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Blog Entries in February (page 2)

10 Simple Ways to Save Money Every Day

10 Simple Ways to Save Money Every Day

As we’re well underway with the second month of the year, we’ve just got to ask… how are those financial resolutions you set for 2019 coming along? Whether you’re saving a little or still spending a lot so far this year, there is help. In fact, there are simple things you can do every day to save on some of your most common household expenses. Here are 10 ways to save m

10 Traits of Successful Real Estate Agents

10 Traits of Successful Real Estate Agents

We recently shared some news that might have you considering a new career in real estate. If you’re already on that path or you know you’re ready to get started, today we’re offering a few tips about how you can be the very best agent out there. You see, there are a few things that top real estate agents have in common. Here are 10 traits of successful real estate agents:

Love or Lust? 10 Ways to Know a House Is the One

Love or Lust? 10 Ways to Know a House Is the One

Feeling like you’ve been struck by Cupid? Think you could even be falling head over heels? Ready to utter that four-letter word you’ve been holding onto for what seems like an eternity? When you find the perfect match, you might also find yourself saying and doing some things that you’re not used to. Of course, we’re talking about falling in love with a home and taking t

Five Things Your Real Estate Agent Cannot Tell You

Five Things Your Real Estate Agent Cannot Tell You

It doesn’t matter if you are buying or selling a home. When you’re completing a major real estate transaction, you often rely on the information and advice your professional real estate agent has to offer. From setting a price for the sale of your home or determining the right price to offer on a new home—to making negotiations to get to the closing table, your agent is an incred

Ten Ways to Decide if Now is a Good Time to Downsize

Ten Ways to Decide if Now is a Good Time to Downsize

The real estate market continues to heat up as many sellers prepare to list their homes. In kind, buyers are eagerly anticipating the influx of homes that are typically available in spring. With this in mind, you may be considering listing your home as well. If you’ve reached retirement, are nearing it or will soon be sending a child off to college, you could be considering listing your h

How to Not Lose the House You Want in Five Ways

How to Not Lose the House You Want in Five Ways

Do the last few days of warm weather have your mind swirling with sweet thoughts of spring? Yes, please! Of course, that also means the hot spring real estate market is within our reach. What can buyers do to prepare for a competitive market? Well, much like Olympic athletes train to out-perform worldwide competitors, spring home buyers must be in the right mindset to outshine their competition

Take a Balanced Look Before You Buy a Multifamily Property

Take a Balanced Look Before You Buy a Multifamily Property

If you own a home, there is no doubt you remember the feeling you got when that first pair of “new home” keys were handed to you. Can you imagine multiplying that feeling by two, three, four or even more? For multifamily property owners, that feeling is a reality. Buying a multifamily property means that you are taking ownership of one or more units within a property at a time. But,

Negotiate on These Five Things Before You Buy a Home

Negotiate on These Five Things Before You Buy a Home

Most home buyers know that they can negotiate the price of a home when they go to make an offer on it. But, what may come as a surprise to many first-time homebuyers or even some more seasoned buyers, is that there are a few other negotiations that can be made when you buy a home. Before you simply accept a seller’s terms, understand that you can negotiate on these five things—and m

10 Great Pittsburgh Date Ideas in Time for Valentine’s Day

10 Great Pittsburgh Date Ideas in Time for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is today, but if you haven’t already made reservations for you and your special someone, don’t worry! Pittsburgh offers something for any-and-every couple, whether it’s Cupid’s favorite holiday or an otherwise ordinary weekend. Here are 10 favorite date ideas you can enjoy in and around Pittsburgh: 1. Sarris Candies: Who doesn’t love chocol

10 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Be Doing... Now!

10 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Be Doing... Now!

Still striving for a better you in 2018? Have you thought about tackling those sometimes-forgotten home maintenance tasks? As we prepare to transition from winter to spring, now is a great time to get on board with a regular home maintenance routine. You probably already know that you should clean your gutters and look for air leaks. But, could there be some other home maintenance tasks that yo