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It All Adds Up. These Monthly Bills Mean You MUST be a Homeowner!

It All Adds Up. These Monthly Bills Mean You MUST be a Homeowner!

We recently kicked off a money-saving challenge that promises to help anyone – on any budget – save a few bucks in a year’s time. Of course, one of the first steps in saving money is knowing when and where you are spending it! If you’re a homeowner, there are few places you can count on spending your money each and every month. Yes, along with the new house keys you rece

Five Lessons First-time Home Buyers Need to Learn!

Five Lessons First-time Home Buyers Need to Learn!

Talk to anyone who has ever bought a home and they’ll surely say, “I wish I would have known…” about some part of their home-purchasing process. From things buyers wish they would have looked for to people they wish they would have talked with, when it comes to making a major purchase like buying a home, you really cannot be armed with too much information. If you&rsquo

SCORE! How You Can be a Home-buying Champion without Great Credit!

SCORE! How You Can be a Home-buying Champion without Great Credit!

Potential home buyers with bad credit could be feeling a bit like an underdog that is losing the big game of homeownership as they head into the final quarter of play. However, though bad credit may be enough to keep you down, it is not enough to prevent you from winning when it comes to securing financing and feeling like a champion when you finally become a homeowner. For someone with bad cre

Want to Buy a Home in 2017? Do These Five Things Now!

Want to Buy a Home in 2017? Do These Five Things Now!

We may only be nearing the end of the first month of the year, but something is becoming pretty obvious; 2017 is going to be your year – to buy a home, that is! If you’ve got plans to purchase a home at any point this year, now is the time to start prepping for that process. Here are five things you can do now to ensure a smooth home-buying process in 2017: 1. Get Comfy with Your

Should You Elect to Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

Should You Elect to Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

Well, it’s Election Day. And, you’ve got two perfectly viable options in front of you. One may be a big change from what you’re used to. The other may be a bit more comfortable, but you may have concerns about its long-term effects. Of course, we’re talking about your pending decision to buy or rent a home. What other decision did you think we were talking about today?!

How to Help Your Retiring Parents Buy a House

How to Help Your Retiring Parents Buy a House

While there has been much hubbub about the millennials' potential to change the housing market, it is retiring baby boomers who are in control right now. If your parents are among the people looking for a new home to enjoy retirement in, you can help them. Freddie Mac recently found that baby boomers are the dominant demographic in the housing market. While millennials were expected to be b

What is Rent to Own?

What is Rent to Own?

So, you want to be a homeowner, but don’t think you’re financially ready? Don’t feel helpless! Much like you can rent-to-own cars, furniture and appliances, you actually can rent-to-own a home! Of course, you’re not going to find a rent-to-own option with every available house on the market, but you may find a seller who is willing to entertain this option, particularly

A 10-Step Guide on How to Buy a House

A 10-Step Guide on How to Buy a House

Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about the summer home-selling season. Of course, you can’t have any home-selling season without home buyers, right?! But, how do you buy a home? For first-time home buyers who need a little help and for veteran home buyers who may need a quick refresher, we’ve put together an easy 10-step home-buying guide that will have prospective buyers in n

Tiny Houses... Is Less Really More?

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Tiny Houses... Is Less Really More?

By now, you’ve probably heard about the tiny house movement that’s sweeping the nation. You know, living simply in a small home. And, by small, we’re talking around 500 square feet… or less. Though many of today’s home buyers may be more inclined to look for that sprawling house with at least one extra bedroom, an office or playroom and even a finished basement, t

Six Super Bowl Rings and Six Other Reasons to Buy a Home in Pittsburgh!

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Six Super Bowl Rings and Six Other Reasons to Buy a Home in Pittsburgh!

Just last week, we offered a little advice on what to do if you are not able to buy your dream home in your ideal location. Today, we’re going to give you a few reasons why our home, Pittsburgh, should be that ideal location. As you may expect, we’re awfully proud of our Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins and Steelers; but, we know our favorite sports teams may not draw every home-buyer t