Monthly Archives: May 2012

3 Reasons to Check the Insulation Before Buying That Old House

People respond to houses in different ways. Some want to be on the sharpest part of the cutting edge; they seek the clean colors and sleek lines of modern or postmodern homes. Other people look to the past, and want nothing more than to live in a very old house. They are entranced by the [...]

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Capture the Castle: Buying an Older Home

Buying an old house can be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream; but having the money to buy that beautiful Late Victorian means that you also have the obligation to make sure that it is safe to live in. Residential construction has evolved over the years, and for more than just aesthetic reasons. There have [...]

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Energy Efficiency and Proper Home Insulation

There has never been a better time to make your home more energy efficient. Along with reducing your energy consumption and doing your part in helping the environment, there are federal tax credits available for certain products and renewable home energy systems. Replacing your lights with high-efficiency bulbs and turning off computers when not in [...]

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Should You Go DIY?

Owning your home is a big step, and like most things in life there are advantages and challenges. You are responsible for the repairs and renovations that may be necessary on your property. Home repair shows like Flip That House have become very popular in the past few years; there is an increased media spotlight [...]

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FEMA Endorses Polyurethane Spray Foam

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was formed as an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security in April of 1979, but fragmented federal emergency programs have existed in the US for more than 200 years. Each time a disaster impacted the American people, the federal government made attempts to offer aid. Sometimes the [...]

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