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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

Congratulations To Our February Hockey Mom

Congratulations To Our February Hockey Mom

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty’s February Hockey Mom, Michelle Hinds from Oakdale, PA.    Michelle currently volunteers her time to assist both the Chartiers Valley Hockey Club and the Mt. Lebanon Hornets organization that her son Luke plays for. Over the past few years, Michelle has dedicated her time to a variety of different roles in b

Tips For Home Buyers Purchasing A Fixer Upper

Tips For Home Buyers Purchasing A Fixer Upper

If you are currently in the market for a new home, you may be feeling a little hopeless with the lack of options. If you find yourself having a hard time finding your dream home, one solution is to buy a fixer upper and create your dream home from scratch. Purchasing a fixer upper can be an intimidating process, but if you follow these tips and tricks your renovation will be done before you know i

Pros To Listing Your Home In The Winter

Pros To Listing Your Home In The Winter

The weather outside might be cold, but that is no reason for home sellers to think their potential for selling during winter can’t be hot. In fact, there are certain perks to listing your home in winter that spring and summer sellers simply don’t get to enjoy. Want to know more? Check out our 5 pros to listing your home this winter.   Less Competition Because many people be

Indoor Plants That Will Make It Through The Winter

Indoor Plants That Will Make It Through The Winter

Cold weather tends to keep some of us indoors during the long winter months. But there is some hope in battling the cabin fever that can make us feel a little blue. This winter season, try to add in some pops of color with a little green. Houseplants are a great way to bring some fresh air and greenery into your home during winter.   Fiddle Leaf Fig The leafy green tree, commonly see

Home Features That Millennial Home Buyers Love

Home Features That Millennial Home Buyers Love

2022 is the year of the Millennial – at least when it comes to home buying. With the oldest of them turning 40, this is a generation ready to put down roots. During the 2021 real estate boom, two-thirds of first-time mortgage applicants were millennials. Now that this generation has its pre-approvals in hand, there are some home features that speak to them. These perks make them more likely

Congratulations To Our January Hockey Mom Of The Month

Congratulations To Our January Hockey Mom Of The Month

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty’s January Hockey Mom Of The Month winner, Jennifer Hewitt from the Johnstown Warriors hockey team.   For Jennifer and her family, hockey is not just a seasonal sport! Her work and efforts for her organization tend to be a year-round job, so it’s no surprise that she was nominated twice for our Hockey Mom Pr

Winter Weekend Getaways Near Cleveland

Winter Weekend Getaways Near Cleveland

Do the winter blues have you down this January? Good News, there are so many weekend getaways around Cleveland to get you out of the house and out of hibernation!  From trying a great restaurant to visiting a new city, here are all the best winter day trips within a two-hour drive from Cleveland.     The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard  Gervasi Vineyard is truly a drea