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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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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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Homeowners who want their homes to make strong first impressions must prioritize curb appeal. Homes with strong curb appeal sell well and can impart a welcoming feel to all visitors. Improving curb appeal need not be expensive, and the following are a handful of ways to improve the appearance of your home.

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Rainwater collection is a way to conserve water that can be adopted by both private homeowners and businesses. Harvesting water during peak times of precipitation ensures water will be on hand during drought or when water restrictions are implemented. Making use of rainwater reduces reliance on underground wells or municipal water systems. Harvesting rainwater also can help prevent flooding and soil erosion.

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