Blog Entries in June

Cool Off at Some of the Best Public Pools in Pittsburgh

Cool Off at Some of the Best Public Pools in Pittsburgh

As the month of July approaches this weekend, it’s time to make a game plan for keeping cool over the long, hot summer days ahead. What better way to chill off this summer than by spending the day by the pool? Don’t have a pool at your home? If you live in or around Pittsburgh, you’re in luck. The region has a plethora of public pools for residents and visitors to choose from.

Preparing Your Home for Sale – Five Things You Need to Know

Preparing Your Home for Sale – Five Things You Need to Know

Right now, the real estate market may pretty favorable for home sellers. But, that doesn’t mean sellers can just kick back, relax and wait for their homes to sell. It’s true; many buyers are seeking the right home to move into before a new school year starts. However, there also are many sellers eager to swoon buyers into choosing their homes. If you’re trying to sell a home t

Before You Borrow, Understand Home Renovation Loan Options

Before You Borrow, Understand Home Renovation Loan Options

A screened-in patio, updated countertops, and new flooring… summer is often the season when people decide to make major renovations to their homes. Do you have big plans for your home, but are not sure you have the proper funds to make them happen? There may be financial help to get your project from demolition to done. There are many types of home renovation loans that are designed to h

Five Things You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

Five Things You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

If you’re new to buying a home this summer, you’ve probably been advised that you’ll need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. While it is something you pay on a monthly basis, it typically is covered in your mortgage payment. For some homeowners, insurance can even be something that’s out of sight—and out of mind—until you need it most. Even vetera

Five Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

Five Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

The heat is on for home sellers during this competitive real estate market. Sure, many buyers are primed and ready to close and move into new homes before a new school year starts. But, with so many homes on the market right now, how can you make yours stand out? During summer months, you’ve got to be more than just flexible on showings to attract the right buyer. Here are five things a s

10 Tips for Staying Safe During Summer Fun

10 Tips for Staying Safe During Summer Fun

Summer is here, which means it’s time for sun, fun, and safety, of course! If you and your family are looking forward to a little #frontporchsittin and many #backyardBBQs, you’ll want to be sure to keep everyone safe and healthy during the next few months. But, you don’t have to stay inside to keep your family free from harm this summer. You just need to practice a little sens

Stack Your Calendar With Summer Fun in Pittsburgh

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Stack Your Calendar With Summer Fun in Pittsburgh

School’s out for the summer, so you know what that means… it’s time to fill your calendar with fun activities. If you live in or around the city of Pittsburgh, you’re in luck! There is never a lack of fun for the whole family when it comes to the Steel City. For Pittsburgh residents, or people who are planning to move here, or those who are just visiting this summer, he

Five Things You Need to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

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Five Things You Need to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

With so much competition in busy real estate markets right now, some potential home sellers may be considering renting out their homes instead of listing. Of course, there are certain benefits to renting out your home, but there also is certain responsibility. If you are thinking about becoming a landlord, here are five things you’ll want to know about renting first: 1. Can you handle b

Five Must-Dos for Unmarried Couples Who Want to Buy a Home Together

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Five Must-Dos for Unmarried Couples Who Want to Buy a Home Together

With June’s arrival, summer wedding season will be in full swing. But, today, more and more couples are foregoing their nuptials and taking a financial leap into mortgage matrimony. It is becoming more popular for couples to buy a home before tying the knot. If a legally binding mortgage sounds more appealing than a legally binding marriage for you and your partner, you’ll need to b

Get Your Finances on Track with Five Free Money Management Apps

Get Your Finances on Track with Five Free Money Management Apps

With graduation parties, vacations and the other gazillion events going on over the summer, there never could be a better time for a little financial help. What’s even better than financial help? FREE financial help! We’re keeping current with the latest apps that can help you better manage your money, whether you’re trying to take a vacation, buy a house or simply stock a few