It’s no secret that there are plenty of ways to cover the roof on a house. In the United States, the most common method is to use roof shingles. In a nutshell, roofs use shingles that are overlapped. They are usually flat, rectangular roofing elements that get laid from the bottom of the roof edge upwards. If you want to know more about roof shingles, or what to do if they get damaged, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to find... [Continue Reading]
With a view to keep your home or office building neat and clean, you may hire the services of cleaning company. People living in Ontario, Canada preferably hire the professional cleaning service providers to get the job done in professional and efficient manner. Life in Canada is much busy and households may not spare time to get directly involved in the home cleaning process. So there are many enterprises in Ontario offering expert services on account... [Continue Reading]
You might be surprised to hear that something that surrounds all of our homes and families could be dangerous. But it could be true: garden soil can cause havoc to your home and family life if you aren't careful. Here are several things that can happen. Poisoning In certain areas, there is a chance that the soil in your garden could have dangerous levels of chemicals, contaminants, or lead in it. As we should all know by now, any of those things are... [Continue Reading]
As the summer heat starts to move in, most homeowners are starting to adjust the dial on their thermostat to get their home cooler. There are a number of different repairs that can arise from running your unit more and more. When you start to notice you are having repair issues, you will need to hire a professional to handle them for you. Some homeowners foolishly think that they can do their own repairs in order to save money. Generally, this does not... [Continue Reading]
The space a family lives in is always important. Families not only need a sturdy roof over their heads, but they also need a hoe that they will be able to comfortably function in from day to day. These may sound like simple requests, but fulfilling them is not always easy. There are a lot of factors that can make a home ideal for a family. Every family will need to decide which factors are most important to them before making any decisions. Here are... [Continue Reading]
Many people have to use the option of renting a home while their new home is being built. This is a very common option, but most people are anxious to get into the new home and dread living in a rental property. Even though it is not ideal, there are a lot of ways to make a rental home more comfortable. Anyone can use these ideas to make it through the days until they can live in their newly-built home. Here are eight ways to make a rental feel like... [Continue Reading]
The process of buying a new home can be a long one. The realtors, the legalities, the viewings and everything else can be drawn out so much it would test the patience of a saint. Perhaps this has something to do with why so many people don't make the proper checks when they look at a potential new home. They are often happy to take things at face value, leaving certain things for a surveyor to look over. But this isn't always wise. Here are some... [Continue Reading]
Let’s face it, we probably don’t even think about our gutters half the time. They are just sort of there, hiding in plain sight. In some ways, they are kind of like the AC unit or the household lights. The only time they do start to enter our thoughts is when they stop doing what they are supposed to. Moreover, while they may not seem to be essential parts of the house, the truth is that when gutters end up damaged it can have a serious... [Continue Reading]
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Oklahoma City-area builders ease into Parade of Homes Spring Festival
Home construction here started 2015 slower than last year, but builders won't be singing the blues at the Parade of Homes Spring Festival. The master bath in a model home by Steve Allen in Princeton Parke addition in northwest Oklahoma City.(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:33:52 GMT)
As California Drought Drags On, Home Builders Vie for a Voice
As California takes steps to conserve public water amid a historic drought, the state's home-building industry is trying to position itself as part of the solution. Home builders, which are hoping to fend off calls for restrictions or moratoriums on new construction, are pushing the idea that newly built homes conserve far more water than older homes.(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:05:32 GMT)
The estate agents' view: why we don't want a boom
These are certainly not the views the public would expect from a Dublin-based estate agent - not least, the boss of one of the country's two biggest chains and property franchises. But Keith Lowe, CEO of Douglas Newman Good , likes to shake up perceived views on the property market, especially when he believes that his own company's research highlights coming trends, which are not widely perceived in the rest of the market - why the paper he will deliver at the forthcoming 'Housing the Next Generation' conference will generate interest.(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:50:46 GMT)
Prefab housing market faces pressures in U.S.
Loon Lake home package sold by Canada's Linwood Custom Homes. The crash of the U.S. housing market in 2008 heightened competition, with more U.S. custom-home companies coming into Canada to try to replace lost U.S. business.(Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:21:03 GMT)
Are Entry-Level Homebuyers Really This Gung-Ho Yet?
's entry-level Express Homes have tripled in the brand's first year, a sign that first-time buyers are returning to the market. D.R. Horton sold roughly 2,000 Express brand homes in the first three months of 2015, or 18% of its total sales, according to the company's second quarter fiscal results released Wednesday.(Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:31:20 GMT)
BUILDERS: Saltbox vacation Photo
Travel to almost any community in Newfoundland and you will see some version of a saltbox house. With their distinctive clapboard and quaint style, these houses are a glimpse back in time to a once popular style of home construction.(Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:31:18 GMT)
Habitat raising funds for new homes
The Cheraw ChronicleChris Carpenter, left, displays a fundraising chart at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Habitat is working to raise $40,000 to build a home in Cheraw and $100,000 to build four homes in McBee.(Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:07:50 GMT)
Should You Build a Home or Rentals?
Often times, many people find it difficult to decide on what to build on their plot of land. And the common question always is, should I build my home or rentals? It's a challenging choice to make, especially if you do not have good information regarding construction.(Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:47:15 GMT)