School Spotlight: Valley STEM + ME2 Academy

Did you know that we will soon have one of the state’s premier institutions for STEM education right in our backyard? Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC), located in Canfield, Ohio, will house the...

Selling a House? Keep it Clean

If you’re selling your home or follow real estate blogs, you’ve probably heard of a lot of “tricks” to make your home more appealing to buyers–bake some cookies, burn a candle, invest in professional staging. The purpose of all these tips...

Home Buying for Newlyweds

As we approach the end of June, “wedding season” seems to be in full swing, and soon, many newlywed  couples will be house hunting. More often than not, these couples are first time home buyers. In fact, a 2013 Coldwell Banker study shows that about 35% of...

American Flag FAQs

Tuesday, June 14 is Flag Day, which celebrates the 1777 adoption of the American flag. With this and so many other patriotic holidays just around the corner, we want to remind you of the proper way to display the flag at home. Here are few Flag FAQs Q: When should I...

Why You Need a Realtor

Lately, the National Association of Realtors and Realtor.com have put out some pretty hilarious commercials about the perks of using a realtor. Have you seen the “House Off” game show spots? The ads may seem goofy, but they make a good point–working...

How to Be the Hostess with the Mostest

Hospitality is something we rarely think about until we’re preparing to welcome someone new into our home; but did you know that hospitality is an ancient and sacred practice? From Christianity to Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism, most major religions treat hospitality as...