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By Sam Spatter
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 8:57 p.m.


Property sold: 30 St. Francis Way, Cranberry

Seller: Intermountain Management LLC, Louisana

Buyer: Pika Hotels, Texas

Details: A 102-room Fairfield Inn

Comment: “The buyer already had three hotels in the region and wanted to add to its portfolio,” said Charles “Chuck” Turnblacer of Signature Realty & Development Co., who represented the buyer.


Property sold: 3260 Washington Road, Peters

Seller: Arthur Schwotzer, McMurray

Buyer: Gary Bowser, Peters

Details: A 25,000-square-foot building, formerly a Sears that has been vacant since the lease expired

Comment: “After Sears left, I was approached by a number of potential buyers for the building, and I selected the best offer,” said Arthur Schwotzer.


Property sold: 2660 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville

Seller: Joseph Yates

Buyer: H&M Holdings LLC

Details: Office building used by Re/Max Realty Center

Comment: “I need only half the space in the building so I decided to sell and lease space in a building closer to Plum,” said Joseph Yates, broker-owner of Re/Max Realty Center.



Seller: John and Dana Smiley

Buyer: David and Amy Fehrs

Details: Brick Provincial with open floor plan, high ceilings, cabana room to pool area and hot tub, finished back staircase, finished lower level with pool room, workout area, spa and bar

Comment: “The buyers loved the setting and neighborhood of this fantastic home on six beautiful acres,” said Carol Bagaley, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.



Seller: George McGee

Buyer: Shamsul Hasan and Naima Haque

Details: Provincial on cul de sac with open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, paneled den, two-story fireplace, walkout deck from kitchen, family room

Comment: “The buyers bought because of the North Allegheny School District, the huge level lot on a cul de sac, great room sizes and quality construction,” said Molly Vitlar, Howard Hanna Real Estate.



Sellers: Carolyn and Robert Schumacher

Buyers: Hiroshi and Yoshimi Sogawa

Details: Contemporary on cul de sac, open floor plan, sunken living room, separate breakfast area, family room with fireplace, sliding glass doors to deck, room for office, guest room, private yard

Comment: “The buyers loved the open floor plan and the neighborhood setting, and being close to the hospital was important,” said Lorraine Easton, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or

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