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Five Tips to Help Sellers Prepare for a Buyer’s Season

Five Tips to Help Sellers Prepare for a Buyer’s Season

It might feel like we’re in the dead of winter right now, but before we know it, the spring home-buying season will be upon us. The good news for sellers is that there is still plenty of time to prepare for this busy season before it arrives. Planning to sell your home this spring? Tackle these five things to make your house more competitive during the upcoming buying season: 1. Clean,

10 Things in Pittsburgh to Add to Your 2019 Bucket List

10 Things in Pittsburgh to Add to Your 2019 Bucket List

We all know that the beginning of the year is a great time to set a few goals. But by now, you may be feeling the strain of the year’s typical resolutions. Instead of thinking about losing a little weight or tackling those other worthy tasks, take a moment to soak in some of what our great city has to offer.  Here are 10 items to add to your 2019 Pittsburgh bucket list: 1. Go ice

10 Plants for Your Home This National Houseplant Appreciation Day

10 Plants for Your Home This National Houseplant Appreciation Day

Cold weather tends to keep some of us indoors during the long winter months. But there is some hope in battling the cabin fever that can make us feel a little blue. Houseplants are a great way to bring some fresh air and greenery into your home during winter. Since today is National Houseplant Appreciation Day, what better way to start combatting cabin fever than by adding a few houseplants to

Want to Buy a Home in 2019? Take These Six Steps Now

Want to Buy a Home in 2019? Take These Six Steps Now

There is always a lot of focus on making changes during the beginning of the year. And, why not? The new year is a great time to focus on the things you want. If you’re looking to buy a home in 2019, it is never too early to start preparing. Got home ownership on your to-do list for the year? Add these resolutions to your daily routine now: 1. Work to improve your credit score. For mo

Congratulations to the January 2019 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the January 2019 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to our first Hockey Mom winner of 2019, Tammy Kitterman from Bethel Park. Tammy’s son, Brock, plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins Blind Hockey Team. When Brock was 12 weeks old, he was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer. Tammy had to fight for her son’s life and she has continued to fight for her son every day to make sure his needs are met. Fas

Kick Off 2019 With 10 Hot Home Trends

Kick Off 2019 With 10 Hot Home Trends

Now that the new year has arrived, many of us are busily plugging away at our resolutions. You know, eating healthier, spending less and making a few much-needed style upgrades around our homes! If home renovations were not on your list of to-dos for 2019, we have a feeling they soon will be! This year offers some home trends you simply must try. Here are 10 of our favorites for 2019:  &nb

Budgeting Tips for 2019

Budgeting Tips for 2019

In the aftermath of holiday spending, it is time to focus on our financial goals for the new year. Sure, many people make a resolution to spend less and save more each year, but what can you do to stick to your financial goals in 2019? Don’t be overwhelmed, we’re here to help. If you’ve planned to focus more on your finances next year, here are a few budgeting tips to help you

Helpful Hacks for Holiday Storage

Helpful Hacks for Holiday Storage

It’s hard to beat the festive feeling of a fully decorated house during the holidays. But once the season ends, what are homeowners to do with all the decor that has been filling their homes during this super-cold season? With seasonal sales, it is likely that you might even amass more festive decorations before the holidays are over. If you’re beginning to wonder how you might stor

10 Home Projects to Tackle This Winter

10 Home Projects to Tackle This Winter

Instead of caving into the cold-weather blues, use your time inside this winter to tackle some projects around the house. Take a good look around and you’re sure to find some room for renovations. If you’re having a hard time choosing what projects to do, let us help. Here are 10 home projects that you can do in snow, sleet, ice or any other weather winter might bring: 1. Install

Congratulations to the December 2018 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the December 2018 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to Julie Soose, Hockey Mom of the Month for December. Being a Hockey Mom is familiar territory for Julie as her three children, Aidan, Tristan and Lydia, all play. Julie is actively involved with the North Pittsburgh Wildcats 16U Midget team the 14U Bantam team where she is the