Real Estate

Use elbow grease to remove carpeting

Question: I saw a column of yours in the paper a few months ago and I can't remember what you told the person. I have ...

Guns, money on the auction block

Big guns and a big bill headline the auction schedule as Labor Day approaches and back-to-school season shifts into high gear during the waning days ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Aug. 21

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $2,180,000 ...

Real Estate Notes: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott gets $4.5M in renovations

• The Pittsburgh Airport Marriott has received $4.5 million in renovations, including a lobby makeover, The Runner Stone Mill House restaurant, a 1,500-square-foot fitness center ...

'The Brady Bunch' actress sells long-held Malibu beach house

LOS ANGELES — After years of "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia," Jan is finally having her moment in the sun. Actress-painter Eve Plumb of "The Brady Bunch" ...

Wide boards, sustainable products among trendy flooring options

Wood flooring is a classic look for any home, but there are trends to consider when installing a new floor or refinishing an existing one. ...

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse in Cleveland offers rooms to explore

After exploring the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, I stumbled onto the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, which is within walking distance. The greenhouse is similar to Phipps Conservatory ...

Homework: New Ikea catalog offers items for a 'more relaxed life'

New Ikea catalog offers items for a 'more relaxed life' Ikea is touting a "more relaxed life" in its 2017 catalog, a 326-page dream book. ...

Mosaics offer best of art and design

Blending art, architecture and design, mosaic tile is one of the oldest forms of wall and floor covering. Using the tiny squares known as tesserae, ...

Celebrity Homes: Christie Brinkley selling New York property

Born in Michigan and raised in Southern California, Christie Brinkley says she was a "surfer girl" when she moved to France after high school to ...

How to choose roofing shingles for your house

It's important to consider the pros and cons of different types of roof shingles and to understand which shingles work best for your house and ...

4 ways to make moving a breeze

You've found a great new place to live and have started to think about paint colors, furniture placement and the housewarming party. But before the ...

5 tips for avoiding air conditioning outages

Extreme summer temperatures take their toll not only on people but also on AC systems. Air conditioners are working overtime in the high heat to ...

DeMarne: Phosphate-free crystals may clean oil spots off driveway

Question: Please let me know the easiest, quickest and surest way to remove oil spots left by a car on my otherwise newly redone asphalt ...

Make the most of living with less

For empty nesters, seniors and others who find themselves moving into a smaller space, downsizing can feel emotionally and physically overwhelming. But careful planning and ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Aug. 14

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $3,275,000 Property: ...

Real Estate Notes: Approval sought for South Side Flats restaurant

• 1731 East Carson Street Associates LLC will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to use 2,200 square feet ...

Hot Property: Catwalking out of the Westside

LOS ANGELES — Tyra Banks has officially put the sale of her Beverly Hills home to bed. The 1920s Spanish Colonial mansion once owned ...

Celebrity Homes: Joe Cocker's Colorado home up for auction

Wherever he played, Joe Cocker performed to a packed house. Rolling Stone magazine listed him as one of the 100 greatest singers of all time. ...

Break away from bland hallways

Hallways are the most underappreciated, overlooked design opportunity in your house. Think about how many times you pass through them each day. What if they ...