Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Upper St. Clair officials are expected to vote next week on final approval for the first phase of the Bedner Estates residential development plan.
Upper St. Clair officials are expected to vote next week on final approval for the first phase of the Bedner Estates residential development plan. The first phase of the project includes 25 lots on Diamond and Sapphire courts and connects to Cook School Road. These homes will be constructed by Heartland Homes. The first phase also includes 21 lots for Thomas Homes, which includes an extension of Scarlett Drive. The Upper St. Clair commissioners will consider the first phase during their April 1 regular board meeting. Final plans for the first phase of Bedner Estates were submitted to Upper St. Clair Township in January. The plans were reviewed by the planning commission and are being recommended for approval.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The move comes just days after NVR acquired Heartland Homes.
Plans for Bedner Estates have been submitted to Upper St. Clair Township for final approval. The plans will soon be reviewed at a planning commission meeting. They will also be reviewed and voted on by the Upper St. Clair commissioners. The move comes just days after NVR acquired the main developer of the neighborhood—Heartland Homes. The acquisition did not affect the plans for Bedner Estates, according to Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart. Upper St. Clair High School graduate Marty Gillespie continues to manage the Heartland Homes business after the buyout. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Friday, January 4, 2013
Heartland Homes is managed by an Upper St. Clair High School graduate.
Heartland Homes is now part of NVR, Inc. NVR completed the acquistition on the second largest homebuilder in Pittsburgh on Dec. 31. NVR will continue to market under the Heartland Homes name, which is a compliment to NVR's Ryan Homes business. "Heartland's operating strategy, which includes pre-selling homes and purchasing finished lots from land developers, is consistent with NVR's "asset light" business model. In addition, NVR intends to expand the size of Heartland's business within the Pittsburgh market as the housing recovery continues over the next several years," according to the NVR press release. Heartland Homes was founded in 1984 by Alan "Gus" Gillespie of Upper St. Clair. Gus is the son-in-law of the late Ed Ryan, founder of…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
How former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has financed his home in Virginia.
A search of land records for the $2 million Great Falls, VA, home of Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Richard Santorum turns up a series of mortgages that at times equaled and exceeded the sales price of the property. The industry guideline is usually mortgages should not exceed 75 percent of the appraised value of a property, according to mortgage experts. The assessed value of the Great Falls home, which is set by Fairfax County, has fallen since Santorum bought it in 2007. Property values have fallen throughout the county—even in the wealthiest communities of McLean and Great Falls—because of the recession. It's a fascinating story to follow the real estate transactions of this presidential aspirant who …