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Blog Entries in October

Creative Ways to Add Color to your Home

Creative Ways to Add Color to your Home

Do you think your house feels a little dull? Want to change things up? Try adding a pop of color in with your decor!  Incorporating new colors into your home will totally revamp your space and add life without breaking the bank.     Paint the Front Door Painting your front door will add a pop of color to the outside of your home.  It will also increase the curb appe

Congratulations to the October 2019 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the October 2019 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to this season’s first Hockey Mom winner, Beth Almes-Kobak from Indiana!  Our October winner is a mom to two children, Andrew and Paige, with Andrew playing hockey for the Indiana Middle School Ice Team as well as two travel teams, the Johnstown Jets and the Appalachian Elite.   Beth is newer to Indiana’s Red Line Club Board of Directors, but she is not new

Five Reasons You Need a Home Security System

Five Reasons You Need a Home Security System

No one imagines they will fall victim to a robbery, break-in, or even natural disasters.  In the event that this could happen, you will want to be prepared as possible. Home security systems are a  great way for homeowners to protect their homes, valuables, and family in case of an emergency.     Protect and Secure Your Home One of the biggest reasons to consider in

How to Stage Your Home on a Budget

How to Stage Your Home on a Budget

A common misconception is that it costs a lot to stage your home.  When it comes to selling a home, appearance is everything. Home staging can make all the difference. Most home sellers think they have to break the bank to stage their homes; this isn’t the case. It is possible to stage a home on a budget or even for free!   Declutter and Depersonalize Each Room One of the fi

15 Tips to Help Move-in Day Go Smoothly

15 Tips to Help Move-in Day Go Smoothly

Once you get past closing day, it’s smooth sailing to get into your new home, right? Well, sometimes. There is still one big hurdle when it comes to buying and settling into a new home… move-in day. Although moving day can be stressful, there are things you can do to make it easier on the whole family. Here are 15 quick tips you can do to make your moving day go smoothly: 1. Dec

Five Things to Expect After Putting Your Home on the Market

Five Things to Expect After Putting Your Home on the Market

So, you’ve just put your home on the market… congratulations! Surely, it took a lot of effort to get to this point. You had to find the right real estate agent, clean and declutter your home for listing photos and gain a basic understanding of the selling process. Now that your home has been listed, are you wondering what happens next? Of course, it is time to prepare to welcome pr

Five Frighteningly Fun Halloween Events In and Around Pittsburgh

Five Frighteningly Fun Halloween Events In and Around Pittsburgh

This weekend marks the last full weekend before Halloween, so you know what that means. If you haven’t had your share of fears and frights this season, you’ll need to pack in a few haunted moments this weekend. But don’t fret. Pittsburgh and its surrounding suburbs are home to many worthy horrific happenings that are perfect to tour through as Halloween approaches. Here are fi

Five Signs It Is Time to Sell Your Home When You Retire

Five Signs It Is Time to Sell Your Home When You Retire

Even the happiest of professionals can admit that they dream of retirement from time to time – and maybe even more frequently. And, why not? For many, retirement means more time to spend with those you love, doing the things you love. But when you’re used to an income that allows you to live a particular lifestyle, then that income changes, it can be difficult to maintain the lifest

Closing Time? Five Things You Should Know First

Closing Time? Five Things You Should Know First

So, you’re buying a home. You’ve applied for financing and saved enough money for a down payment. You’ve made an offer that’s been accepted. You’ve gone through all the necessary home inspections and appraisals. It’s time for closing. What a relief! But did you know that this exciting last chapter of the home-buying process comes with a few fees? Closing cost

Five Tips for Buying a Home in Your 20s

Five Tips for Buying a Home in Your 20s

For anyone, buying a home is a daunting task. But for a 20-something, you know—today’s millennials, buying a home can be an enormous undertaking. But it is not an unachievable goal. In fact, today’s millennials are well-prepared to deal with some typical homeowner tasks. After all, this generation is often characterized as confident and positive, both traits that certainly can he