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BNY Mellon is putting iconic Citizens Bank Tower up for sale

By Chris Fleisher
The Citizens Bank Tower, an iconic building that was one of Pittsburgh’s first skyscrapers and remains among the tallest in its skyline, is up for ...

Hotel Monaco creative director: Success with whimsical decor requires open mind

By Rachel Weaver
A surprising mix of polished playfulness awaits guests who step into the lobby of a new Downtown boutique hotel. Below them rests a pristine classic ...

Continental targets early 2016 for North Shore apartments, parking garage

By Melissa Daniels
Adding parking spaces is the key to plans to build apartments between PNC Park and Heinz Field on the North Shore, said developers who met in Mayor Bill Peduto’s office Wednesday. “Solving the parking problem is the first order,” said ...

Energy-saving mandate could put us in hot water

By Ed Pfeifer
A while back I wrote a column in which I explained the “new” light bulb legislation. I lamented the complexity of the law. But I was able to find solace in the fact that the light bulbs of the future ...

Grandview development plan inches ahead in Mt. Washington

By Tom Fontaine
Plans to redevelop the site of Mt. Washington’s former Edge Restaurant appear to be back on track, with the property owners assembling a development team ...

Auction watch: Internet-only auction includes estate-sale bounty

By John Altdorfer
Bidders may suffer a case of SAD — seasonal auction deficit — as BHD Auctions commands center stage on a short list of sales in ...

Decor using bicycle parts looks right at home

By The Associated Press
Bikes have become part of hipster culture. There are bicycle-theme dining, drinking and shopping establishments from Portland, Ore., to Brooklyn, N.Y., and dozens of bike-friendly burgs in between. While the rides themselves are often tricked out with colored tires, swanky ...

How to use wallpaper in trendy design

By Angie's List
For decades, the wall-coverings business was dominated by wallpaper, adding accents and personality to rooms, and making cleanup in bathrooms and kitchens an easier task. Then it fell off, as people chose to remove wallpaper and paint rooms. Interest in putting ...

Leto nabs Hollywood Hills West home

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Jared Leto of “Dallas Buyers Club” has spent $5 million on an unusual 1940s compound in Hollywood Hills West. The 1.5-acre gated property ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — Jan. 25

By Tribune-Review
DEALS OF THE WEEK A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $9.67 million Property: ...

Real estate notes: Busy Beaver opening W.Va. store; PSU Beaver building renovation recommended

By Tribune Review
• Busy Beaver Building Centers Inc. will open a store in Fairmont, W.Va., by June. It will be the 16th location for the Pittsburgh-based retailer and the second expansion under new owner and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Kallen. “We are ...

Job growth in Upper St. Clair area prompts need for housing

By Matthew Santoni
Upper St. Clair’s first new apartment complex in 30 years will open the first of nine buildings next month, with the rest scheduled to open ...

Annual quilt show brightens Harrison Community Library

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
With their colorful patches and warm layers, there’s nothing quite like a quilt to make the winter months seem a little brighter and cozier. About ...

How to start your fresh start

By The Washington Post
If you’ve vowed to declutter and organize in 2015, now is the time to begin. Don’t get bogged down in trying to decide which room or space should be your first priority; just pick a spot — even a small ...

House sale may be in the cards for comic actor

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Comic actor, writer and talk-show host Dennis Miller has listed his beach home in Carpinteria for $22.5 million. Set on more than ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — Jan. 18

By Tribune Review
DEALS OF THE WEEK A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $18.3 million Property: ...

Real estate notes: Zoning board approvals sought; Cranberry hotel renovations slated for August finish

By Tribune Review
• Antar Corp. will seek the approval Thursday of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to change the use of a 4,000-square-foot building at 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, from a sit-down restaurant to a restaurant and vocational training ...

Apartments planned near South Hills T

By Eric Eisert  and Matthew Santoni
A 301-unit apartment complex will lease underused land and parking spaces from Port Authority of Allegheny County in Bethel Park, with construction starting as early ...

How to reclaim your life from cyberspace

By The Washington Post
If you’re trying to reclaim your life from the greedy clutches of Facebook, Twitter and that ultimate siren — your smartphone — science sez these tips will help. Don’t bring your phone to bed. Forty-four percent of American cellphone-owners sleep ...

How to resolve home issues

By Tribune News Service
Here’s a to-do list from Angie’s List of tweaks that can help improve our lives. Organize your house. You don’t need a Type A personality to recognize the importance of keeping your home organized. But knowing and doing are two ...