How Much Energy Do Your Household Appliances Really Use?

Have you ever opened up your energy bill and wondered what you can do to lower your electricity costs? It’s hard to know what to do, what to turn off, when you don’t know what certain appliances use in terms of wattage. We all know an electric dryer probably uses a lot of energy, but…

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New NAHB Website Helps Support Homeownership

(NAHB May 11, 2012) – Despite the fact that Americans overwhelmingly support homeownership, legislative and regulatory proposals now under consideration would greatly harm home owners, home buyers, the housing market and the nation’s economy. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has launched a new website,www.ProtectHomeownership.com, to bring attention to the threats to homeownership and inspire…

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The Master Bath Is What Sells Your Home

In this infographic by Trulia they asked all U.S. adults surveyed to select every amentitiy that would make them “fall in love” with a home. For men and women in the market for their first home the most important part of the home was the master bathroom. And why not? We spend a lot of…

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The Cost of Older Windows

On Tuesday we talked about how owning a new home was less expensive when it comes to the cost of maintaining a new home vs an older home. This stands to reason because the appliances are more energy efficient and built to last longer. Additionally, new homes are built with more energy efficient windows and…

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New Homes Are Less Expensive to Maintain Than Older Used Homes

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) April is New Home Month. April is a great time to buy a new home in Woodbury, MN and an even better time to buy a newly constructed home that will save you all kinds of maintenance expenses. One of the many benefits of newly built…

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Who Are First Time Home Buyers?

First time home buyers can be summed up with a pretty standard set of criteria. Generally speaking the person who is purchasing his or her first new home in the Twin Cites, and the rest of the US, is usually married, has an income between 35k and 55k, no children (yet) and under the age…

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Top Five Reasons Your Next New Home Should Be In Lake Elmo

If you are looking for a new home and want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city you might just want to head east and take a look at Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Lake Elmo is a beautiful area just north of the Twin Cities. Lake Elmo is close enough to still…

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Is the American Dream of owning a home still a reality?

The road to homeownership has changed in the last decade. No longer can anyone with a pulse qualify for a mortgage and nowadays if you don’t have 20% to put down on your new home you should probably consider waiting. While there are many obstacles to buying a new home it’s still possible and still…

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