Blog Entries in February

A Total Solar Eclipse

A Total Solar Eclipse

by Chris Petry On April, 8th, this year, a total solar eclipse will pass over the North American continent. Now, what is a total solar eclipse and why should you care? A total solar eclipse is achieved when the moon lines up directly between the Earth and the Sun, and despite being infinitesimally smaller than the Sun, temporarily blocks it from view on Earth.   You may remember that the

Start Your Spring Cleaning Early

Start Your Spring Cleaning Early

by Chris Petry Just because you spent last weekend in a t-shirt doesn’t mean Spring flowering is on the horizon. Regardless of a certain charming rodent’s opinion, Spring doesn’t officially commence until March 19th. The next month, and probably the next couple months if the trend holds steady, will be fraught with unpredictable weather, ranging from near-monsoon level rain to

Let's Have a Little Talk About Mold

Let's Have a Little Talk About Mold

by Chris Petry Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me, you’ll likely spend the day obsessing over the discovery of mold under a loose wet tile in your basement. Or maybe not. You could be going out to dinner with your sweetheart or something. This week’s topic, however, deals with the former possibility.   Just what is mold, anyw

Congratulations To Our February Hockey Mom: Jessica Webb

Congratulations To Our February Hockey Mom: Jessica Webb

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Webb from Greensburg is the winner of the February Hockey Mom award for the 2022-2023 Pittsburgh Penguins hockey season! Jessica is a force to be reckoned with in her community and beyond, as she juggles her roles as a full-time nurse, a hockey mom, and the President of the Greensburg-Salem High School Hockey Club, a role that she has held for the past 3 yea

How To Avoid Buyers Remorse

How To Avoid Buyers Remorse

A recent survey of homebuyers who purchased a home in 2021 and 2022 found that 72% had buyer’s remorse. Thirty-one percent paid over asking price, a median of $65,000; 36% made offers without seeing the home; and 43% made concessions to sellers such as waiving a home inspection. If you’re planning to buy a home in 2023, how can you avoid buyer’s remorse syndrome?   Ge

Struck By Cupid? Signs That You’ve Found “The One”

Struck By Cupid? Signs That You’ve Found “The One”

Sweaty palms… weak knees… butterflies in your stomach… all are sure signs of attraction, but could they mean that you’ve found “The One?” Cupid has many ways of revealing himself, but what about when it comes to your home search? In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s admit it: most mortgages last as long as some relationships! So, when you&rs

How To Keep Your House Plants Alive During The Winter

How To Keep Your House Plants Alive During The Winter

Ohio winters mean gray days and cold temperatures. The combination of these two things might have your houseplants longing for summer and warmer weather. Now that we are in the heart of winter, it's time to give your houseplants a little extra attention to help them survive the rest of the season. Check out our tips below on how to help your houseplants thrive this winter!   Move Pl

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