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Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

With Earth Day right around the corner, you may be considering taking on a new project to help the environment around you. But, did you realize that your Earth Day efforts could also be beneficial for you and your home? Well, now is the perfect time to improve your home in an eco-friendly way. Check out these five ways to make your home environmentally savvy.   Switch to LED  Mayb

Congratulations to the April 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the April 2021 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

Tips to Finding Your Perfect Home

Tips to Finding Your Perfect Home

So you decided you want to move, but you're overwhelmed with the hundreds of options of homes out there. What can you do to ensure you’re making the right decision and finding the perfect home? Well to start, you can follow these tips!   Plan Out What Your “Perfect Home” Looks Like The first step to searching for a home is dedicating the time to finding out what y

Spring into Lawn & Garden Month

Spring into Lawn & Garden Month

After a cold Covid-filled winter, the sun is finally shining and the flowers are blooming.  Warmer weather is upon us as well as the rebirth of all things lawn and garden. April is National Lawn and Garden month so now is the perfect time to grab your gloves and yard tools and dedicate some time to beautifying your green spaces.     Not sure where to start? Don’t worr

Five Kid friendly Home Improvement Projects

Five Kid friendly Home Improvement Projects

Now that the weather is starting to warm up and we’re all adjusting to that extra hour of daylight in the evenings, it is the perfect time to get outside and curb the cabin fever for both you and your kids! If you and your crew are looking for some fun outdoor activities to help usher in the warmer weather, we can help. Plus, who doesn’t love improving their home’s appearance!

5 Tips for Finding the Right Contractor for Your Remodeling Project

5 Tips for Finding the Right Contractor for Your Remodeling Project

The spring season brings with it the arrival of the one of the busiest home remodeling seasons. From patios to porches to landscaping and more, homeowners everywhere are getting bit by the home-renovating bug. Even if you’re a fan of DIY—you can only get so far before needing to call in an expert. For some remodeling projects, you must bring in a contractor. And with so many contrac

Five Things to Expect When Buying a Home after a Foreclosure

Five Things to Expect When Buying a Home after a Foreclosure

It is common for homeowners who’ve lost a home to foreclosure to feel a certain sense of defeat—and even a little fear—when it comes to trying to buy another home. Frankly, nobody wants to default on their mortgage and lose possession of their home even once, let alone think about going through it again so it is understandable to have some anxiety. But once the market conditio

Congratulations to our March Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to our March 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

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning might seem like a daunting task, but with a little love, your home will be looking brand new! Spring cleaning is essential to a happy and healthy home.  From the bedrooms to bathrooms, to the living room, use this checklist to tackle every room in your home.     Home Maintenance Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Check

How to Ensure a Smooth Selling Process

How to Ensure a Smooth Selling Process

With the spring real estate season approaching us, it’s time to start thinking about putting your home on the market.  If you are planning to sell this season, it’s easy to start planning ahead.  Whether this is your first time selling, or you’re a seasoned professional it’s always good to have a plan to ensure a smooth sale.  Check out these tips to make thi