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Blog Entries in May

Five Reasons to Work with a Licensed Real Estate Agent

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Five Reasons to Work with a Licensed Real Estate Agent

The internet has enough information to turn almost any beginner into an experienced do-it-yourselfer. Have a running toilet? Check out a couple of YouTube videos, and the next thing you know you are replacing the float, flapper, chain, and now have a perfectly quiet toilet. Never planned a dinner party? Stop by Pinterest, and your guests will think you hired Martha Stewart. But while the web has g

Fun and Delicious Things to Do in and Around Pittsburgh This Mother’s Day

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Fun and Delicious Things to Do in and Around Pittsburgh This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is approaching, and if you haven’t already, now’s the time to plan the perfect day for yourself or your own mom. To help make the day special, we’ve researched some of the best restaurants and events the Greater Pittsburgh area has to offer this May 12.   There are a lot of options when planning Mother’s Day. If young children are involved, breakfa

Four Things to Consider When Purchasing Your First Home

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Four Things to Consider When Purchasing Your First Home

Summer is approaching, and along with lemonade on the porch and trips to the pool, those who are looking for their first home will be gifted with a healthy market. When the weather warms, the U.S housing supply gets pretty hot between the months of June and August.   So, now is a great time for the first-time home buyer to browse the market and get an idea of what is out there. If the price

Moving With Pets? Tips to Make the Transition a Smooth One

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Moving With Pets? Tips to Make the Transition a Smooth One

You know you’ll have to pack more than a few boxes. You’ll patch some holes and possibly repaint. You’ll probably even pack an overnight bag or two to make sure your family members have all of their favorite things when most things are tucked away in boxes. But, what will you do for your pets when it comes time to move into a new home? It goes without saying that moving into a

Buyers and Sellers: 10 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent

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Buyers and Sellers: 10 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent

The school year is winding down, which means that soon, many more motivated home buyers will be entering the real estate market with high hopes of settling into a new home before another school year begins. For sellers, that’s great news—as long as they’re properly marketing their home. For other buyers—an influx in competition could be detrimental to finding the right home

10 Things You Must Do Before Moving Into a New Home

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10 Things You Must Do Before Moving Into a New Home

As if the summer season isn’t busy enough, typically full of backyard gatherings, baseball games, vacations and many more activities—can you imagine adding a major move into that mix? There are many people who, despite that on-the-go nature of summer, also move into a new home during these next few months. So, in addition to all the fun events that are filling up summer calendars, h

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