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See the Return on Investment for GREEN Home Remodeling
By Charlie SzoradiNow you can take any house plan and add the green finishes and systems that have real payback for your wallet and the environment. While Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio have done a great job making films to inform Americans about Climate Change, Green Architects Charlie Szoradi and Master Carpenter Mark McGraw, along with a team of partners have spent two years building an eco-friendly house and a website that shows mainstream Americans how to help themselves and also save the polar bears.  GREENandSAVE.com is the first site to offer Return On Investment (ROI) rankings for home improvement projects that not only save you money but also help save the environment. The house remodeling site is designed for both hands- Read more
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Published On : 12-12-2007
Author : Steve Donegan
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Avoid Costly Home Building Mistakes
When building a new home, make sure you have a professional home plan, and a good contractor, because mistakes can be costly and lead to poor quality, scheduling delays and budget increases. worse, some mistakes could actually cause structural damagethat could endanger lives.   Mistakes not only show a lack of knowledge, so when you hire a contractor to work on your new house, be sure to check their references, as well as their license status to make sure it is current, and that they are insured and bonded.   Another thing. Insist on acquiring a building permit, because the inspection process offers a third-party set of eyes on the work that is being done, but can often help weed-out the illegi Read more
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Published On : 08-14-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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What Comes Next? What to Expect When You’re Building a Home from the Ground Up
A Week-by-Week Look at Constructing Your New Home     As you close the chapter on the first phase of building your home - property/lot acquired; dream house plans chosen and purchased; permits and licenses in place; contractor hired – get ready for the fun and exciting adventure of the actual construction of your home.    The adventure of building from the ground up will take you from this rendering (left) of a four-bedroom country home to the delightful “finished” product (right) (Plan 120-2176)   What comes next? Will it be a home “swift” home – or a prolonged process before you see your new home fill that property? From ground-breaking to moving in, her Read more
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Published On : 08-06-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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