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H-4 Sunday,September26,2004Post-Gazette When one homeowner complained of bubbling plaster, “we told [the contractor] to go fix the problem and arranged a conference call between the two. The contractor went out and fixed the job,” he said. “Typically it’s not that they’re bad people. They get busy, and they may not have the same sense of urgency. If you’re sitting in your home, you have nowhere to escape the problem.” Along with ImproveNet and ServiceMagic, there are dozens of smaller sites listing contractors, though not all offer pre-screening. “We’re more focused on the education process and really making it easier for the consumer to find a contractor, not necessarily saying ‘Hey, this guy is going to come out and do a great job,” said Terry Lynch, operator of NationalContractors.com. “You can’t really guarantee human nature.” The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s 7,000 member companies are certified and abide by the association’s code of ethics. Homeowners can search the site by zip code. Angie’s List, which added Pittsburgh to its list of cities this year, works a little differently than the others. Homeowners pay an annual fee for access to ratings of local contractors by other members who have used them. Local building centers, lumber yards and city building or planning departments also make for good places to find contractors, said Tom Silva, a general contractor and resident expert on the television shows “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House.” No matter where you find a contractor, and whether he’s prescreened or not, ask questions of your own. “Ideally, the service is doing the legwork for you,” said Allison Beatty, president of RenovatorsPlace.com, a home-improvement resource site. “But I don’t think you can completely let your guard down.” You should still get references, call them and go to see the contractor’s work. Also, make sure the contractor is an expert in your type of project. “If you’re going to spend $50,000 to remodel your kitchen, you want to make sure you hire someone who focuses on kitchens,” Beatty said. Be wary of contractors who are available immediately to do a big project, Silva said. “If you call up and someone says he can be there tomorrow to do a major job, you have to figure out why,” he said. Make sure the contractor isn’t driving long distances that will end up delaying the project and possibly cost you extra. “You want to make sure that the contractor is not driving 30 miles to get to your job site,” Beatty said. “In some way, you’re going to pay for that. The contractor has to charge for his time.” Finally, be prepared to spend some time finding the right person. “It’s time-consuming to find a contractor,” Silva said. “There really isn’t any easy way. “Your house is the biggest investment that you made in your life. Do you want the cheapest guy to work on it?” Contractor by click is slow to catch on CLICK, FROM PAGE H-1 Outsiders pick at home-selling market By Michele Derus Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Outsiders are increasingly challenging long-dominant Realtors to grab a share of the $1.5 trillion-a-year