Thinking Of Renovating A Historic Charleston Home? Here Are 5 Tips From An Expert

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Charleston is a city famous for old houses, but renovating one shouldn’t be undertaken by the faint of heart. Full-scale renovations are costly, time-consuming and subject to complicated and stringent rules but incredibly rewarding for those who have the time and the means. Mark Regalbuto, a local builder and the owner of Renew Urban Charleston, was hired by the Edwards […]

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5 Tips To Help You Find A Starter Home

(TNS)—First-time homebuyers might well wonder: Where are all the starter houses? They’re right to ask, because starter homes are becoming increasingly scarce in many housing markets. Housing inventory is low and home prices are soaring. What’s a first-time buyer to do? Here are five tips for finding a starter home: Be realistic about today’s market. Sellers clearly have an advantage […]

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The Great Real Estate Investment Debate: Multifamily Properties Vs. Single-Family Rentals

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What type of investment property is best? This question comes up more than any other from long-term buy-and-hold investors. Which is the best investment for your hard-earned dollars, multifamily properties or single-family properties? I never answer this question because the right answer is different for different investors, as there are advantages to both. Advantages Of Single-Family Properties For the purpose […]

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Unique Options For Eco-friendly Building Materials

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Q: We’re looking to make some home updates to our kitchen and living area. What are some environmentally conscious materials we should consider? A: We applaud your effort to “green up” your home. And, there are a lot more eco-friendly options out there than you’d think. As Seattleites, we love to gaze upon and draw inspiration from our gorgeous natural […]

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Women Build Homes And Hope With Habitat

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DENVER (CBS4)– Hundreds of women in hardhats are coming together for Colorado. They are swinging hammers and pounding nails helping two Colorado families build their future homes. (credit: CBS) It is Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week. The workers are all women led by a female construction crew. (credit: CBS) “Over the course of five days, more than 200 women […]

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Building A New Home In The U.K.? You May Have To Install An EV Charging Station

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Building a new home in the United Kingdom could soon require some new car technology, too. This week, the U.K. government unveiled a new plan to create a more environmentally friendly future, and make the nation “the best place in the world to build and own an electric vehicle.” One of the key proposals involves requiring new homes to come with […]

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Greenwashing the property market: why ‘green star’ ratings don’t guarantee more sustainable buildings

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Greenwashing the property market: why ‘green star’ ratings don’t guarantee more sustainable buildings Igor Martek, Deakin University and M. Reza Hosseini, Deakin University Nothing uses more resources or produces more waste than the buildings we live and work in. Our built environment is responsible for half of all global energy use and half of all greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings consume […]

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New housing can be affordable and homely if builders learn lessons from the car industry – and IKEA

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New housing can be affordable and homely if builders learn lessons from the car industry – and IKEA David Morton, Northumbria University, Newcastle For many people, the housing market is not a welcoming place. The rungs of the property ladder seem to get further and further out of reach. There are loud calls to build hundreds of thousands of new […]

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