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Congratulations To Our November 2021 Hockey Mom

Congratulations To Our November 2021 Hockey Mom

Congratulations to Christine Greene from Johnstown, our first Hockey Mom winner this year!    Christine is mom to 13-year-old Ethan and 18-year-old Faith and has been married to her husband Ryan for 20 years! It was her son Ethan, from the Allegheny Badgers Bantam, A Minor Gold Team, that nominated his mom for all that she does for him, his team, and their church community.  

BHHS Dream, Innovate, Grow 2021-2022 Scholarship

BHHS Dream, Innovate, Grow 2021-2022 Scholarship

Are you or someone you know planning on attending college in the fall? If so, now is the time to be applying for scholarships! Finding scholarships to apply for can be overwhelming, but we will make it easy for you by introducing our Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship.   Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty hosts a scholarship program, open to all high school s

Tips To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Tips To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to shift mental gears to the impending holiday shopping season. With so many deals before the holidays arrive, it is incredibly easy to go spend-crazy. But, what if you have financial goals like saving money or making a major purchase, you know, like buying a home, in the next year or so? What can you do to prevent yourself from splurging for the next

How To Set Up A Guest Bedroom

How To Set Up A Guest Bedroom

Believe it or not, but the holiday season is coming up fast! If you want to get a head of the game, consider prepping your home for the holidays in early November to limit the amount of stress later on. Don’t know where to start? Try focusing on your guest room! It’s important to create a welcoming atmosphere for traveling guests and relatives staying at your home.   Here

Spine Chilling Sights That Can Scare Buyers Away

Spine Chilling Sights That Can Scare Buyers Away

In the spirit of the Halloween holiday, we’re taking a look into the spooky, eerie things about a home that will simply scare buyers away. No, we’re not talking about properties that may be rumored to be haunted. Luckily, we’re talking about simply scary things that are simple fixes for sellers! Here are 10 things that will scare buyers away from a home:   1. Horrendo

Perks To Buying A Home In The Fall

Perks To Buying A Home In The Fall

From crisp, cooler mornings and evenings to the aromas of hot apple cider and pumpkin-spiced goodies all around, fall is here! With this bright and beautiful season comes an awesome time for serious home buyers to find their future homes. Here are a few reasons why buying a home in the fall is a great decision!   The “School-Year” Rush is Over You’ve probably heard

Fall In Love With Your New Real Estate Career

Fall In Love With Your New Real Estate Career

With a new season brings a new career path...   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 drea

Upcoming Fall Festivities Near The Burgh

Upcoming Fall Festivities Near The Burgh

There are lots of cool fairs, festivals and events going on throughout the Pittsburgh region during fall that you won’t want to miss! Check out our list of upcoming fall events the whole family will enjoy!   Soergel Orchards- Fall Harvest Festival  (September 25- October 31) Soergel Orchards is located north of Pittsburgh in Wexford. Soergel Orchards is a family favorite

Spice Up Your Home With Trendy Fall Decor

Spice Up Your Home With Trendy Fall Decor

Spicing up your home has never been easier! Now that fall has officially arrived, it is time to embrace the season and pull out your favorite autumn-inspired décor. The season’s official start is a great time to get your home ready for fall with a little seasonal foliage. Seasonal Doormats Don’t stop at the front door when adorning the outside of your home for fall

Home Projects To Tackle Before Fall

Home Projects To Tackle Before Fall

Summer weather is coming to an end, which means fall is approaching! Now is the perfect time to tidy up your home before the cold weather hits. Here’s a list of projects to take on before fall comes full swing.    Clean Out Gutters Cleaning out your gutters is not a fun task, but it is something that needs done annually to prevent damage to your home. People don't ofte