housing industry. “Others are looking at our business and saying, ‘Hey, I want a piece of that,’” said Robert T. Moles, president and chief executive officer of Cendant Real Estate Franchise Group, the nation’s biggest realty company. When the coming battle subsides, he said, consumers will enjoy true one-stop shopping — a single source for getting a house plus its appraisal, mortgage, home inspection, title, property insurance and warranty. The question is: Who will provide it? Banking, financial services, referral- fee and Internet companies will vie with realty agents for supremacy, Moles said. Among those who agree with him are the editor of Real Trends publications and the leader of the media-technology company Homestore. “We’re the logical ones to provide these services. Customers already ask for our recommendations and sometimes follow them. But if we’re not doing it, someone else will,” said Moles, whose Parsipanny, N.J.-based company has 25 percent of the U.S. realty market and is part of a travel, hospitality and housing industry conglomerate. Home-selling “is not a ma-and-pop operation anymore. It’s big business,” Moles said. He cited U.S. Census Bureau figures showing $1.5 trillion spent in 2002 on housing-related goods and services, a figure expected to jump as sales volume and prices hit new peaks in 2003. It’s a fast-growing business. About 6 million homes changed hands in 2003, up from 5.5 million in 2002, Moles said. “Just a few years ago, it was 4 million. That tells you a lot about the national drive for homeownership. We’re at 68 percent now, and in a few years, it will be more than 70 percent.” Brokering home transactions is lucrative. Prices have outpaced inflation for two decades, in inflation-adjusted dollars, Moles said. What he didn’t say, but his audience of some 250 well knew: Real estate commissions, typically 6 percent of sale price, are surging upward in tandem. Realtors, the trademarked label for professional realty agents, still dominate the business despite incursions from outsiders, Moles said. Among those he named: Software giant Microsoft: “ ‘Click a mouse, buy a house’ didn’t work, because of the complexity and emotional nature of this business,” Moles said. Big banks and financial companies: Realtors blocked their attempted foray into real estate in Congress and, more recently, in the regulatory arena. “But I don’t think that battle’s over.” Discount and limited-service realty firms: They’ve captured market share, he said, but may not survive the inevitable jump to one-stop shopping. Realtors can retain home-selling prominence — if they focus on serving, not dominating, their customers, conference speakers said. “The buyers and sellers are king now,” said Steve Murray, editor of Real Trends Inc. in Denver. His company’s recent survey showed 82 percent of those polled liked the notion of a single professional overseeing home purchase and its constellation of related service needs — and 67 percent were willing to pay a full-service realty commission to get that transaction management. “What they get today is not what they consider full service,” Murray said. Survey respondents faulted realty agents for shutting off their questions with “I’ll take care of that,” he said, and for subjugating customers’ best interests to their own. Consumers want to be informed, and involved, as their transaction progresses, Murray said. “To them, one-stop service doesn’t mean you ram one product of each kind down their throat. It means you give choices in each area,” he said. Moles agreed, warning realty agencies that if they don’t heed consumer wishes, “someone else will. They’ll give your customer back to you, but at two- thirds your commission.” Advertising intermediaries are already doing this, said J. Lennox Scott, chairman and chief executive officer of Seattle-based John L. Scott Real Estate, a regional realty company. “These companies take a retail business and make it into a wholesale business, dictating the rates,” Scott said. He calls it “the big squeeze.” “The big squeeze” is on nationally, according to Mike Long, chief executive officer of Homestore Inc. His media and technology company, based in Westlake Village, Calif., runs a family of Web sites, including realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors and homebuilder.com for the National Association of Home Builders. Online entrepreneur Barry Diller’s Interactive Corp. is a major challenger, as are financial service companies such as Lending Tree, Long said. Diller just bought Lending Tree. Long said of Diller, whose multibillion-dollar firm runs Ticketmaster, Ex- pedia, hotels.com, match.com and City- search, among other referral services: “He took on the travel industry six years ago, when it was an industry of managed proprietary information. He took away their business. Now, Barry thinks he can do the same thing with real estate.” Lending Tree matches home shoppers with realty agents; “for that, they get 35 percent of the [realty broker’s] commission,” Long said. It works, according to Murray, because “buying a home is a huge emotional and mental issue. Consumers are looking for someone to give them clarity. They want a trusted source of information, convenience and value. The question is, whose message are they going to hear first?” REALESTATE FORRENT ApartmentsforRent-City ★ COUNTRYINTHECITY ★ MinutesfromTown/ SouthcrestDr.,offPio- neerAve.Sharp1BR, 2BR,3BRunits.From $495/moincludingheat& water.Garage$10extra, 1monthFREErentwith yearlease. ✩ APARTMENTNETWORK ✩ North-East-South-West NEWLYRENOVATED REASONABLYPRICED Studio,1,2,3BR,Du- plexes,Twnhses.Nofee. 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Negley.$99deposit$650 inclheat 412-363-9910 FRIENDSHIP 431SO.ATLANTIC Lge2BR,1stflr,carpet, range,refrig,garage,ac, dishwasher,beautiful woodwork&leadedglass. $795+G&E.Immed.occ. 412-665-0500 FRIENDSHIP Effcy,1& 2BR,w/w,clean&pretty. $450-$650+E. 412-241-1201 FRIENDSHIP FirstMonthFree. 1BR$595+E,immed 3BR$600+G/E,immed 412-758-5110 FRIENDSHIPLGE 1BR, a/c,hdwdflrs,lndry, $450+.(412)688-7485. FRIENDSHIP Lge2BR2 bath,w/w,closebus.No pets.$675+. 412-241-8857 FRIENDSHIP smallstu- dio,amenities,$300in- cludesall. 412-364-5285 Friendship,PtBreeze, BeaconHill,Blackridge Effcs1-2BRs 412-828-9420 FRIENDSHIP-2BRC/A, offst.prkng,avlOct.1. $625+G&E.412-363-7165 FRIENDSHIP/Shadyside 1BRC/A,lndry,$500+. Nopets.412-687-3032eve. Friendship/Shadyside 1BR,C/A,lndry,$550+el. Imm NoPets412-683-4498 FRIENDSHIP ROOMY2 BR,eq.kit,w/w,closeto Shadyside.