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Blog Entries in March

Spruce Up Your Home With These Spring Cleaning Tips

Spruce Up Your Home With These Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning might seem like a daunting task, but with a little love, your home will be looking brand new! Spring cleaning is essential to a happy and healthy home. From the bedrooms to bathrooms, to the living room, use this checklist to tackle every room in your home.     Home Maintenance Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Check all

March 2022 Hockey Mom: Mary LeBlanc

March 2022 Hockey Mom: Mary LeBlanc

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty’s March Hockey Mom Of The Month winner, Mary LeBlanc from Latrobe, PA. Mary was nominated by her fellow hockey mom’s for being “the Heart of Westmoreland Hockey!”    Mary has been volunteering with the Westmoreland Eagles for a number of years. In 2011, she served as the business manag

Tax Guide For Homeowners

Tax Guide For Homeowners

OK, homeowners, tax season is here and you’ve got just over a month to take advantage of this year’s tax breaks. If you’re feeling a little in the dark about what you may qualify for and you’re ready to throw your hands up in frustration, instead, take a deep breath and read on. There are various deductions, credits and exclusions that homeowners may qualify for and it&rsqu

Home Maintenance Tips To Prepare Your Home For Spring

Home Maintenance Tips To Prepare Your Home For Spring

Daylight savings and the first day of spring are just days away! Finally, we can look forward to bright blooms, chirping birds and… um, you know, spring home maintenance. It may not smell as sweet or sound so pleasant, but preparing your home for the new season is important! If you’re ready to prepare your home for spring, but not sure where to get started, we’ve compiled jus

Spring Market Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

Spring Market Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

Spring hasn’t sprung just yet, but if you are looking to buy a house this spring it’s better to be prepared!  The spring real estate market can be intimidating for any buyer especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. But, as seasoned buyers may know, there are a few things you can do to put yourself in the best position for getting the home you desire. If you are a first-tim

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