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How to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive During Covid

How to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive During Covid

From going to school or work to grocery shopping and visiting the doctor, 2020 has had a whirlwind of changes.  With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to recognize that some of our favorite traditions and celebrations may look a little different this year, too.  The good news is that holiday traditions do not have to stop! By following the recommendations from you

Unexpected Expenses After Buying Your First Home

Unexpected Expenses After Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a very exciting time, but many first-time homebuyers are unaware of the added expenses come closing time.  If you are planning on purchasing your first home soon, make sure you do the necessary budgeting to avoid any surprises at the closing table.      Closing Costs In addition to your down payment, you will also have closing costs to fact

Housewarming Gifts For A New Homeowner

Housewarming Gifts For A New Homeowner

While it can be a stressful experience, moving to a new place is certainly worth celebrating. If you're hunting for the perfect housewarming gift for a special person in your life, you might be torn between personal and practical options. Luckily, there are tons of great gifts to purchase they will be sure to love.  Find the perfect gift for that new homeowner in our gift guide here! &nb

Steps Renters Should Take Before Buying a Home

Steps Renters Should Take Before Buying a Home

Renting is a great option for a lot of people just starting out or for those who like maintenance-free living. But did you know that you could be saving money monthly by buying instead of renting? For most people, purchasing their first home is a huge milestone and decision, but it could actually help your wallet in the long run!     Start Budgeting The very first step every

Why Now Is The Right Time To Become A Realtor

Why Now Is The Right Time To Become A Realtor

Are you looking for a career change or just starting out your career? If so, have you ever considered becoming a real estate professional? Being a real estate agent can be an extremely rewarding career that allows you to pick your own hours, interact with your community, have an uncapped earning potential, and help people find their dream homes.  If you think becoming a realtor is the right c

Ten Ways to Enjoy the Fall Weekend Weather

Ten Ways to Enjoy the Fall Weekend Weather

Fall is in the air and that means gorgeous yellow and orange foliage, everyone’s favorite pumpkin coffees, and cozy oversized sweaters. But fall also means tons of fun weekend activities that you can still participate in while social distancing!  A lot might have gotten canceled this year, but you can still get out and enjoy your weekend with these ten fall activities!   

16  Real Estate Terms You Should Know Before you Buy

16 Real Estate Terms You Should Know Before you Buy

Searching for a new home is difficult. Potential buyers often have to balance their wants with their needs and try to prioritize factors like location, price, and size. What many house hunters don’t think about during their search is how complicated the process can get after you find the perfect home. That’s when the paperwork starts and a flood of confusing terminology begins. To help

Why a Townhouse Might Be the Right Fit For You

Why a Townhouse Might Be the Right Fit For You

Buying real estate is exciting enough on its own, but it gets even more exciting when you check out the array of options that are waiting for you to move in.  A lot of people consider single-family homes when they start out the home search, but have you ever considered a townhome?    Maintenance-Free Living Townhomes generally have mini yards, if any yard at all. This means y

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

Yesterday officially marked the change of season and fall’s arrival means that homeowners have a few extra maintenance issues to complete before colder weather sets in!  Though it may seem like a bit of a chore, completing fall home maintenance is much easier to do when the weather is warm or even moderate. Take advantage of the cool, sunny days we are having and complete these 10 fall

Socially Distant Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Socially Distant Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Now that it is fall and October is fast approaching, the leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler it is time to partake in Pittsburgh’s favorite fall activities. Fall is a particularly beautiful time in Western Pennsylvania and there are a ton of new and exciting events happening in and around the Pittsburgh area you can safely practice social distancing while still having fun!&n