Home Building Guide
  • Property Improvements Will Get a Return

    One of the main things that got the UK economy moving out of recession was the property market, especially in the South East. London has always attracted foreign investment in property and when there was limited domestic demand, such foreign money was able to find bargains. Middle East money snapped up many units that had been part of the accommodation for Olympic athletes in 2012 and the potential profit that will be made is staggering. In times of... [Continue Reading]

    5 Bathroom Tile Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

    Most people don’t enjoy cleaning their bathrooms, even if they do feel a sense of accomplishment afterwards. And you may be especially averse to scrubbing bathroom tiles in order to remove the soap scum that seems to be glued to the surface. But if you want your bathroom to be clean, beautiful, and safe for family members and house guests, you really can’t avoid this unpleasant task forever. So here are just a few tips that will help you to... [Continue Reading]

    HVAC Maintenance Tips to Keep Home Allergens at Bay

    Many people suffer from indoor allergies. And when common culprits like dust, dander, mold, bacteria, and other particulates foul up the air in your home, you’ll know it thanks to the coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and other symptoms that accompany indoor air pollution. Of course, you have a fair measure of control over your indoor air quality. For example, you can remove known allergens by sending smokers outside, washing and grooming pets... [Continue Reading]

    5 Home Maintenance Expenses That Can Drain Your Wallet

    When you purchase a home, you try to calculate the costs as accurately as possible. This not only includes similar costs for rentals, although a mortgage replaces your rent and your utilities likely increase, but you also have to consider annual expenses like property tax and homeowner’s insurance. Luckily, these costs tend to be relatively static and easy to plan for. But you will also have to deal with maintenance costs. Some of them you can... [Continue Reading]

    How to Handle a Frozen AC System

    You might wonder how your AC unit can freeze when it’s busy pumping cold air into your home, but this issue is actually one of the most common concerns when it comes to air conditioners. And there are all kinds of things that can cause your evaporator coil to freeze. If dirt and debris are clogging your coils and restricting air flow, for example, you may end up with a frozen unit. This can also occur if you unit is running constantly, the blower... [Continue Reading]

    5 Digital Thermostat Programming Tips for Homeowners

    If you’ve been looking for a way to save a considerable amount of money on your annual energy costs, one thing that you might want to consider doing is investing in a digital thermostat. In fact, according to many energy experts, by making this one eco-friendly upgrade, you can save as much as 30-40 percent on your utility bills annually. Of course, in order to take full advantage of these kinds of savings, you need to do more than simply have... [Continue Reading]

    5 Home DIY Tips to Help Save Money

    When it comes to do-it-yourself projects or money-saving tips, there are a few things to keep in mind like estimating the costs. Look for inspiration through magazines, television shows and internet sears. By all means, have fun with it. If you are planning to do some repair work on your own, the chore may come across as just that – a chore. However, think of the sheer satisfaction achieved knowing you accomplished something with your own two... [Continue Reading]

    5 Easy and Effective Winterization Solutions for Your Home

    Although there are a lot of wonderful things that come with the winter season (including lots of snow and holiday cheer), if there’s one place where we prefer to remain warm and toasty at all times, it would have to be the inside of our homes. But sometimes, while trying to achieve that goal, it can be financially challenging. That’s because the more that we rely on our HVAC units, the bigger toll they take on our energy costs. Luckily,... [Continue Reading]

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    Tennessee man charged with stealing building funds
    A Tennessee man given $200,000 to build a house for a client has been charged with running off with the money. The Paris Post-Intelligencer reported that sheriff's deputies arrested 26-year-old Joshua L. Damesworth of Paris.(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:57:39 GMT)

    Couple preps to camp out over building battle
    A couple told they can't build a home on the RM of Whitehead property they purchased in June said they're prepared to camp out on the land this winter. An application by Zak McDermot-Fouts filed in the summer to place a modular home on his newly purchased property south of Kemnay was denied by the RM council in August, even after he and his wife Nicole were "led to believe it was all good to go" following talks with Reeve Wayne Dobie.(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:45:03 GMT)

    The Lyons report reveals our politicians' fear to discuss borrowing for investment
    Labour last week has published its major housing review, the Lyons report. It has been well-reviewed for the policy measures it proposes that may lead to more home building.(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:54:27 GMT)

    Apartments lead U.S. housing starts
    So far this year, there have been more than twice as many apartment units started as single-family homes. Above, apartments go up in Seattle.(Sat, 18 Oct 2014 04:33:15 GMT)

    Housing starts climb 6.3%
    Home building stays stuck in slow recovery mode Starts break annualized level of 1 million for third month this year. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1waAQ12 Home building's off-and-on recovery switched back on last month as construction starts rebounded from a late summer slump.(Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:59:20 GMT)

    Home construction up, builder confidence down
    New home construction jumped in September, reversing an August decline, led by apartment and condo projects. The rise in construction comes even as homebuilder confidence dropped this month.(Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:03:27 GMT)

    Economic Report: Apartments lead September's housing-starts growth
    The pace of home construction bounced higher last month on a jump in apartment building, according to government data released Friday. Construction started on new U.S. homes rose 6.3% in September, with the annual rate hitting 1.02 million, following a sizable August drop.(Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:11:55 GMT)

    3 Leadership Traits That Transcend Skills and Experience
    In my previous career, I managed a purchasing department for a large construction home builder in Arizona, Standard Pacific Homes . The president of our division was a woman named Kathy, who to my knowledge had never actually worked in construction, poured footings or framed houses.(Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:28:01 GMT)