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Blog Entries in May

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home This Summer

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5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home This Summer

Now that Summer is fast approaching, it's the perfect excuse to refresh and brighten your home. It’s time to put away the faux fur throws and plaid wool pillows and bring in some vibrant colors and light, airy fabrics and textiles. To help you freshen your home this Summer, we provided you with a list of ideas to freshen up your space!    Clean Windows It’s finally

Creative Memorial Day Party Ideas

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Creative Memorial Day Party Ideas

Long holiday weekends mean more time to spend soaking up the sun and celebrating with friends and family. As the unofficial start of the summer season and a day to honor those who died while serving the United States military, Memorial Day is a great time to get out of town or celebrate in your own backyard. Here are some ways your friends and family can celebrate this Memorial Day weekend and kic

Rent Friendly Renovations

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Rent Friendly Renovations

Feeling unsettled in your apartment and want to give it a refresh? Get creative with your space with some landlord-friendly apartment renovations. Before you dive into your next project, read your lease terms thoroughly. Even if you clearly understand what renovations are appropriate, ask your landlord or property manager in advance just to be safe. When it comes to renting, most things are on a c

Spring 2021 Housing Trends: 4 Tips for Buyers

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Spring 2021 Housing Trends: 4 Tips for Buyers

In 2020, the United States saw an unprecedented shift in the housing market. This ripple effect has continued to affect the market in 2021, and a large crowd of people are interested in buying a home. With this large number of people moving into the market, it’s going to be a challenge for buyers to find homes. Now that we’re in the spring selling season, buyers should be as prepared a

Best Summer Vegetables to Plant in Your Pennsylvania Garden

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Best Summer Vegetables to Plant in Your Pennsylvania Garden

Growing a vegetable garden is a great way to bring fresh, nutritious veggies to your table. Knowing where your food comes from is just one benefit of home vegetable gardening. You’ll also save money by buying less from the grocery store and if you have kids, vegetable gardening is a fun way to get the whole family out in the fresh air and sunshine. If you are a beginner at vegetable gardenin

Thinking of Moving to Pittsburgh? 15 things You’ll Be Sure to Love!

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Thinking of Moving to Pittsburgh? 15 things You’ll Be Sure to Love!

Summer has arrived and you know what that means… Pittsburghers are starting to get out in full effect, enjoying all the outdoor spaces and history our great city has to offer! If you’re relocating to the Steel City or even just planning to visit, we’ve compiled a list of things that you’re sure to love about Pittsburgh.  Here are just 15 things we’re fond of

Memorial Day Gathering Ideas

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Memorial Day Gathering Ideas

The pools might not be opening this year, but that doesn’t mean you cannot spend your Memorial Day Weekend ringing in the summer and having a ton of fun! From having a bonfire with your family and friends to going on a long hike, there is still plenty to do! Outdoor activities are a great way to still spend time and celebrate with people while still practicing social distancing!   H

Weeknight Dinner Recipe Ideas You Can Easily Prepare

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Weeknight Dinner Recipe Ideas You Can Easily Prepare

Are you getting burnt out from eating the same rotation of meals and take out?  Thinking of new and creative dinner ideas every night can be challenging, especially with a house full of people.   That’s why we have put together a short cookbook of recipes that will spark your cooking skills and leave your taste buds happy!   Instant Pot Ground Beef Tacos For a night whe

What is a Live Virtual Open House?

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What is a Live Virtual Open House?

Even though Real Estate in our area is officially in the Yellow Zone today, we are still taking extra precautions to make sure that our sellers, buyers, and our real estate agents are safe when returning to work!  With that being said, we have had to make some changes in the way our company does real estate, with Live Virtual Open Houses, quickly becoming the solution. So, what exactly is a L

What is Home Equity?

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What is Home Equity?

Did you know that purchasing a home could actually help you build your wealth? If you are currently renting a property, you might want to look into purchasing a home within your budget when your next lease is up.  Purchasing a home can be easier than you think with a first-time homeowner’s loan and will help you build your wealth in the long run!   What is Home Equity?