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First Aid for the Ailing House: Pressure valve is key component of water tank

By Tribune-Review
Question: We have a Weil-McLain water tank operating as a third zone on our boiler. It is next to the boiler in the usual small room in the lower level of our raised ranch. We recenty went downstairs and ...

How to extend the life of home appliances

By Angie's List
Show your workhorse appliances a little TLC, and they may stick around a bit longer. Replacing a refrigerator or oven range can take a bite out of your budget, as can buying a new washer or dryer. To make sure ...

Old school has new use in Mt. Washington

By Bob Karlovits
Lesson plans have changed at what once was the Prospect School in Mt. Washington. Hallways that took students to math classes now take residents to apartments. ...

Top commercial and residential real estate transactions: May 24

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: $1,675,000 Property: ...

Real estate notes: Projects heading to Pittsburgh zoning board

By Tribune-Review
• Trinity Development Co. will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to erect a 375-square-foot sign and a 72-square-foot sign at 428 Forbes Ave., Central Business District. • Roger L. and Regina L. Humphries ...

Howard Hanna buys Western N.Y. broker Nothnagle Realtors

By Chris Fleisher
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has expanded further into the Western New York home market with the acquisition of Nothnagle Realtors. The deal announced Wednesday combines the largest real estate broker in Pennsylvania with the biggest one in Western New York. ...

Top floors of Macy’s Downtown could become high-end apartments

By Tom Fontaine
A Philadelphia developer plans to convert the largely unused upper seven floors of Downtown’s landmark Macy’s department store into more than 300 high-end apartments with ...

Dempsey ready to make exit from Malibu

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Talk about dramatic exits. Patrick Dempsey, whose popular “Grey’s Anatomy” character went from McDreamy to McDead last month, is ready to part ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Week of May 17

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: $3,387,500 Property: ...

First Aid for the Ailing House: This modular home doesn’t need its floor insulation

By Henri De Marne
Question: We have a modular home and eventually put a full basement under it. The home has an insulated floor. At one point, we put a coal/wood burner in and hooked it to the ductwork. We have now replaced ...

How to operate your lawn mower safely

By The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute offers some tips for proper and safe operation of all the things you need to keep your yard looking marvelous: • Use the right equipment for the task. Mowers, hedge trimmers and so forth are ...

How to plan for the cost of a swimming pool

By Tribune Content Agency
If you’re thinking about adding a swimming pool to your backyard, then chances are the cost of the project is a top concern. Asking a local pool company how much a project will cost, however, is like asking how much ...

Tiny house trend: Style lessons for small spaces

By Barbara Ballinger
Small is getting bigger for sure. The average American single-family house will drop to 2,152 square feet this year, 10 percent smaller than five years ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders. But there’s a growing percentage who live ...

Sean Penn will be making a move in Malibu

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn has listed his retreat in Malibu for sale at $6.55 million. The gated single-story ranch-style home, built ...

Top commercial and residential real estate transactions — Week of May 10

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: $28,446,000 Property: ...

Real estate notes: Projects going before Pittsburgh Zoning Board

By Tribune-Review
e_SBlt Louis Carter LLC will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to expand an existing elementary/secondary school at 437 Turrett St., Larimer, for up to 300 children. e_SBlt TV-I LLC wants permission to ...

Glass lends light touch to home design

By Bob Karlovits
Glass block has come a long way from its days in the basement, but it is having a hard time climbing the stairs in this ...

Jones Lang LaSalle plans expansion in Pittsburgh

By Chris Fleisher
The region’s top commercial real estate services firm is adding 115 jobs to its Pittsburgh office to support a national operations hub Downtown. Chicago-based Jones Lang ...

Don’t ‘bee’ so quick to swat away stingers

By Ed Pfeifer
Over the last several weeks we homeowners have emerged from hibernation to re-enter the outdoor world. We are mowing our lawns, painting our shutters and tending our flower gardens. While doing these things we will undoubtedly share space with some ...

Uptown neighborhood in Pittsburgh on verge of breakthrough

By Tom Fontaine
There’s a lot for developers to like in the Uptown neighborhood — about 25 acres of parking lots, to be exact. “Much of that land could ...