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Buying an older home

Buying an older home

Our house was built in 1887. yes. 100+ years ago. It’s awesome. Wood everywhere. Even under the drywall. I discovered, which turned that 30 minute job into an ALL DAY affair. Freshhome.com found ten things you must know about buying an older home. but…

Is your WordPress Theme safe?

Is your WordPress Theme safe?

I’ve never knowingly had this problem but, I’m sure it’s out there. And I’ve questioned a couple of themes I’ve seen. You’ve just got to be careful in anything you do. Does your theme report user data back to the theme author? Does it…

How to Deep Clean Leather Seats, Couches and Upholstery

How to Deep Clean Leather Seats, Couches and Upholstery

Deep Clean Leather: tips from a pro “What I’m about to share with you is the ‘professional’ cleaning method, and I swear on my life it works, but you need to be careful. Seriously. I’ve brought back leather that was covered in soot before”…

What A Purple Trike Can Teach You About Selling A Home

What A Purple Trike Can Teach You About Selling A Home

What A Purple Trike Can Teach You About Selling A Home. Pawn Stars demonstrate missing link between cost and value when potential client drags in a custom made three wheeled motorcycle. Guess what? The market was not filled with purple trike lovers. More Info:…

Home that Uses 10 Solar Principles

Home that Uses 10 Solar Principles

A Tour of David W. Allan’s Solar Home that Uses 10 Solar Principles. http://pesn.com/2012/06/24/9602115_Tour_of_David-Allans_Solar_Home/   more info? Builders Website 

10 Reasons It’s A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House

10 Reasons It’s A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House

We’re not real estate agents here, but we’d love to help you buy a fine home in southern Illinois. But it may not be the best move. I’d also love to help you rent a nice home, I happen to have one coming on…

The Wind House

The Wind House

This design uses a Wind Vault for natural cooling.   Passively-cooled Wind Vault House catches the breeze

Switch to Solar – Nine great tips

Switch to Solar – Nine great tips

All across the country, alternative energy is sprouting like spring weeds. Global solar photovoltaic demand grew 196 percent.  Prices of photovoltaic are dropping.  Solar technology saves money by enhancing your energy independence; suddenly, you control the source of the energy you are using. The largest cost is the…