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Start Your Spring Cleaning Now

Start Your Spring Cleaning Now

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

A Little Discussion About Mold

A Little Discussion 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

Doors, Doors, and More Doors

Doors, Doors, and More Doors

by Chris Petry Doors. We all have them. We pass through dozens of them, day in and day out. You exit your bedroom door in the morning to shower or make breakfast, often times after you’ve opened a closet door to retrieve what you’re wearing for the day. You lock the front door of your home before exiting, unless it’s never been unlocked and you leave via integral garage. At wh

Some of the Most Common Real Estate Myths

Some of the Most Common Real Estate Myths

by Chris Petry Today, we’re going to talk about some of the biggest myths you might have heard over the last several years. No, I’m not referring to myths like the Earth being flat or Elvis Presley being alive and well, ironically moonlighting as an Elvis impersonator in Lake Tahoe. Those are indeed myths but today, we’re going to place our focus on some of the most prevailing

Why is Using a REALTOR a Great Idea?

Why is Using a REALTOR a Great Idea?

By Chris Petry So, you’ve decided to buy a home. Congrats! Or, no, wait. You’re selling? Ah, yes. Time to upgrade! Or downsize. Regardless of your real estate ambitions, having a well-informed REALTOR at your side is a must.   The internet has revolutionized the way we shop, date, and do business. It’s tempting to treat a real estate transaction the same way. Which is t

The 10 Reasons People Are Moving

The 10 Reasons People Are Moving

Why are people moving? Well, now there’s a loaded question if I’ve ever heard one! There are countless reasons why someone might sell their home, move to another neighborhood, city, state, or country, and begin a new life. Today, however, we’re going to try and address ten of the most popular reasons people are moving as of January, 2024.   Getting Closer to Family &

Home Safety Tips

Home Safety Tips

Introduction by Chris Petry & Featured Article by Nancy Mitchell Happy New Year! Is it still permissible to say that? I mean, we’re only three days in, right? What’s the cutoff? I suppose it’s best not to overthink such things. Especially as this is, in fact, the first blog of 2024. Moving on! One thing we plan to do periodically this year is to highlight the voices of out

2023: A Year in Review

2023: A Year in Review

by Chris Petry Well, that’s a wrap on 2023! Oh, and what a year it was! Just in case you forgot, here are some of the major news stories that broke over the last twelve months:   The Israeli/Hamas War.   A Norfolk Southern train derails in East Palestine, OH and burns for two days, releasing hazardous chemicals into the local air and water.   The Silicon Valley Bank i

Yuletide Dinner Favorites

Yuletide Dinner Favorites

by Chris Petry Christmas is only five days away. At this point, you’ve probably finished your shopping and if you haven’t, you’re in full bore panic mode, running around like a chipmunk in a peanut factory. By now, you’ve most assuredly secured the main course for Christmas dinner. Whether that be a turkey, ham, beef tenderloin, or something slightly more adventurous if

Number 3 Most Affordable Market in the US

Number 3 Most Affordable Market in the US

There are many advantages to working for or working with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred and Stouffer Realty to achieve your real estate goals. For one, we’re the #1 brokerage in all of Southwestern, Pennsylvania and our presence in Eastern, Ohio grows and strengthens by the day. There’s also this: you’ve heard the phrase, “location, location, location”