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Historic North Side bed-and-breakfast Boggs Mansion up for sale

By Bob Karlovits
When department store owner Russell Boggs built his North Side mansion in 1888, he probably never thought of it as a business site. But since ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — Nov. 23

By Sam Spatter
$3.5 million Property sold: 1139 Pin Oak Drive, New Castle Seller: Casco Associates Buyer: Tryko Partners, Brick, N.J. Details: A 184-unit complex consisting of one-, ...

Real estate notes: New ‘spec’ office building going up Downtown

By Sam Spatter
• A 300,000-square-foot “spec” office building will be built along Fort Pitt Boulevard, Downtown, on the parking lot behind the One Smithfield office building by Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services. The building will offer Class A space and will ...

Iggy Azalea, Swaggy P buy Selena Gomez house in Tarzana

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Rapper-model Iggy Azalea and the L.A. Lakers’ Nick Young, also known as Swaggy P, have bought singer-actress Selena Gomez’s house in Tarzana ...

Many Pittsburgh-area artists take well-paying commissions to fund own work

By Alice T. Carter
When Lynn Epstein and Craig Otto set out to renovate the kitchen in their Bellevue home, they wanted a different look for the tile backsplash ...

Fall’s bounty at Pittsburgh auction houses extends to sales

By John Altdorfer
Local auction houses serve up a bounty of sales with offerings that include rare coins and currency, as well as art from the founder and ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — Nov. 16

By Sam Spatter
$1.95 million Property: 15030 Perry Highway, Marshall Seller: Charles R. and Donald W. DiPietro Buyer: Alphaville LLC Details: 26.8 acres of raw land, with ...

Real estate notes: New Meadows hotel to open in March, links to casino

By Sam Spatter
• The 155-room Hyatt Place hotel, being constructed by Pittsburgh-based FFC Capital through its Meadows Hotel Associates subsidiary, is on track to open in March, the developer said recently. Christopher Dixon, FFC vice president of asset management, said a topping-off ...

For $2.25M, you can live like Jason Bateman

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda, have listed a house they own in Hollywood Hills West at $2.25 million. The Midcentury ...

Pfeifer: Protect your family from risks of radon

By Ed Pfeifer
By now, we all are aware of the dangers of smoking, especially its direct link to lung cancer. In fact some of us, me included, were lulled into a false sense that only smokers develop the dreadful disease. So imagine my ...

Funding sought for Bloomfield apartments

By Sam Spatter
Developers of a mixed-use apartment building, Penn Mathilda Apartments LP, will seek federal and local money for the facility, which will offer housing for veterans and workers who are at or below 60 percent of the area’s median income. The area’s ...

How to prevent and escape fire

By Tribune-Review
As the weather cools and the clocks are turned back, it’s a good time to assess your household’s plan for preventing or escaping a fire. After all, the months from November to March annually see the most U.S. home fires. U.S. ...

How to prepare an amaryllis for a Christmas time show

By The Associated Press
Ready, set, go. Just as soon as you have new amaryllis bulbs, pot them up, and in a few months, the spectacular, colorful trumpets will unfold. With luck, you’ll have blooms by Christmas time. Keep cool. Amaryllis bulbs flower ...

How to prep your pipes for winter

By Philadelphia Inquirer
Let’s talk about how to prevent pipes from freezing and then bursting as the temperature rises. While more energy-efficient construction reduces the chance of frozen pipes in newer homes, there are no guarantees. • Locate the water lines that are running ...

Smokey Robinson puts Pine home on the market

By Bob Karlovits
With a 45-by-41-foot game room and a family room that holds a piano easily, a house in Pine looks designed for entertaining. It only makes sense. ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — Nov. 9

By Sam Spatter
$15.4 million Property leased: 2000 Park Lane, North Fayette Owner: Starwood Capital Group Tenant: Cabot Oil & Gas Details: Company relocated from 44,000 square feet in 5 Penn Center West into 56,447 square feet in a 191,600-square-foot building. Its employment ...

Real estate notes: Housing sales in Pittsburgh region remained flat in September

By Sam Spatter
• Housing sales in the Pittsburgh region during September remained flat as total sales reached 2,620, 0.8 percent ahead of the 2,600 for the same month last year, according to a report from RealStats, the South Side-based real estate information ...

Lawrence satisfies hunger for a house in Beverly Crest

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Actress Jennifer Lawrence of “The Hunger Games” films has bought a house in Beverly Crest for $8.225 million. Among recent owners is singer ...

Homework: Rug prices as varied as styles

By Tribune-Review
Rugs come in all shapes, sizes, colors, fabrics and designs. The price of a rug may be determined by the rug’s origin, whether it’s handmade, its materials and the intricacy of its design. This sampling of rugs shows the wide variety ...

How to hide a spare key

By Chicago Tribune
Want to safely hide a spare house key? Here are a few tips. (Burglars, don’t read this story.) Do not leave a spare key under the doormat. Even the most dimwitted criminal will check under the mat. You’ve seen those artificial rocks. ...