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GREATER PITTSBURGH covering Allegheny, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland and Somerset Counties September 28 - October 11, 2018 | Issue 20 Vol. 16

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EXTERIOR

WRAP THE PIPES CHECK AND REPAIR THE ROOF CLEAN AND REPAIR THE GUTTERS SEAL THE WINDOWS DRAIN AND COIL HOSES PREP THE DECK INSPECT EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE

INTERIOR

CLEAN THE FURNACE SWEEP THE CHIMNEY INSTALL STORM DOORS SWITCH THE DIRECTION OF FAN BLADES

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North Hills Office 9840 Old Perry Highway Wexford, PA 15090

Nancy Evans CELL 412-980-5228 412-367-3200 x5050 nancyevans@tprsold.com

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WEST DEER $239,900 Wonderful, updated Cedar Ridge 2 story home! Beautiful newer deck with steps leading to level yard which backs up to trees! Newly remodeled fully equipped kitchen, newly remodeled baths! New high-efficiency windows! New flooring throughout home! Newly finished gameroom with sliding glass doors leading to back yard. New roof in 2016, Brand new central Air conditioning 2018! Lovely Bamboo wood floors in living and dining room! Clean, bright and cheerful home! 1356289 Nancy Evans (412)367-3200 x5050

WEST VIEW $129,900 Perfect home in West View, ranch style, fenced back yard with shed! Steps from back yard down to Center ave,also! Modern kitchen and baths, vaulted ceiling in Master bedroom. Lovely covered front porch! All appliances included in kitchen plus washer and dryer! Nicely updated and in move-in condition! New hot water tank! Lower level is partly dry walled and could easily be a game room! Attic has added insulation and plywood for storage. 1359524 Nancy Evans (412)367-3200 x5050

Tips for Maintaining an Organized Living Room by Caren Baginski 1. Welcome the Wastebasket

If trash tends to accumulate in the family room, adding a wastebasket might cut down on clutter. Few family rooms actually have a wastebasket in them; they’re not attractive and they can smell. Counteract this by choosing a can that fits your room’s decor. If you know food will be thrown away here, get one with a lid and some deodorizing trash bags.

2. Keep Flat Surfaces Clutter-free Papers, books, brochures and magazines tend to accumulate on flat surfaces all around the house, and the family room is no different. In fact, the family room is often more cluttered because it’s a central gathering place in the house. A two drawer lateral file is an ideal recommendation - If you don’t have the floor space, a stackable file cart will do.

3. Control Out-of-Control Cords Until the world goes wireless, we’ll forever be stuck with tangled cables behind our entertainment centers. Fortunately, there are several options for taming cords in the family room. A cable caddy usually sticks onto a desktop (or behind the TV console) and has a space for several cables to clamp into. Your cords will still dangle freely, however, so a cable zipper, which encloses all the cables in a tube, might be the best bet.

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4. Create a Play Zone If toys are taking over your family room, it’s time to put them in timeout. Unused corners of a family room transform into great play areas because the walls serve to block encroaching clutter. Corners are also good areas to put a small bookcase or children’s table. Add rolling bins for toy storage so your child doesn’t have to feel confined, but is encouraged to pick up after he or she is done playing.

5. Coffee Table Functionality If you have a coffee table (or forgot you had one due to the clutter) it’s time to reassess its organizational capacity. Coffee tables that look great but don’t have any storage for magazines, remote controls or even drink coasters, are probably making life more difficult. If you don’t have the budget for a new one, consider adding low storage cubes, rolling baskets or bins to stick under the table.

8. Take Advantage of Space Behind the Sofa Organize extra blankets, pillows, candles in an accessible place - behind the sofa. It’s a great place to put a trunk, cabinet or low bookcase. Plus, it gives you another surface to put a lamp or show off some treasured objects.

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7 Quick Fixes to 4. Unjamming Make Around Sliding Windows Your House by Adam Bluestein

A little silicone spray lubricant (sold at hardware stores) will grease the skids. Spray it onto a rag, then wipe along the tracks, whether they’re metal, wood, or plastic.

