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Rent Friendly Renovations

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Rent Friendly Renovations

Feeling unsettled in your apartment and want to give it a refresh? Get creative with your space with some landlord-friendly apartment renovations. Before you dive into your next project, read your lease terms thoroughly. Even if you clearly understand what renovations are appropriate, ask your landlord or property manager in advance just to be safe. When it comes to renting, most things are on a c

Spring 2021 Housing Trends: 4 Tips for Buyers

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Spring 2021 Housing Trends: 4 Tips for Buyers

In 2020, the United States saw an unprecedented shift in the housing market. This ripple effect has continued to affect the market in 2021, and a large crowd of people are interested in buying a home. With this large number of people moving into the market, it’s going to be a challenge for buyers to find homes. Now that we’re in the spring selling season, buyers should be as prepared a

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2021

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2021

Mark your calendars: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th -- and after an especially hard year, this Mother’s Day is a great time to shower your mother in some much-deserved attention. Whether you see her everyday or she lives far away, you can show your appreciation with a gift that shows your gratitude. Having a hard time picking out the perfect gift? Well, we've created a Mother&rsqu

Congratulations to the second Hockey Mom Winner of April!

Congratulations to the second Hockey Mom Winner of April!

Congratulations to the second April Hockey Mom winner, Lora Clewes, from New Brighton Township.  Lora, mom to Benson (8 years old) and Evelyn (2 years old), is the Vice President of the Beaver County Ice Sharks Special Hockey Association.  The Ice Sharks is a hockey team for special needs children over the age of 5 years old with a disability. As Vice President for the team, Lora is

Day Trips From Pittsburgh

Day Trips From Pittsburgh

Now that the weather is changing, you may be looking to get out of your house and explore new places. Although some travel bans are still in place due to Covid-19, you can still enjoy a nice weekend or day trip to escape the city. Please be aware of the safety guidelines in place when traveling to another state or county.    Check out some of our favorite places below.   

Congratulations to our April Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to our April Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to our first April Hockey Mom winner, Melanie Berry, from Baldwin!   A mom of three (Teegan, Kaden, and Kylee), Melanie is the Business Manager for her son Teegan’s Bantam team with the South Hills Amateur Hockey Association where Kaden also plays. As a Business Manager for the last several years, Melanie organizes fundraisers, team gatherings, and collects fees need

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent for You

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent for You

Buying or selling a home is an exciting experience for anyone, but without the right agent, it can be a stressful and overwhelming process. Obviously you want to find a real estate agent with local knowledge and a winning track record, right? Well here’s a guide you can use to find the best possible match for you.    Compatibility It is extremely important to find a real est

6 Ways to Celebrate National Lawn & Garden Month

6 Ways to Celebrate National Lawn & Garden Month

Did you know that April is National Lawn and Garden Month? Well now that you do, it’s time to celebrate! Many people use this as a month to focus on their own garden or lawn and others use it as an opportunity to beautify their community. However you want to celebrate, we got you covered!    Organize a Neighborhood Clean Up Gardening extends beyond your backyard. It’s

How to Prepare Your Kids for a Move

How to Prepare Your Kids for a Move

If you’re preparing for a move, you’ve likely got a ton on your mind… selling your home, packing your belongings, saying goodbyes and getting ready to start all over somewhere new. Now, throw kids into the mix. No, we’re not talking about all of the additional packing you may have to do for your kids. If you’re feeling anxious about everything that’s going o

What you Need to Know about New Construction Loans

What you Need to Know about New Construction Loans

If you’re considering buying a home, you’ve likely thought about how you are going to finance that home. But what if you’re considering building a new home, instead of buying from a seller? Can you go through the mortgage approval process in the same way? Well, sometimes. New construction loans can be obtained by a home builder or buyer. If you’re building a home with a