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Heavy storms or steady rain can have the potential to leave homeowners with a wet basement throughout the spring and summer months.

Mark Luba, marketing director at Baker's Waterproofing and Foundation Repair in Bentleyville, said to help prevent water from entering a basement, homeowners need to make sure their downspouts are open and running away from the house.

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The millennial generation leads the housing market in representing the largest share of recent buyers, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study.

Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults have braved since the recession, the survey additionally found that an overwhelming majority of buyers search for homes online and then purchase their home through a real estate agent, with millennials using agents the most.

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The Catholic War Veterans Post 1669 is parting with a piece of history as the 98 year-old Uniontown landmark that has been home to several organizations for nearly a century is up for sale.

Ted Muzika, post treasurer and member since 1975, said the two-story, red brick structure, was built in 1917 with the date etched on a keystone at the top with name, "Victoria Building."

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The Fayette Board of Realtors in Uniontown reports that a typical home sale requires as many as 20 steps to get to the closing table.

Instead of tackling those steps alone, homebuyers are reaching out to realtors, who not only lend their expertise to sellers looking to obtain a home's full value, but can assist those looking for the perfect home through the process.

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Updating a bathroom can be a cost effective project by not only increasing a home's value, but also providing efficiency, comfort and storage benefits in the coming years.

If a homeowner is planning to sell their house, it can also produce a good return on investment, according to Tom Simon, real estate broker and owner of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Belle Vernon.

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Consumers investing in some of this year's hottest electronic and home entertainment gifts will be unwrapping energy savings all year long.

Products with the blue ENERGY STAR label, are regulated through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They use less energy, save money and help protect the environment.

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With an eye for detail and a love for restoration, a 76-year-old Uniontown woman has added a fourth house to the list of properties she has bought and sold since she retired in 2004 tackling them as personal projects.

Ethel "Sis" Frangipani closed in July on a 1,400 square-foot house she purchased on Albion Avenue in the city saying this time, however, she may have found her "waterloo."

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Once their kids have left the nest, many men and women over 50 begin to consider downsizing their homes. Downsizing to a smaller home can be beneficial for a variety of reasons, including less home to clean and maintain, more affordable utility bills and lower property taxes. But the decision to downsize is rarely black and white, and men and women often struggle with that decision.

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National Fire Prevention Week, taking place through Oct. 12, is a time when homeowners should think about safety in their homes.