Blog Entries in June

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

Sweet Summertime! Five Ways to Freshen Your Home for Summer

Sweet Summertime! Five Ways to Freshen Your Home for Summer

Warm breezes, long hours of sunlight and endless outdoor fun; yes, it is sweet summertime! You don’t have to be outside sweating in the heat to experience the warmth of the summer season. You can bring summer’s fresh feel inside! Here are five ways to brighten your home décor with some of summer’s sweetness: 1. Let the Natural Light Inside Whether you’re ind

Avoid These Five Financial Mistakes When You Buy a Home

Avoid These Five Financial Mistakes When You Buy a Home

For many of us, summer’s official arrival means it is time for vacations, concerts and other outdoor fun. Of course, all of that excitement comes with a price. If you’re in the process of buying a home, spending on summer activities may be more than you have bargained ? or budgeted ? for! To help homebuyers avoid costly money mistakes this summer, we’ve compiled a list of five

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