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Blog Entries in January

Greens for The Winter Blues: Best House Plants This Winter

Greens for The Winter Blues: Best House Plants This Winter

Cold weather tends to keep some of us indoors during the long winter months. But there is some hope in battling the cabin fever that can make us feel a little blue.  This winter season, try to add in some pops of color with a little green. Houseplants are a great way to bring some fresh air and greenery into your home during winter.   Fiddle Leaf Fig The leafy green tree, commonly

The Best Weekend Winter Getaways Around Pittsburgh

The Best Weekend Winter Getaways Around Pittsburgh

Does cabin fever have you itching to get out of the house this winter?  Pittsburgh has some of the best spots for a weekend getaway. From skiing to wine tasting, here are the best winter day trips from Pittsburgh all under a two-hour drive.    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Located in the Laurel Highlands, this five-star resort is the ultimate weekend getaway! The resort features

Four Reasons to Upgrade Your Countertops to Granite

Four Reasons to Upgrade Your Countertops to Granite

Are you dreaming of making upgrades to your kitchen in the new year? When you are thinking of what upgrades to make, you might want to consider adding granite countertops to your kitchen or bathroom.  From the durability of the countertops to their gorgeous design, there are so many reasons to pick granite for your home!    Increases the Value of Your Home For many people, th

Money Resolutions to Help You in 2020

Money Resolutions to Help You in 2020

New year, new financial goals. If you’re starting off the new decade with a list of resolutions, consider adding some financial to-dos to your list! Follow these steps to achieve your financial goals in the new year.     Make a Budget  Now is the time to start thinking of making a budget and getting your finances in order.  If you have had trouble in the past

Congratulations to the January 2020 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to the January 2020 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to our first Hockey Mom winner of 2020, Christine George, from the New Kensington/Lower Burrell area. Christine wears many hats in her hockey association and the hockey world in general. She runs several programs for the North Hills Amateur Hockey Association (NHAHA) where she is Team Manager of her daughter's Viper Stars Pee Wee Amateur Hockey Team, Aramark&n

Five Financial Resolutions to Help Fix Your Credit Score

Five Financial Resolutions to Help Fix Your Credit Score

Don’t let the first month of the year end without making a little positive progress toward some of your annual goals. If you are considering buying a home this year, building up your credit score (along with your bank account) is a great resolution to get working on. Besides, any time is a good time to work on your finances.  Here are five great steps to cleaning up your credit score

New Year, New Career: 5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Real Estate

New Year, New Career: 5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Real Estate

The end of January is upon us, which serves as a good reminder of all those well-intended resolutions we set for the new year. Do you have your sights set on a professional move this year? And, no, we’re not talking about relocating for your job. Instead, we’re talking about starting an entirely new career path. If embarking on a new career is on your agenda for 2019, we can think o

Creative Ways to Bring “Living Coral” to Life in Your Home Decor

Creative Ways to Bring “Living Coral” to Life in Your Home Decor

There is always a lot of excitement around the time of year when Pantone announces their hottest new color. This year proves to be the year of “Living Coral” or slightly salmon or a pretty shade of pinkish orange that is taking over designs on items from clothing to couches – and everything in between. Looking to amp up your home’s style this year? Infuse a little living

Five Tips to Help Sellers Prepare for a Buyer’s Season

Five Tips to Help Sellers Prepare for a Buyer’s Season

It might feel like we’re in the dead of winter right now, but before we know it, the spring home-buying season will be upon us. The good news for sellers is that there is still plenty of time to prepare for this busy season before it arrives. Planning to sell your home this spring? Tackle these five things to make your house more competitive during the upcoming buying season: 1. Clean,

10 Things in Pittsburgh to Add to Your 2019 Bucket List

10 Things in Pittsburgh to Add to Your 2019 Bucket List

We all know that the beginning of the year is a great time to set a few goals. But by now, you may be feeling the strain of the year’s typical resolutions. Instead of thinking about losing a little weight or tackling those other worthy tasks, take a moment to soak in some of what our great city has to offer.  Here are 10 items to add to your 2019 Pittsburgh bucket list: 1. Go ice