The Flip Side of Foreclosure

In so many ways, foreclosure is an end. It’s a bank’s last resort, and the sad final chapter for a family sold on the American dream of home ownership. But in another sense, foreclosure is also a beginning — a never desirable, but often useful, tool that can help stave off neighborhood blight and create a path toward rejuvenation.

Three Helpful Tips for Renting Out Your Home

Home ownership has always been a part of the American dream, but that may be changing. Uncertainty in the housing market has led many would-be buyers to believe that renting’s the better option.

Shake Up Your Space With Color, Indoors or Out

Shake Up Your Space With Color, Indoors or OutEconomic news got you feeling the blues? A little jolt of color can take care of that. Budget-consciousness doesn’t always mean having to abandon your dreams for a more colorful living space. Using a little creativity and materials such as spray paint, you can still enjoy a love affair with color, without a big commitment of time or money.

WYSIWYG - What You See is What You Get, Modular Homes

WYSIWYG - What You See is What You Get, Modular HomesThe intention of this article is to clear up some common misconceptions that many people have exploring the wide world of modular homes. A problem I see happening over & over again is when retail modular sales companies don’t spend enough time educating potential buyers about the process, wanting to make a quick sale, & leaving consumers dissatisfied when they find out (much too late) down the road what’s really included with the price estimate they were given for their dream home. Read more >>

Green Building - Free LEED Certification Training and Preparation

The pillars of green building - sustainability, efficiency, community stewardship and health/safety - have long been familiar themes with developers, builders and consumers. Since the 1970s, as part of the initial, modern environmental movement in the United States, there developed a fringe of green builders pursuing new concepts and ways of thinking that manifested in everything from household water re-use systems to smallscale solar power generation to geodesic domes. Read more >>