Blog Entries in March

Enjoy a Night Out: Go to the Drive-In!

Enjoy a Night Out: Go to the Drive-In!

by Chris Petry It’s official: springtime is finally here. Of course, we live in Western, PA and Eastern, OH so a rogue snowstorm could blow through any second now, but let’s not talk about that. It’s time to clear the clutter that’s been piling up in your basement and attic all winter, tune up the lawnmower, fill the truck bed with mulch, and go to the Drive-In.  

I Want to Sell My Home: What Should I Know?

I Want to Sell My Home: What Should I Know?

by Chris Petry The first thing you should know as a prospective home seller is, it’s still a great market! That’s right, for over 2 years now, sellers have been uniquely positioned to get the best possible value for the sale of their homes. We even saw sellers receive offers well above asking price on occasion. It’s Economics 101: when you have more buyers than product, the pr

Why Do We Observe St. Patrick's Day?

Why Do We Observe St. Patrick's Day?

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? by Chris Petry   It’s okay, admit it. When you read the headline, you immediately thought, “So we have an excuse to gorge ourselves on red meat, potatoes, and enough Guinness to drown a water buffalo?” While that’s a perfectly acceptable way to celebrate, let’s take a moment to look a little deeper into the true ori

10 Home Maintenance Tips For Spring

10 Home Maintenance Tips For Spring

Daylight savings and the first day of spring are just days away! Finally, we can look forward to bright blooms, chirping birds and… um, you know, spring home maintenance. It may not smell as sweet or sound so pleasant, but preparing your home for the new season is important! If you’re ready to prepare your home for spring, but not sure where to get started, we’ve compiled jus

Decorating Trends That Are Making A Comeback This Year

Decorating Trends That Are Making A Comeback This Year

All interior design trends change, often in the opposite direction. After years of cool, grey minimalism, homeowners are turning toward the past for cozier inspirations.   Greens and Other Warm Neutrals Golds and avocado greens from the 1960s and 1970s revolutionized kitchen appliances and made complementary autumn colors like oranges, tans, and browns wildly popular. If you like the l

The Ultimate 2022 Spring Cleaning Guide

The Ultimate 2022 Spring Cleaning Guide

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 all

Congratulations To Our March Hockey Mom of The Month

Congratulations To Our March Hockey Mom of The Month

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer’s March Hockey Mom Of The Month winner, Mary LeBlanc from Latrobe, PA. Mary was nominated by her fellow hockey mom’s for being “the Heart of Westmoreland Hockey!”    Mary has been volunteering with the Westmoreland Eagles for a number of years. In 2011, she served as the business manager for her o

Nine Tax Breaks For Homeowners

Nine Tax Breaks For Homeowners

OK, homeowners, tax season is here and you’ve got just over a month to take advantage of this year’s tax breaks. If you’re feeling a little in the dark about what you may qualify for and you’re ready to throw your hands up in frustration, instead, take a deep breath and read on. There are various deductions, credits and exclusions that homeowners may qualify for and it&rsqu

How To Prepare Your Home For Spring Weather

How To Prepare Your Home For Spring Weather

Daylight savings and the first day of spring are just days away! Finally, we can look forward to bright blooms, chirping birds and… um, you know, spring home maintenance. It may not smell as sweet or sound so pleasant, but preparing your home for the new season is important! If you’re ready to prepare your home for spring, but not sure where to get started, we’ve compiled jus

Five Tips For New Homebuyers This Spring

Five Tips For New Homebuyers This Spring

Spring hasn’t sprung just yet, but if you are looking to buy a house this spring it’s better to be prepared!  The spring real estate market can be intimidating for any buyer especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. But, as seasoned buyers may know, there are a few things you can do to put yourself in the best position for getting the home you desire. If you are a first-tim