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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

Must Do Spring Cleaning Tasks

Must Do Spring Cleaning Tasks

Spring cleaning might seem like a daunting task, but with a little love, your home will be looking brand new and feeling refreshed. Spring cleaning is essential to a happy and healthy home.  From the bedrooms to bathrooms, to the living room, here is our list of must do spring cleaning tasks to help get your home spick and span.  Cleaning the Kitchen For many people the kitchen is on

Congratulations to the March 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the March 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to our March Hockey Mom winner, Julie Sharbaugh, from Indiana PA!  Julie is a mom to five kids (Kendra 19, Matt 17, JJ 12, Benny 11, Emmett 8) with the youngest three playing hockey for Indiana Youth Hockey Association (IYHA).     Julie has been the Team Manager for IYHA for the last six years, but she is known around the S&T Bank Rink for another rea

Questions for First Time Home Buyers

Questions for First Time Home Buyers

Now that Spring is quickly approaching, you might be considering taking the leap from renting to buying your first home!  This is a very exciting step to take, but it also comes with a lot of questions.  Before you make a decision on whether or not you want to purchase a home, take a look at these frequently asked questions by first-time buyers!   Why should I buy instead of ren

Four Cost-Effective Tips to Refresh Your Space

Four Cost-Effective Tips to Refresh Your Space

It’s easy to get sick of your home decor, especially if you have been staying home a lot.  With the warmer weather approaching, take some time to give your home a little refresh.  There’s no need to do a complete makeover of your home, just switch up a few things.  You’ll be surprised how a few simple changes can give you a whole new outlook!   Take Advant

The Benefits of Home Staging

The Benefits of Home Staging

Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that could help your home sell a lot faster.  In today’s market, buyers are looking for a home they can envision themselves in and move right in.  A few simple staging tips can make all the difference for buyers.     Invite In Buyers One of the biggest benefits of staging your home is that it i