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Blog Entries in May

7 Mistakes to Avoid While Moving with A Pet

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7 Mistakes to Avoid While Moving with A Pet

There’s no doubt that pets add another layer of stress and complication to a move, but of course we wouldn’t leave them behind for the world. And moving with an animal can be done safely! Read on to learn seven mistakes people make when moving with a pet and how to avoid them.   1. Not Preparing Your Pet for The Move A move is always stressful for an animal, even ifthey’

What's The Difference? Pending or Contingent?

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What's The Difference? Pending or Contingent?

Each home listing has a status that’s updated by information that the listing agent feeds into the multiple listing service (MLS). A home listed contingent or pending are under contract, but there’s still a chance for you to buy it. Most purchase offers for the buyer to back out if they can’t get financing, the home doesn’t pass inspection, or the hom

Impress Your Guests: 8 Steps To Host A Successful Open House

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Impress Your Guests: 8 Steps To Host A Successful Open House

Did you know, open houses are a great way to show off your home and attract prospective buyers? Preparing the house and property for visitors takes a little time, but welcoming potential buyers with a little hospitality goes a long way towards making a sale. Make a checklist and work the plan, so you don’t leave anything out!   1. Landscaping Make sure that your grass is cut, bushe

2022 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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2022 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mark your calendars! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th -- and after this crazy year, this Mother’s Day is a great time to shower your mother in some much-deserved attention. Whether you see her everyday or she lives far away, you can show your appreciation with a gift that shows your gratitude. Having a hard time picking out the perfect gift? Well, we've created a 2022 Mother&rs

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