Blog Entries in January

Home Maintenance Help: 5 Things You Need to Check Now

Home Maintenance Help: 5 Things You Need to Check Now

We may be preparing to say goodbye to January, but before we write-off (no tax season pun intended!) the first month of 2017, let’s make sure we’re getting a solid start to this New Year of homeownership. Home maintenance may not have been the first resolution on your list this year; but, it may be one of the most important! Set up your home for a successful 2017! Perform these five

Eight Traits that Signal Real Estate Success!

Eight Traits that Signal Real Estate Success!

We recently offered people who are planning to buy a home this year a little advice on what they can do to prepare for that big purchase. High-ranking on that list was searching for and interviewing potential real estate agents. But, if you’re a first-time homebuyer or simply a homeowner who hasn’t bought or sold a home in quite some time, how do you even know what you should be loo

Want to Buy a Home in 2017? Do These Five Things Now!

Want to Buy a Home in 2017? Do These Five Things Now!

We may only be nearing the end of the first month of the year, but something is becoming pretty obvious; 2017 is going to be your year – to buy a home, that is! If you’ve got plans to purchase a home at any point this year, now is the time to start prepping for that process. Here are five things you can do now to ensure a smooth home-buying process in 2017: 1. Get Comfy with Your

Ready to Sell Your Home? Consider These Three Things First!

Ready to Sell Your Home? Consider These Three Things First!

For many homeowners, gone are the days of settling into one home for the long haul. Instead, today’s homeowners upsize, downsize and relocate to adapt to life’s changing needs. But, making the decision to uproot and sell one home in order to find and move into a new home is never easy. Unfortunately, there may be no tell-tale signs that it is time to sell. Instead, deciding to sell

Rent Wisely: Six Tips for Finding the Right Rental Property

Rent Wisely: Six Tips for Finding the Right Rental Property

If your “New Year, new you” plan includes moving out on your own, you may have a few concerns as you plan to spread your wings. Unless you’ve been saving funds and working on your finances for the last year or so, you may not be quite ready to buy a home yet. So, how can you find a rental property that is right for you? With a little help, of course! Here are six tips for find

So Long, Chevron! Say Goodbye to these Five Home Trends in 2017!

So Long, Chevron! Say Goodbye to these Five Home Trends in 2017!

Just last week, we shared our design trend forecast for the New Year. Of course, with every design trend that comes in, one or more must also go out. So, while you’re selecting the hot styles you’ll incorporate into your home in 2017, take note of these five home trends that should see their way out of your home décor style this year: 1. Oversized Furniture: Maybe it has some

10 Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make this Year

10 Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make this Year

Now that the New Year has been sufficiently “rung in,” it’s time to get down to the business of those pesky resolutions. While you already may have bailed on your lofty diet or exercise plans for the New Year (there is still plenty of time to get back on track!), you may not be able to afford to let your financial resolutions slide. Really, if you’ve got goals like buying a

Resolve to Try One of These 10 Home Trends in 2017

Resolve to Try One of These 10 Home Trends in 2017

The beginning of the year is always a great time to adopt the “out with the old, in with the new” mentality for everything from barely-worn clothes to rarely-used toys to, even, rapidly-fading home décor fads. How can you make sure that you’re tossing the tacky and taking on the trendy when it comes to 2017 home décor? With our help, of course! Here are 10 of

Celebrate National Spaghetti Day with Pittsburgh’s Best Pasta!

Celebrate National Spaghetti Day with Pittsburgh’s Best Pasta!

Talk about totally derailing your New Year’s resolution before you even get started! Tomorrow is National Spaghetti Day! How can you not indulge in those oh-so-crave-worthy carbs?! Now, Pittsburgh may be known for regional favorites like pierogies and Primanti Bros., but anyone who lives in Pittsburgh will tell you that there is some pretty good pasta to be found in the city, too. In hono

Bad Money-Management Advice to Avoid at ALL Costs!

Bad Money-Management Advice to Avoid at ALL Costs!

Hello… it’s me. Wait a minute… no, not her. Instead, it’s your big-spending, no-saving, poor money-managing bad side! And, I’m here with some completely rotten financial advice for you. You know, since January is almost over, you might as well go ahead and forget those resolutions you made about avoiding my way of thinking this year. After all, tax season is here an