Archive for August, 2011

Matt Grocoff
Aug
29
2011
What projects are the real appraisal boosters? Granite countertops? New floors? Both nice to brag about - but, as a general rule their costs outweigh the added value to the home. Investing in home energy efficiency and renewable energy helps raise a home's value and help it sell faster.
Shannon Lee
Aug
25
2011
When I bought my first historic home several years ago, I was surprised to hear that a typical home insurance policy would not cover the replacements and
Shannon Lee
Aug
18
2011
When I was a kid, my hometown had a little corner grocery store. It had been owned by the same family for generations. Every time we visited, I was mesmerized
Matt Grocoff
Aug
15
2011
For hundreds of years homes were built recognizing the patterns of nature. After WWII, when air conditioning came along and energy was cheap we lost our way. Homebuilders began relying on mechanical systems for comfort and old home renovators of older homes began neglecting or removing features that provided free cooling and heating.
Shannon Lee
Aug
11
2011
During a leisurely drive through Kentucky and Tennessee, you will often come across old signs that were painted many years ago in the most unlikely of places.