Category Archives: Living Dreams

Moving to a New City? Tips for Finding a Family-friendly Community to Buy Your New Home In

pittsburgh   If you're moving to a new city with children, one of your likely considerations is finding a family-friendly community where you can settle in and call home. In this post we'll share a handful of tips that you may find helpful if you're searching for a family-friendly neighborhood in a new city. Check Out The Quality Of Local Schools Schools are one of the cornerstones of a community and high-quality schools are a sign that a community is suitable for your family. When you've made your short list of communities that you are considering, take some time to research the local elementary or high schoo ... Click to Continue

Winter’s Coming: Prepare Your House with These Three Home Maintenance Tips

Have you prepared your home for the winter? With colder temperatures just around the corner you'll need to spend an hour or two getting your home ready to deal with the possibility of harsher weather and below-freezing temperatures, depending on where you live. Let's take a look at a few quick home maintenance tips that will help you get your house ready for the winter season. Check Your Roof, Gutters and Spouts Your roof is one of the most important structural elements in your home and one that is going face the brunt of any inclement weather that passes through your area. If you feel comfortable on a ladd ... Click to Continue

Which Type of Pool Is Right for You? We Look at the Best Designs for Your Backyard

Outdoor Pools The decision to install a pool is generally one that is applauded by at least certain members of the family. Whether you have children or not, however, having a pool at home is certainly something you can enjoy for yourself. But what if you don't think your yard is particularly suited to a pool? Don't rule out the idea just yet; instead, consider some of these different pool designs to suit different sizes and styles of backyards. Make The Most Of Your Small Backyard For a relatively small backyard, you should always choose the right pool design that will ensure you make the most of the spa ... Click to Continue

Did You Know? Here’s Why Professionally Shot Aerial Photos and Videos Can Help You Sell Your Home

real estate Today’s homebuyers are savvier about their buying options than ever before. They are able to research prices, browse listings, and investigate other important factors before even making the first call to a real estate professional. So professional photography and video can make the difference between your home getting a second look or getting skipped. In today's blog post we'll explore how professionally shot aerial photos and videos can help you get your home sold that much quicker. Buyers Love Having a Birds-Eye View It’s increasingly likely that buyers will look for aerial photography to help them ma ... Click to Continue

Don’t Steal Someone Else’s Thunder…It’s Not Just a Game! Inspire!

constructionkids So today I had the enjoyment of looking out my window on what appeared to be one of the most beautiful days in a long time...the sun was shinning and the birds were chirping and flying around with the joys of freedom! As I look in the distance I could see a family playing on the basketball courts enjoying the wonderful Sunday afternoon.  In observing them for some time I saw the Father overpowering the horseplay by stealing the ball off of his young son who was so enjoying just dribbling around and attempting a shot here and there.  The Father then kept shooting shot after shot as if he was the only one on t ... Click to Continue

Applying for a Mortgage? Three Questions Your Lender Will Ask You – and How to Prepare Your Answers

Mortgage Rates   Before approving a mortgage, your lender is going to have to do his due diligence to ensure that you can afford a loan large enough to pay for a house. That means your lender will be asking you several questions about whether or not you can afford a mortgage. Here's how you can prepare to answer these questions in a way that will increase your likelihood of approval. How Stable Is Your Income? Your lender is going to want to know that your income is going to be stable over the life of the loan. This means that you should be able to document steady employment, that investment income ... Click to Continue

Inspiration Is All Around Us…90 Year Olds Loving Life Shouldn’t You?

Years ago I was a caregiver for a beautiful 96-year-old Women named Vera. Vera and I shared many hours together and I was ever so grateful for the opportunity.  She was a very tall, broad-shouldered Lady with the determination and spunk of someone half her age!  Each and every day she amazed me! She loved talking and watching her television shows in the evening hours.  I happened to be one of several ladies caring for her throughout her days. My main shift was during the evening hours which had me spending time with her at dinner, getting her ready for bed and tending to her as needed throughout the night int ... Click to Continue