Blog Entries in May

Five Pittsburgh Salad Shops to Try During National Salad Month

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Five Pittsburgh Salad Shops to Try During National Salad Month

There is no doubt, our city is widely known for foods like pierogies and Primanti Bros. But, we don’t only like to stack fries on our sandwiches! Pittsburgh is also known for topping our salads with all that crispy, greasy goodness, too.  Since May is National Salad Month, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite spots to get a great salad in Pittsburgh—french fries or no

10 Facts You Should Know About Buying a Foreclosure

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10 Facts You Should Know About Buying a Foreclosure

For many homebuyers, the word “foreclosure” can be a major forewarning when it comes to making a home purchase. In today’s real estate market, foreclosures are less common to come by. Therefore, buyers may be inclined to shy away from an otherwise wonderful home, just because it is listed as a foreclosure.  If you’re interested in a home that is being marketed as a fo

Five Ways to Celebrate Mom in Pittsburgh This Mother’s Day

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Five Ways to Celebrate Mom in Pittsburgh This Mother’s Day

Some people do Mother’s Day the flowers way, or the jewelry way or the chocolate-dipped fruit way. But, for those of us in Pittsburgh, there are a few ways to show Mom you care with a little hometown flare.  Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you’re still looking for a way to impress the special moms in your life, Pittsburgh has some options that are sure to let her know

Keep Up With Your Appliances – Know When It’s Time for Them to Go

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Keep Up With Your Appliances – Know When It’s Time for Them to Go

With Memorial Day right around the corner, savvy shoppers everywhere are preparing for some of the year's biggest sales. Any homeowner in need of new appliances can cook up some deep discounts during summer holidays. Homeowners delight especially with backyard BBQs on the horizon. But, short of a major malfunction, how can you tell if your appliances are on their way out? How do you know wh

Can you really afford a home? 5 Things to Consider

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Can you really afford a home? 5 Things to Consider

You’ve heard all the hype about the hot home-buying market this spring. You’re intrigued. You’re interested. You want to make a move. But, are you ready? Can you really afford to buy a home? Before you start making offers on homes you love, you may need to consider a few financial things first. Here are five things to think about before you take the plunge and buy a home: 1

Prepped for Sale: 10 Ways to Impress Guests at an Open House

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Prepped for Sale: 10 Ways to Impress Guests at an Open House

With May’s arrival, things are really starting to heat up. From the temperatures outside to the spring real estate market, things are getting hot, hot, hot out there. So, if you’re a seller that wants your home to stand out among the many other homes listed right now, you’ve got to be prepared for buyers. One way that sellers can help their home to stand out is by hosting an ope

Five Hot Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

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Five Hot Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

By our calendars, the Memorial Day holiday has officially kicked off the summer selling season and it looks like it is going to be a hot one! If you’re listing your home for sale this summer, you’ll want to make sure it stands out among the competition. Here are five things you should consider when you’re selling a home in summer: 1. Curb Appeal Of course, this is always a

Need to Declutter? Host a Community Yard Sale!

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Need to Declutter? Host a Community Yard Sale!

Whether you’re preparing for a big move this summer or just moving from your 20s into your 30s, everyone needs to declutter and clean up every once in a while. So, why not capitalize on all of that cleaning? One great way to get paid for the hard work that you put into cleaning your home is to hold a yard sale. And, if you want to hold a successful sale, invite your whole community! Not o

Don’t Let Your Home Renovation Wreak Havoc on Your Relationship

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Don’t Let Your Home Renovation Wreak Havoc on Your Relationship

Who doesn’t love watching the home improvement shows that depict two partners happily going through the home renovation process? Oh, sure, they run into a couple of bumps along the way – but, they’re easily able to laugh it all off and they always, we mean always, end up with an incredibly renovated masterpiece. So, why doesn’t it always end up that way in the not-made-f

Time to Move Up? Ask These Five Questions First

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Time to Move Up? Ask These Five Questions First

The spring home selling and buying season is underway. And, like the weather, the market is hot! So, if you have been thinking about selling your home and moving up to a larger one, now may be the perfect time to do so. But, how do you know if you’re ready? Whether you’re planning to move to a new city or simply a new neighborhood, there are several things you should consider bef