Tips for Finding Houses You Can Flip for a Big Profit

When it comes to real estate—especially buying and flipping houses and properties—there is money to be made whether you’ve been in the real estate business for a while, have just used a tagline maker to come up with the perfect slogan for your new company, or are trying it out on your own. With strong housing markets throughout the US, house flipping is on the rise. In fact, it is at the highest it has been in more than a decade. As of last year, over 207,000 homes and condos were flipped, Read more […]

Spare the environment and your personal economics – get eco-friendly bespoke windows

Many people live in old houses that (let’s be honest) have seen better days. Thin isolation, a paramount heat consumption, and old low-isolation windows are some of the environments’ worst enemies, when it comes to consumer generated CO2 emission. Some house owners think that they have to choose when it comes to eco-friendly living and high-quality building materials – but it does not have to be that way. You can start with the windows. A high return investment Old low-quality windows are Read more […]

An Introduction to National Lawn Care Month

Just about everyone living in suburban areas has their own lawn. It happens to be something that has become one of the most characteristic features of living away from the big city. Regardless of where you may be living, you will have come across plenty of houses having their own lawns and grassy patches. Then again, it isn’t entirely a ‘suburban thing’ either. Although cities are often criticized as being nothing more than ‘concrete jungles’, not all areas of the city happen to be patched Read more […]

4 Home Improvements That Will Add Value to Your Home

Today more than ever, more people want to know how they can add value to their houses. They know we’re going through a real estate market slump, and they, therefore, have two options. One is on to hang onto their houses until the market improves. The other is to improve their homes and sell the house despite the slump. If you prefer the second option, here are house improvements that will add value to your home. 1. The Kitchen Families spend more time in the kitchen than anywhere else in Read more […]

Vinyl Flooring for Bathrooms and Kitchens? No Problem!

When the time comes to consider changing the floor of a bathroom or kitchen, the typical question is whether it will be resistant to water and / or other liquids. The answer for the case of vinyl flooring is a clear “yes, no problem whatsoever”. It also has another advantage, this type of flooring is very easy to clean, so if the water is going to be constant on your new floor, you will appreciate that it is vinyl. Maintenance of vinyl tiles There is virtually no maintenance required. A mop for Read more […]

Buying a New House? 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your New Home

Acquiring a property that will become your new home is one of the most important decisions you can make, as it will influence many areas of your life in the future. Therefore, it is essential that you keep in mind the following aspects, which will help you make the best choice. Location Experts say that the most important thing for a business to succeed is its location. This also applies to your home. Being central and close to your work, your children’s school, shops, hospitals, etc., can make Read more […]

How to Make Your Property More Attractive to Rent?

Are you interested in renting your property and do not know where to start? Here we give you some very useful recommendations to beautify your property and rent it without any mishaps. Emphasise the attractiveness of your property Whatever the outstanding features of your home, make sure potential renters are aware of them. Whether it is small or large, in the country or in the city, you can always find ways to talk about its characteristics in a positive way. For example, people looking for houses Read more […]

California Architect Thinks About White Roofs

If every building had a white roof, we would be able to cool the surrounding areas. That is the reasoning behind a California law about to go into effect next month requiring light reflective roofs on all new buildings. It is already the law for new flat roofs here. Here, architect Richard Meier and his partner Michael Palladino have apparently created a design to go one further. It’s entirely white; roofs, walls, and interiors. So this luxury design of a cool and airy Southern California Read more […]

Dwell Tour of Energy Star Homes in Brooklyn

As part of BKLYN Designs 2009, a fabulous green design event that happens every May in Brooklyn, NY, Dwell Magazine toured five homes in the area to showcase innovative, contemporary and thoughtful design. Of the 5 homes we were so impressed with two of them because of their energy efficiency and use of sustainable materials. Sadly, we weren’t there first hand to tour the houses ourselves, but we may just have to make a trip to Brooklyn next spring to be there so we too can tour gorgeous homes Read more […]

A Steel Prefab Treads Lightly on a Desert Floor

Steel is just about the most recyclable building material on earth. You could be well reading this in an office building built with steel originally smelted from iron in Julius Caesar’s day. So it makes good green sense to build eco prefab houses with steel… Steel does not spread fire. Building with steel allows for a lighter load, so it does not require a huge concrete foundation. Making concrete is one of the most carbon intensive building industries there are, producing the heaviest carbon Read more […]