Blog Entries in October

Our Favorite Pizza in Pittsburgh

Our Favorite Pizza in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh may be known for pierogis and French fry and coleslaw topped sandwiches, but the pizza you can find in the ‘burgh is some of the best around! Thick crust, thin crust, cold cheese and four-cheese, you’re sure to fall in love with a Pittsburgh pizza pie! So, in honor of National Pizza Month (ahem, the best month ever!), we’ve asked a few of our real estate agents to s

Home Staging on a Budget

Home Staging on a Budget

Home staging has become something of a minor craze for real estate professionals in the past few years, and the actual science behind how best to set up a home for an open house seems to be changing all the time. However, one thing is unlikely to change: Homeowners and agents don't want to break the bank when it comes to getting everything squared away. As a result, it's wise to look into

Longing for Independence? Financial Tips for Fleeing the Nest!

Longing for Independence? Financial Tips for Fleeing the Nest!

Maybe it’s the way you no longer fit so comfortably into the twin bed that nestled you tightly throughout your childhood. Maybe it’s because you’re tired of explaining to your parents where you’ve been all night and why you’re coming in at 2 a.m. Maybe you’re simply ready to admit it… you’ve been adulting for quite some time and it’s time to r

Five Frighteningly-Fantastic “Haunted Houses” in the ‘Burgh

Five Frighteningly-Fantastic “Haunted Houses” in the ‘Burgh

When it comes to Pittsburgh real estate, we pride ourselves on knowing the best of what’s available in and around the city; so, when it comes to Halloween and the best of the best “haunted” homes, you can bet that we’re on top of that prime realty, too! With Halloween quickly creeping up on us, this weekend marks your final chance to satisfy your thrill-seeking sensation

Make a Fixer-Upper into a Fairy Tale in Pittsburgh!

Make a Fixer-Upper into a Fairy Tale in Pittsburgh!

It sounds so whimsical, right? You find an older, classically-designed home and with just a few tweaks, you turn it into the home of your dreams! Unfortunately, if you’re considering buying a fixer upper, you may have to hold those fairytale notions for just a moment. Buying a fixer upper and renovating it into your dream home may not be as simple as waving a magic wand. But, Pittsburgh r

Home Staging: Bright Ways to Bring Fall into Your Sale

Home Staging: Bright Ways to Bring Fall into Your Sale

It pretty much goes without saying that fall is a great time to sell a home. But, did you know that this crisp, cool season also offers an excellent opportunity for sellers to capitalize on some of fall’s bright colors and warm scents to bring in prospective buyers? Here are a few tips for sellers who want to highlight the season in their homes this fall: 1. Start Outside There may

Five Tiny Living Tactics that Make Huge Sense in Your Home

Five Tiny Living Tactics that Make Huge Sense in Your Home

So, maybe you’re not exactly ready to jump right into the tiny house movement and buy a micro home. But, you’ve got to admit, the people who choose to live simply in a small home may not have such a bad idea. After all, they’ve probably got no room for clutter and they likely pay lower utility bills. They’ve even got good reason to turn down Aunt Edna’s always-graciou

Money Talks! Four Tips for Couples in Financial Conversations

Money Talks! Four Tips for Couples in Financial Conversations

Hopes, dreams, goals… you talk to your spouse or significant other about everything, right? So, why does it seem so difficult to get into a discussion about your finances? If one of your #relationshipgoals is to be a little bit more of a money-savvy couple, there are a few ways to get that financial conversation started at home. Here are four ways to set up financial talks with your spou

What is My Home Worth? Five Factors to Figure!

What is My Home Worth? Five Factors to Figure!

Maybe you’re thinking about selling your home; maybe you’ve heard that interest rates are low and you think that now might be a good time to refinance; maybe you’re simply curious about your home’s worth. All of these are great reasons to take a closer look at your home’s value. But, how can you do that? Actually, there are a number of ways to estimate your home&rs

Why You May Fall in Love with Buying a Home in Autumn

Why You May Fall in Love with Buying a Home in Autumn

From crisp, cooler mornings and evenings to the aromas of hot apple cider and pumpkin-spiced goodies all around, fall has arrived! With this bright and beautiful season comes an awesome time for serious home buyers to find their future homes. Now that the hustle and bustle of the spring and summer seasons has ended, home buyers can look forward to a few great reasons to make their home purchase