Monthly Archives: August 2011

Future Home Design

As the nation is becoming more green and frugal, people expect more than just a well designed home and appliances. “Over the last five years, design has been elevated,” says Michelle Lamb, editorial director of The Trend Curve, a trade … Continue reading

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Tips to avoid traveling contractor scams

Your decision to do a home improvement project or make a home repair should not be a quick choice like grabbing a candy bar while you are in line at the grocery store.  So when a home repair contractor knocks … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Home Prices Appreciated in 2011

Any good news is welcome in this financial market.  It looks like our housing market in Pittsburgh is fairing much better than many markets around the nation. Pittsburgh is among 25 metro markets where home values appreciated this year — … Continue reading

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BBB Tips for Hiring Home Repair Contractors

BBB Checklist: 10 Tips for Hiring a Home Repair Contractors: • Track record: Hire a reputable, local company. Check out a company’s BBB rating and complaint history at It’s fast, easy and free. You can also call the BBB … Continue reading

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Vinyl Evolution: Pella Debuts New Energy-Saving Vinyl Line — PELLA, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

PELLA, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today’s vinyl windows from Pella Windows and Doors have transformed into beautiful, durable and energy-efficient windows that offer premium features and options. The new Pella 350 Series window line completes Pella’s latest vinyl … Continue reading

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Walls of the Future – Temperature-Regulating

Wow, walls of the future that can help with heating and cooling. If they are able to bring to market this will be another boom product for green technology. Now Chinese researchers have come up with another tool in the … Continue reading

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