Blog Entries in August

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

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