Janet McKay, Realtor with RE/MAX Select Realty

Janet McKay Realtor CNE, SRES

Janet McKay, Realtor 

By Janice Lane Palko 

When searching for a real estate agent, certainly, you want someone who has experience and a proven track record, but sometimes you need more than that. You want someone who is emotionally invested in helping you achieve your real estate goals. Janet McKay of Re/Max Select Realty is that agent. A full-time Realtor with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, she is a consistent Multi-Million Dollar Producer, receiving numerous accolades, including the Pittsburgh Business Times “Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate.”  [Read more…]

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When Is Too Much Too Much?

Vince Parrucci

When Is Too Much Too Much? 

By Vince Parrucci 

During spring, homeowners often think about two things: renovating or selling their homes. Whether you are updating, flipping or selling a home, you want to get the most bang for your buck when making any improvements to a home. Over-investing in a home may not get you the result you desire. Pride in a home doesn’t always translate into dollar value. You never want to invest too much into a home. But how much is too much? Essentially, you should aim to make your house the nicest in the neighborhood, but only slightly nicer than the other homes.   [Read more…]


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Their Pennsylvania office is conveniently located on RT-22 in Greensburg where they have two model homes on site, a two-story and a multi-level, that you can tour and explore before sitting down to discuss well over 40 floor plans and how each are customizable to your specific needs and decorative style. [Read more…]

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Mar16 NC web banner-3“Matthew is a master perfectionist. On-time, detailed and communicative, he would send me a text every day about the status of the project. Matthew is a great contractor who is meticulous, personable and made the project a pleasant experience. He has a tremendous work ethic and kept at it until finished, even in bad weather. Best of all, there were no over-runs. The cost was exact to quote. I highly recommend Matthew and IDI Landscape Solutions.” – Linda

Imagine. Design. Install. IDI Landscape Solutions Creates Your Dream Oasis

With IDI Landscape Solutions, you can give your home an exquisite look with custom hardscapes and landscaping for you to showcase and enjoy.

From design to finish project, IDI Landscape Solutions offers true artistic alternatives in:

  • Outdoor Kitchens and Living Space
  • Fire pits and Fireplaces
  • Water Features
  • Patios and Walkways
  • Walls and Pillars
  • Steps and Stairs
  • Designer Planters

All complete with accent colors, ambient lighting and so much more.

Owner and founder Matthew Eger explains, “At IDI Landscape Solutions, we focus on fluidity, function and flawless designs and installation. Most importantly, we offer a whole range of products, including multi-lock pavers and natural stone, and will customize design, materials and scope to achieve the results you want while keeping within your budget.”

“During the initial consultation,” continues Eger, “I learn about the client and what they want, whether they are into curves, angles, octagons, pavers, natural stone, any unique landscaping challenges and see where and how the landscape flows and access the best location for the outdoor kitchen, fire pit, water feature or other landscape possibility. Also, based on their wants and their budget, I can select the best combination of multiple products to make their dream a reality.”

A veteran of the first gulf war, owner and founder Matthew Eger earned his landscape contracting degree from Penn State University but has been a landscaper and gardener for his whole life starting with his own garden at 8 years old. “I inherited my green thumb from my mother, grandmother and even great grandmother,” explains Eger. “But what all my clients have preferred over the years is that I’m the one, rolling up my sleeves and doing the work. I’m at every work site, should anything need changed or any challenge arise.”

To learn more about having your own outdoor, home oasis, visit www.landscaperpa.com or call (412) 760-8801 today for a FREE estimate and take the first step towards your dream landscape and outdoor living space.

Recently, IDI Landscape Solutions created a two-tier patio and octagon fire pit for a client who had this to say: