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Tax Exemptions

New homes constructed under environmentally-friendly LEED standards could be eligible for a new round of property tax exemptions. State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, has submitted a bill in Albany that might enable those who build new homes to be eligible…

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Low Ball no More!

For home buyers who still think they have a chance of hitting it lucky with a low-ball offer, they’re finding in many markets that their offers are more often being rejected or countered closer to the original asking price.

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Radiant and Solar Heating

Even though we’ve had a milder winter than usual and temperatures are already starting to soar into the 50s and 60s on some days, you should still keep thinking about how to keep you and your family warm. It’s a…

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Windows And Doors

“Windows” Main component of the intricate Home Performance System Windows have several functions in your home. They determine what your home will look like architecturally, how much light will come in and how much energy you will gain from the…

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The stars have aligned for multigenerational living. In 2009, a record-setting 51.4 million Americans were living in a multigenerational home, according to the Pew Research Center, with motivations ranging from necessity to convenience to culture. On the younger end, the…

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Nearly seven out of 10 American — seven more so for the millennial younger generation — say that candidates’ positions on housings will be very important to them in the 2012 presidential and congressional elections, according to a new survey…

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Schuyler aspires to build only zero-carbon new homes from 2015 onwards, and this will require at least an 80% improvement in energy efficiency over the leaky boxes that the current regulations permit developers to build today.

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Household Gr.

Projections from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies indicate that persons living alone will make up the largest share of household growth for the foreseeable future, as boomers lose spouses to either death or divorce and as the rising…

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Home Cooking

The Recession has forced us to eat at home, even cooking from scratch. Nothing reveals this more than trends in average household spending on flour–arguably the most basic of ingredients.

Average household spending on flour plunged between 2000 and 2006 (the…

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