Big Data is About to Change the Value of Your Home

Even if you’re not planning to sell, big data is about to change the value of your home. The collection and publication of data is going to make a big difference for all of us.

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2015 NGBS is Open for Public Comment!

The 2015 National Green Building Standard is open for public comment. What could possibly be more exciting than commenting on a sustainable building standard?

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When To Open Your Windows + Doors for Fresh Air?

You know how this blog is always going on about only opening the windows when conditions are favorable? You won’t often find more favorable conditions than this beautiful Atlanta afternoon!

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2015 AIA Convention Early-Bird Rates End Wednesday!

If you’re thinking about attending the 2015 American Institute of Architects national convention in Atlanta, you need to sign up now. Early-bird rates end this Wednesday!

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Home Buyers vs. Hackers: Don’t Let Thieves Steal Your Down Payment

Down payments for homes are being stolen. Know someone buying or selling a home? Please be sure to share this with them.

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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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