Blog Entries in June

Education and Excitement for Kids: Spend a Summer in Pittsburgh!

Education and Excitement for Kids: Spend a Summer in Pittsburgh!

It wasn’t long ago that we shared some fun Pittsburgh places to take Mom or suggested a few of the ‘Burgh’s best ways to show Dad some love; but, now that school is out for the summer, it is time to point out why Pittsburgh leads the pack when it comes to summertime fun for the kiddos. Today’s list doesn’t even include the city’s legendary Kennywood or Sandca

Five First-time Home Seller FAQs

Five First-time Home Seller FAQs

There often is a lot of focus on first-time home buyers and the questions they may have as they enter the real estate market. However, the same should go for first-time home sellers, right? When you decide to list your first home for sale, you probably have no idea what to expect. To help first-time home sellers, we have compiled a list of common home-seller questions. Here are our top five:

Brunch, Baseball & Brews: Spending Father’s Day in Pittsburgh

Brunch, Baseball & Brews: Spending Father’s Day in Pittsburgh

As if Lord Stanley didn’t bestow an awesome enough honor on many Pittsburgh dads this week, Pittsburgh is full of incredible options for showing Dad that you care on Father’s Day. From baseball to brunches and everything in between, we’ve compiled a list of great ways to spend the day with your dad in Pittsburgh this Father’s Day weekend.    We still may be cel

Home-buying BFFs: Who You Need By Your Side When You Buy a Home

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Home-buying BFFs: Who You Need By Your Side When You Buy a Home

You’ve probably heard about celebrity bromances and girl squads, you know those little groups of famous friends who’ve vowed to be besties forever. Maybe you’ve even got your own tight-knit group of friends. Well, when you're buying a home, there are a few key people who will play a major part in your home-buying process and they’re more than worth the title of BFF!

10 Tips for Surviving Your First Year in Real Estate

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10 Tips for Surviving Your First Year in Real Estate

From vacations to barbeques to backyard fun with your kids, it can be easy to get distracted from your career in the summertime. This can be true in the real estate industry, especially if you’re just starting out. When you’re able to make your own schedule, it can be easy to schedule some down time. Instead of getting off track in your real estate career during one of the hottest time

If It’s Not Your Realtor, Why Can’t You Sell Your Home?

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If It’s Not Your Realtor, Why Can’t You Sell Your Home?

“It’s not you, it’s me.” This may be a line that no one wants to hear when they’re in a relationship. But, what if you’re in a home-selling relationship and you hear just the opposite? “It’s not your realtor, it’s you!” Is it possible that you could be destroying the sale of your own home? It may be a hard truth to swallow, but sometim

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in PA

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in PA

Now that summer officially has arrived, you may have noticed that your friends or family members who work in the real estate industry may be a little harder to schedule some time with…  “I’m showing some buyers a few homes on Thursday night…” “I’ve got an open house on Saturday…” “I’ve got a closing scheduled arou

Headed to College? Here's How You Can Save Money

Headed to College? Here's How You Can Save Money

It is summer vacation for most college students around the country and that may mean anything and everything from summer internships to impulse road trips. And, why not?! Many working professionals may agree that their college years were some of the most carefree times in their young adult lives. Because, after college, comes a not-always-so-inviting welcome into the real world of careers and,

What is Rent to Own?

What is Rent to Own?

So, you want to be a homeowner, but don’t think you’re financially ready? Don’t feel helpless! Much like you can rent-to-own cars, furniture and appliances, you actually can rent-to-own a home! Of course, you’re not going to find a rent-to-own option with every available house on the market, but you may find a seller who is willing to entertain this option, particularly

Preparing Your Home for Vacation

Preparing Your Home for Vacation

Before you leave on vacation, make sure that your house is prepared for your absence. Taking a vacation is the perfect way to relax and get away from the problems of daily life. But you may be in for a rude awakening when you return if you don't prepare your home before you leave. Once your bags are packed and your keys are in hand, protect your home by preparing your appliances for your ab