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Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — Aug. 31 |

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — Aug. 31

| Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:00 p.m

Deals of the week

A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania:

$1.525 million

Property sold: Painter-Kosor Road, South Huntingdon

Seller: O.C. Cluss Lumber Co., Uniontown

Buyer: West Brothers Holding LP (Gas Field Specialists), New York

Details: Former 26,000-square-foot trust facility of O.C. Cluss, to be used for transportation activities of Gas Field.

Comment: “(We’ll) probably only do some interior cleanup, and perhaps in a year add 15 new employees,” said Brad West, vice president, gas field specialist.

$1 million

Property sold: 2461-81 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa

Seller: Shaben Michael Sons Inc.

Buyer: Paul and Andrea Wolfe, Steven Augustein

Details: The Crestmont Shopping Center, a single-story, 50,157-square-foot retail strip built in 1955 with 11 tenants.

Comment: “We wanted to insure our store, C&I Hardware Inc., would remain in the center for the future as we take over from our parents,” said Andrea Wolfe, whose parents are retiring from C&I.


Property sold: 3949 Patterson Road, Raccoon Township

Seller: Hopewell Area School District

Buyer: Mark IV Development LLC, Aliquippa

Details: An elementary school building, on about 30 acres, which has been vacant since 2007.

Comment: “We plan major renovations of the building for potential office use, although we would consider residential,” said Marco Policastro of Policastro Construction, whose family purchased the school.


Recent home and condominium sales that brought top prices in Western Pennsylvania:


Property: Marshall

Seller: Bristol Global Mobility

Buyer: Craig Brown, Trustee

Details: A two-story brick Provincial, on 4.58 acres, rear deck and patio, covered porch with hot tub, three fireplaces, two-story foyer, vaulted tray ceilings, balcony.

Comment: “Buyers loved this six-bedroom home on private acres, liked top-rated North Allegheny School District, in-ground pool and pool house with kitchen and covered porch, two master bedrooms, walkout game room with home theater and entertaining bar,” said Kevin Mihm, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.


Property: Jefferson Hills

Seller: Thomas A. and Patrice M. Becker

Buyer: Thomas and Christine Beringer

Details: Two-story stone home with family room, kitchen with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, windows to floor, warming drawer, trash compacter, master suite with built-in media center, master bath with open dressing area.

Comment: “The buyer liked the uniqueness of the property with its fabulous lot and overall privacy,” said Susan Brunko, Berkshire Hathaway Home Service


Property: Mt. Lebanon

Seller: Donald and Karen C. Roman

Buyer: William and Kyra Muntan

Details: Two-story brick Tudor, updated newer roof, windows, mahogany fireplace mantel with lighted display cabinetry, recessed lighting, beamed ceiling, den/office, covered veranda, tabletop parklike lot.

Comment: “Buyers loved the charm of this home along with the beautiful updates (and) fabulous flat yard, and they sought after this location,” said Stacey Diaz, selling agent, and Diana Mathison, listing agent, both with Howard Hanna Real Estate.

Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or

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