Old House Blogger Contest

Matt Grocoff
Apr
24
2012
Homes exist to shelter us from storms, protect us from the elements, and keep us safe from nature. But, is nature safe from our homes?
Matt Grocoff
Dec
29
2011
"What's the most environmentally friendly way to remove the snow from my sidewalk?" This is one of the most popular questions that I get from readers. My favorite answer is "wait till spring." If that's not practical for you then try these methods.
Matt Grocoff
Sep
01
2011
Considering that half the homes built before 1972 have zero or very little insulation, your old home is potentially a big contributor to regional pollution. There's a great tool to help find how clean your electricity is.
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.
Matt Grocoff
Jun
16
2011
Summer's here and getting hotter. But you can use the old features of your house to help keep it cool without raising your energy bills.