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Turn A Plain White Wall Into A Work Of Art… Just add a splash of color!

By christine | Sep 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Create a one-of-a-kind painted mural to enliven any room. This stunning watercolor wall is a great alternative to expensive art. Wall-filling canvases are definitely trending, but when you make your own art, everything is custom. Better still, when your incredible homemade artwork is DIY, you can decide which colors best complement your home and blend…

Hi-De-Ho Neighbor!

By christine | Sep 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Win and woo your next-door friends with a little neighborly know-how. If you want good neighbors, you’ll first have to become one yourself. Master these seven techniques, and even you (yes, you!) can win the approval of your entire neighborhood… Read More >

Add A Little Spice In Your Life… Celebrate with all things pumpkin spice!

By christine | Sep 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Let’s raise a glass (or pumpkin-scented candle) to that fateful day in 2003. It’s hard to imagine a time when the PSL — that sweet, sweet harbinger of fall — wasn’t on the forefront of our minds (and lips) each and every autumn. But just 15 years ago this past spring, the pumpkin spice latte…

Brand Name or Generic?

By christine | Sep 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The top neighborhood names in the country tend to have certain words in common. According to a new study from Porch.com, the name of a neighborhood can attract wealthier homeowners. “Whether it makes sense or not, the names and identifiers of our American communities and housing developments often say more about the people living there than we…

Breathe Easy! Tips to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

By christine | Sep 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are some great tips to improve the air quality in your home. Your windows may be spotless and your floors may sparkle, but for millions of adults and children with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions, a house is only as clean as its air….. Read More Here

From Thunderstorms To Ice & Snow…Generators May Be The Way To Go!

By christine | Aug 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

When you need to power your house during an outage, you have two options: a home standby generator or a portable model. If you lose power often, you might opt for a standby, or stationary, generator. The unit itself can cost thousands—with an installation bill to match. Read More

Most and Least Reliable Washing Machine Brands

By christine | Aug 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here is the latest report from Consumer Reports on washing machine reliability. The washing machine is such an important appliance in any household. We hope that being informed before your next purchase will help you do laundry well for years to come. See the full article here.

Listed Today, Sold Tomorrow

By christine | Aug 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

From listing to closing, homes are going the fastest since the start of the recovery. Again. As peak home-buying season hits the high-water mark, signs are pointing to another season marked by low inventory, fierce competition, decreased affordability, and quick listing turnaround. Just how quick? The median number of days on Trulia – the number…

10 Ideas to Inspire a Backyard Oasis

By christine | Aug 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

1. Dress Up Your Deck Make your deck or patio a destination by creating different zones for different activities within one space. You can do this by building multiple levels or coverings like pergolas. Defining a purpose for each area adds value to the space so you keep going back to it. 2. Create a Picture-Perfect…

Introducing Equity 247

By christine | Jul 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Equity 247 gives our Customers the ability to access their loan documents in a secure, mobile way and track their mortgage experience 24-7!   Click here to watch our short video. Equity 247 provides: ► Digital asset & income feature. Less paperwork! ► A mobile friendly & intuitive application process. ► Uploading capabilities. ► Communication the way you want it, when you want…

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Equity Resources, Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender. NMLS 1579 (NMLS Consumer Access). Certain limitations apply, call for details. Corporate Office 25 S Park Place, Newark, OH 43055. Phone Number (412)334-1342

Pittsburgh Home Loans brought to you by a wonderful mother daughter team

Purchasing a New Home? Or Want to Refinance?

Exciting, but scary at the same time. Don't worry, we will make the process simple and take the fear out of it.

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equal-housing-lender

Christine Ralston - NMLS 406279 Joanne Ralston - NMLS 429807

Equity Resources, Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender. NMLS 1579 (NMLS Consumer Access). Certain limitations apply, call for details. Corporate Office 25 S Park Place, Newark, OH 43055. Phone Number (412)334-1342