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Archive for January 2010

Trends in Green Building

The Earth Advantage Institute, a non-profit that certifies sustainable homes, identified these green-building trends, based on its relationships with builders, architects, real estate practitioners, and lenders. Read the whole list here. Smart grid and connected homes. The development of custom and Web-based display panels that show real-time home energy use, broken out by individual appliance…

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Kitchen and Bath Designs Trends for 2010

Although the most popular features have remained unchanged, some new trends are gaining traction Mark Crawford, HousingZone Contributing Editor January 12, 2010 HousingZone According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, trends in kitchen and bath design for 2010 won’t be much different from the previous year, although certain styles, colors, coverings, finishes and materials…

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Florence Eyecatcher of the Month

In 1992 BOLD built this home for Doug and Susan. This month it appears as “Eyecatcher of the Month” on the City of Florence website. Congratulations Doug and Susan and thank you for taking care of our “baby” so well.   Eye-Catcher of the Month 8710 Valley View Dr.

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Some at Fed See a Need to Do More for Housing

The Federal Reserve’s minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s mid-December meeting show that if the modest pace of economic growth slows or mortgage markets significantly deteriorate, “a few members” of the committee believe that “more policy stimulus” may be desirable. The Fed has been buying $1.25 trillion of mortgage-backed assets to ease lending markets…

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5 Home Remodeling Trends for 2010

Remodeling and decorating trends in 2010 are likely to reflect the fact that many home owners are settling in for the long haul. Here are some ideas for updating homes and gardens from decorators and leading real estate practitioners: Environmentally sensitive furniture. Natural fibers, sustainable woods, and recycled products are key to attracting environmentally concerned…

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Rebates for Appliance Buyers Coming in 2010

The 2010 plan to encourage energy efficiency is the government rebate for appliance buyers. The plan lets people swap their old appliances for new energy-efficient models at very low prices. Here are some things to keep in mind: 1· State plans vary. For state by state specifics, check out the state-by-state rebate program. 2· Is…

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