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Congratulations to our Hockey Mom Winner of February!

Congratulations to our Hockey Mom Winner of February!

Congratulations to Kylie Bryner, our first Hockey Mom winner of 2021!  Kylie, mom to 7-year-old Weston and 4-year-old Wyatt, is a registered nurse who is no stranger to helping others.   This includes volunteering as a medic for the FAYHA Ice Miners Mite and Peewee games.  Volunteering helps the organization save money as an on-medic is required for each PAHL game.  In add

Renting? What to Know Before You Purchase Your First Home

Renting? What to Know Before You Purchase Your First Home

Renting is popular for many reasons: convenience, no down payment, and no commitment to a specific location.  All of these factors are great, but if you are starting to think about planting roots somewhere it might be time to purchase a home! Before you take the big leap into homeownership check out these tips to make your first home buying experience go smoothly.     Sta

The Hockey Mom of the Year Contest Is Back!

The Hockey Mom of the Year Contest Is Back!

It’s that time of the year again! We’re kicking off the fifth year of our Hockey Mom of the Year contest!  From early morning rides to the rink, countless hours watching practices and games, or cheering on every big play, hockey moms are an integral part of every hockey organization to support the players and be a role model.  That’s why we, in partnership with the Pitt

Tips for Purchasing a Home During the Winter Season

Tips for Purchasing a Home During the Winter Season

It’s a common belief that spring and summer are the best months to purchase a home and real estate tends to slow in the winter months.  While this is true, purchasing a home during the winter season is possible.  There are many benefits to starting your home search when the weather turns cold.  If you are ready to start your search, follow these tips to make the home search go

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Now that we are in the heart of winter, you may want to give your home a little extra attention during these colder months. From proper driveway care to giving your laundry room a little extra attention, there are so many home maintenance tasks for you to do this winter.  When you find yourself looking for something to do on the weekends, consider doing a small home project to help your home

What to Expect From Your Home Inspection

What to Expect From Your Home Inspection

Home inspections are an important part of your home selling process, but it can also be a source of anxiety for many sellers. If this is your first move, don’t stress!  Inspections are not as scary as you think and a lot of times are one of the most seamless parts of the moving process. We’re here to help answer all your questions about what to expect during your home inspection.&

Questions to Ask a Potential Roommate

Questions to Ask a Potential Roommate

When you are searching for a roommate, you don’t want to be surprised six months from your move-in date when you are starting to have issues.  Holding interviews and asking questions can help you avoid any headaches down the road! Before you sign a rental agreement, be sure to ask any potential roommates these questions.      Will they be able to afford the rent

Resolutions to Help Your Credit Score

Resolutions to Help Your Credit Score

Is 2021 finally the year you push your credit score to Very Good? With the New Year finally here, it’s the perfect time to set goals and improve your credit score.  With a few simple changes to your spending habits and payments, you can be well on your way to a better credit score in a couple of months! Here are some resolutions to help raise your credit score.     Pa

Could 2021 Be the Year for a Career Change?

Could 2021 Be the Year for a Career Change?

With the new year upon us, it might be a good year to evaluate your career and maybe set some new resolutions! Do you have your sights set on a professional move this year?  If making a career change is on your to-do list for 2021, we can think of more than a few reasons why the real estate industry could be the move for you!    1. You are your own boss: If working from home thi

Elizabeth Turcovsky Named Our Hockey Mom of the Year Winner!

Elizabeth Turcovsky Named Our Hockey Mom of the Year Winner!

Congratulations to our Hockey Mom of the Year, Elizabeth Turcovsky of Mentor Youth Hockey Association!   Elizabeth was one of our five monthly winners (November) who was selected from a diverse judging panel of staff, agents, and community members as our Hockey Mom of the Year.  “Elizabeth exemplifies all the characteristics of an extraordinary hockey mom”, stated Todd