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Taking the Stress out of Relocating to a New Area

happy family with open boxes in new home on moving dayIt’s hard enough when you’re moving, but even harder when you’re moving to a new area or state. Job transfers, new employment, or even personal decisions are frequent reasons buyers relocate to a different area. At Brownstone Real Estate, we’re prepared to help you through our membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of professional independent brokerage firms. 

What exactly does that mean for you?

Announcing Brownstone Real Estate’s 2018 Agent of the Year and Top Producers

Brownstone Real Estate Top Ten Agents for 2018January ushers in snow, ice, and cold temperatures, but at Brownstone Real Estate, it also brings our annual awards event—the time of year when we honor our sales associates for their commitment to our profession, their clients, and our company.

Fireplace Safety and Maintenance

wodo fire in a cozy hearthWith winter firmly entrenched over Pennsylvania, many of us look forward to curling up in front of a warm fireplace to take off the chill. Wood-burning fireplaces, especially, conjure a rustic ambiance with the snap and pop of logs in the hearth, the smell of wood-smoke permeating the air outside. To help keep your wood-burning fireplace in top working order, we’ve rounded up the following tips and safety guidelines:

Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers: Declutter!

pile of clothes on floor, more in background on hangersIf you’re like most people, you’ve probably collected a fair amount of stuff over the years. Whether trinkets, family heirlooms, extra furniture or a garden variety hodge-podge, all this extra stuff can add clutter to our homes.  In addition to staking out a claim in a particular room, clutter can seep into areas we don’t notice see at first glance – closets, cupboards, bathroom vanities.