much competition in busy real estate markets right now, some potential home sellers may be considering renting out their homes instead of listing. Of course, there are certain benefits to renting out your home, but there also is certain responsibility. If you are thinking about becoming a landlord, here are five things you’ll want to know about renting first: 1. Can you handle b

Five Must-Dos for Unmarried Couples Who Want to Buy a Home Together

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Five Must-Dos for Unmarried Couples Who Want to Buy a Home Together

With June’s arrival, summer wedding season will be in full swing. But, today, more and more couples are foregoing their nuptials and taking a financial leap into mortgage matrimony. It is becoming more popular for couples to buy a home before tying the knot. If a legally binding mortgage sounds more appealing than a legally binding marriage for you and your partner, you’ll need to b

Moving With Pets? Tips to Make the Transition a Smooth One

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Moving With Pets? Tips to Make the Transition a Smooth One

You know you’ll have to pack more than a few boxes. You’ll patch some holes and possibly repaint. You’ll probably even pack an overnight bag or two to make sure your family members have all of their favorite things when most things are tucked away in boxes. But, what will you do for your pets when it comes time to move into a new home? It goes without saying that moving into a

Buyers and Sellers: 10 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent

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Buyers and Sellers: 10 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent

The school year is winding down, which means that soon, many more motivated home buyers will be entering the real estate market with high hopes of settling into a new home before another school year begins. For sellers, that’s great news—as long as they’re properly marketing their home. For other buyers—an influx in competition could be detrimental to finding the right home

10 Things You Must Do Before Moving Into a New Home

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10 Things You Must Do Before Moving Into a New Home

As if the summer season isn’t busy enough, typically full of backyard gatherings, baseball games, vacations and many more activities—can you imagine adding a major move into that mix? There are many people who, despite that on-the-go nature of summer, also move into a new home during these next few months. So, in addition to all the fun events that are filling up summer calendars, h

Five Pittsburgh Salad Shops to Try During National Salad Month

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Five Pittsburgh Salad Shops to Try During National Salad Month

There is no doubt, our city is widely known for foods like pierogies and Primanti Bros. But, we don’t only like to stack fries on our sandwiches! Pittsburgh is also known for topping our salads with all that crispy, greasy goodness, too.  Since May is National Salad Month, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite spots to get a great salad in Pittsburgh—french fries or no

10 Facts You Should Know About Buying a Foreclosure

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10 Facts You Should Know About Buying a Foreclosure

For many homebuyers, the word “foreclosure” can be a major forewarning when it comes to making a home purchase. In today’s real estate market, foreclosures are less common to come by. Therefore, buyers may be inclined to shy away from an otherwise wonderful home, just because it is listed as a foreclosure.  If you’re interested in a home that is being marketed as a fo