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Blog Entries in November

How to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive During Covid

How to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive During Covid

From going to school or work to grocery shopping and visiting the doctor, 2020 has had a whirlwind of changes.  With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to recognize that some of our favorite traditions and celebrations may look a little different this year, too.  The good news is that holiday traditions do not have to stop! By following the recommendations from you

Unexpected Expenses After Buying Your First Home

Unexpected Expenses After Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a very exciting time, but many first-time homebuyers are unaware of the added expenses come closing time.  If you are planning on purchasing your first home soon, make sure you do the necessary budgeting to avoid any surprises at the closing table.      Closing Costs In addition to your down payment, you will also have closing costs to fact

Housewarming Gifts For A New Homeowner

Housewarming Gifts For A New Homeowner

While it can be a stressful experience, moving to a new place is certainly worth celebrating. If you're hunting for the perfect housewarming gift for a special person in your life, you might be torn between personal and practical options. Luckily, there are tons of great gifts to purchase they will be sure to love.  Find the perfect gift for that new homeowner in our gift guide here! &nb

Five of The Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

Five of The Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

As a real estate agent, you’re always on the go, meeting new clients, viewing properties and signing contracts. Time is of the essence and having the right information available when you need it can mean the difference between signing a contract and losing a valuable customer. All of these apps below are great for real estate agents to use and make life a little easier!   Docu

How to Set Your Table for Thanksgiving

How to Set Your Table for Thanksgiving

After you take the time to make a delicious dinner, you wouldn’t want to ruin it with bland table decorations. This Thanksgiving make an impression on your guests with a beautifully decorated table!    Start With A Large Table This Thanksgiving, setting up your table will be the first step in getting ready for the big dinner. You will need to figure out how many guests will

Congratulations to the November 2019 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to the November 2019 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to our November Hockey Mom winner, Elizabeth Turcovsky from Mentor, Ohio.  Elizabeth grew up in a hockey family watching her brothers play, and now is carrying on the tradition with her own son, Kilian.    Kilian plays on one of Mentor Youth Hockey Association’s squirt teams where Elizabeth is the team Business Manager – a position she has held for the

The Best Hiking Trails Around Pittsburgh

The Best Hiking Trails Around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas have more than its fair share of great hiking spots. November is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and be active!  Planning your next outdoor adventure just got a whole lot easier because we have found the best trails and hiking spots for your next fall trip!    Moraine State Park Enjoy your day biking, hiking, and swimm

Car Rentals: Why it's a good idea

Car Rentals: Why it's a good idea

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means flights and car rentals are on your mind.  Although people usually associate car rentals with business trips or traveling for the holidays, there are a lot of other great reasons to use a rental car.  If you stumble across a great deal, you might want to consider using it (Hint: ask your real estate agent)! Here are five great reasons to

Five Budgeting Tips to Help You Save Money During the Holidays

Five Budgeting Tips to Help You Save Money During the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have officially kicked off the 2018 holiday shopping season. But where do these big-spending days leave those of us who would like to remain financially responsible throughout this bustling shopping season? It can be easy to get caught up between finding a bargain and maintaining a budget during the holiday season. But there is help for those who might be wishing f

Thanksgiving Holiday Fun for the Whole Family in Pittsburgh

Thanksgiving Holiday Fun for the Whole Family in Pittsburgh

For many, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend might be filled with shopping sales at big-time retailers and small businesses. But for those who would rather avoid the crowds and spend the holiday with family and friends, Pittsburgh offers plenty of other activities to keep you busy. If you’re hosting family or friends for Thanksgiving this year, here are just a few things to enjoy in and aro