The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its new
Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool designed to help homeowners
save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes
through recommended, customized and prioritized home improvement
projects. The program guides the homeowner through a
“do-it-yourself” energy assessment to create a profile. Based ...
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More home owners have planned to renovate their houses this year,
according to Houzz, a remodeling Web site. The company surveyed
approximately 100,000 home owners, and 53 percent of them reported that
now is a good time to remodel.
More home owners getting motivated to increasing the values of
their houses by improving the “look, flow, and layout” of these
The most p...
Whether they're snowy and frigid or just blah and wet, winter months
drive many to spend more time in their homes. You can ward off
cabin fever in advance with the tips posted by financial site Wise Bread on how to
winterproof homes. Writer Mikey Rox offers nine tips to get through the winter happier
and healthier. First on his list: Acclimate to the temperature by
setting thermostats do...
Many of us work long days and can’t always get away for vacation so our homes need to an inspiring and relaxing space that you can enjoy by getting away from the world for a time. I know that is what I did. Once I decided that I was staying in my League City home for a long time I decided to make it as relaxing as possible. Updating your home décor is a simple way to make this happen a...
Home equity lines of credit are becoming one of the fastest-growing
segments in the mortgage market, but home owners appear to be using the
money more responsibly than they did before the housing crisis, the Los
Angeles Times reports.
During the first half of the year, HELOCs climbed 21 percent compared
to the same period last year, according to credit bureau Equifax. Home
Despite this still being a roller coaster time for home builders, more new homes were designated Energy Star green properties in 2014.These energy efficient properties accounted for nearly 20 percent of all new single-family homes, up from 12 percent in 2007."Consumer acceptance has been outstanding," says Walter Cuculic of Pulte Homes, which builds Energy Star homes. Owners of existing homes...
There’s a hot debate brewing over hurricane shutters. It boils down to curb appeal vs. home protection. Both sides have valid points. What’s yours?A community in Florida is considering allowing neighbors to keep hurricane shutters on their windows all hurricane season long. Image: StormShutters.com/DecorativeShutters.comProtect your property from occasional killer storms? Or protect your prop...
A wind turbine marketed by Honeywell is one idea that could make generating electricity a home-based business.The compact turbine resembles a 6-foot in diameter bicycle wheel that sits on a suburban roof. It can function at wind speeds as low as 2 mph, doesn’t make loud noises or vibrate excessively – two objections to competing turbines. The average U.S. household uses about 10,000 kilowatt...
It may be cold today...but the next cold front can arrive with an even greater vengeance.You still have time, however, to avoid all of its frigid pitfalls it puts on your home. It's best to be prepared for the full winter of frost, snow and freezing temperatures with a few simple tasks that will prevent drafts, frosty windows and homeowners worst nightmare: busted pipes.A good place to s...
here is a recent investment home I bought. we are doing the rehab work now and will complete in a few weeks. Gives you insight to some of the things we do at McKinney Real Estate & Investment Co. We will market the home to a buyer