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Why Now Is The Right Time To Become A Realtor

Why Now Is The Right Time To Become A Realtor

Are you looking for a career change or just starting out your career? If so, have you ever considered becoming a real estate professional? Being a real estate agent can be an extremely rewarding career that allows you to pick your own hours, interact with your community, have an uncapped earning potential, and help people find their dream homes.  If you think becoming a realtor is the right c

Ten Ways to Enjoy the Fall Weekend Weather

Ten Ways to Enjoy the Fall Weekend Weather

Fall is in the air and that means gorgeous yellow and orange foliage, everyone’s favorite pumpkin coffees, and cozy oversized sweaters. But fall also means tons of fun weekend activities that you can still participate in while social distancing!  A lot might have gotten canceled this year, but you can still get out and enjoy your weekend with these ten fall activities!   

16  Real Estate Terms You Should Know Before you Buy

16 Real Estate Terms You Should Know Before you Buy

Searching for a new home is difficult. Potential buyers often have to balance their wants with their needs and try to prioritize factors like location, price, and size. What many house hunters don’t think about during their search is how complicated the process can get after you find the perfect home. That’s when the paperwork starts and a flood of confusing terminology begins. To help

Why a Townhouse Might Be the Right Fit For You

Why a Townhouse Might Be the Right Fit For You

Buying real estate is exciting enough on its own, but it gets even more exciting when you check out the array of options that are waiting for you to move in.  A lot of people consider single-family homes when they start out the home search, but have you ever considered a townhome?    Maintenance-Free Living Townhomes generally have mini yards, if any yard at all. This means y

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

Yesterday officially marked the change of season and fall’s arrival means that homeowners have a few extra maintenance issues to complete before colder weather sets in!  Though it may seem like a bit of a chore, completing fall home maintenance is much easier to do when the weather is warm or even moderate. Take advantage of the cool, sunny days we are having and complete these 10 fall

Socially Distant Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Socially Distant Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Now that it is fall and October is fast approaching, the leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler it is time to partake in Pittsburgh’s favorite fall activities. Fall is a particularly beautiful time in Western Pennsylvania and there are a ton of new and exciting events happening in and around the Pittsburgh area you can safely practice social distancing while still having fun!&n

How to Easily Shop For a Mortgage

How to Easily Shop For a Mortgage

For most people, a home will be the biggest purchase that you will make in your lifetime and will require obtaining a mortgage.  Shopping around for a mortgage will help you find the best possible financing deal. Locking in the best possible interest rate may involve some time and research, but it will pay off for you in the long run!   Get your Credit Score Your credit score is

Moving Soon? Avoid These Five Mistakes

Moving Soon? Avoid These Five Mistakes

Moving into a new home requires a lot of planning and important decisions.  Sometimes these steps can be overlooked, causing you to lose a lot of time and money in the relocation process. Luckily planning is an easy way to reduce stress and avoid mistakes.  Before your next move, sit down and take time to prepare so you can have a smooth and enjoyable moving experience!   1. N

Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winners

Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winners

Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty hosts a scholarship program, open to all highschoolers in the area.  The Dream,  Innovate, Grow scholarship is inspired by the key beliefs and attributes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty has been built on.  The recipients who are chosen also embrace these ideals both personally and academically. 

Home Projects to Tackle Before The Fall

Home Projects to Tackle Before The Fall

Now that we are approaching the end of August, it’s time to start thinking about the changing of seasons and how you can tidy up your home before the fall. It’s always a good idea to do a little preventative maintenance before the leaves start falling.  Here are a few projects that you can easily tackle before the seasons change and save yourself some work in the spring!