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Cut Back On Your Home's Thirst For Power - 02/14/07 05:35 AM
Tips to Help Cut BackYour Home's Thirst for PowerBy Christine Buurma From The Wall Street Journal Online Energy efficiency has come a long way from flickering fluorescent lights. Amid rising fuel prices and increasingly dire predictions about the effects of greenhouse gases, people are seeking ways to reduce their electricity usage and lower their bills. And they're finding it easier than ever, thanks to a host of new products and services from utilities, government agencies and manufacturers. The Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program singles out numerous products that meet energy-efficiency criteria. Utilities across the country are offering programs to help customers cut (0 comments)
House of the Future? Builders Show Off Ideas at Trade Show - 02/13/07 11:19 AM
House of the Future? BuildersShow Off Ideas at Trade ShowBy June Fletcher What sort of lessons can a so-called "concept" house teach us? At the International Builders Show, the country's largest trade event for the housing industry, it's hard to tell -- at least when it comes to the two major concept houses debuting at the Orlando, Fla., event. million. Both houses were constructed with hundreds of thousands of dollars of donated materials, fixtures and appliances, so their prices don't reflect their true market value. How is a builder supposed to figure out how to reproduce a look if he doesn't know what (7 comments)
For Germ-a-Phobes...My Wife Sent This To Me and Told Me To Share.. - 02/11/07 05:48 PM
For Germ-a-Phobes,Antimicrobial SheetsBy Sara Schaefer Munoz From The Wall Street Journal Online The war on germs is coming to bed. A number of manufacturers are unveiling antimicrobial sheets and pillows that they say keep bedding cleaner and smelling fresher. Experts say the products can reduce levels of bacteria and mold -- but frequently washing regular linens will do the job just as well. "Soap and water have been proven throughout the centuries for keeping bacteria counts down," says Timothy Craig, an allergist and immunologist at Pennsylvania State University. Meanwhile, the American Medical Association frowns upon the use of products containing antimicrobials that may contribute (2 comments)
U.S. Markets Where Home Prices Most Likely To Decline - 02/11/07 05:41 PM
U.S. Markets Where Home PricesAre Most Likely to DeclineBy Lauren Baier Kim Here's a look at what's new in real-estate markets across the U.S. from around the Web. (Some links may require registration or subscriptions.) California, Northeast most at risk for price declines Over the next two years, housing markets in California and the Northeast are the likeliest to see declines in home prices, according to PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.'s U.S. Market Risk Index, released last week. Showing the highest risk for drops in housing prices is the Sacramento, Calif., metro area (Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif.) which has a 60.4% chance of seeing price declines, (0 comments)
Heat Maps Offer Visual View of U.S. Housing Prices - 02/09/07 02:29 PM
I found this in the Real Estate Journal, used it, and thought it was an interesting tool to those of you who have not seen this yet... Heat Maps Offer Visual View Of U.S. Housing Prices Tool/Web site: Trulia.com Heat Maps. Trulia.com, a competitor to Zillow.com, is a residential real-estate search engine that aims to provide consumers with real-estate information, including homes for sale, listing prices, sale prices and regional market trends. Function: Trulia.com's Heat Maps offer a visual view of home-price trends that allows users to quickly compare areas that are hot or not. The site's national heat map offers street, satellite or hybrid views and is color-shaded by state to (3 comments)
Good Information! - 02/07/07 08:19 AM
I found this article on the Real Estate Journal and thought it was some great information... Check the Bathroom to AvoidFlushing Your Money Away... Want a quick way to lower your utility bills? Check for water leaks, starting with the toilet. "Most toilet leaks are silent; you can't see or hear them," says Helga Kessler, public service manager with the St. Paul, Minn., water utility. A leaky toilet is the most common reason for a spike in home water bills. The city of Portland, Ore., estimates a silent leak can waste as much as 300 gallons of water a day without anyone noticing. The cost of (0 comments)
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