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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

Five Free Places to Explore in Pittsburgh This Winter

Five Free Places to Explore in Pittsburgh This Winter

With less than two weeks until winter’s biggest holiday, many of us are caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. We’re enamored with the sights of a few snowflakes, exhausted from long days of shopping for gifts and simply trying to keep up with the latest made-for-TV holiday favorites! But once January hits, we’ll all be back to detesting the cold and snow—even co

Five Tips for Buying Real Estate in Winter

Five Tips for Buying Real Estate in Winter

Winter is not only known for cold when it comes to the weather. Most home buyers and sellers would agree that there are hotter times for the real estate market too. The mere thoughts of snow and ice could make some buyers and sellers freeze in their tracks before they want to navigate the winter market. We’ve recently shared some tips to help sellers enhance home appeal in winter. But wha

Five of the Best Gifts for Your Home This Holiday Season

Five of the Best Gifts for Your Home This Holiday Season

Your parents, check. Your kids, check. Your spouse, check. Your home? What?! As you’re completing your holiday shopping this month, there are some obvious gift recipients on your list. But this year, we’re suggesting that you add your home to your “nice” list when it comes to making holiday purchases. Why? Now is a great time to stock up on some of the very best smart ho

Six Cold Weather Tips for Home Sellers

Six Cold Weather Tips for Home Sellers

With so much focus on the holidays during this time of year, it can be easy to lose sight of some regular maintenance tasks around your home. However, if your home is on the market during these colder months, you might not have the luxury of letting things go around your home. So, if you’ve listed your home while you’re working to complete your holiday gift list, here are a few remind

Five Budgeting Tips to Help You Save Money During the Holidays

Five Budgeting Tips to Help You Save Money During the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have officially kicked off the 2018 holiday shopping season. But where do these big-spending days leave those of us who would like to remain financially responsible throughout this bustling shopping season? It can be easy to get caught up between finding a bargain and maintaining a budget during the holiday season. But there is help for those who might be wishing f

Thanksgiving Holiday Fun for the Whole Family in Pittsburgh

Thanksgiving Holiday Fun for the Whole Family in Pittsburgh

For many, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend might be filled with shopping sales at big-time retailers and small businesses. But for those who would rather avoid the crowds and spend the holiday with family and friends, Pittsburgh offers plenty of other activities to keep you busy. If you’re hosting family or friends for Thanksgiving this year, here are just a few things to enjoy in and aro

5 Reasons Not to Give Listing Your Home in Winter the Cold Shoulder

5 Reasons Not to Give Listing Your Home in Winter the Cold Shoulder

The weather outside might be getting colder, but that is no reason for home sellers to think their potential for selling during winter months cannot still be hot. In fact, there are certain perks to listing a home in winter that spring and summer sellers simply don’t get to enjoy. If you are thinking of listing your home this winter, here are five reasons why you should confidently contin

Congratulations to the November 2018 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the November 2018 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to Greensburg native, Mandi Hammond, who was named Hockey Mom of the Month for November. Mandi was described as “always taking care of everyone else”, and we can see why! Mandi is a mom to two hockey-playing sons, Ethan and Noah, who play for Hempfield Area school

Five Tips to Help Buyers With Online Home Searches

Five Tips to Help Buyers With Online Home Searches

Today’s home searches do not begin by simply driving by a “for sale” sign and stopping in to view a home. In many cases, buyers begin searching for their next properties from the comforts of their current homes. In fact, online home searches have become such a reality for today’s home buyers that listing photos have become an integral part of curb appeal. If you’re