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FHA 203k Program sometimes called the “Green” Loan

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Interested in renovating your home with green building products? Guess what? FHA203k might be the right loan program for you since it allows for green building products. The 203k is a purchase loan and rehab loan in one. With only 3 1/2 % down, homeowners benefit from having a single loan. Not only does this […] [Read More]
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Bug Off or “How to Garden without Bugs”

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Gardening or walking the dog is often a time marked by swatting away bugs…not very pleasant. A neighbor suggested I try clipping drying sheets, preferably “Bounce” to some clothing to keep bugs away. I can report: it works! Being outdoors is fun again.  Check out the full blog on www.Sabineshome.com – ConstructionCoach.com’s blog dedicated to […] [Read More]
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Connecting a House – Staircases

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The majority of homes in CT are two story homes.  Most homes also have basements and some have an additional third/attic floor level.  This means stairs are among the most used architectural details in these homes. What should a stair look and feel like?  Building codes require that all treads be at exactly the same […] [Read More]
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Robots to the Rescue

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Let your house be mopped, vacuumed and swept while you sleep, have a coffee or while you are out at work. YES! Check out your helpers from iRobot or Evolution Robotics .  While battery charges are still somewhat restictive (see test) a lot of advancements have come along since their introduction several years ago. Remember […] [Read More]
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Outdone by a Country the Size of Texas

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Reuters just reported that US investments in renewable technology in 2010 was sharply outpaced by China, which spent a whopping 60% more than the US and by Germany, a country the size of the State of Texas. After the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan it is […] [Read More]
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Great Home Show in NYC

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I visited the show with the trade yesterday.  For those readers who have an interest in home remodeling and/or interior design this is one show worth visiting.  Great vendor finds! Pleasant environment at the pier.  It is now open to the general public. [Read More]
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New Housing Starts a Downer

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Housing starts in the US fell 22.5% in February to the lowest since April 2009.  Building permits dropped 8.2% to all-time low…… this is unfortunately not a confidence builder. Given the environmental and political uncertainties around the planet it is not really a surprise however. This is likely to continue the trend among homeowners to […] [Read More]
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