$500+G&E. CrownR.E.724-864-9720 GREENFIELD 1-2BR, eqkit,onbusline$425- $575+g&e.412-897-2652 GREENFIELD2BR, remdl’d,eqkit,2ndflr, $525+G&E(412)881-7126 GREENFIELD2BR, eq kitc,W/D,prkg,refs. $750utilsincl 412-381-7045 GREENFIELD3BR appl,laun,w/w,balc,$650 inclwtr/swg 412-708-6744 GREENFIELDFIRST MonthFree2BR$595+E/ immed412-758-5110 GREENFIELD Large 3BRW/w$595+GE EquityR.E.412-422-9200 GREENFIELD Small 1BR$550;studio$475.Util incl.Refreq. 412-381-7045 GREENFIELD,SPAC 2BRconv.loc.nrbusln, $675incut.(412)401-7366 Hazelwood 2BR,Remod twnhs,busln,Sec.8ok. $500++1car412-421-8872 HIGHPARK PETSWELCOME Swimpool,centralAC, elev,garage,concierge, bigbrightrooms,on-the- park,dreamkit,w/DW, windowwalls,bigclos- ets,adjto tenniscourts. 2BR+den$825 2BR$765 www.mozartapts.com HIGHLANDPARK 1BR$425/EFF.$300 INCLHEAT.OCT. (412)389-5179 HIGHLANDPark 1BR, prkng,coin-oplndry,cred- it ✔ $410+ut.724-321-0152 HIGHLANDPARK 1-2 BR,lge1stflr.,$570+ elec.+heat.412-441-4294. HIGHLANDPARK 1BR, allutilsinc.Secured bldg.$459. (412)655-3696. HIGHLANDPARK 2BR, neww/w,$550+(412) 773-0908 HIGHLANDPARK 2BR 1ba,remod,3rdfl,appl $875+.412-521-6237x235 HIGHLANDPARK 2nd flr,1BR,onbsln,gas incl.$475+E.412-363-8533 ApartmentsforRent-East HIGHLANDPARK 2BR, eqkit,DR,LR,1.5bath, lndry,offstprkg. $750+util.(412)441-1873. HIGHLANDPARK 735 N.HighlandLarge1BR Renov’d,hi-ceilings, laundry,parkg.$450+. (412)363-9910 HIGHLANDPARK beaut2BRHWflrs,W/D, sunporch,gar,nrpark; cr ✔ ,$700+. 412-363-5924. HIGHLANDPARK BeautcomplrenovEffcy $379+elec. 412-441-1400 HIGHLANDPARK Charminglrg.redone 2BRdplxw/refin.hw flrs,blinds,a/c,sep.DR, EIK.$750+.412-361-0720. HIGHLANDPARK furn carriagehse,gasht, laun.$475+e412-441-4222 HIGHLANDPARK lg luxdup,3BR,2ba,hwf, a/c,w/d,newlyremod, granitefl,blt-ins,gar. $850+G&E. 412-661-1635. HIGHLANDPARK large 1BRinupscaleneigh- borhoodwithpaylaun- dry. Includesallutils. $585.(724)586-6082 HIGHLANDPARK lg. 2BRtwnhse,sep.heat& a/c,eq.kit,prkg.Nopets $525+G&E. Rick,Pitt Properties.412-823-1250 HIGHLANDPARK lrg 1+BR,LR,eqkit,bus $490+ 412-361-7493/492-9741 HIGHLANDPARK Lux1BRWoodfrls,A/C, greatroom.Lndry,prkg. $375+. (412)363-9910 HIGHLANDPARK Must See2BR,oak-berber-cer. laun.$600+.412-913-0170 HIGHLANDPARK Morn- ingsidearea1&2BReqkit, w/w,nopets412-687-2202 HIGHLANDPARK Mod 1BRNeww/w,onbus- line.$550+. 412-362-3333 HighlandPark Nrpark 3BRhrdwdflrs,2decks $780+el.412-661-4448 HIGHLANDPARK new- er3rdflr,brite4rms,ac, ww,landlordonprem. $590inclutil.412-361-7179 HIGHLANDPARK spac 2-3BR,onbusline,heat incl. 412-519-6848lvmsg HIGHLANDPARK Studio$394+elec;2BR w/loft$579+elec.Eleva- torbldg,parking,eqkit, w/w,aircond 412-621-7411 HIGHLANDPARK, lrg. 1BR,c/a,clean,immed. $375+utils.412-828-1961 HIGHLANDPARK/EASTLIBERTY Effcy-1&2BRseqkitw/w prkglndry,gar.avail. ● 412-363-1033 ● HIGHLANDPARK/E Lib- ertySpac.newlyrenov’d, beaut,balc; Section8ok. 2BR$550+ut.3BR $650+ut. 412-363-5860 HOMEWOOD4BR apt, Sect.8approved$550. (412)247-5245 LAWRENCEVILLE 1BR, lndry,$400+G&E. Secdepreq412977-2609 LAWRENCEVILLE 1BR, 2ndfl,spac,$350+ utilnopets 412-821-3612 LAWRENCEVILLE 1BR bright,ac,w/w,eqkit,lge closets,privent,nopets $335+util412-767-4480 LAWRENCEVILLE 1BRs,$375-$400+.No pets. (412)781-0881. LAWRENCEVILLE 2BR,1stflr,w/w,storage, yard$475+ut412-377-1880 Lawrenceville 2BR’sEq- kit,D/W,mediarm,yard. Newlyrenov$550+ 412-821-3355 LAWRENCEVILLE 42ND St,spac1-2BR apt.Cleanupdatedlndry hkup,conven,$400-$500+ 412-953-5972; LAWRENCEVILLE MUST See2BR,remod. Ws/D$570+. 