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Take a Balanced Look Before You Buy a Multifamily Property

Take a Balanced Look Before You Buy a Multifamily Property

If you own a home, there is no doubt you remember the feeling you got when that first pair of “new home” keys were handed to you. Can you imagine multiplying that feeling by two, three, four or even more? For multifamily property owners, that feeling is a reality. Buying a multifamily property means that you are taking ownership of one or more units within a property at a time. But,

Negotiate on These Five Things Before You Buy a Home

Negotiate on These Five Things Before You Buy a Home

Most home buyers know that they can negotiate the price of a home when they go to make an offer on it. But, what may come as a surprise to many first-time homebuyers or even some more seasoned buyers, is that there are a few other negotiations that can be made when you buy a home. Before you simply accept a seller’s terms, understand that you can negotiate on these five things—and m

10 Great Pittsburgh Date Ideas in Time for Valentine’s Day

10 Great Pittsburgh Date Ideas in Time for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is today, but if you haven’t already made reservations for you and your special someone, don’t worry! Pittsburgh offers something for any-and-every couple, whether it’s Cupid’s favorite holiday or an otherwise ordinary weekend. Here are 10 favorite date ideas you can enjoy in and around Pittsburgh: 1. Sarris Candies: Who doesn’t love chocol

10 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Be Doing... Now!

10 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Be Doing... Now!

Still striving for a better you in 2018? Have you thought about tackling those sometimes-forgotten home maintenance tasks? As we prepare to transition from winter to spring, now is a great time to get on board with a regular home maintenance routine. You probably already know that you should clean your gutters and look for air leaks. But, could there be some other home maintenance tasks that yo

Tips for Decluttering Your Home Before You List it for Sale

Tips for Decluttering Your Home Before You List it for Sale

Despite a recent rodent’s forecast, the spring home-selling season will be here before we know it. For anyone considering listing their home for sale, that means the time to start preparations for selling is now. In addition to reaching out to a real estate agent, who can help you with setting a price, taking professional listing photos, marketing your home and so much more, you should start

 5 Factors Weighing Down Your Credit

5 Factors Weighing Down Your Credit

If you’re in the market for a new home this year and you want to secure a great financing rate, you’re going to need to have a good credit score. But, how are you supposed to know if there is something casting a dark shadow on your credit? Of course, things like late or missed payments are going to negatively impact your credit score when you try to apply for home financing. However

5 Must-Have Items for Your House Hunt

5 Must-Have Items for Your House Hunt

This week, we’re saying goodbye to the first month of 2018—so, you know what that means. It is time to take another look at the goals you’ve set for this year. If you have aspirations of buying a home in the next 11 months, you’ll soon want to spring into action. Of course, buying a home can be a difficult process for anyone—from first-time homebuyers to experience

Interviewing Potential Roommates? Ask These 10 Questions First.

Interviewing Potential Roommates? Ask These 10 Questions First.

You’ve probably heard that renting rooms in your own home is becoming quite common. Perhaps you’re just searching for a roommate for your next semester at college. Maybe you’re a landlord who is trying to pair roommates together. In any case, finding the right roommate can be difficult. But you can help yourself by asking a few good questions upfront. Here are 10 things you&rs

10 Home Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

10 Home Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Maybe it’s because your team didn’t make it to the big game. Maybe it’s the unseasonably warm weather. Maybe you’ve just got that home-decorating itch. If you’ve found yourself recently evaluating your home décor—and trying to make some stylish upgrades—we’ve got some great tips for you. If you’re in the midst of updates at your home,

10 Money Resolutions to Make Your 2018 Prosper

10 Money Resolutions to Make Your 2018 Prosper

So far this year, you’re hitting the gym 2–3 times each week; you’ve even booked flights and made plans to travel more; now, it’s time to tackle that resolution to be more fiscally responsible. If buying a home is on your “to do” list in 2018, you’ll want to take your financial resolutions a bit more seriously in a hurry. Your financial picture plays a big