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2009 

Here's a sample of restaurant reviews for Bado's Cucina, located at 3825 Washington Road (Route 19) in Peter's Township: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - "If you grew up eating in a Pittsburgh Italian family, you can close your eyes and you will smell some of your grandmother's kitchen aromas coming fro...
03/31/2009
Evaluating a neighborhood and its schools is an important aspect of your real esate search, especially if you have children. According to HomeFinder.com, here are the key things to look for: Schools.  Make an appointment to tour the local school and meet the principal. Speak with local parents to...
03/31/2009
Previously, the government was giving first-time home buyers a $7500 tax credit if they purchased a home.  Now, it's offering up to $8000 (10% of the home's purchase price) and it doesn't have to be repaid.  Being a first-time home buyer means that you've either never owned a home before, or you ...
03/25/2009
According to the EPA, home construction and demolition projects annually produce 58 million tons of waste, 90 percent of which could be reused.  Reducing and recycling these materials conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials, and can reduce a project's...
03/24/2009
Over the Bar (OTB) Bicycle Cafe on Pittsburgh's South Side opened in January, and it was featured in Pop City: "The first-of-its-kind in western Pennsylvania, the family-friendly café features colorful ceiling murals by Ashley Hodder and ‘art bikes' constructed by THICK Bikes owner Chris Beech. R...
03/24/2009
Have everyone in your household take part in Earth Hour, and turn off all lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.  Earth Hour was the largest voluntary power down ever in 2008, with more than 50 million participants.  Landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome's Coloss...
03/18/2009
The sale of 11 Upper St. Clair homes in February sounds low, but it's better than the 5 real estate sales for the previous month.  And it's on par compared to last February (13 houses sold).  Here's the February 2009 list: Address                        List Price Sold Price 173 Warwick Drive 385...
03/17/2009
This Old House offer 9 tips for those who want to buy a foreclosed property: 1. Budget carefully.  Do you have the money for the extensive repairs these houses often need? 2. See the house for yourself.  Don't buy a foreclosed property sight unseen. 3. Look at the neighborhood.  Study the neighbo...
03/17/2009
Only 8 homes sold in Peters Township, compared to 15 for the previous month and 16 last February.  But another million-dollar sale made the list:  Address                                                    List Price   Sold Price 119 Justabout Road 1,530,000 1,437,500 106 Lantern Circle 547,900 5...
03/11/2009
If you're thinking about finishing the basement in your house, take a look at these dos & don'ts from CNN Money: DO: Add Lots of Outlets. Appliances, exercise equipment and televisions will all need a source of electricity. DON'T: Chop Up the Floor.  If you need power in the middle of the room, i...
03/10/2009
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