Taking Advantage of the Federal Energy Tax Credit

April 15th is tax day - are you sure that your tax professional and you got all your deductions, including the federal energy tax credit? If you're not sure, it is certainly worth looking into because you can receive some of the cost of certain home improvements as a tax credit thanks to the energy [...]

By |April 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Living Tips and Green Project Ideas

April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. And while the green movement has gained momentum and is growing by leaps and bounds, we can all do more to be a little bit greener. So in honor of Earth day, here are some green living tips and green projects that you can complete [...]

By |April 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adding a Garage. Is it Worth the Cost to Build a Garage?

While homes with garages are more common in New England than in any other part of the country, there are many homes (particularly older homes) that do not have them. Many of these homeowners wonder if its worth considering a garage addition and if the convenience and value added are enough to offset the garage [...]

By |March 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maine Kitchen Concepts – Design & Remodeling

One of the most important rooms in any home, and the one you likely spend the most time in, is the kitchen. Yet when many homeowners and homebuyers are designing or remodeling their kitchens, they don’t spend the necessary amount of time planning a functional kitchen concept. Since building a new custom kitchen or even [...]

By |February 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Home Remodeling Investments (ROI)

Many homeowners that are unable to sell their existing home (or don't want to) in the current housing market are considering remodeling their Maine homes. Homeowners should find a contractor in Maine to advise them about their home improvement options. Most importantly, a Maine contractor should be able to tell you which home improvements will [...]

By |January 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building New vs. Buying an Existing Home in Maine

In the current economic climate, as the rate of foreclosures reaches new highs, it appears that there are many existing homes to be had at rock-bottom prices. But buyer beware - you generally still get what you pay for. Here's why it may still make more sense to build a new home in Maine vs. [...]

By |December 14th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ready or Not, Here Comes Winter!

While we've been enjoying some unseasonably warm weather over the past few days, as New Englanders we know that the weather is bound to change any minute - for the colder. Here are a few tips to help make sure your home is ready for the winter even if you aren't:

Insulation: Basements and attics are [...]

By |November 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First Time Homebuyer Credit Extended and Expanded!

There was a lot of speculation about what was going to happen when the first time homebuyer tax credit expired on November 30, 2009. Good news for first time homebuyers and existing homeowners - the homebuyer credit will continue and will be expanded to include more potential homebuyers. Here are the highlights:

New Purchase Deadline Extends [...]

By |November 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Installing Fiber Cement Siding vs. Vinyl Siding or Wood Siding

Exterior siding is an important choice in the new home building or exterior remodeling process. Siding is an important part of the home as it is one of the 1st things we on a house. There are lots of choices but mostly our customers are interested in the top 3 exterior siding products - Fiber [...]

By |November 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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