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Yearly Archives: 2009

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First-time homebuyer tax credit: 5 essential tips for new buyers

(ARA) - With the revised first-time homebuyer federal income tax credit currently in effect, now is the perfect time to consider making that big purchase, your first home.  "Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments a person can make, but first-time homebuyers and qualified return buyers are in an ideal position to [...]

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 [...]

By |May 22nd, 2009|General, Green Building, Stimulus|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |March 17th, 2009|Green Building, Healthy Homes|0 Comments

Make Every Dollar Count When Selling Your Home

(ARA) - No matter how bad the real estate market seems to be these days, home sales do happen because people will always need a place to live. In fact, more than four million homes were sold in 2008. But with home values falling, today's sellers are finding out every dollar counts when it comes [...]

By |March 17th, 2009|Real Estate|0 Comments

Home Theater: The Improvement that Pleases the Whole Family

(ARA) - Your home is bursting at the seams but buying something bigger is out of the question in this economy. And your improvement budget is limited, so you can't please every member of the family with whatever renovation you choose to fund. Or can you? Polls show that many American families prefer to watch [...]

By |March 17th, 2009|Home Decor, Home Improvement|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |January 27th, 2009|Green Building, Healthy Homes|0 Comments

Preparing Your Home for the Digital TV Transition

(ARA) - Many of us have been February 2009hearing about the  digital TV transition for a long time now. With the date fast approaching, what does it mean for you and what are your plans for the TVs in your home? According to the Federal Communications Commission, on February 17, 2009 all full-power broadcast television [...]

By |January 27th, 2009|Technology|0 Comments

Fireplaces are Heating Up with New Artistic Designs

(ARA) - Today's modern fireplaces with stylized flames surrounded by colored glass and shiny metal are worlds away from the traditional brick fireplaces of yesteryear. Modern fireplace design is pushing boundaries with radical ideas that incorporate both function and beauty. As the focal point of a room, fireplaces are where people gather, relax and enjoy [...]

By |January 27th, 2009|Energy Efficiency, Fireplaces, Home Decor|0 Comments

Home Organization Tips for the New Year

(ARA) - "I just need to get organized." How many times have you heard yourself recite this familiar refrain? With the coming of the New Year, now is a good time to resolve to actually do it. This year, instead of just thinking about ways to get it together, use some simple tips for organizing [...]

By |January 12th, 2009|General Advice|0 Comments

Top 10 Home Decor Trends for 2009

(ARA) - More and more Americans today are looking at their homes as a place of refuge in a stressful world of challenges and economic instability. Instead of going out to dinner or social events, they're cocooning with their families. Now, more than ever, their homes need to be restful and soothing, yet stylish at [...]

By |January 12th, 2009|General Advice, Home Decor|0 Comments