412-231-4653 LAWRENCEVILLE SPAC. 2BRApts.Eqkit. w/w,lndry 412-363-1033 LAWRENCEVILLE/ Sharpsburg. Remod1& 2BRapts.$375-$600+ util(412)848-5004 MelwoodAve/NOakland DAKOTA Hugecloset,lndry,utils incl,prkng,leadedwin- dows.AC,DW. Studio$489 www.mozartapts.com MONROEVILLE ● 1&2BedroomApts. ● Fullyequip.kitchens ● Laundryfacilities ● PrivatePatio/Balcony ● IntercomDr.LockSys ● Storage ● PublicTransatEnt. ● LightedTennisCourts ● HeatedSwimmingPool ● Superior24hr.maint. 412-372-6205 7Days/Eves.byAppt. MONROEVILLE2nd flr inlrghome,nr.mall. Priv.entry&porch,eq kit,newcarp.off-str- prkg,onbus.1BR+,1 bath$440+.1-770-667-5653 MONROEVILLEAREA 2BR,gar.,deck,eq.kit, 1/2mifromMall.$585 724-327-7502;412-372-9023 ApartmentsforRent-East MONROEVILLE ● 1BRFrom$490 ● 2BRFrom$600 ● 3BRFrom$790 ● Pool,TennisCourts ● LaundryFacilities ● VideoIntercomSys ● 24Hr.Maintenance ● ShuttleServiceAvail. OPEN7DAYS 412-372-4945 foxhillapartments@ adelphia.net MONROEVILLEAREA HEPPARKVILLAGE ConveniencePlus! 1or2BR,Min.toMall &Turnpike.Sec.lock, priv.road,fullequip, excel.valuegreatloc. Mgr.412-825-4556or MONROEVILLEAREA Plum,PennHills 1BRapt.Beaut.renov. Parksettingfrom $399+util.3BR,2bath $650+util.Nopets 412-441-1400 Monroeville BirnamWood Apartments ● Studio,1&2BRapts. ● Spaciousfloor plans ● Modernlaundry facilities ● IntercomAccess System ● Fitnesscenter ● Swimmingpool OneBedroomsStartAt $525 RestrictionsApply 412-373-1190 Mon.-Sat.9:00-5:00 www.rpmgt.com MONROEVILLE CONTEMPORARYAPT.HOMES NEWRENTALRATES ★ GreatSpecials ★ ● Spacious1,2&3BRs ● RenovatedInteriors ● FullyEquip.Kitchens ● FitnessCenter ● SparklingPool ● ControlledAccess ● 24hr.PromptMaint. ● PublicTransonSite ● PetFriendly Calltodayforyour Personaltour! 7days/Sundaysby appointmentonly ApartmentsofCedarRidge 412-856-4400 JASApts.Inc. Prof.Prop.Mgmt. MONROEVILLE LAVALE APARTMENTS ★★ AskAboutOur FallSpecial ★★ $99SecurityDeposit ● 1Bedroom$655-$690 ● Utils.incl.exceptElec. ● Exercise&SocialRms. ● PoolwithPicnicArea ● LaundryandStorage oneachfloor ● NearShops,Transp. &Entertainment 412-373-2711 MONROEVILLE NORTHERNPIKE GARDENAPARTMENTS 1BR$5052BR$553 ● Heat&WaterIncld. ● W/W,A/C,Intercom ● EqKitLndryBalcony ● NoPetsFreePrkg. (412)243-7120 MEYERSMGMTCO. MONROEVILLEPLUM *FOURSEASONS* ● Spacious1BR......$535 ● Spacious2BR .....$615 Heatincl,ac,lndry;adj BoycePark,busatdoor. 412-683-7300 JOHNCRKELLYR.E. MONROEVILLE Sharp mod.1BR,w/w,eq.kit, verynicecabinets$400+ CrownR.E.724-864-9720 Monroeville/TurtleCreek Area 2BRTwnhsegar.No pets.$500+.412-824-1105. MORNINGSIDE1BR eat inkit,newcrpt,a/c, busln,$375+ 412-963-0725 MORNINGSIDE 2BR Chaletriverview,decks, yard$595+412-519-5867 MORNINGSIDE2BR, LR,DR,kit,$525+elec. ReadyOct.1 412-441-4435 MORNINGSIDE 2ndflr, 1BR,yard,nreverything, $450inclht. 412-403-1777 MORNINGSIDE 3rdflr 1BRfrig,range, carp-elec, onbus $475+G.412-362-6132 MORNINGSIDE Clean Lge1BR,lrgkit,newer carp&paint.412-287-5406 MURRYSVILLE1BR Eqkit$510UtilsIncl. 