Blog Entries in October

National Pizza Month - Our Favorite Pizza in Pittsburgh

National Pizza Month - Our Favorite Pizza in Pittsburgh

Step aside pumpkin spice, October is all about pizza. Seriously, October is National Pizza Month! From thin crusts to extra cheese, we’re digging up some of the best pizzerias in Pittsburgh. Now, it’s no secret that Western Pennsylvania is packed full of pizza parlors, so in order to narrow down the best of the best, we’ve asked a few of our agents and employees to share their

Tips for Part-time Real Estate Agents to Find Full-Time Success

Tips for Part-time Real Estate Agents to Find Full-Time Success

The changing seasons could have you thinking about making some other changes in your life. Perhaps you’re considering the prospects of a career change. While certainly exciting, diving into a new profession can also be terrifying! If you’re looking for a bit of a safety net before making a total change, a professional career in real estate could be exactly what you’re seeking.

Frighteningly Good Facts About Open Houses

Frighteningly Good Facts About Open Houses

Now that mid-October has arrived, many of us have spent some time scouting out local haunted houses in the spirit of the Halloween season. While getting a good scare as you tour through creepy decor may be ideal for some, haunted houses are just not for everyone. In the real estate world, we give our own type of tours through available homes, but they’re called open houses—and, they

Five Pointers for Buying a Home with Pets

Five Pointers for Buying a Home with Pets

Some have fur. Some have fins. Some have four legs. Some have feathers. One thing that our pets have in common is that they all are members of the family. So, when it comes to buying a home, we’ve got to keep their needs in mind. But what exactly does that mean for today’s home buyer?  Here are five tips for home buyers looking for a new home that will accommodate their pets:

Five Tasks to Add to Your Fall Home Maintenance List

Five Tasks to Add to Your Fall Home Maintenance List

For many of us, the autumn season means falling leaves, football season and pumpkin-flavored something. But, if you’re a homeowner, fall should mean must-do maintenance—in preparation for winter, of course! So, before you take a sip of your favorite pumpkin latte or seasonally-spiced beer, take a look at these five fall home maintenance tasks:   1. Clean the Gutters We

Family, Future & More for Military Members to Consider When Buying

Family, Future & More for Military Members to Consider When Buying

For anyone interested in buying a home, there are a lot of decisions to be made. From the type of flooring they may want to the type of loan they may qualify for, this major purchase comes with major choices. For the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces, there are even more things to consider when it comes to buying a home. Here are five things to think about if you are a military member

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