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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

January Hockey Mom Of The Month: Michelle Opferman

January Hockey Mom Of The Month: Michelle Opferman

We are pleased to announce Michelle Opferman from Mt. Lebanon as the winner of the January Hockey Mom award for the 2022-2023 Pittsburgh Penguin hockey season! Michelle Opferman is a dedicated wife and mother of three children, as well as a vital part of the Chartiers Valley School District, where she serves as Department Chair of Nursing Services. For over 15 years, she has been a hockey mom, man

Twelve Must-See Real Estate Movies

Twelve Must-See Real Estate Movies

1. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992, Starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin)- The Gold standard of real estate movies, Glengarry Glenn Ross was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play by revered playwright David Mamet. The plot focuses on a handful of real estate agents, threatened by the hard truths of a motivational speaker, to desperately increase their business in only a couple of d

5 Ways To Cut Down On Your Heating Costs

5 Ways To Cut Down On Your Heating Costs

As the colder winter weather is approaching, homebuyers across the nation have been bracing for the accompanying energy bill. Whether your home is heated using electricity, gas, or oil, heating is usually the largest bill, so it goes without saying that lowering this monthly bill is a priority. We have you covered with five great ways to lower your heating bill.   1. Install a programmabl

2023 Housing Outlook

2023 Housing Outlook

What will the new year bring for homebuyers, homeowners and home sellers? Lower or higher home prices? Higher or lower mortgage interest rates? Or a continuation of the overheated pandemic-inspired housing market?   There’s no question that the blistering housing market of the past three years was hard on homebuyers. By October 2022, the average mortgage interest rate for a 30-year

2023 Resolutions: Budgeting Your Money

2023 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 2023.     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

Congratulations To Our December Hockey Mom Of The Month: Kelly Bradley

Congratulations To Our December Hockey Mom Of The Month: Kelly Bradley

Congratulations to our December Hockey Mom Of The Month, Kelly Bradley from Cheswick, Pennsylvania.    Kelly Bradley is truly an inspiration for all hockey moms. Despite being a single mother and having a full-time job, Kelly still finds time to volunteer at various rinks and organizations to help children in Western Pennsylvania have opportunities to play ice hockey. She is the team

Stouffer Realty Holiday 2022 Gift Guide

Stouffer Realty Holiday 2022 Gift Guide

Do you have a hard-to-buy-for cousin or have no clue what to get your significant other for Christmas this year? We’ve got you covered! With the holidays right around the corner, our 2022 gift guide will help you score the best gifts without even leaving the comfort of your own home!   Bartesian Cocktail Machine Snow Blower Charcuterie Board Set Nespresso Always Pan M

Tips To Stay On Budget This Holiday Season

Tips To Stay On Budget This Holiday Season

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to shift mental gears to the impending holiday shopping season. With so many deals before the holidays arrive, it is incredibly easy to go spend-crazy. But, what if you have financial goals like saving money or making a major purchase, you know, like buying a home, in the next year or so? What can you do to prevent yourself from splurging for the n

Tips For Winterizing Your Home This Season

Tips For Winterizing Your Home This Season

'Tis the season to be… winterizing your home. Luckily, Mother Nature has been pretty gentle on most of us so far this holiday season. So, if you haven’t prepped your home for that perpetual snowfall that she is likely to heave at us at any time now, it is time to do so before it is too late! But with all of the shopping, baking, wrapping and other festive holiday happenings tha