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Blog Entries in March

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

Tax Questions? We’re Here to Help!

Tax Questions? We’re Here to Help!

Spring isn’t the only season that has sprung upon us lately; we’re in the middle of tax season and if you’re a homeowner, tax time can be a very good time for you. It doesn’t matter if you own a townhome, single-family home or condominium, there likely are valuable tax deductions that you can take advantage of. First and foremost, there is the simple question that many

Congratulations to our Hockey Mom of the Year!

Congratulations to our Hockey Mom of the Year!

When you have 5 exceptional Hockey Mom of the Month winners, how do you decide who will be Hockey Mom of the Year? It was the task that we gave our judging panel which was joined by special guest judge and fellow hockey mom, Leslie Rutherford, of the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was a hard decision for our panel, but they felt that one mom truly exemplified all of the characteristics of a winning Hocke

10 Trendy Renovation Choices That Could Hurt a Future Sale

10 Trendy Renovation Choices That Could Hurt a Future Sale

Spring is the time for many major home remodeling projects. From installing new flooring to upgrading your porch or patio to any other number of home upgrades, warmer weather seems to signal the perfect timing for making renovations. We also know that spring is a prime time for selling a home. While many buyers love a few upgrades, it pays to choose carefully when it comes to your renovations.

Five Things to Expect When Buying a Home After a Foreclosure

Five Things to Expect When Buying a Home After a Foreclosure

It is common for homeowners who’ve lost a home to foreclosure to feel a certain sense of defeat—and even a little fear—when it comes to trying to buy another home. Frankly, nobody wants to default on their mortgage and lose possession of their home even once, let alone think about going through it again. But once the market conditions, personal circumstances or financial situa

Five Ways Couples Can Come Together to Manage Their Finances

Five Ways Couples Can Come Together to Manage Their Finances

When most couples plan things they can do together, managing money might not make it to the top of the list. However, maybe it should. Dealing with your finances can cause major strain for anyone – and certainly on any relationship. Instead of fretting about your finances together, here are five ways for couples to come together to successfully manage their money: 1. Avoid keeping secr