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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes Over the Winter

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes Over the Winter

This post is part of a series FAQs from our tenants. We hope that it helps address common questions or concerns for renters and homeowners. Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal […]

How Often to Check Your Furnace Filter

How Often to Check Your Furnace Filter

Different homes require different changing schedules. A few factors that affect how often are listed below. There are good reasons for changing your furnace filters on a regular basis. If you do not change them regularly, you may be losing some of the protection that they provide. Filters can become full of dust and other […]

Questions to Ask at an Apartment Showing

Questions to Ask at an Apartment Showing

When looking for a new place, it’s essential to ask the right questions at an apartment showing. We’ve hosted plenty of showings, and know exactly what questions are relevant to finding a new home. We even put together a free, downloadable guide of what to ask through the entire apartment hunting process. For now, though, let’s […]

5 Tips to Find the Right Renter’s Insurance For You

Thanks to tighter lending restrictions and rising home prices, more people than ever are choosing to rent rather than buy. According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, renters account for more than one third of all U.S. households. Renting can be less expensive than buying since you’re not shelling out money for things like maintenance, repairs, property […]

Revitalizing Allegheny Commons

Revitalizing Allegheny Commons

The Value of Parks When thinking about the many factors that go into the quality of an area, parks stand out. They serve as a mediator to the number of businesses and homes that can be piled into an area while offering a break from the city life. Without Central Park, New York City would trigger […]

Buying Real Estate with Rising Interest Levels

Everyone knows that interest rates are on the rise- the economy is doing well, and to match the price to borrow money with the demand for loans, rising rates are the variable that is manipulated. This increases a homeowner’s mortgage payment, but is it really that simple? Looking at the Numbers It’s easy to think […]

How to Have the Best Airbnb Stay

How to Have the Best Airbnb Stay

Airbnb has provided millions of people around the world an opportunity to share their home with others. As a host, you get to open your doors to someone else and rent it out for a profit. As a guest, you can part of a city wouldn’t get to otherwise, stay in an actual home, and meet people […]

Andrew Reichert — University of Pittsburgh CBA Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Andrew Reichert — University of Pittsburgh CBA Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Andrew Reichert, President and CEO of Go Realty, was recently honored with the CBA Outstanding Alumni Award. The University of Pittsburgh defines the award as recognizing a College of Business Administration graduate who has made “exceptional contributions to his profession, discipline, or community since graduation.” There are over 30,000 living members of the alumni network of […]

Should I Rent or Buy?

Is there a good answer to this question? We know a  common belief – buy your home because you’ll pay it off over time, and in 30 years, you’ll have something to show for it. Renting is just throwing your money away, right? According to CNBC, buying is the better option in today’s real estate […]