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Five Ways Couples Can Come Together to Manage Their Finances

Five Ways Couples Can Come Together to Manage Their Finances

When most couples plan things they can do together, managing money might not make it to the top of the list. However, maybe it should. Dealing with your finances can cause major strain for anyone – and certainly on any relationship. Instead of fretting about your finances together, here are five ways for couples to come together to successfully manage their money: 1. Avoid keeping secr

5 Kid-friendly Home Improvement Projects to Kick Off Spring

5 Kid-friendly Home Improvement Projects to Kick Off Spring

Now that the weather is starting to warm up and we’re all adjusting to that extra hour of daylight in the evenings, it is the perfect time to get outside and send cabin fever packing for the spring season! If you and your crew are looking for some fun outdoor activities to help usher in the warmer weather, we can help. And—you can help improve your home’s appearance at the same t

Five Tips for Buying a Home Out of State

Five Tips for Buying a Home Out of State

The past few days of beautiful weather have most of us eagerly awaiting spring’s arrival, so you know what that means. The spring home-buying season is also heating up. Local home buyers and sellers are scouting out the market to find the right time to list—and the right home to buy. Of course, buyers and sellers in the Pittsburgh market are not the only ones getting ready for our i

Six Questions to Ask Before You Host Your Home on Airbnb

Six Questions to Ask Before You Host Your Home on Airbnb

Many homeowners have found that hosting their homes on Airbnb can be a great way to generate some extra income—income that can be directly applied to a monthly mortgage payment, home renovations or other expenses. However, renting your home out on a short-term basis might not be the ideal option for every homeowner. If you have been considering becoming an Airbnb host, here are six things

What to Do When You Inherit Real Estate

What to Do When You Inherit Real Estate

When you buy or sell a home, you are taking part in one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever make. Though certainly rewarding from either side, the entire process can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining. But what happens when this duty is given to you? What happens when you inherit a property? Well, for starters, things can get even more emotionally-charged and comp

Five Questions to Ask Your Senior Services Real Estate Specialists

Five Questions to Ask Your Senior Services Real Estate Specialists

When you reach a time in your life that you’re ready to downsize from a large home into a smaller space, it can be beneficial to work with a real estate agent who specializes in senior services. But, to make sure you get the help you need in selling or buying a new home during this new time in your life, you should have a few questions prepared.   Here are five top questions to ask p

Eight Ways to Keep Your Home Safe During Cold and Germ Season

Eight Ways to Keep Your Home Safe During Cold and Germ Season

You might have noticed that subtly longer days and milder temperatures have been creeping back onto the scene lately. It’s true—spring is on the horizon. But, we’re not in the clear just yet. In fact, in addition to those days of sunshine and fresh air we’ve been treated to recently, many of us also have been battling end-of-season cold and flu germs. Once germs infest y

Weighing the Benefits of a Home Warranty

Weighing the Benefits of a Home Warranty

When you invest in a home, whether it is brand new or beautifully aged, you want to make sure it is protected. Homeowners insurance, which is required when you purchase a home, covers against major occurrences like fire and crime. However, homeowners insurance will not cover specific parts of your home, like your plumbing or heating and cooling system. Instead, you can opt for a home warranty that

Buyers and Sellers: How to Handle Multiple Offers on a Home

Buyers and Sellers: How to Handle Multiple Offers on a Home

With the passing of Valentine’s Day and the upcoming spring home-buying season, it pretty much goes without saying that love is in the air for homes currently on the market. With all that affection toward available homes, many buyers and sellers might find themselves in a multi-offer situation this spring. In this instance, what a seller favors, a buyer might dread. So, we’re offeri

10 Home Projects to Complete in Winter

10 Home Projects to Complete in Winter

During winter, it is easy for cabin fever to set in. Cold temperatures tend to keep us all indoors, which can leave us craving spring’s sweet sunshine and fresh air. Instead of settling for a dreary indoor experience for the rest of the winter, keep yourself busy by tackling a few tasks in your home. You’ll create a comfortable space to spend your time until spring arrives. From somew