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January 2022 Hockey Mom: Jennifer Hewitt

January 2022 Hockey Mom: Jennifer Hewitt

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty’s January Hockey Mom Of The Month winner, Jennifer Hewitt from the Johnstown Warriors hockey team.   For Jennifer and her family, hockey is not just a seasonal sport! Her work and efforts for her organization tend to be a year-round job, so it’s no surprise that she was nominated twice for our Hockey M

Winter Weekend Getaways Near Pittsburgh

Winter Weekend Getaways Near Pittsburgh

Does cabin fever have you itching to get out of the house this winter? Pittsburgh has some of the best spots for a weekend getaway. From skiing to wine tasting, here are the best winter day trips from Pittsburgh all under a two-hour drive.    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Located in the Laurel Highlands, this five-star resort is the ultimate weekend getaway! The resort features adv

2022 Resolutions: Improve Your Credit

2022 Resolutions: Improve Your Credit

Is 2022 finally the year you push your credit score to Very Good? With the New Year finally here, it’s the perfect time to set goals and improve your credit score. With a few simple changes to your spending habits and payments, you can be well on your way to a better credit score in a couple of months! Here are some resolutions to help raise your credit score.     Pay Bi

College Scholarship Workshop Webinar Recap

College Scholarship Workshop Webinar Recap

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty held two complimentary 45-minute virtual Scholarship Workshop Webinars for high school students and their parents in early December. The webinars were conducted by former teacher and principal, Todd Van Horn. Todd currently works at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty as the Vice President of Career Development and is the creato

How To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests

How To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests

The holidays are here and it's time to focus on this year’s hosting responsibilities. If you are welcoming friends and family into your home this season, save yourself some stress and start to prepare this week! To be the hostess with the mostest this holiday season, be sure to complete the following tasks before your guests arrive.    De-Ice Walkways and Driveways Goo

Congratulations To Our December Hockey Mom Of the Month

Congratulations To Our December Hockey Mom Of the Month

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty’s December Hockey Mom Of The Month winner, Billi Marie Meli from Oakmont.   Billi Marie is mom to 10-year-old Carter and 7-year-old Mikaela and is engaged to be married in 2023 to her fiancé, Mike Wilden. In the past two months, Billi Marie received multiple nominations for our Hockey Mom Program. Bil

Five Of The Best Holiday Activities In Pittsburgh

Five Of The Best Holiday Activities In Pittsburgh

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially in Pittsburgh. The city and its surrounding areas are filled with holiday activities for all ages to participate in!    Ice Skating At PPG Place This holiday season, make sure you stop by Market Square and go ice skating by the tree! From November 19th through February 27th, the Plaza between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue

5 Tips To Winterize Your Home This Season

5 Tips To Winterize Your Home This Season

Tis the season to be… winterizing your home. Luckily, Mother Nature has been pretty gentle on most of us so far this holiday season. So, if you haven’t prepped your home for that perpetual snowball that she is likely to heave at us at any time now, it is time to do so before it is too late! But with all of the shopping, baking, wrapping and other festive holiday happenings that are

Congratulations To Our November 2021 Hockey Mom

Congratulations To Our November 2021 Hockey Mom

Congratulations to Christine Greene from Johnstown, our first Hockey Mom winner this year!    Christine is mom to 13-year-old Ethan and 18-year-old Faith and has been married to her husband Ryan for 20 years! It was her son Ethan, from the Allegheny Badgers Bantam, A Minor Gold Team, that nominated his mom for all that she does for him, his team, and their church community.  

BHHS Dream, Innovate, Grow 2021-2022 Scholarship

BHHS Dream, Innovate, Grow 2021-2022 Scholarship

Are you or someone you know planning on attending college in the fall? If so, now is the time to be applying for scholarships! Finding scholarships to apply for can be overwhelming, but we will make it easy for you by introducing our Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship.   Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty hosts a scholarship program, open to all high school s