Home Upgrades that May Add Value to Your Home

Even if you don’t plan to sell your home anytime soon, thinking about upgrades now can help you. You can enjoy new amenities ahead of selling and increase marketability in the future. Realtors recommend you consider home upgrades that add value to your home ahead of listing. But how do you know which upgrades will give you the most bang […]

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Rent VS. Own: Which is the better home option in Pittsburgh?

Pros and cons of renting vs. buying a home in the Pittsburgh area. Here are some tips to help you start thinking which option is really best for you.

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Tips for Moving in the Winter

  We know what you’re thinking. If they have the choice, who in the world would want to move in the wintertime? Leases ending or job relocations often dictate moves outside the usual Memorial Day to Labor Day sweet spot. Moving in fair weather certainly makes the move itself easier; however, winter moving, if properly planned, does have its advantages. […]

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Always looking out for you…

During this bustling time of year around the holidays, you’re top priority is usually not opening a new checking account or applying for a mortgage loan. If you are, of course, we are here to help you select the best options to meet your needs, just like every other day of the year.   But even if you’re not looking […]

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Is the Time Right to Buy a Second Home?

  A second home can be an expensive undertaking (one home can seem like more than enough!), but there are numerous situations where it makes complete sense to make that second purchase based on need, want, or convenience. A popular misconception is that a second home is either a beach house or mountain getaway; however, consumers are using second homes […]

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What do I need to know about preparing for my first mortgage loan application?

  Congratulations! You’re ready to buy your first home. This is a huge step in a person’s life, often one of several check boxes of “living the American dream.” You’ve probably heard the good, the bad, and the ugly from friends and relatives who’ve traveled this road before you. But it doesn’t have to be painful if you come well-prepared. […]

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