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Green Building

Top 3 Reasons for Building Green

Will traditionally built homes soon join the ranks of the 8-track tape and the manual typewriter? Ed Begley, Jr., environmentalist and star of HGTV’s hit show Living with Ed, believes that may indeed come to pass. I interviewed Ed during the Earth Day celebrations in Washington D.C. and asked him about the future of green building and remodeling. “In […]

Narrow-Lot Housing

One result of escalating development costs has been the downsizing of lots. With construction dollars directly tied to the linear footage of roads and utilities, it stands to reason that lot widths continue to decrease.

It’s not unusual to see lots in both infill areas and newly planned developments ranging from 30 to 55 feet in […]

Stimulus helps homeowners save money

Cashing in on the insulation tax credit is easy.

(ARA) – “What’s in it for me?” Homeowners will love the answer to that question as they learn more about the new federal economic stimulus bill. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, generally known as the stimulus package, offers special tax credit incentives to […]

Go Green This Spring Cleaning Season

Make Your Own Cleaning Solutions and Save Money

(ARA) – Is your spring cleaning really as clean as you think it is? Spring cleaning is supposed to be a ritual of purging the accumulated dirt, germs and odor from a winter-weary home to create a clean and healthy living space. Unfortunately, the often caustic and […]

It’s Not Hard To Be Green

(ARA) – DIY. So last year. Now it’s GIY. As in green-it-yourself. And just like DIY projects, there are plenty of easy GIY weekend home improvement projects that will save energy and money and add value to your home. Oh, and we should mention you can help protect the planet while you’re at it.

Being […]