Blog Entries in December

Five Tips for Buying a Home in Winter

Five Tips for Buying a Home in Winter

During this busy shopping season, many of us are crossing items off our lists each and every day. But, what if you’re looking for a very big-ticket item this holiday season? Though there may not be as many buyers on the market right now, those people who are looking for a home are serious. So, we’ve made a list of some seriously good tips for buying a home in winter. If you’re

Five Hot Home Improvement Projects to Warm Up to This Winter

Five Hot Home Improvement Projects to Warm Up to This Winter

Right now, you may be busy filling your holiday shopping list with every bargain you can find in stores. Once the holiday season ends, it may be time for you to start working on some other wishes… you know, that never-ending list of home improvement projects! This year, don’t feel limited by the fact that cold weather and snow could keep you indoors. Instead, find some perfect plac

Don’t Be Confused. These Mortgage Misunderstandings Can Cost You

Don’t Be Confused. These Mortgage Misunderstandings Can Cost You

The spending season is upon us. But, that doesn’t mean you should be spending in excess everywhere you go. Just like you may be waiting for the best deals on those perfect holiday gifts, you also should be aiming for the best deal if you’re shopping for a home mortgage. Unfortunately, just like the flurry of holiday sales can have you confused about what price is best, a few mortgag

Seven Tips to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Seven Tips to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Your decorations are up. You’ve bought a few gifts. You may even have your holiday cards addressed. Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it is time to focus on this year’s hosting responsibilities. If you’ll be welcoming friends and family into your home this season, save yourself some stress and start to prepare early! Since this gift-giving season is a list-making s

Five Things Snowbirds Should Do Before Flocking South This Winter

Five Things Snowbirds Should Do Before Flocking South This Winter

Admittedly, fall weather has been pretty kind to us all this year. But, for those homeowners who prefer a full escape from seasonal snow, the time is near to flock south for the winter. If you’re ready to pack up and head toward warmer temperatures or waters, there are a few things you should do for your home before you go. Snowbirds, add these five things to your to-do list before leavin

Do Smart Home Systems Make Financial Sense for You?

Do Smart Home Systems Make Financial Sense for You?

As we  kick off 2017, your mind is bound to be churning with possible resolutions. If remodeling your home in the New Year tops your list of resolutions, you’ve undoubtedly considered investing in smart technology. You know, devices like programmable thermostats, smart light bulbs and smart home security systems, among an array of other witty new technology. Of course, with all of th

Five Holiday Storage Ideas for Undecking the Halls!

Five Holiday Storage Ideas for Undecking the Halls!

Though many of us still are enjoying the holiday season with family and friends, we know there is a not-so-festive thought looming in your minds… cleaning up all of the holiday décor you so diligently put up for the season. Well, don’t waste the rest of this merry time worrying about how you’re going to stash your seasonal décor until next year. We’ve foun

Holiday Hosting Tips to Keep Your House Tidy and Spirits Bright!

Holiday Hosting Tips to Keep Your House Tidy and Spirits Bright!

If you’re a homeowner or renter who is hosting the holidays this season, you may be feeling a little anxiety about welcoming your guests while keeping your home in order. But, have no fear; it can be done! Even during the busiest of holiday seasons, you can keep chaos at home down while keeping your guests’ (and your own) spirits up! Here’s a quick guide to making your guests

Five Tips for a Successful Home Sale in 2017!

Five Tips for a Successful Home Sale in 2017!

The New Year is upon us and for some homeowners resolving to sell their homes in 2017 is on their to-do list. Much like all that is involved in planning for holiday festivities, there is quite a bit to do to prepare for listing a home in today’s real estate market. If you’re looking to list your home in 2017, here are five things you should start doing now: 1. Clean and Declutter

Brrr! Ten of the Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh this Winter!

Brrr! Ten of the Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh this Winter!

One of the things that so many people love about living in the city of Pittsburgh is the opportunity to enjoy all four seasons. Whether it is during the busy holiday season or in the wintry start to the New Year, Pittsburgh has an abundance of winter fun for all ages. Here are five outdoor winter activities you won’t want to miss in Pittsburgh this winter: Ski, Pittsburgh! Both Seve