Active Duty Military Can Still Get Home Buyer Tax Credit
March 31, 2011
The home buyer tax credit deadline is fast approaching for active duty military service members. While the original home buyer tax credit ran out in April of 2010, service members were given until April 30, 2011, to get a home under contract and take advantage of up to $8,000 in tax credits for first-time buyers and $6,500 in credits for repeat buyers.
Feds Say No Need to Replace Wiring in Chinese Drywall Homes
March 21, 2011
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are telling home owners whose homes contain tainted Chinese drywall that there’s no need to replace the electrical wiring in their homes.
Insurance Mistakes to Avoid: Don’t Risk Being Underinsured
March 17, 2011
Too many Americans mistakenly believe that the coverage limits of their home owners insurance policy are linked to the market value of their home, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Americans Still Believe in Home Ownership
March 22, 2011
Washington, March 18, 2011—Despite a historic real-estate market upheaval that sent foreclosure rates skyrocketing, Americans still have a deep attachment to home ownership.
Furthermore, they consider home ownership an integral part of an American Dream in which they still believe, according to poll results announced today by The Allstate Corporation and National Journal.
No Sweat: Programmable Thermostats Save on Energy Costs
Published: February 17, 2011
Advanced programmable thermostats give you precise control over your heating and cooling, helping to reduce wasted energy.
Majority Believe Housing Prices Will Hold Firm in 2011
March 2, 2011
Americans are more confident about the stability of home prices than they were at the beginning of 2010, even though they lack confidence in the strength of the economy, according to a survey from mortgage giant Fannie Mae:
Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January
Green Cleaning Makes Showers and Baths Shine