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Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — April 19 |

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — April 19

Margaret Harding
| Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00 p.m
This property in Upper St. Clair recently sold for $499,000.
This property in Center recently sold for $450,000.

$2 million

Property: Family Dollar, 3600 Walnut St., McKeesport


Buyer: CGI4 LP

Details: New construction, 15-year lease. “We plan to hold it; we’re happy with the lease,” said James B. Wachtler, president, PCF Properties Inc., the buyer.

Comment: “Googling the area, we were concerned about its statistics. We contacted the mayor, who was positive and encouraging, resolving our concerns, which was the primary reason we went through with the purchase,” Wachtler said.

$1.35 million

Properties: 821, 827, 835 and 837 Highview St., Morningside; and 5425 Baywood St., East Liberty

Seller: Fin-Fan Inc.

Buyer: Costello Properties Inc.

Details: Two three-story apartment buildings and three houses, two three-family and one two-family. “We expect to finish these buildings in late summer,” said John Costello, owner of Costello Properties.

Comment: “Our motto is: Remodel kitchens and baths with granite countertops, ceramic or hardwood floors, and reconfigure layouts to maximize use,” Costello said.

$1.14 million

Property: 448 Mars Hill Road, Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County

Seller: Keith Vay

Buyer: Holt Mansfield Holdings LLC

Details: Vacant land

Comment: Buyer and seller could not be reached for comment.


Property: Upper St. Clair

Seller: R. Michael Daniel

Buyer: Stuart Pullar and Angela Benoit

Details: This five-bedroom house features a glass conservatory off the kitchen, a brick fireplace in the family room and a private brick patio.

Comment: “They liked that everything was done with high-quality work and maintained beautifully,” said Kimberly Lanphear, buyer’s agent with the Upper St. Clair office of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.


Property: Upper St. Clair

Seller: Timothy Card et. al.

Buyer: Jesse and Julie Sweet

Details: This Colonial-style house has four bedrooms, a new kitchen, breakfast room, first-floor office and a sunken living room with bay.

Comment: “It has an updated kitchen and a nice yard. It has all the extra space they were looking for,” said Leigh Harkreader, buyer’s agent with the South Hills office of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services.


Property: Center

Seller: Robert Brown

Buyer: James and Lori Jarosz

Details: This 10-acre property has four bedrooms, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, a wrap-around porch and a barn with a workshop.

Comment: “They have horses and were boarding them off-site, and they wanted to bring them to their own property,” said Cynthia Hovan, buyer’s agent with the Hampton office of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services.

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