Blog Entries in August

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 about to be 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

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

10 Tips to Help Make Your Home Sale Go Smoothly

10 Tips to Help Make Your Home Sale Go Smoothly

How many times have you said, “I wish I would have known…” after you’ve done something for the first time? Well, if you’re selling a home for the first time, there is no need to wish that you would have known a few things that can make the sales process easier. We’ve compiled a list of tips from home sellers to pave your way to a successful home sale. Here a

Ready to Buy a Home? Consider These Five Things First

Ready to Buy a Home? Consider These Five Things First

Some say the generation is entitled; some say they’re lazy. They’re also known to be tech-savvy, educated individuals. Who are they? They’re millennials and they’re a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the world today. As far as real estate goes, many millennials are considering whether or not it is their time to buy a home. Like every home buyer, members of the mil

Don’t Make a Move Without Doing These Five Things

Don’t Make a Move Without Doing These Five Things

This summer, we’ve given a lot of advice to people looking to buy a home and those looking to sell theirs, too. You know what those two things have in common? Moving. And, when it comes to a stress-free move, everyone could use a little advice. If you’re in the process of packing up to move to a new home this summer, here are five things you won’t want to forget as you’r

Five Ways to Celebrate National Family Fun Month in Pittsburgh

Five Ways to Celebrate National Family Fun Month in Pittsburgh

Summer vacation season may be winding down as back-to-school season creeps in this month. But, that is no reason for the fun to end. August is National Family Fun Month and Pittsburgh is the perfect place to find family fun! Here are five fun things to do with your family in Pittsburgh before summer ends: 1. Walk on the wild side at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Where else can yo

Simple Tricks May Fix Your Appliances

Simple Tricks May Fix Your Appliances

It's every homeowner's worst nightmare – you have a pot over the stove and turn the switch to find your burner won't light. It's the same idea with your refrigerator. No one wants to swing open the doors for a snack to see that their food is warm and spoiled. While your first reaction may be to panic and assume your machine has conked out for good, don't lose hope so

You Paid WHAT?! Five Home Items Not Worth the Splurge

You Paid WHAT?! Five Home Items Not Worth the Splurge

Do you subscribe to some of those fancy home décor magazines or even simply receive Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware catalogs in the mail? It is easy to get wrapped up in the awesome designs pictured and splurge on trendy home décor items in hopes that your home may mimic even a corner of what you see on those pages. The downside of trying to stay atop the latest home d&eacut

Take Note of 10 Must-have Back-to-School Apps!

Take Note of 10 Must-have Back-to-School Apps!

As we tearfully say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, we’re eagerly looking forward to an app-solutely awesome new school year! That’s right; thanks to some of the hottest technology out there, even the most unorganized, busiest families can keep it together in a budget-friendly, stylish way! Ready to hit the books on the back-to-school season’s hottest helpers? Here are 10

Must-Dos to Make a Home Move-in Ready Before it Hits the Market

Must-Dos to Make a Home Move-in Ready Before it Hits the Market

Move-in ready. No matter what interior and exterior features today’s home buyers are looking for, you can pretty much bet that those three little words appeal to every buyer out there. Who doesn’t want to walk into their future home and simply start making it their own? As a seller, you want to do everything you can to assure buyers that your home is move-in ready. Even if you alrea