1.Squeaky Door Hinges

5. Plumping Up Deflated Cushions

Spray a little WD-40 onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth to work in the lubricant. Or try rubbing the hinges with petroleum jelly. If these tricks don’t work, lift the hinge pins about halfway and lubricate them with three-in-one oil, using a rag to catch drips.

Put them outside in the sun for a few hours, flipping them halfway through. (Be carefulЮleaving them out too long may fade the fabric.) The sun will help evaporate the moisture that gets into the filling over time, and the cushions should plump up nicely.

2. Fixing Unfurled 6. Repairing Marked Wallpaper Up Linoleum Floors With a knife, smear wallpaper paste onto a piece of writing paper. Rub the paper against the underside of the peeling section. Press the wallpaper against the wall. Slide the writing paper out and smooth away bubbles with a clean cloth.

Rub the spot with white toothpaste and a dry cloth or with an eraser. Or spray WD-40 on a towel and rub lightly, making sure to degrease the area afterward with liquid dishwashing soap and water.

3.Washing Chandeliers

7. Organizing & Storing Cords

Allow the fixture to cool. Wear a pair of white cotton glovesЮone dry, one dampened with glass cleaner. (For crystal, use one part rubbing alcohol to three parts distilled water.) Wipe each prism with the damp glove, then the dry one.

Cowgirls and sailors alike know the benefits of storing ropes neatly coiled. Follow their lead and keep extension cords tangle-free and contained inside a large plastic bucket when they’re not in use.

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LYNN BANBURY 412.680.5000

“Berkshire Hathaway Home Services the world’s most respected brand* come together to provide unparalled real estate service.”

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UPPER ST. CLAIR $899,000 Spectacular Brick and Stone with Magnificent View of Golf Course. Tongue in Groove Cathedral Ceilings. Great Room, Den, Work Shop and Much More. MLS# 1335609 Lynn Banbury (412)680–5000

Mt. Lebanon $425,000 Beautiful custom built stone ranch. Remodeled kitchen and baths. Pella windows and hardwood flooring. Private stone awning covered patio & level rear yard. MLS# 1353948 Lynn Banbury (412)680–5000

Dormont $25,000 Almost level corner lot in great location. Near transportation, shops and restaurants. MLS# 1361116 Lynn Banbury (412)680–5000

10 Easy Home Sale Tips

By Barbara Ballinger

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6. Remove outdated wallpaper, replacing it with paint

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Remove, store, or discard excessive accessories on tabletops and walls and in cabinets. Some suggest following the rule of three: Leave out only three things on any surface.

Add power outlets with USB ports in rooms that lack them, especially in the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms where they’re most needed. Eliminate acoustic popcorn-style ceilings since they look dated and tacky.

3. Use what you have, and arrange each room in a

conversational way if possible. Don’t set all furnishings in a family room so they face a TV, since most potential buyers like the idea of an open-room for socializing.

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Clean carpets and wood floors since they’re often the first part of a room that buyers check out; you don’t need to replace them unless they’re in terrible shape.

5. Change out corroded or dented door knobs and

levers. The replacements don’t have to be expensive but they should look new and clean.

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and preferably a neutral color,

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8. Pay attention to your bathrooms. Specifically,

make sure you have freshly laundered towels, new soap in soap dishes, spotless mirrors, and no mildew in view.

9. Improve a home’s healthfulness by using paints and adhesives with low or no VOCs. Point out these changes to prospective buyers.

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Be sure your house is priced competitively with the current market and homes in your area. In most regions, it’s still the No. 1 “fix” to sell quickly.

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Harmon Homes: Greater Pittsburgh  

GREATER PITTSBURGH covering Allegheny, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland and Somerset Counties September 28 - October 11, 2018 | Issue 20 Vo...

Harmon Homes: Greater Pittsburgh  

GREATER PITTSBURGH covering Allegheny, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland and Somerset Counties September 28 - October 11, 2018 | Issue 20 Vo...

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