412-461-1442;724-325-1961 NORTHBRADDOCK 2& 4br,Sect.8approved, 1021KirkpatrickAve$600 &$375.412-247-5245 NORTHOAKLAND 3BR, 1bath,LR,DR,eq.kit& lndry, $900+.412-621-9088 ApartmentsforRent-East NORTHOAKLAND Large2BR,2baths,w/w carpet.eq.kit,A/C, washer/dryer&deck. NOPETS$775+utils. CallKaren412-261-6500 NORTHOAKLAND Lg. 1BR$695inclsprkg. Closetouniv,shop,bus &everythingelse.Call Now!412-621-4032.EOH. NORTHOAKLAND MELWOODAVE+ N.NEVILLEST. Effcy.,$490-$505;1BR, $555-610,inclheat&wa- ter,walktouniversity. $99.00SecurityDeposit. ONEMONTHFREE RENT.Forappointment call412-682-1077. www.unionreal.com UNIONR.E.288-7826 NORTHOAKLAND MELWOODAVE. CENTREAVE. STUDIOSTO4BR’s At$372UtilitiesIncl. WalktoUniv. Onshuttleline Parking&LaundryAvail Call412-621-7411 NORTHOAKLAND, SHADYSIDE,SQ.HILL 2,3&4BRseq.kit.,lndry. Flexlease. 412-462-7316 NORTHVERSAILLES BacktoSchoolSpecials ● 1or2BRGarden ● EquippedKitchens ● Laundry ● From$440,incl.heat NearWal-MartPlaza NORTHVERSAILLES Effcy.1&2BRs,Gasincl. Equip.kit.,a/c,lndry., nearbus.Startingat$330- $425+el. 412-824-3393 NORTHVERSAILLES Beautifullyremodeled Nopets. From$349+Elec. 2BR$519+Elec. 412-441-1400 OAKLAND1&2BR, hdfl, off-stprkg,nruniv$500- $770heatinc 412-225-8723 OAKLAND 151ROBINSONST. OaklandHillsApts.Mod 1BR,carpet,eq.kit. w/DW&disposal,ac, parking,laundry.From $475+electric. Ask AboutStudentDiscount KeyManagement 412-362-3100 OAKLAND2 BR,3BR, ParkviewAve.Laundry, freeheat,A/C,lgbed- rmsclosets,exccondi- tion,porches,12minto campus.$650,$900,1 Monthfree.Avail immed.pkgavail,e-mail cnaccts@hotmail.com, 412-683-0698 OAKLAND 205ROBINSONST. OaklandHeightsApts. Mod1BR,carpet,eqkit, ac,parking,laundry. From$450+elec. Ask AboutStudentDiscount KEYMANAGEMENT 412-362-3100 OAKLAND 2BRapts, nearcolleges,hospitals. $550-up.412-621-3975 OAKLAND 2BR,large,$550+. 412-999-2124 OAKLAND 4179&4181CentreAve. Studio avail.$485in- cludesutil;Large 1&2BR aptsavail.$525-$695in- cludesutil;w/w,carpet, eq.kit,laundry.NoPets. CallKaren. 412-261-6500 OAKLAND 4201BRYNMAWRRD. Large2BR,w/wcarpet, a/c,eq.kit,&garage.No Pets.$705+gas&elec. CallKaren412-261-6500 OAKLAND 630ClydeSt. 1BRapt.avail$710+elec; 2BRaptavail$915+elec. Luxurybldg.intheheart ofOakland.412-621-7563 OAKLANDApartments 3240NiagaraSq.& 3244KennettSq. 1BR1bagardenapart- ments,freshpaint,new cpt&dishwasher,in-unit washer/dryer&1as- signedprkgspc$650/mo #1&#2DawsonCt. 2BR,1batownhouses,to- tallyrenovatedtop-to- bottom.Fullyeqgourmet kit,in-unitwasher/dryer, privatedecks,$1150/mo. RE/MAXRealtyBrokers CharleneHaislip 412-521-1000x19 OAKLAND Apt.Bldg. Efficiency$420InclUtils SteinerR.E.412-242-0273 OAKLANDAtwood Stu- dio&1BRw/w,fullyeq, $350-$450+,412-559-8736 OAKLAND DawsonVillageApts. 3429DAWSONST. 1BRapt.avail.$575+ elec.A/C,laundryfac, closetouniversities. CALL412-688-9062 OAKLANDDithridgeSt. 2BReq.kit,w/w,onsite laundry,$650+g&e. ATCH-MONT 412-322-2330 OAKLANDEFF 1-2-3BR, eqkit,w/w,laun,prkg. $350-$800+ 412-682-5243 OAKLAND Effcy,1&2BR,Flexlease. 