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Home & Garden How To Find Great Gifts for the Family Handyman

For those people who don’t know a box cutter from a box saw, shopping for men and women who like to get their hands dirty around the house can be a difficult task. Home improvement projects are complex undertakings that often involve the use of complex tools, and novices may be lost in the proverbial woods as they look for gifts for their loved ones who can’t wait to swing hammers around the house. Though there’s always an element of risk when shopping for gifts for loved ones, the following hints might help shoppers with no knowledge of home improvement projects find gifts that will please their favorite handyman. • Take inventory of his or her existing tools. When shopping for the DIY enthusiast in your family, try to take inventory of his or her tool chest before beginning your search. Make note of any tools that look new, checking those off your shopping list, and any that look like they need replacing. Use your phone to photograph any unfamiliar tools that you might want to replace so you know what to look for when visiting the hardware store. • Think of what your relative likes to do most. The family handyman may have a particular area of home improvement expertise or something he or she is especially passionate about. Does your loved one prefer to work in the garden? Is he into woodworking and making dec(Continued on page 49)

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

Buyer

Address

Price

BALDWIN BOROUGH Kevin Bricker

Federal National Mortgage Assn.

614 Agnew Road

Dorothy Jean Borsos William Stitt Jr. National Transfer Services LLC Estate of Norbert Plotz Erika Ducouer Charles Roberts Stephen Chmill et al. John McMichael V Mortgage REO 3 LLC Glenn Painter John Joseph Klimchak Jr. et al. Denise Signore Scott Schultz et al. CYB Holdings LLC Benjamin Laboon Estate of Jean Eberhart Marcus Englert Lora Barker Barbara Burk Jonathan Derby Lois Ducar John Suttner III Huntington National Bank Carl Behr

Edward and Sherry Pogany National Transfer Services LLC Lauren Nedlik Michael Sokolowski Tek and Pema Gurung Biplav and Smriti Karki Matthew Ellis Kayla Gilroy and Sean Kanuch NCRC Housing Rehab Fund LLC Lonnie Thomas Demetri Samaha Michael Eiben and Selene Henry Amy Gordon and Brendan Hykes Kristi Flannery and Shawn Rose Kul and Kamala Neopaney Bryan Kuhn Caitlin Marie Wall Maysoun Mariam Ghassa Puspa and Naina Pokhrel Arjun Chuwan and Rekha Chowhon Hydra Properties LLC Kristina Giampa and Bernard McGlynn Tim Bell Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee

1136-1138 Boni Drive 449 Jenne Drive 449 Jenne Drive 341 June Drive 141 Macek Drive 1800 Michael Drive 223 Olympic Road 622 Steiner St. 3739 Willett Road 5213 Blossom Road 3023 Churchview Ave. 2828 Custer Ave. 3312 Hazelhurst Ave. 158 Hollowhaven Drive 420 Faith Drive 567 Jenne Drive 902 Missionary Way 3763 Schuette Road 1334 Short St. 175 Travis Drive 514 Bour St. 3837 Churchview Ave. 5160 Curry Road 5304 E. Willock Road

Sean Stoker et al. Carl Seynnaeve

Jay and Renee Gallik Gregory Bernarding and Colleen Hawk

2713 Michael Drive 1620 Towervue Drive

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP First Commonwealth Bank Rose Ann Hurley Peggy Flaherty Markosky Estate of Lois Fleming Simon

Nakita Ball Gail McArdle James Little and Casey Druga Clair Dee Perry

890 Maplewood Drive 722 Rose Lane 640 Highview Road 818 Newport Drive

$130,000. $121,000. $162,000. $95,000.

BENTLEYVILLE Tara Christine Crossland Dale Spridik Eddie Aguirre Rusty Margaria Stanley Goryl Housing & Urban Development

Charles Frank Gagus Ronald Siccitano Jr. and Regina Siccitano Robert Glendenning Jeffrey Anderson Jr. and Sierra Bulgarelli Justin Taylor and Caitlin Woods Taylor Thomas Becker

107 Lackawanna Ave. 837 Main St. 499 Mary St. 104 Piersol Ave. 211 Russie Ave. 232 Beallsville Road

$15,000. $56,400. $173,400. $69,000. $126,700. $17,000.

BETHEL PARK Timothy Inman Allison Chase Kurt Rutherford

Shawn and Margaret Arbaugh Thomas Weaver Jr. and Ginger Weaver Bank America NA

2623 Broad St. 1048 Delaware Ave. 5378 Elm St.

Mary Ann Leonard Christian Kroll Rameth Jain Kyle Ison Bruce Ivol et al.

James and Janet Hess Russell and Mary Burkhard Katherine Lowery and Thomas Skowronski Jr. Shaun and Brooke Muldoon LNV Corp.

3245 Forest Road 5836 Glen Ora Drive 5858 Horseshoe Drive 249 Logan Road 2413 Longcrest Ave.

Arthur Bittman Jr. NVR Inc. Keith Johns Deborah Skundrich Mark Rosi

Harry Lorenzi Richard Glod and Emily Henricks Kevin Price and Laura Sinegal Patrick and Lori Sopko Brian and Kimberly Kamenicky

136 Meadowbrook Drive 2016 Millennium Court 745 Rolling Green Drive 3435 Thornwood Drive 5860 Brian Drive

$2,892 by sheriff’s deed. $75,000. $155,000. $149,000. $67,000. $155,000. $204,000. $145,000. $84,000. $53,500. $113,000. $60,000. $85,500. $129,900. $100,000. $200,000. $80,000. $105,000. $80,000. $170,000. $155,000. $40,000. $150,000. $65,251. $5,499 by sheriff’s deed. $199,900. $264,900.

$232,000. $169,900. $2,611 by sheriff’s deed. $212,000. $205,000. $220,575. $180,000. $42,774 by sheriff’s deed. $141,500. $332,295. $185,000. $207,000. $285,000.

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016  

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