Planning underway for historic church’s $2.6M transformation

Mon Valley Initiative is moving ahead with plans for the conversion of a vacant but historically significant church in Braddock into much-needed quality housing. Dave Yargeau, MVI real estate developer, recently presented the Regional Development Committee with a proposal to transform the First United Presbyterian Church on Parker Avenue into an eight-unit apartment building. Built […]

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Clairton officials receive Governor’s Award for community and economic revitalization

State officials have honored the City of Clairton for its efforts to create quality, affordable housing and remove blight from the central business district. During a ceremony that was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development presented Clairton officials with the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence […]

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Clairton Inn information session to be held March 25

Clairton Inn architect's rendering

Mon Valley Initiative will present a Clairton Inn Information Session for prospective tenants and other stakeholders at 4 p.m. March 25, 2021. Panelists will include representatives of MVI, the City of Clairton, LGA Partners, NDC Asset Management and Mark Harvey Smith Real Estate. The Clairton Inn is a $16.7 million residential and commercial development currently […]

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Interest rates are at historic lows. Is it time to go house-hunting?

Usually, the best time to buy a house is in the late summer or early fall — but 2020 is turning out to be anything but a usual year. With the economy expected to tip into a recession, homebuying is probably the last thing on many people’s minds. On the other hand, mortgage rates are […]

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Cute, convenient — and move right in!

Tired of landlords? Tired of spending money every month on rent? This beautifully remodeled cottage in the Bonair Terrace section of Monessen features three bedrooms, hardwood floors, central A/C, off-street parking, an enclosed front porch, a level backyard and a deck off of the kitchen.

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October 22, 2019

Charleroi house tour April 7 features program that offers up to $10K homebuying cash

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 Mon Valley Initiative office 435 McKean Ave., Charleroi Refreshments … free information! If you’ve been thinking about buying your own home, plan to attend a house tour on April 7, where you could learn how to get up to $10,000 in assistance with your down payment and […]

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New home takes shape in Monessen

Crews from Structural Modulars Inc. of Strattanville, Clarion County, and Disaster Restoration Services of Pittsburgh on July 24 began assembling a new home in the 900 block of Graham Avenue in Monessen. The majority of the three-bedroom, two-story house was constructed off-site and final construction will be completed by local crews in about 30 days, […]

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Partners get sneak preview of new Monessen apartments

Supporters of a new Monessen apartment complex were given a sneak preview of the 13-unit building on July 13. The Eisenberg’s Apartments have been created inside the historic former department store of the same name under the guidance of the Mon Valley Initiative, which owns the building at the corner of Schoonmaker Avenue and Fourth […]

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Saving (and re-using) the places that make a community special

By Patrick Shattuck Director of Real Estate Development © Mon Valley Initiative, all rights reserved Above: The Madonna del Castello condominiums in Swissvale are an example of a successful re-use of a historic building by MVI All of our neighborhoods have them—those unique buildings that create a sense of place and define what makes a […]

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Insurance is the focus of our March 28 homebuyers’ club

If you’re buying a house, you definitely need insurance … but do you know what insurance covers—and doesn’t? You’d better find out before you spend your money. Let’s talk about the different types … title insurance, mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, mine subsidence … and life and disability! The event is free, but registration […]

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