Finance

You Don’t Need a Tesla Powerwall Battery, Unless…

It doesn’t make sense to invest in a Tesla Powerwall battery for you home unless you have these specific needs.… Read more

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The Future of Batteries In Our Homes

The market for home energy storage in batteries is evolving quickly. These six points from a recent forum lay out the importance and future of energy storage for our homes.… Read more

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Are You Paying Much More Than You Should for Natural Gas?

If you’re paying a variable rate on natural gas, you’re probably wasting money. Any time is a good time to reconsider that decision. Why not today?… Read more

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8 Challenges of the Tiny House

Last week, Tiny House Atlanta and Southface hosted a room full of tiny house enthusiasts. Even if you don’t think you want a tiny house, you should give some thought to the idea.… Read more

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This Holiday Could Save You Money!

Don’t you hate it when something goes on sale right AFTER you buy it? Be sure you wait until October 2-4th to buy any of this stuff if you’re in or near Georgia.… Read more

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Using Passive Systems In Your Home to Reduce Your Expenses All Day, Every Day

It’s important for homeowners to understand the difference between active and passive systems. One can save you a huge amount of money on the other!… Read more

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You Buy Them Every Month But Can You Explain Them?

RTAblog_2015_0722_JamesWattMany of us don’t pay attention to our power bills – we just look at the total rather than the details. Could you explain what you’re buying from the power company to another person?… Read more

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Are You Paying To Cool Absolutely Nothing?

This is so common, it demands its own blog post. Are you, or do you live with one of “those people”?… Read more

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Federal Mortgage Insurance Threatened in 14 States

The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will be the new baseline for FHA/HUD insured financing. That threatens federal mortgage insurance in 14 states.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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2015 AIA Convention Early-Bird Rates End Wednesday!

RTAblog_EarlyBirdIf 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!… Read more

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

Home PricesDown payments for homes are being stolen. Know someone buying or selling a home? Please be sure to share this with them.… Read more

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Save 20% on Higher Green Home Appraisals!

RTAblog_2015_0220_AdomatisAppraiser Sandra Adomatis and Lance Coyle, 2015 President of the Appraisal Institute, just offered 20% savings on a great resource for valuing homes!… Read more

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

Home PricesOn Monday, Fannie Mae announced 3% down payments for qualified first-time buyers. Here we go again?… Read more

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Did USA Today Publish a Hit Piece on Home Appraisers?

RTAblog_2014_1208_TrafficLightOn 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.… Read more

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