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Guest Post- Healthy House #1

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Spring-Summer 2014 Release (PRNewswire-April 2014) – HHI Offers Keys to a Healthy Home on a Budget Boise ID ? Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  The Healthy House Institute (HHI) – drawing upon content archives – has released  Keys to a Healthy Home on a Budget,  designed to inform both professionals and consumers alike. The keys were developed as part of a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Healthy House Institute (HHI) and members of its advisory board. Low cost of implementation was the main criterion for inclusion. Keys to a Healthy Home on a Budget follow below. Environmental experts agree a holistic approach includes these basic elements for a healthy home: Keep It Dry. Keep It Clean, Contaminant-Free. Keep It Pest-Free. Keep It Ventilated. Keep It Safe, Maintained. “Most healthy-home factors involve a prevention or ‘removal’ strategy hence are inexpensive or free to apply if...

Guest Post: Sam Marquit

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An Eco-Friendly Business, A Greener Home: Ways to Reduce Waste in 2013 Green technology has grown exponentially in recent years. Now more than ever it’s imperative that people take advantage of different eco-friendly and green solutions that are available. The green materials market has grown to $116 billion just this year and is projected to grow to $254 billion in 2020. As more services become streamlined for both business and personal use, it will be interesting to see which businesses change their models in order to lessen the impact of waste and pollution. These new technologies have allowed others to implement these practices at home. Las Vegas is located in the desert. Its residents thrive on intricate water systems. As a world-renowned destination, casinos, hotels and entertainment complexes have made a living by offering a luxurious experience to travelers. The Las Vegas...

Sneak Peak!

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See how to transform a barn with new garage doors from The Garage Door Store!

New from DeWalt: The 16-D Rapid Fire

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A new Nail Gun, made by Dewalt, has just been introduced. The Dewalt 16-D Rapid Fire can drive a 16-D nail through a 2 X 4 at 200 yards. This makes construction a breeze, you can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence. Just get your wife to hold the fence boards in place while you sit back, relax with a cold drink and when she has the board in the right place, just fire away. With the hundred round magazine, you can build the fence with a minimum of reloading. After a day of fence building with the new Dewalt Rapid Fire Nail Gun, your wife may not ask you to build or fix anything else ever again.

The Wood Man

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This guy does amazing stuff with wood. From the Livio De Marchi web site: Livio De Marchi was born in Venezia where, still a child, he worked on ornamental sculpture in the Venetian tradition in the workshop of a crafting and in the meantime he studied art and drawing at the “Accademia di Belle Arti” in Venice. His activity starts there, displaying at once an astounding skill in moulding materials. The material has been transformed by him with ironical sensitivity that brought him to create sculptures that keep perfection of detail as well spontaneity and essence. During his artistic evolution he worked first in marble, then bronze, and eventually in wood. But wood has always been his favourite material because it gives him a vitality which other materials do not. After opening his own studio, Livio De Marchi allowed his fantasy to run free, declaring his way of being, his interior...

What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage?

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An Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a mortgage that credits a home’s energy efficiency in the mortgage itself. EEMs give borrowers the opportunity to finance cost-effective, energy-saving measures as part of a single mortgage and stretch debt-to-income qualifying ratios on loans thereby allowing borrowers to qualify for a larger loan amount and a better, more energy-efficient home. EEMs are typically used to purchase a new home that is already energy efficient such as an ENERGY STAR® qualified home. There are also Energy Improvement Mortgages (EIMs), which are used to purchase existing homes that will have energy efficiency improvements made to them. EIMs allow borrowers to include the cost of energy-efficiency improvements to an existing home in the mortgage without increasing the down payment. EIMs allow the borrower to use the money saved in utility bills to finance energy...