Holiday Hacks – Great Tips for the Last Minute Maven

Mason Jar GiftIn less than 72 hours, stores will begin shutting down for the holidays, last minute shipping won’t be an option and holiday cards will have a hard time getting to their intended recipients. With gifts to wrap, meals to plan, travel to consider and gifts to purchase, it’s no wonder so many people find it difficult to embrace the holidays and all that comes with it.

If you fall in that bucket, you will surely appreciate these simple holiday hacks designed to help you check off those remaining items on your list.

• Last Minute Gift Ideas: Let’s face it, panic is probably setting in if you are just starting your shopping adventure. Fighting lines, waiting for parking spots and choosing from leftover inventory at the mall is not the way to go. Here are few sites for unique and easy gift ideas:
o The Grommet – Whether it’s for Dad, your husband or brother, the gifts on this site are definitely not what you saw advertised in Black Friday ads. Everything from super techy gifts to whiskey cubes to topographical maps, a gift card to the Grommet is a sure bet.
o – On a budget? Why scope out all the stores when users all over the U.S. have already scoped out the best deals on everything from cameras to hiking shoes to furniture. This app is a must for those wanting to save some dough this Christmas.
o Subscription sites – Whether it’s fresh meals delivered to the door step from, signature coffee blends from a Starbucks subscription or curated outfits from, a subscription to any of the above will prove to be a unique and thoughtful gift. Read More


Millennials Flocking to Pittsburgh – #2 Hottest Housing Market According to

PittsburghThe Millennial. No matter what image the word conjures, it is without dispute that this new and fast growing segment of the housing marketing has quickly become the hottest and most dominant buying group in all cities throughout the United States. Defined as those born from 1983-2000, this quickly expanding buyer group even outnumbers the infamous Baby Boomer generation, and some cities are feeling that growth more than others.

Case in point is Pittsburgh, which is now considered the #2 housing market for millennials outside of Atlanta, GA. So what exactly makes this market tick, and why is Pittsburgh so popular? Read More


Check Out the All New!

New WebsiteIf you haven’t yet checked out the brand new, it’s definitely worth your time to do so. Our newest version of the already popular website is chock full of useful navigation and tools to help assist you in your home search whether you are searching from home or on the road from a mobile device.

The site, which launched late last month features more prominent photo galleries, more user-friendly navigation and the handy My Notebook feature which allows you to save and compare properties in one central location that you can reference later, share with a friend or bring in to your next appointment with a sales consultant to speed up the process. Read More


Model Home For Sale in Popular 55+ Community

Amesbury model homeIt’s rare to snag a move-in ready new construction home these days. The fact that new construction is typically reserved for those customizing from scratch combined with the modern inclusions new homes include means they are highly desirable and rarely are available as a move-in ready home. Even more rare is snagging a move-in ready model home – many builders sell them up front and lease them back for long periods of time. And doubly rare is getting a model home in a highly desirable 55+ neighborhood.

All of this is part of what makes the Amesbury model home so special. This luxurious, maintenance-free property located in the popular 55+ community in Lower Paxton Township has been impeccably maintained and is available for immediate move-in to the first person who happens to snag it. Read More