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House Hunting: Dennis Miller’s 1895 mansion

By Tribune-Review
Comedian, ranter Pittsburgh native Dennis Miller and his wife, Carolyn, have their historical 1895 mansion on the market. Sited on 3.76 acres, the 10,000-square-foot home …

Experts: Use care with pressure washers

By The Associated Press
Is there grime on your siding that good old-fashioned elbow grease won’t take away? Stains on your concrete driveway? Is the deck looking dirty? Power washing or pressure washing — the terms are used almost interchangeably — might be an …

Top commercial, residential real estate deals of the week — Aug. 17

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 $16 .5 million …

Real estate notes: Regus leasing in busy Southpointe II complex

By Sam Spatter
• Activity at Zenith Ridge 2, one of the three office buildings being built by Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services in Southpointe II, remains strong. The latest tenant to lease space is Regus, which has signed for 15,000 square …

Homework: Self-guided tour of South Side gardens

By Tribune-Review
Green N’at, the “beautification committee” of the South Side Community Council, is holding its third annual South Side Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 …

Auction watch: Sales of family homes to benefit wounded vets

By John Altdorfer
A comeback of sorts stands out among this round of local sales as Tripp Kline un-retires for an on-site estate sale. And a former Trafford …

Lifestyle, finances factors in decision to rent or buy, experts says

By Bob Karlovits
When Drew and Gail Stevenson decided to move Downtown, they thought they would be “through with owning anyplace for the rest of our lives,” Drew …

Top commercial, residential real estate deals of the week — Aug. 10

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 $3.03 million Property …

Real estate notes: Residences Wood Street converts to condominium

By Sam Spatter
• A plan to keep the 16-story Residences Wood Street, Downtown, financially healthy has resulted in the conversion of the building into a condominium and the Residences paying $951,500 to a newly formed Wood Street Commons Commercial LLC. The Residences, …

‘Truly bizarre’ O’Hara house gives guests lots to reflect on

By Bob Karlovits
Martin Prekop’s house reflects the direction of his life’s work. “It is like an art project that never ends,” says the art teacher at Carnegie …

Homework: Butterfly release set in Greensburg

By Tribune-Review
The Greensburg Garden Center will present the fourth annual Monarch Butterfly Presentation and Release at 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Greensburg Garden & Civic …

Disorganized remotes? Here are some creative answers

By The Associated Press
Remote controls, designed to make life easier and more convenient, have become so numerous in many homes that keeping track of them is a challenge all its own. There often are separate remotes for the TV, DVD player, cable box …

Homewood Cemetery of Pittsburgh joins elite group: It’s an arboretum

By Emma Deihle
The Homewood Cemetery of Pittsburgh has achieved what only 23 cemeteries and memorial parks in the country have managed: attained arboretum certification. This is “an …

Garden writers’ symposium spotlights area’s greenery

By Mark Kanny
Timing may not be absolutely everything that matters, but the 600 garden writers who are coming to Pittsburgh this week are people who will thoroughly …

Dino doctors on the spot to restore fierce ‘Tickosaurus’ for Edgeworth garden

By Story and Photos By Phil Pavely
Mark Barill and his River Projects partner, Brian Reneski, take in the sight from a private garden in Edgeworth. They observe and photograph the beast, …

How landscaping can deter intruders, pests

By Mct Information Services
Done right, landscaping can do much more than attract compliments and boost your property value. It can help you repel intruders, both human and natural. Landscaping experts who’ve earned high marks from Angie’s List members say overgrown bushes and shrubs …

Lighting for function, decoration becomes priority in kitchens

By Bob Karlovits
Donna Grover admits she was a little in the dark about lighting her kitchen. “In the past, I had a light in the middle of …

Homework: Easy landscaping projects for the DIYer in you

By Tribune-Review
Having a midsummer’s dream of better landscaping? Here are three easy projects to help realize your vision. Mulch makeover: Fresh mulch will liven up your …

Extra cash? Carnegie’s waterfront mansion in Florida is up for grabs

By Rachel Weaver
Have an extra $5 million to spare? Interested in some Southern real estate? “Lucinda,” a 1920s Stuart, Fla. waterfront estate built by Andrew Carnegie’s nephew, …

New-to-market Grandma Moses work headlines sale

By John Altdorfer
During one of the longest auctions droughts in many summer seasons, the short list of sales happenings features just one event. But that solitary auction …