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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

2022 Resolutions: Budgeting Your Money

2022 Resolutions: Budgeting Your Money

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to get a hold of your finances, now is a good time to check-in and make sure you are on the right track to tackle your budget. Here are five tips on how to get ahead of your money-saving goals for 2022.     Have a Goal Having a budget goal is the number one thing that will help you track your finances. You will be much more lik

College Scholarship Workshop Virtual Webinar Wrap-Up

College Scholarship Workshop Virtual Webinar Wrap-Up

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty held two complimentary 45-minute virtual Scholarship Workshop Webinars for high school students and their parents in early December. The webinars were conducted by former teacher and principal, Todd Van Horn. Todd currently works at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty (PA) as the Vice President of Career Development and is the creato

Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are here! But, before your out of town guests and family arrive at your home, it’s important to consider a few home safety tips. To avoid a Clark Griswold “Christmas Vacation” style accident be sure to follow these tips!    Check Your Christmas Lights Of course, we’re talking about lights. Each year, you should check to make sure that your li

December 2021 Hockey Mom Of The Month

December 2021 Hockey Mom Of The Month

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty’s December Hockey Mom Of The Month winner, Billi Marie Meli from Oakmont.   Billi Marie is mom to 10-year-old Carter and 7-year-old Mikaela and is engaged to be married in 2023 to her fiancé, Mike Wilden. In the past two months, Billi Marie received multiple nominations for our Hockey Mom Program. Billi is