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Home steeped in Hollywood history hits market

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — A turnkey home owned by actors and home renovators Jeremy Renner and Kristoffer Winters has come on the market in Hollywood at ...

Real estate notes: Approval sought for South Side Flats rooftop deck

By Tribune-Review
• Sabrina D. Haines will seek the approval Thursday of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to add a 16- by 32-foot rooftop deck to 1812 Sidney, St., South Side Flats. • Jeffrey R. Rongaus wants to construct ...

Top residential, commercial deals of the week — March 1

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: $1,650,000 Property: 2050 ...

Homework: Pencil cactus gains popularity

By Tribune-Review
Take note, fiddle-leaf fig lovers: The pencil cactus is the new cool houseplant on the block. With its broad, waxy leaves and sculptural shape, Ficus lyrata — commonly known as a fiddle-leaf fig — has become the go-to houseplant for the ...

Duquesne Light Home & Garden Show show displays latest and greatest

By Bob Karlovits
Boyce Thompson says homeowners are finding it easier to take care of matters around the house. After all, they have an app for that. “The biggest thing ...

Casual and comfy, denim furniture is perfect canvas to design around

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Denim’s versatility continues beyond clothing. Furniture and housewear accessories with jeans-inspired covers or upholstery are making their way into homes. The material’s durability and its casual, ...

Macy’s building might become mix of hotel, retail, upscale apartments

By Chris Fleisher
The iconic Downtown Macy’s building might end up housing a 155-room hotel as part of a Philadelphia-based developer’s plans to revive the vacant upper floors of the property. Core Realty Inc. is seeking $10 million in state funding to redevelop ...

Parking garage approved as first phase of former Saks redevelopment

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved plans Tuesday for a 570-space parking garage on the site of the former Saks Fifth Avenue department store in Downtown. The garage will rise seven stories, with retail and restaurant space on the first floor and parking ...

How to optimize your new TV

By USA Today
You’re blown away by the image quality of the new televisions at your favorite electronics retailer, but when you take one home, it somehow doesn’t look (or sound) as good as the in-store experience. Don’t fret. It’s not you or your ...

How design can help improve your life

By The Washington Post
Psychological research shows that the external environment has a significant impact on human behavior, and the way you organize your home can hinder or help your dreams of self-improvement. There are small changes that might help. Sleep better by installing ...

Hot upcoming sales include coins, furniture, statues

By John Altdorfer
Let’s break the ice, literally, with a schedule of mid-winter auctions that should generate some heat with merchandise as diverse as ancient Roman coins, 1940s ...

JLo’s work-at-home estate on market at $17M

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has put her work-live estate in the gated equestrian community of Hidden Hills up for sale at $17 million. The ...

Collaboration key to success in updating Shadyside home

By Bob Karlovits
Architect Ben Maguire says he blended modern design elements with a feature that dates back millennia in redoing a home in Shadyside. But he and one ...

Homework: Remote control candles; seed swap

By Tribune-Review
Bright idea? Remote controls flameless candle Here’s a candle you can put out from across the room. Luminara’s flameless, remote-controlled candles are either a ...

Real estate investors shy away from buying ‘deal’ homes

By Chris Fleisher
Prospects have improved for homebuyers who were frozen out of The American Dream by investors who plunked down cash to buy houses in distressed markets. Institutional investors and all-cash buyers purchased fewer homes in Pittsburgh and across the nation than ...

New York developer takes control of Allegheny Center in North Side

By Chris Fleisher
A New York developer that has been scooping up Pittsburgh properties has purchased the Allegheny Center complex on the North Side. Faros Properties announced Thursday that it had taken a controlling interest in the 1.2-million-square foot office and parking complex. The ...

Mills mall hosting Alle Kiski Strong Chamber’s home show

By Joyce Hanz
Get inspired and educated on the latest in home improvements, landscaping and lifestyles at the 13th annual Alle Kiski Strong Chamber HomExpo. From windows to doors, ...

Dr. Dre gives up best lot in L.A. for $32M

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dre has given up what has been called the best view lot in Los Angeles to private equity firm founder Alex ...

Top residential, commercial deals of the week — Feb. 15

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: $5 million-plus ...

Real estate notes: Projects seeking approval from Pittsburgh Zoning Board

By Tribune-Review
• Vitmore L.P. will seek the approval Thursday of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to construct a seven-story, multi-family structure with 100 dwelling units and first-floor commercial space at 5500 Baum Blvd., Friendship. Friendship Circle Pittsburgh Inc. ...