Blog Entries in May

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

First-time Buyers, Meet Pittsburgh: The Best Place for You to Buy

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First-time Buyers, Meet Pittsburgh: The Best Place for You to Buy

We get it. Buying a home for the first time is a scary thing. But, first-time home buyers in Pittsburgh have got something on their side – Pittsburgh is the best city in the U.S. for first-time home buyers. No, it’s not because of the pierogis or Primanti’s (though we can all agree those local favorites don’t hurt when it comes to a “best of” list like this).

What You Need to Know Before Building a Home

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What You Need to Know Before Building a Home

If you’re planning to build a home, you’re going to want to pay attention! Here are a few things you’ll want to know before building your home: The build process can be long. When you’re buying a home, you find the one you want, make an offer and if it is accepted, you go to close in a couple months or so. When you’re building, you may tour through a model or two a

10 Tips for Splashing into Hot Summer Savings

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10 Tips for Splashing into Hot Summer Savings

With kids everywhere counting down the days until the end of another school year, moms and dads everywhere are trying to finalize summer plans. From daily care to vacations and other family activities, summer can be a fun – but expensive – time for everyone. Don’t let your financial goals drift off in a summer breeze this sunny season. Instead, try one or all of these 10 tips

Summer Home Safety: Tips to Keep Kids Safe at Home

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Summer Home Safety: Tips to Keep Kids Safe at Home

As the end of another school year approaches, parents everywhere are preparing to have their children home for the summer. Understandably, safety is at the top of the minds of moms and dads right now. From toddlers to teens, kids have a knack for getting into things they are not supposed to. What can parents do to prevent children from getting hurt at home? Here are a few tips for improving

Make Mother’s Day Plans – The Pittsburgh Way!

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Make Mother’s Day Plans – The Pittsburgh Way!

May has arrived and it is officially time to trade in those April showers for Mother’s Day flowers and Memorial Day fun! You’ve still got plenty of time to plan your end-of-the-month BBQ, but you're running out of time to make sure that Mom’s day is a special one. Luckily, Pittsburgh has  plenty to offer when it comes to showering Mom with the appreciation she deserve

From Attractive to Zealous, Ten Words Sellers Should Know

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From Attractive to Zealous, Ten Words Sellers Should Know

The Memorial Day weekend has unofficially kicked off the start of summer, so you know what that means… the home selling season is in full swing! With an influx of available homes hitting the market, sellers may be scrambling for ways to make their homes stand out amongst the rest. Before buyers even take a look at available homes, they’ll browse the listings. So, it is important fo