The Green Schoolhouse

Throughout the United States, thousands of students are spending the majority of the day in unhealthy and aging portable classrooms. Not only is their presence required, students are expected to thrive and flourish educationally in such environments. “The aging infrastructure of K–12 schools throughout the...

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Proposals coming down the pike to save the housing industry

By Jonathan Sweet, Editor in Chief HousingZone.com September 1, 2011 As the unemployment rate stays stubbornly high and housing remains mired in recession, several proposals have come down the pike lately on how to jumpstart a recovery in both areas. Here’s a look at a few...

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Tired of builder beige? So is everyone else.

Inexpensive, easily adaptable, and striking, color is a powerful tool in the right hands. Too often it’s a casualty as home designs are reduced to the blandest common denominator; a strategic burst of color in small details or sculptural statements can lend vibrancy to your...

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HousingZone deals coming to the Residential Construction Industry

Chicago-based HousingZone and Bizy to launch first-ever, publisher-led business-to-business deals program, serving home builders, remodelers and contractors HousingZone, the leading online portal for home builders, remodelers and contractors, and Bizy LLC, operator of co-branded vertical industry deal sites and BizyDeal.com, today announced the launch of HousingZone...

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I’d love to buy, but I can’t sell my house syndrome…

“Plenty of consumers are shopping around for new homes, but they believe they can’t buy until they sell,” states Bob Schultz, President and CEO, Bob Schultz & The New Home Sales Specialists. He goes on to write that despite all the negative press, hype, and conversation...

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How A One Time Close Construction Loan Works

Unlike a mortgage loan, which finances an existing home, home construction loans are used to pay for both the construction of a home and the completed home.  One construction loan option is the one-time close construction loan, which lets you finance both the construction and...

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Old adages don’t apply in real estate – looks do matter!

Old adages don’t exactly apply in real estate — looks do matter and what’s on the outside definitely counts. Whether you are getting your home market-ready or planning to stay awhile (and perhaps secretly coveting that “Yard of the Month” accolade), an exterior home makeover...

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Color forecast by Sherwin Williams – Earth inspired rules in 2012

The Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2012 forecast proves a color palette doesn’t need to stray far from its roots to make a big design impact. Forty hues highlighted in the 2012 selection indicate Earth-inspired color family groups with reds, blues, greens and neutrals dominating the palette. Sherwin-Williams color experts drew...

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