Blog Entries in December

Budgeting Tips for 2019

Budgeting Tips for 2019

In the aftermath of holiday spending, it is time to focus on our financial goals for the new year. Sure, many people make a resolution to spend less and save more each year, but what can you do to stick to your financial goals in 2019? Don’t be overwhelmed, we’re here to help. If you’ve planned to focus more on your finances next year, here are a few budgeting tips to help you

Helpful Hacks for Holiday Storage

Helpful Hacks for Holiday Storage

It’s hard to beat the festive feeling of a fully decorated house during the holidays. But once the season ends, what are homeowners to do with all the decor that has been filling their homes during this super-cold season? With seasonal sales, it is likely that you might even amass more festive decorations before the holidays are over. If you’re beginning to wonder how you might stor

10 Home Projects to Tackle This Winter

10 Home Projects to Tackle This Winter

Instead of caving into the cold-weather blues, use your time inside this winter to tackle some projects around the house. Take a good look around and you’re sure to find some room for renovations. If you’re having a hard time choosing what projects to do, let us help. Here are 10 home projects that you can do in snow, sleet, ice or any other weather winter might bring: 1. Install

Congratulations to the December 2018 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the December 2018 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to Julie Soose, Hockey Mom of the Month for December. Being a Hockey Mom is familiar territory for Julie as her three children, Aidan, Tristan and Lydia, all play. Julie is actively involved with the North Pittsburgh Wildcats 16U Midget team the 14U Bantam team where she is the

Five Free Places to Explore in Pittsburgh This Winter

Five Free Places to Explore in Pittsburgh This Winter

With less than two weeks until winter’s biggest holiday, many of us are caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. We’re enamored with the sights of a few snowflakes, exhausted from long days of shopping for gifts and simply trying to keep up with the latest made-for-TV holiday favorites! But once January hits, we’ll all be back to detesting the cold and snow—even co

Five Tips for Buying Real Estate in Winter

Five Tips for Buying Real Estate in Winter

Winter is not only known for cold when it comes to the weather. Most home buyers and sellers would agree that there are hotter times for the real estate market too. The mere thoughts of snow and ice could make some buyers and sellers freeze in their tracks before they want to navigate the winter market. We’ve recently shared some tips to help sellers enhance home appeal in winter. But wha

Five of the Best Gifts for Your Home This Holiday Season

Five of the Best Gifts for Your Home This Holiday Season

Your parents, check. Your kids, check. Your spouse, check. Your home? What?! As you’re completing your holiday shopping this month, there are some obvious gift recipients on your list. But this year, we’re suggesting that you add your home to your “nice” list when it comes to making holiday purchases. Why? Now is a great time to stock up on some of the very best smart ho

Six Cold Weather Tips for Home Sellers

Six Cold Weather Tips for Home Sellers

With so much focus on the holidays during this time of year, it can be easy to lose sight of some regular maintenance tasks around your home. However, if your home is on the market during these colder months, you might not have the luxury of letting things go around your home. So, if you’ve listed your home while you’re working to complete your holiday gift list, here are a few remind

Become a Landlord in Your Own Home – Tips for Renting Rooms

Become a Landlord in Your Own Home – Tips for Renting Rooms

As you prepare to welcome 2018, you may be thinking about embarking on some new adventures. If you’ve resolved to become a landlord next year, that goal could be easier to reach than you think. In fact, instead of buying a second property to generate extra income, many homeowners are turning their own homes into income properties – while they’re still living in them! In many o

Make a Resolution to Sell Your Home This Winter

Make a Resolution to Sell Your Home This Winter

As we embrace 2018, you may be compiling your list of resolutions.  If one of the things on your goal list is selling your home, you may want to consider making that task the first one you tackle in the new year. Though many people think spring is the best time to sell a home, we’ve got a few reasons why winter is a great time to sell. Looking for a real estate resolution to take on thi