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When moving, sort items to save time, money

By Tribune-Review
When moving, sort items to save time, money Home sellers can save time and money by sorting through everything before they move rather than as …

Interior painting: How to pick color and finish

By Tribune-Review
In the spring, many a homeowner’s fancy turns to thoughts of fresh paint, because what else renews a room as quickly? That doesn’t mean interior painting is a breeze. There are defined steps to a quality job, and they start …

Real estate industry’s use of small, unmanned helicopters takes off

By Bob Karlovits
Real estate marketing is rising to new heights. Christine Caropresi of the Wexford office of Howard Hanna Real Estate said aerial film from small, unmanned …

Top commercial, residential real estate deals of the week — April 13

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 $1.289 million Property: …

Real estate notes: McCandless Crossing getting crowded

By Sam Spatter
• Activity at McCandless Crossing, McCandless, has picked up since the weather broke, with Dick’s Sporting Goods opening a 45,000-square-foot store, HomeGoods next door with 25,000 square feet, Cinemark’s 12 screens occupying another 45,000 square feet, and Trader Joe’s 11,500 …

Earth Day events offer reasons  to get outdoors

By Kellie B. Gormly
Many people credit the original Earth Day on April 22, 1970, for sparking the environmental movement that continues today with efforts to preserve the planet …

Homework: Recycle medications; Coverlet exhibit in Bedford

By Tribune-Review
Where to recycle medication, household items The nonprofit Pennsylvania Resources Council has added medication and household-chemical collections to its list of waste collections. The national Drug Enforcement Administration Take Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. …

Westmoreland Home Show offers more exhibits, live performances

By Debbie Black
The 19th annual Westmoreland Home Show has expanded this year with more exhibits, entertainment and other new attractions to entice visitors to the event April …

Western Pennsylvania gardeners get their grow on at annual symposium

By Candy Williams
The Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania is an annual rite of spring for many plant enthusiasts — even before they slip their green …

Sales slow for spring break, but interesting items abound

By John Altdorfer
With Passover and Easter fast approaching, many local auctioneers will enjoy a spring in observance. Still, bidders will discover a few treats on the schedule …

How to grow a terrarium without tears

By Kathy Van Mullekom
If only the rest of life were as simple as growing succulents in an open terrarium. It is, according to Michelle Slatalla, editor in chief of Gardenista — www.gardenista.com. “All you have to do is find a few like-minded plants, …

How to organize your garage

By Pocono Record Stroudsburg Pa.
Cleaning out the garage isn’t a fun job, but if you follow a few simple guidelines, it won’t be unbearable. • First and foremost, have a plan. Be prepared with trash bags, cardboard boxes, storage containers and cleaning supplies. Ask …

Considering an office? Do your homework

By Bob Karlovits
Working at home seems as common as cooking eggs in a kitchen, but there is a bad yolk in the omelet. Spending money to equip …

Bundchen, Brady list home for $50M

By The Los Angeles Times
Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and actress, and her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, have put their mega-estate in Brentwood on the market at $50 …

Top commercial, residential real estate deals of the week — April 6

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 $8.15 million Property …

Homework: Keeping dogs and lawns happy; Zelienople garden talk

By Tribune-Review
Tips to keep  a healthy lawn with dogs If you want a dog and a lush lawn, you’re not out of luck. Dog urine can …

Bailey Park development takes shape on Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington

By Bob Karlovits
Bailey Park is so new, it had to be given a name. “There is no sub-neighborhood here,” developer and architect Justin Cipriani says of the …

Efron lists Hollywood Hills West home for sale

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - Zac Efron has put his chic home in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $2.849 million. Originally designed for the Case …

Top commercial, residential real estate deals of the week — March 30

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: $25.091 million Property …

Real estate notes: Buyer of East Liberty block weighs long-term plans

By Sam Spatter
• Jason Lardo of Integrity Construction has acquired a vacant lot and adjoining building in the 5800 block of Baum Boulevard in East Liberty but has not announced his plans for the properties. The purchase through Baum Grove LP involved …