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2009 

Homeowners and home buyers have another tool available for learning more about the people in a particular neighborhood.  Criminal Searches has a "Neighborhood Watch" feature, which allows you to enter a zip code, city, or address and then shows you offenders by type of crime on a Google map.  You...
01/28/2009
Sorry for not pointing this out sooner, but the EPA designated January as National Radon Action Month. Here are some things you can do to take action before the month is over: Test Your Home for Radon - EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes be tested for radon.  Testing is eas...
01/27/2009
Upper St. Clair Today published a nice article about the ice rink in Mt. Lebanon: "Mt. Lebanon Ice Rink is open to everyone at the same low cost Mt. Lebanon residents pay. The ice center, conveniently located in the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center in Mt. Lebanon Park off Cedar Boulevard, began its ...
01/27/2009
As reported by TreeHugger, here's a real estate tool you may want to check out if you're looking for a new home: "There is a very cool website that has the ability to take into account all the things you do on a regular basis, and then pinpoints the best spot for you to live so that you are centr...
01/27/2009
Real estate sales for Pittsburgh's South Side decreased slightly in 2008 (99 homes sold compared to 110 sold in 2007), but it was only a difference of 1 house per month.  Here's the list of South Side homes that sold in November and December:  Address                     List Price Sold Price 89 ...
01/21/2009
When buying or selling your home, picking an agent is one of those critical issues that can cost or save you big bucks. Let's face it - in real estate, as in life - not all things are created equal.   There are some questions you should be asking to ensure that you get the best person for your ne...
01/20/2009
Upper St. Clair finished 2008 with total real estate sales at the same level as the previous year (239 homes sold compared to 241 for 2007).  Here's the list of Upper St. Clair homes that sold during December:  Address                         List Price Sold Price 1900 Highgate Road 975,000 797,2...
01/14/2009
Deciding to end a marriage is very difficult. An unfortunate aspect of divorce is the splitting of your combined assets, which includes your home. You should get unbiased information on your options for what to do with your property:  1. Selling the house; splitting the profits.The goal in this s...
01/13/2009
Real estate sales in Peters Township have remained relatively consistent since the summer months (17 homes sold in September, 16 in October, 13 in November and 15 for December). For the year as a whole, the total number of houses sold was 244, down from 268 in 2007. Here's the list of Peters Town...
01/13/2009
Pittsburgh has made it on another list!  In Forbes' "10 Cities Where They're Hiring," Pittsburgh is ranked #6 among the best places to look for employment in the new year: Pittsburgh's "biggest bright spot is health care. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the city's largest employer,...
01/13/2009
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