Builders Say Britain Needs More Energy Efficient Homes

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) thinks making Britain’s homes more energy efficient should be supported with measures included in the UK’s upcoming budget. By adopting such measures, the British government would boost the construction industry and help householders deal with the issue of rising fuel bills. Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, warns that over nine million British households might be in fuel poverty by 2016 some nine million British households could be in fuel poverty.

5 Tips for Staging Your Home to Get the Best Price

Taking the time to stage your home before you show it can help you to significantly increase the final sales price. Staging your home helps by allowing the homeowner to show off its best features, helping buyers see the potential of the space. With the right staging, you can transform a dull space into an exciting one, making it a must-have buy.

Home Maintenance That Cannot Afford to Wait

There are plenty of places for a homeowner to spend money. Unless you’re home is 100% up-to-date, chances are that you’ve got a dream project in mind, be it a kitchen remodel, backyard rejuvenation or bathroom addition. But before you go putting your home equity on the line it’s important to be sure that you’re not neglecting the not-so-fun responsibility of home ownership: maintenance.

“Storm Chaser” Contractors Target Desperate Homeowners

When a powerful storm or a vicious tornado tears the house down, homeowners are often left out in the cold, forced to try and pick up the pieces and get their homes in order again. Even worse, it now appears that some storm victims are being ripped off by contractors overcharging them for unnecessary repairs.

How To Enjoy A “Like New” Home Without Packing A Single Box

A common saying which is familiar to many is “necessity is the mother of invention”. In the current economic conditions we find ourselves in these days, the “mother” is working double-time to take a difficult situation and turn it around for the better.

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