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Time to Renovate?

Here is a positive effect of the current economic slowdown:  many home improvement contractors have more time to take on new projects and can be expected to be very competitive in pricing new jobs.  In addition, with oil prices plummeting in recent weeks, prices for material supplies that depend on oil for fabrication and delivery are expected to drop.   So now may be a good time to schedule a new roof project or build a new deck that you have been thinking about for a while.  Of course, the financial crisis has made it more difficult (but not impossible) to obtain a new loan such as a home equity line of credit to finance the renovation project.  If you are ready to take on a construction project, you still need to do due diligence and I recommend you obtain multiple contractor bids before proceeding.  My firm can review your contract before you proceed and make sure your legal rights are adequately protected before construction begins!

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Building Green to Lower Greenhouse Gases
March 17, 2008, 1:59 pm
Filed under: Green Construction

The Commission For Environmental Cooperation (“CEC”) reports that buildings in North America release about 35 percent of North America’s total carbon dioxide, but green building measures can quickly and cheaply reduce this percentage.  Green building currently represents only 2 percent of the new non-residential building market and .3 percent of residential building. The CEC report is entitled “Green Building in North America: Opportunities and Challenges.” More information on this report is available at www.metrogreenbusiness.com.



How To Make Your Home Greener
March 14, 2008, 8:03 pm
Filed under: Green Construction

At last week’s Architectual Digest Home Design Show, I picked up a postcard from the Sustainable Furniture Council.  For a descriptive listing of ten common-sense ideas on how to make your home greener, go to http://www.sustainablefurniturecouncil.org, “Take Action” Page, “Make My Home Greener.”  Good luck!