Counterpoint: Open a Window for Improved Indoor Air Quality?

An article by Healthy Child Healthy World claims you should open a window, especially when it’s cold outside. Is that true? What’s best for your family?

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Bad, Better or Best: 3 Ways to Get Fresh Air in Your Home

There are three primary ways to provide mechanical ventilation to a home. The first is not good. The second is better but not great. The third is the best choice. Do you know your options?

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Counterpoint: Home Energy Efficiency is Making a Difference

In a recent MNN post, Lloyd Alter contends “having more stuff is eating up all the gains from being more efficient”. Is that true?

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Door Key or Microchip Under Your Skin?

Do you struggle with your door locks when trying to get into your house? Touchpad locks may keep us from fumbling with keys yet RFID chips may make entry even easier.

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Save 20% on Higher Green Home Appraisals!

Appraiser Sandra Adomatis and Lance Coyle, 2015 President of the Appraisal Institute, just offered 20% savings on a great resource for valuing homes!

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Dare to Test Your Insulation IQ?

Keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer requires three ingredients: energy, air sealing and insulation. If that sounds complicated, just think about how a cooler works.

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A Green Building Program that Doesn’t Allow Combustion In Homes?

Is this our direction? No gas stove? No fireplace? Some people would argue that means no comfort.

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What 2015 Trade Conferences Will You Attend?

Please leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to share conferences you’re planning to attend!

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Will 3% Down Payments be a Race to the Next Housing Bubble?

On Monday, Fannie Mae announced 3% down payments for qualified first-time buyers. Here we go again?

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Did USA Today Publish a Hit Piece on Home Appraisers?

On Dec. 6, 2014, USA Today published an article titled, “Appraisal Hypocrisy Hits Home“. It offers some insight into the harm done to home buyers and sellers.

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Want Happy Holidays? Add Water.

There’s one astonishingly simple thing you can do to keep your Christmas tree from turning into a nightmare.

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4 Ways to Protect Your Home from a Common Holiday Disaster

The arrival of cold winter weather often signals the holiday season. It also means an increase in this disaster that devastates hundreds of thousands of homes each year… a real disaster… not an over-cooked turkey.

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Can Your Front Door Color Change Your Social Status?

In some cultures, the color of a home’s front door has significant meaning. Americans should think about adopting one meaning in particular.

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Decatur, GA Mandates High-Performance Building Certification for Homes

Decatur, GA’s City Commission approved an overhaul of its zoning ordinance last night. The updated ordinance includes mandates for high-performance building certifications for residential and commercial construction: new construction and renovations.

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