Archive for the ‘Green Building’ Category

Do You Have a Fresh Air House?

All houses are drafty to some extent, although older homes seem to have more “fresh air” flowing through them. When talking drafts, most people are referring to winter time cold air drafts. They seem to forget if the cold air enters in the winter then the hot air will enter in the summer when you are using the air conditioning. Stopping this draftiness is a great way to save energy and therefore energy dollars.

6 Must Haves for Move Up Home Buyers

As a move-up home buyer you have had time to figure out your lifestyle. What works for you and your family and what doesn’t. Here are 6 tips to help you select that new home for you and your family that will make life more enjoyable. Technology: USB wall outlets, WiFi friendliness, Bluetooth addressable security […]

What Insurance Should Contractors Have?

  All contractors are required to have some kind of insurance to comply with local, state, and national laws. Insurance also protects contractors and their businesses from liability, while also helping employees who suffer through an accident. However, many contractors will feel overwhelmed while trying to navigate the intimidating, complicated world of insurance. Here, we […]

Consumers Tire Of High Cost Of Going GREEN

During a recent poll 75% of professional remodelers reported that consumers are not willing to pay a premium for GREEN remodeling projects. The reason is twofold, first there is the original cost involved, and secondly is the insufficient return on the investment.

Items That Should Be In Every Remodeling Contract

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry spells out the following key elements that every remodeling contract should have:

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Real Estate

Your research would also include the current price and any recent sales prices of this property and similar properties in the area. It is better to look at houses………

Is a LEED Certification Worth The Cost?

The homeowners took a pass on the LEED certification and opted for the much less expensive, $650, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) report. These types of reports are used by the Environmental ……..

NAHB Professional Designations

Did you know there are professional designations that a builder or remodeler can earn to show you the homeowner that they have a superior base of knowledge as judged by the National Association of Home Builders? This article will focus on the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), designation although the process to obtain a Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR) is similar.

The Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) designation is a sign to clients and colleagues that you take education and building knowledge seriously, and you are willing to take the extra steps necessary to gain that knowledge.

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