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Developer shows Buncher plans for 400 Strip District apartments, townhomes

By Tom Fontaine
What once were rusting, crumbling rail yards and mill sites along the  Allegheny River in the Strip District are rapidly evolving into high-end city living ...

84 Lumber vice president McCrobie says company, housing market rebounding

By Chris Fleisher
If the booms and busts of the housing market were a roller coaster, Mike McCrobie sat in the front car. McCrobie, 37, is vice president of ...

Brazilian steakhouse coming to former Saks site Downtown

By Tom Fontaine
Washington County-based Millcraft Investments said Tuesday it secured the first of several retail tenants for a building it is planning on the site of Downtown’s former Saks Fifth Avenue department store. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse will occupy space on the ...

Larimer neighborhood turning corner toward renewal with development

By Bob Bauder
Gone are the derelict buildings, gun battles, drug dealing and prostitution that Fred  DeNorscia often used to see from his home in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood. ...

How to care for your poinsettia

By The Washington Post
Buying: You can tell the age of a poinsettia by the stage of development of the green and yellow buds in the center of the “blooms.” These are the true flowers, and the tighter they are, the younger the plant. Poinsettias ...

How to decide whether to shovel or hire snow removal

By Tribune News Service
To DIY or not to DIY — that’s the first question to answer about snow removal. Either way, Angie Hicks of Angie’s List has suggestions. If you plan to shoulder all or some of this seasonal chore, take steps to stay ...

How to check asphalt-shingle roof for winter weakness

By The Philadelphia Inquirer
If it’s snowing this morning, do not attempt to follow this advice. If it’s not snowing, then it’s time — some would say it’s way past the time — to check out your roof for winter. Winter weather can be especially ...

Real estate notes: Tech companies moving into Union Trust Building

By Tribune-Review
• The Davis Companies of Boston announced their first leases at the Union Trust Building, 501 Grant St., Downtown, since acquiring the building in April. Technology companies Jawbone and Truefit will occupy more than 30,000 square feet. “We are ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deal of the week — Dec. 14

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 million Property: ...

Oakmont’s businesses, walkability gain notice of empty-nesters, downsizers

By Bob Karlovits
Downtown living seems to be a draw regardless of the size of the community. “It’s one of the reasons we have people looking here,” said Walt ...

Downtown’s former Saks Fifth Avenue to be razed for new development

By Tom Fontaine
Workers will begin demolishing Downtown’s former Saks Fifth Avenue department store in March to clear the way for a 578-space parking garage topped by six ...

When buying carpet, understand the process

By Ed Pfeifer
In my daily business I am lucky enough to sell lots of different products to a variety of customers. It’s fun to help folks complete home improvement and repair projects and I love to provide them with the right stuff ...

Oxford Development’s confidence in Pittsburgh builds with new project

By Tom Fontaine
Oxford Development is wagering nearly $400 million on growing demand for high-end office and living spaces, the latest bet a $130 million deal on the ...

Developers get 90-day extension to settle on Produce Terminal plan

By Bob Bauder
Developers need more time to work out plans to transform Pittsburgh’s landmark Produce Terminal into a mixed-use building that could include a public market and housing, city officials said Tuesday. Mayor Bill Peduto and Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, who ...

North Shore apartments possible, but loss of parking must be addressed

By Tom Fontaine
The firm developing land between Pittsburgh’s two North Shore stadiums is optimistic that a residential tower could be the next building to go up in the rapidly growing area, its president said Monday. “The signs look positive,” said Barry Ford, president ...

Artistry and artifice are on display in new tiles

By Kim Cook
Tile has a rich and varied history in decor, from Roman floor mosaics to majolica to Delft ceramics to Mexican terracotta. These styles and more continue to inspire artistry. Many of the newest collections of ceramic and porcelain tile were ...

Provincial O’Hara home boasts views, ornate design

By Bob Karlovits
Animals fill a house on Powers Run Road in O’Hara, but they are nothing compared to the chandeliers. In the kitchen, $20,000 worth of carved animals ...

Gyllenhaal sells Hollywood Hills abode

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Jake Gyllenhaal, who stars in the recently released thriller “Nightcrawler,” has parted with his gated compound in Hollywood Hills for $3,262,500. The single-story ...

Real estate notes: Approval sought to redevelop Duquesne Brewery building

By Tribune-Review Staff
• Trek Development is expected to seek approval on Dec. 11, from the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to redevelop the Duquesne Brewery building at 711 S. 21st St., South Side, into artist work studios, art gallery and workshop space, ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — Dec. 7

By Sam Spatter
DEALS OF THE WEEK A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania $4.9 ...