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These kitchen gadgets sure could make life fun & easier!

By christine | Feb 11, 2019 |

Simplify the meal-prep process with our list of smart and affordable kitchen gadgets.

No Candy…No Problem! Get creative this Valentine’s Day with these great gifts that don’t involve candy.

By christine | Feb 10, 2019 |

My children love giving out Gifts to their Friends on Valentines Day and most schools have some kind of Valentines Day Card Exchange which can be fun! One of the things I’ve noticed though is that with all the Allergies in Schools, depending on your child’s classroom it can be hard to find a treat…

Frozen Pipes Can Cost You $$$ Take precaution, check out these Tips & Tricks this winter season!

By christine | Feb 8, 2019 |

When temperatures plummet, the risk of your pipes freezing and bursting skyrockets. In fact, burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during frigid weather and can cause thousands in water damage—easily $5,000 or more, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (PDF). The pipes most at risk are those…

Did you know that you could reuse these items?

By christine | Feb 6, 2019 |

Our grandmothers (and mothers, depending on your age!) grew up in a time when money and resources were scarce. That scarcity forced people to really make the most of the few things they had at their disposal. Our foremothers were as creative and savvy as they come, and they always found a way to repurpose…

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green Or Blue…..The Color Is Up To You! Tips when choosing paint for your home

By christine | Nov 12, 2018 |

Best Exterior Paints From Consumer Reports’ Tests How to make your paint job count? With a pick that will keep your home looking good for the better part of a decade. Exterior paints have improved dramatically in recent years. As a group, they’re more durable and less prone to cracking and fading. Read More >

Looking To Upgrade Your Kitchen With One Of These Features? Apply today for a Renovation Loan to help spice up that kitchen!

By christine | Nov 12, 2018 |

Granite, Stainless Steel and Breakfast Bars Are the Crème de la Crème of Kitchen Trends. Thirty-five percent of millennials who own a home or are likely to purchase a home in the next few years said the kitchen is the most important room when it comes to the house hunt, according to a nationwide survey…

We Just Found The Perfect Excuse Not To Rake Leaves…You’re Welcome!

By christine | Oct 31, 2018 |

For the Greenest Yard, Leave the Leaves Behind! Even if you mastered the mower this summer and maintained a lush, manicured lawn all season, fall comes with a new set of challenges. Blowing or raking leaves throughout the season can leave you feeling less like an accomplished weekend yard warrior and more like Sisyphus with…

Saving Family Keepsakes and More

By christine | Sep 27, 2018 |

Hurricane Florence dumped a lot of water on the Carolinas. Their lives upended by water, residents are now faced with mucking out their homes, tearing out saturated drywall, and trying to recover as many keepsakes and family treasures as possible. Saving your valuables can be a race against the clock because mold can form within…

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

By christine | Sep 19, 2018 |

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 |

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 >

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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

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