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Blog Entries in February

The Benefits of Home Staging

The Benefits of Home Staging

Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that could help your home sell a lot faster.  In today’s market, buyers are looking for a home they can envision themselves in and move right in.  A few simple staging tips can make all the difference for buyers.     Invite In Buyers One of the biggest benefits of staging your home is that it i

Congratulations to the February 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the February 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to Kylie Bryner, our first Hockey Mom winner of 2021!  Kylie, mom to 7-year-old Weston and 4-year-old Wyatt, is a registered nurse who is no stranger to helping others.   This includes volunteering as a medic for the FAYHA Ice Miners Mite and Peewee games.  Volunteering helps the organization save money as an on-medic is required for each PAHL game.  In add

How to Help Your Houseplants Survive the Winter

How to Help Your Houseplants Survive the Winter

Pittsburgh winters mean gray days and cold temperatures.  The combination of these two things might have your houseplants longing for summer and warmer weather.  Now that we are in the heart of winter, it's time to give your houseplants a little extra attention to help them survive the rest of the season.  Check out our tips below on how to help your houseplants thrive this wint

Hockey Mom of the Year Contest Is Back!

Hockey Mom of the Year Contest Is Back!

It’s that time of the year again! We’re kicking off the fifth year of our Hockey Mom of the Year contest!  From early morning rides to the rink, countless hours watching practices and games, or cheering on every big play, hockey moms are an integral part of every hockey organization to support the players and be a role model.  That’s why we, in partnership with the Pitt

How To Downsize Belongings Before a Move

How To Downsize Belongings Before a Move

Moving can be a little stressful, especially when it comes to the packing part.  Downsizing your belongings and working to declutter before the move will make things go a lot smoother.  With a few easy steps and a little organization, you will be all set for your next move. If you are not moving, downsizing is also an opportunity to refresh and start new. If you get rid of the clutter, y

How To Prepare for an Open House

How To Prepare for an Open House

With warmer days in sight, you might be thinking about listing your home for the upcoming spring market.  One way that sellers can help their home to stand out is by hosting an open house. Open houses may attract everyone from nosy neighbors to motivated buyers. Either way, they generate buzz about a home—and that can be a great thing to get your home sold quickly. If you have an open h

How To Declutter Your Home Before You List It

How To Declutter Your Home Before You List It

Are you looking to list your home in the spring? If so, you might want to take the time now to start organizing and decluttering your home. Decluttering your home can be a big job, but will be worth it in the end.  The best way to tackle it is in stages, try to focus on one room, one space, or even one zone within a room (like your kitchen cabinets), completing the job fully before moving on

Congratulations to the February 2020 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to the February 2020 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to February Hockey Mom winner, Tami Keller from Conway!  Tami has two children, Mathew and Morgan, with Mathew playing for the Central Valley Warriors Varsity team and the Beaver Badgers U16 team.   Being from a small community, parent involvement is vital to keeping youth sports alive and thriving. Tami and her husband, Chris, can always be counted on to run a committe

New Home… New “Setting”!

New Home… New “Setting”!

Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a new home. You signed your name on the dotted line, packed up all your things, hauled them to your new home, unpacked (mostly), and have finally started to settle in.  After checking off all those major tasks, you might be starting to think about the smaller details of moving. Such as where the perfect place to hang the family picture is, determin

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Pittsburgh

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Pittsburgh

Dinner and a movie is a tried and true date, but this Valentine’s Day, why not do something a little different? Pittsburgh is full of fun, romantic ways to spend an evening with the one you love.  Whether you want to try a fun new restaurant or visit one of Pittsburgh’s famous museums there are so many options right in the city!    Andy Warhol Museum Try something