412-462-7316 OAKLAND Effcy.fur- nished,shareshower/bath, $320incl.util.412-683-9006 OAKLANDFREE Rent firstmonth2BR,$545+E immd412-758-5110 OAKLANDLUX unit. New2BR,2bath,1800sf, gar./ldry. 412-687-6807 ApartmentsforRent-East OAKLANDMcKeePlace Lge1BRduplexapt. w/porch&basement. $525+gas&elec. SachsMgmt412-421-2140 Oakland MelwoodEffcy, 1,2&3BRFrom$375+el 412-519-8475 OAKLAND MeyranSt., 1,2,3,4,5,6BR,w/w,equip kit,dshwshr,412-344-2548 OAKLAND NrUniversities&hosp’s. ● ModStudios$430-$475 ● 1BRApts$475-$580 ● 2&3BR’s$725-$795 412-683-7300 JOHNCRKELLYR.E. OAKLAND/Downtown Gist St1-2BR,bsln. Immed$380+ 412-422-2648 OAKLAND/Shadyside mod. 1BR,furn.,conv. univ/shop/trans/hosp., ldry,sec. (412)657-2318 OAKLAND/SQ.HILL newlyrenov.1BRoak kitc,sec.sys.elegant entryway,parklikeset- ting.$550inclsutilsex- ceptelec.(412)788-6362 OAKMONT1 &2BR,a/c, laundry,prkng,nopets $445&$675. 412-795-7493 OAKMONT2BR, 2sty Townhouse,c/a, $600+util.(412)417-9007 OAKMONT2BR, a/c, porch,launhkups,no pet$625+g/e412-820-7017 OAKMONT3BR Twhse, eqkit/laun,newpaint& w-w,coverpatio,gar, c/a$850+.(412)855-7851. OAKMONT ANGELANAPTS. 700FifthAve. Large2BR,2bath,w/w, a/c,balcony,laundry& parking.$660+gas& elec. 412-261-6500 OAKMONT Nice2BR, DW,laund,Cr ✔ .Nopets. $475+. 412-826-1933. OAKMONT VINFREDCOURT Large2BRtownhouse, w/wcarpet,eq.kit,dish- washer/disposal,1½ baths,patio&garage. $725+utils. 412-261-6500 OAKMONT VINFREDAPTS. 501MarylandAve. Charming1BR,w/w,a/c, patio,parking,$445+gas &elec. 412-261-6500 OAKMONT VirginiaAve Cozy2BRA/cLndry $595+ (412)683-7300 JOHNCRKELLYR.E. Oakmont-PennHills HunterGardens Great 1BR,ac,porch,laundry $435+. (412)683-7300 JOHNCRKELLYR.E. OAKMONT/VERONA 1BR$400includesutil. (412)498-4401 OakmontMarleeManor ● 2BR ..........$605+elec. Laundry,(garageavail- able)Heatincluded. 412-683-7300 JOHNCRKELLYR.E. PARKPLACE Huge 2BRapts.spac.rms,h/w flrs,newerwindows, $525-$625+gas&elec. Rick,PittProperties 412-823-1250 ParkPlace/FrickPark OLDHEIDELBERG Largekitw/DW,porch, HWflrs,beamceil, prkng,lndry,historic landmark,hugebright units,AC. 2BR&den townhouse$725; 2BR$875. www.mozartapts.com PENNHILLS 1stflr,2 BR,2bath,veryclean,eq kit,w/w,garage,lge yard,deck.$625+util. CallLinda,Ext.50 PENNHILLSAREA 3BR,gar.,busway,no pets,credit ✔ .$575+ utils. 412-731-6185 PENNHILLS Beautiful,newlyrenov. ● 1BRfrom$399+elec ● 2BRTwnhs$519+g&e ● 3BRTwnhs$750+all ● 3BRApt.$750+elec Section8OK412-363-5860 PENNHILLS Fairways, mod.2BR,ac,garden orbalcony.$555-$600. 412-271-5550,MJKelly PENNHILLS Modern 1BR,eqkit,lndry,pking $395-$405+elec.heatincl 412-271-5550,MJKelly PENNHILLS Newlyre- mod1BRw/w,tile,eq kit,launstorage.$435+ gasw/s. 412-488-8838 PENNHILLS Remod 2BReqkit,w/w,lndry/ hkup,offstprkg.$475+. 412-241-4861 PennHillsSaltsburgRd. GreenviewApts. Modern1BReq.kit,ac.ln- dry.$440-$485+el. 412-271-5550,MJKelly PENNWOODSQUARE Lux2BR,fullyeq.kit., w/w,ac,laund,intercom door,balc/patio,pool, mostutilsincluded.Call today. 412-371-3424 PITCAIRN 1&2BR,new- lyremod.,eq.kit.,w/w, nopets,section8okay, (724)446-0275 PITCAIRN Remod1BR from$435+el.2BRfrom $495+el.Immed! HHK Properties412-961-0559 PITCAIRN Spacious1BR OnbuslineEqkit.Section 8OK.$375+.Nopets. ShiringAgcy412-823-4400 PLUMKellywoodManor ● Modern1BR,$395ww, eq’dkit,a/c,laundry. 412-683-7300 JOHNCRKELLYR.E. POINTBREEZE Sharp Mod.1BR,eq.kit,new w/wparklot$395+ CrownR.E.724-864-9720 0926H04.011--Composite

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