LP® Building Products’ TechShield® on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

Melanie Binkley, marketing representative for LP® Building Product’s TechShield® line, is today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. As a marketing representative, Melanie’s day-to-day responsibilities include helping builders, Realtors and home buyers understand how LP’s products can benefit their home. LP is a leading manufacturer of high-quality building products, and it is the world’s No. 1[...]

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Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Home ReBuilders and Noritz

This week’s guests on the award-winning Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio show are Bill Bartlett, president and owner of Home ReBuilders, and Chris Martin, district sales manager with Nortiz. Home ReBuilders is a design and build firm in Atlanta that is celebrating its 35th year in business in 2014. This company handles both the design and construction for all of your[...]

Save Money on Your Utility Bills with These Tips

Many home buyers saw increased heating bills over the last winter thanks to a rise in fuel costs. Between the colder-than-average temperatures and the snowstorms that kept much of the country blanketed in white well into early spring, prices rose at an incredibly fast pace. Those homeowners using propane to stay warm during the winter months saw costs rise a[...]

Green Home Buyers Report they are Overwhelmingly Satisfied with Purchase

March is National Designation Month, and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are shining the spotlight on industry professionals who go the extra mile. By pursuing additional training and educational opportunities, those industry professionals are able to obtain professional designations that signify their specialized knowledge. Receiving a green building designation has become more[...]

Benefit from Tax Credits for Energy Efficient Upgrades Before Year’s End

If you have just purchased a new home in Atlanta and are looking for ways to optimize and upgrade your investment, there are many options available; but did you know that some can give you a bonus on your taxes in addition to giving you new ways to enjoy your home? Generally, these improvements have to do with energy efficiency,[...]

Founder of Southface, Dennis Creech, Wins the 2013 Hanley Award

The 2013 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing was awarded to an Atlanta visionary, an unordinary environmentalist and a catalyst for change. Dennis Creech, the founder of Southface, won this year’s Hanley Award and the $50,000 prize for being a new breed of green champion. With nearly four decades in the sustainability movement under his belt, Creech has[...]

EPA Strengthens Energy Star Requirements for New Appliances

  In the market for new appliances? We have some great news! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strengthened their Energy Star requirements for refrigerators and freezers, and the new rules will go into effect on September 15, 2014. Why’s this good? Well, the new standards agreed upon by the EPA will mean Energy Star certified refrigerators and freezers will use at[...]

HomeAid Helps a Decatur Make Homeless Facility Greener

HomeAid Atlanta, the official charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, will soon begin an energy-efficient retrofit of a Decatur home. This project is the first for HomeAid America’s National Environmental Sustainability Program. Funded by a $600,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, the program aims to benefit existing facilities for the homeless by retrofitting and installing energy-efficient upgrades. The home to[...]