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Ten Things You Can Do Today!

It doesn't have to be Earth Day for you to help combat climate change! Try following these green tips:

Build Green & Use Solar Power - if remodeling or building a new home, use green materials and solar energy (use federal tax credits and state buy down programs if available) to reduce 1000 to 6000 lbs. [...]

By |April 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Tax Incentives for Greening Your Home

Still looking for ways to lower your taxes? Greening your home means you can get more greenbacks in return. The stimulus plan approved by Congress in February offers tax credits for making your home more energy efficient. Read more from the New York Times...

How can the new tax law make our homes greener?

Uncle Sam is [...]

By |April 15th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taking Full Advantage of the $8,000 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

With the deadline for filing federal tax returns fast approaching, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has made information available for qualified home buyers about how and when to claim the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit. Read on to find out more.

With the deadline for filing federal tax returns fast approaching, the National [...]

By |April 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Energy Saving Tips – March 2009

This month, Built By Adams is sharing 19 Ways to Slash Your Utility Bills from MSN. You may be surprised how little fixes can add up to big savings!

Electronics and appliances

Unplug the beer fridge: That old clunker of a refrigerator in the basement could be costing the equivalent of 10 cases of Bud in [...]

By |March 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Retrofitting: “Green” Remodeling

Interested in saving money and the environment but not ready to purchase a new home? Retrofitting might be the answer. Read on to find out how a "green" remodel can work for you, courtesty of the NAHB.

As the nation’s home builders embrace green building in growing numbers, industry research indicates that even the most aggressive [...]

By |February 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Now is the Right Time to Build New

Given the current economy, it makes sense that many consumers are saving instead of spending. But it turns out that current economic conditions present an unique opportunity for new home buyers. Find out how Money Magazine online says you can benefit from the market slowdown and get into your dream home for less.

With home values [...]

By |December 31st, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Have a Green Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year. But it can also be the most wasteful. Read on for a few quick and easy ways to have an environmentally friendly - but still festive - holiday season, courtesy of Newsweek.

This year, Americans will send nearly 2 billion holiday cards, use more than 38,000 miles [...]

By |December 24th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Think You Can’t Afford to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency?

Think again - now there's HELP! MaineHousing's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) offers loans at a low fixed rate of only 3.95% for home improvements that increase home energy efficiency. Built By Adams can help you through the entire process from energy audit through complete installation of energy upgrades (insulation, windows, doors, heating systems, etc). [...]

By |October 1st, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments