Home Loans 101: Build a House of Your Dreams

The financial landscape hasn’t changed that much over the past few years, leaving home loans as the most frequently chosen option for people who want to move into the house of their dreams. In fact, getting the keys to your perfect abode is a long process. The first of many steps on this journey of yours is getting as much information as possible on all kinds of loans, ranging from land to VA construction loans. This is why we have decided to offer some help by putting together a list of home Read more […]

Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Their Functionality

More and more homeowners opt for stone countertops for their kitchens and other rooms for several reasons. First, they add elegance to the room with their varying designs, colours and cuts. Second, they are far more durable and last longer than other worktops made of less sturdy materials. Although they may be a bit pricier than others, in the long run you will realise savings because you do not have to replace them every few years. But what really makes homeowners choose stone worktops? The answer Read more […]

Five Budget-Friendly Tips to Use on Your Next Landscaping Project

Landscaping projects can do absolute wonders for the curb appeal of your home. Not only that but it can make your outdoor space more useable and functional depending on the project. Unfortunately landscaping projects can also be quite pricey, causing many homeowners to put it off. So before you just assume you can’t afford to take on a landscaping project you may want to check out these five budget-friendly tips. Start With a Budget The first thing you’ll want to do is decide on a budget that Read more […]

Top 10 Green Building Products of 2017

Sustainable Industries, a sustainable business magazine, recently released their 2009 Top 10 Green Building Products guide, which showcases the best products of the year. A leading panel of green building experts and the editorial team from Sustainable Industries act as the judges to determine the most innovative products that will help reduce our environmental impact. The products were selected based on their environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, Read more […]

Turbo Diesels Take on Hybrids

Recently I test drove of the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel. It accelerated on to the freeway faster than my Toyota Prius.  Driving freeways and stop-go city, I wondered which would be the bigger seller, the new European turbodiesels or the Japanese Hybrids. For Detroit, May was the cruelest month, as they were outsold by Asia for the first time. Fuel economy is in; gas guzzling is being punished. General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler combined for a record low market share of 44.4 percent, compared 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 […]