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Blog Entries in November

Congratulations To Our November 2021 Hockey Mom

Congratulations To Our November 2021 Hockey Mom

Congratulations to Christine Greene from Johnstown, our first Hockey Mom winner this year!    Christine is mom to 13-year-old Ethan and 18-year-old Faith and has been married to her husband Ryan for 20 years! It was her son Ethan, from the Allegheny Badgers Bantam, A Minor Gold Team, that nominated his mom for all that she does for him, his team, and their church community.  

BHHS Dream, Innovate, Grow 2021-2022 Scholarship

BHHS Dream, Innovate, Grow 2021-2022 Scholarship

Are you or someone you know planning on attending college in the fall? If so, now is the time to be applying for scholarships! Finding scholarships to apply for can be overwhelming, but we will make it easy for you by introducing our Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship.   Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty hosts a scholarship program, open to all high school s

Tips To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Tips To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to shift mental gears to the impending holiday shopping season. With so many deals before the holidays arrive, it is incredibly easy to go spend-crazy. But, what if you have financial goals like saving money or making a major purchase, you know, like buying a home, in the next year or so? What can you do to prevent yourself from splurging for the next

How To Set Up A Guest Bedroom

How To Set Up A Guest Bedroom

Believe it or not, but the holiday season is coming up fast! If you want to get a head of the game, consider prepping your home for the holidays in early November to limit the amount of stress later on. Don’t know where to start? Try focusing on your guest room! It’s important to create a welcoming atmosphere for traveling guests and relatives staying at your home.   Here

Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Do you have a hard to buy for your niece or have no clue what to get your significant other for Christmas this year? We’ve got you covered! With the biggest shopping holiday of the year right around the corner, you will be able to score some great deals without even leaving your home!    Baselayers For the outdoor enthusiast or for anyone who has been spending more time outs

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