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Blog Entries in April

8 Ways to Keep Children and Pets Safe in Your Home

8 Ways to Keep Children and Pets Safe in Your Home

With our spring cleaning tasks just about completed, it is now time to prepare for carefree summer months of enjoying more time outdoors with neighbors, family members, and friends. With summer BBQs and impromptu picnics, there is likely to be more traffic in your home than usual in the coming months. Of course, you want to make sure that all guests, from those with the tiniest feet to those with

Must-Do Spring Cleaning Tasks

Must-Do Spring Cleaning Tasks

With Earth Day’s arrival and the influx of warmer weather on the horizon, there is no denying it – spring is here! The season brings the annual task of sprucing up your home. That’s right, it’s time to put on your gloves, grab your bucket and get your spring cleaning underway. Not sure where to start when it comes to this must-do task? Here are a few tips that will have

Want to Buy a Home? Avoid These Common Credit Mistakes

Want to Buy a Home? Avoid These Common Credit Mistakes

There is a lot of preparation and effort that goes into buying a home. From searching through various listings to saving up for a down payment to applying for a mortgage and all the inspections and appraisals that get you through to closing, the home-buying process can be complex. Most home buyers go into this process knowing that their finances will be scrutinized a bit before they are approve

Five Ways to Avoid Being a Difficult Seller

Five Ways to Avoid Being a Difficult Seller

The spring home-buying season is on! If you’re on the buying end of the season, you know that means you could be facing a lot of competition for the home you want to purchase. But if you’re on the selling end of the market right now, you should know that you’ll also be facing a lot of competition against other sellers. While your home’s features certainly can give you an ed

Five Tips to Spruce Up Your Yard for National Lawn and Garden Month

Five Tips to Spruce Up Your Yard for National Lawn and Garden Month

Days are longer, the air is (at least a little) warmer and we’ve likely even seen a few hints at new blossoms—spring is officially here! Some might of even have ushered in this month by pulling a few of our favorite annual pranks. With April’s arrival, we can celebrate another warm-weather tradition—National Lawn and Garden Month! What better way to commemorate this occasio

Pittsburgh Tourist Attractions Sure to Impress Any Guest

Pittsburgh Tourist Attractions Sure to Impress Any Guest

With spring in the air and the school year winding down, summer travel is high on the minds of many of us. While you may be busy planning a beach getaway or a couple of camping excursions, it is also likely that you’ll be planning a few tourist-worthy trips around Pittsburgh this summer too. Whether you’ve got family and friends visiting from out of town or you want to enjoy a bit o

Five Tips to Find the Right Contractor for Your Remodeling Projects

Five Tips to Find the Right Contractor for Your Remodeling Projects

The spring season brings the arrival of the one of the busiest home remodeling seasons. From patios to porches to landscaping and more, homeowners everywhere are getting bit by the home-renovating bug. But, when you’re doing major projects around your home—even if you’re a fan of DIY—it can only get you so far. For some spring remodeling projects, you must bring in a con

Earth Day, Your Way! 10 Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Projects

Earth Day, Your Way! 10 Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Projects

As Earth Day approaches this weekend, you may be considering doing something nice for Mother Nature. Amping up your recycling efforts, volunteering to pick up trash and planting a few trees are great ways to show our planet some appreciation. But, did you realize that your Earth Day efforts could also be beneficial for you and your home? Why not celebrate Mother Nature in a way that is also goo

Online Vs. In-Person House Hunting: 10 Things You Must See in a Home

Online Vs. In-Person House Hunting: 10 Things You Must See in a Home

These days, online retailers like Amazon have drastically changed the way we shop for everything from pens and pencils to pants and pantry items. Have online conveniences like hundreds of customer reviews and two-day shipping spoiled us so much that we now expect to only rely on online listings when it comes to shopping for a new home? No way! Well, not at least when it comes to some of a home&

Five Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Agents

Five Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Agents

Eager home sellers are not the only people gearing up for a bustling spring real estate season. Real estate agents everywhere are preparing for what is typically one of their busiest times of the year. With multiple listings, clients and other professional contacts, how can a real estate agent keep organized? Even the real estate agents who have mastered answering emails over lunch and scheduli