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Blog Entries in March

How to Prepare Your Kids for a Move

How to Prepare Your Kids for a Move

If you’re preparing for a move, you’ve likely got a ton on your mind… selling your home, packing your belongings, saying goodbyes and getting ready to start all over somewhere new. Now, throw kids into the mix. No, we’re not talking about all of the additional packing you may have to do for your kids. If you’re feeling anxious about everything that’s going o

What you Need to Know about New Construction Loans

What you Need to Know about New Construction Loans

If you’re considering buying a home, you’ve likely thought about how you are going to finance that home. But what if you’re considering building a new home, instead of buying from a seller? Can you go through the mortgage approval process in the same way? Well, sometimes. New construction loans can be obtained by a home builder or buyer. If you’re building a home with a

Must Do Spring Cleaning Tasks

Must Do Spring Cleaning Tasks

Spring cleaning might seem like a daunting task, but with a little love, your home will be looking brand new and feeling refreshed. Spring cleaning is essential to a happy and healthy home.  From the bedrooms to bathrooms, to the living room, here is our list of must do spring cleaning tasks to help get your home spick and span.  Cleaning the Kitchen For many people the kitchen is on

Congratulations to the March 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the March 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to our March Hockey Mom winner, Julie Sharbaugh, from Indiana PA!  Julie is a mom to five kids (Kendra 19, Matt 17, JJ 12, Benny 11, Emmett 8) with the youngest three playing hockey for Indiana Youth Hockey Association (IYHA).     Julie has been the Team Manager for IYHA for the last six years, but she is known around the S&T Bank Rink for another rea

Questions for First Time Home Buyers

Questions for First Time Home Buyers

Now that Spring is quickly approaching, you might be considering taking the leap from renting to buying your first home!  This is a very exciting step to take, but it also comes with a lot of questions.  Before you make a decision on whether or not you want to purchase a home, take a look at these frequently asked questions by first-time buyers!   Why should I buy instead of ren

Four Cost-Effective Tips to Refresh Your Space

Four Cost-Effective Tips to Refresh Your Space

It’s easy to get sick of your home decor, especially if you have been staying home a lot.  With the warmer weather approaching, take some time to give your home a little refresh.  There’s no need to do a complete makeover of your home, just switch up a few things.  You’ll be surprised how a few simple changes can give you a whole new outlook!   Take Advant

Local Restaurants in Pittsburgh Open for Take Out

Local Restaurants in Pittsburgh Open for Take Out

If you are running out of meal plans for your family or have never been much of a cook, we have you covered! Many local restaurants are providing take out and delivery services in response to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s order to shut down all bars and restaurants. Now, restaurants have shifted their focus to takeout and delivery options as a way to keep business going while still exerci

Tips and Tricks for Working From Home

Tips and Tricks for Working From Home

Whether you have been working from home your whole career or are just starting temporarily, everyone could use a few tips on how to stay productive during this time at home.  For most people staying productive is one of the key challenges of working from home. No worries, Follow these few lifestyle tips to make your home your new office!   Stick to a Routine One of the best ways t

Five Tips For First-time Homebuyers In The Upcoming Spring Market

Five Tips For First-time Homebuyers In The Upcoming Spring Market

The spring real estate market can be intimidating for any buyer. This is particularly true if you have never bought a home before. First-time homebuyers who are facing this year’s spring real estate market may have an added sense of anxiety about entering the field when it comes to getting the home they want. But, as seasoned buyers may know, there are a few things you can do to put yours

Is your Home a Good Candidate for Solar Panels?

Is your Home a Good Candidate for Solar Panels?

If you’re thinking about going solar, you’re probably wondering: Is solar cost-effective? Is my roof suitable for solar panels? Will solar energy generate enough electricity to power my home? Who makes the best solar panels?  But first, it's important to explore if solar panels for your home make sense. Here are some key questions to ask yourself if you are interested in buyin