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Building an Energy Star Home
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Building an Energy Star Home

Anyone building a home should give serious consideration to building an Energy Star home. There are several reasons why this financially benefits the homeowner. – Compared with standard homes, Energy Star qualified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating-delivering $400 to $600 in annual savings. Over the average 7 to 8...

Tips On Navigating Kitchen Showrooms
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Tips On Navigating Kitchen Showrooms

Today, the kitchen has become the heartbeat of the home. Indeed, in lots of new homes, the kitchen has been designed as the largest family based room in the entire house. The process of building or remodeling a kitchen could feel a little too overwhelming for many of us, beginning with the initial stages of...

House Plans in 3D – A Market Strategy For Home Builders and Residential Developers
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House Plans in 3D – A Market Strategy For Home Builders and Residential Developers

With the economy still forecast to be gloomy and an uncertain road ahead, many residential developments and their builders have put the brakes on new construction projects. For builders and developers in the speculative home building market the strategies for earning a living from what they do best and remaining solvent while doing so are...

Understanding Who Qualifies to Refinance a VA Loan
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Understanding Who Qualifies to Refinance a VA Loan

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration has helped provide home loans for veterans since 1944. The program allows both veterans and active duty service members to get affordable mortgages that the VA guarantees to be repaid to lenders. The program has been expanded to include refinancing these loans, and certain qualifications apply. Use of VA Loan...

What Is Community Infrastructure District ("CID")?
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What Is Community Infrastructure District ("CID")?

The Background of CID – As the development of real estate continues to expand in Idaho, the impact caused by such expansion requires the necessary construction of public infrastructure to accommodate such growth. In 2008, Idaho legislature enacted the Idaho Community Infrastructure District Act (“Act”). The purpose of the Act was to create new mechanism...

How to Know When to Refinance
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How to Know When to Refinance

Refinancing can be a great money saving tool for homeowners, or it can be the wrong thing at the wrong time. Last year, according the Mortgage Bankers Association, Americans refinanced to the tune of $1.17 trillion dollars. The rising cost of fixed rate mortgages drove that to a mere $938 million this year. That’s still...

ATV Financing 4 Popular Options
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ATV Financing 4 Popular Options

With the purchase price of an ATV being much less than the average street motorcycle there are more options for financing your ATV than when purchasing a motorcycle. The goal of this article is to provide you a view of four popular types of ATV financing. Your success with each method will depend on if...