Real Estate

Ligonier house tour setting off for 12th year

Over the years, the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and other celebrities, professional athletes and captains of industry have been buzzed in to Ligonier's ...

Celebrity Homes: 80-home town is up for auction

It's not the first time that an entire American town has gone on the auction block, but it might be the most unusual. Sugar Grove ...

Homework: Composting workshop at Harrison Hills

Pennsylvania Resources Council and Friends of Harrison Hills Park will hold a backyard composting workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25 at ...

Hit-tech gardening gadgets lessen guesswork

Summer is finally here. Flowers are blooming, sprouts are sprouting, and your garden has come to life. Now, it's time to deal with the multitude ...

5 tips for DIY garage door maintenance

You don't have to be an expert to extend the lifespan of your garage door. In fact, there are a few simple DIY tasks that ...

13 ways to stay charged about electrical safety

These electrical safety tips are courtesy of PSE&G. Remember, these apply year-round. • Never handle electric appliances with wet hands or use them in damp ...

Right at Home: decor with a lighter, softer look

There are lots of ways to make a big, bold statement when decorating. A daring paint color, audacious wallpaper, a substantial piece of furniture — ...

10 things to make most of your garage sale

Garage sale season has arrived. Here are the top 10 things you need to do to make the most money at your garage sale. Choose ...

Bag yourself a healthy grape harvest

Grapes are a popular backyard fruit. With a little effort, it's possible to harvest bushels of this delicious fruit from just a few vines. When ...

Pittsburgh Botanic Town & Country Garden Tour features adjoining gardens in North Hills

Sandy Csikari and her husband, Bob, were planning to remove the deteriorating split-rail fence from the border of their McCandless backyard when their neighbor John ...

West Newton and Brighton Heights home tours set for this weekend

Several of the Davis Avenue homes featured in this year's Brighton Heights Chocolate House Tour were built on the 15-acre site of Alta Dena, the ...

Celebrity Homes: Hollywood mansion had famous inhabitants

Before Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, American socialite Dorothy Taylor may have been the first Hollywood celebrity who wasn't actually in the entertainment business. She ...

Homework: Unload unwanted items at ReuseFest

The region's fifth annual large-scale collection of materials to be reused by local nonprofits will take place June 18. The Pennsylvania Resources Council's ReuseFest will accept ...

7 ways to stay safe in your condo

Security is an issue no matter where you live, and condominiums are no exception. Weiser Lock Corp., a lock manufacturer, offers ways to be safe ...

Homemade cleaner fine for ceramic tile grout

Q uestion: I have ceramic floor tile in my kitchen, laundry, two hallways and two bathrooms. The home is about 10 years old and only ...

Lighting shines at sell-off from Oakmont business

Goods from a local lighting store that's pulling the plug on its retail operations, Depression-era glass, plus more than a couple pockets full of vintage ...

A new breed of boho

Have you been bitten by the boho bug? The style has gone viral, spreading from retail and trendy restaurants into our homes, and suddenly it's ...

Calculate savings before buying air conditioner

Dear Jim: I should replace my noisy, old central air conditioner with a more efficient one. I want steadier room temperatures and humidity along with ...

Hot Property: Leaving a major league retreat

LOS ANGELES — Professional baseball player Coco Crisp is ready to play ball for his home in Rancho Mirage. The Oakland A's outfielder and former ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — June 12

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $1.4 million ...