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Eighteen national, regional and local lenders will participate in a new two-year pilot program that will offer qualified borrowers living in certain parts of the country low-cost loans to make energy-saving improvements to their homes. Backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), these new PowerSaver loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements of their choice, including the installation of insulation, duct sealing, replacement doors and windows, HVAC systems, water (2 comments)
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$aving Water: Unusual & Helpful Info for Home Owners in Minnesota: Updated Info - 04/04/11 06:03 PM
A $3 Tip to Stop Squabbles About Water Usage Confession time: my husband, Mason, and I have been known to squabble over the kitchen faucet. He likes to leave it running while he cleans up, while I fret about wasting water. Read (New!) 5 Wacko Ways to Save Water In (and Out of) the Loo Check out these five unusual ways to feel green in the bathroom. Read Is an Active Greywater System for You? Active greywater systems cut household water use, but cost and health codes are obstacles for prospective users. Read Is a Passive Greywater System for You? Simple (0 comments)
Things All Home Sellers Should Know: Get Ready to Be Sold This Spring - 04/04/11 05:48 PM
Make Your House FHA-Loan Friendly Know the basics of FHA loan rules and you stand a better chance of selling your house or condo. Read Understanding Real Estate Representation Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s important to choose representation that meets your needs in the transaction. Read 7 Tips for Staging Your Home Make your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process. Read 7 Tips for Short Sale Success Have to sell your home for less than it’s worth? Our seven tips will help you get the best price. Read 5 Tips to (2 comments)
Gardening Tips for Homeowners: Get Your Home Ready for Spring! - 04/04/11 05:29 PM
7 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid Even veteran gardeners make rookie mistakes, like giving plants too much water and too little space. Here are common garden blunders. Consider yourself warned. Read 10 Tips for Saving Money in the Garden Carefully plan and plot your garden to add value to your home and make the most of your time and money. Read Save Money with Your Edible Garden An edible garden featuring vegetables and herbs can save you a bundle if you keep it simple and raise plants that offer high yields. Read Develop a Landscape Plan to Fit Your Budget The success (0 comments)
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