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Heated Tiles: The Best Installation Suggestions

For any home that you're considering putting on the market soon or indeed have just purchased, putting in a heating tile system is something that often seals the deal. The heating system goes in beneath the flooring. The tiles help the radiant heat system push up the warmth to avoid trapping it at ground level as carpeted floors can do.
Historic Homes

Understanding the Fine Print on Historic Homes

There are a certain elegance and mystique that come with old houses. If you are the person who is looking for old houses or perhaps selling one, you need to know the ins and outs, as well as the limits and boundaries involved in a protected old home.
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A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

The nation's third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers

Smart Bedroom Design Do’s and Don’ts

Designing your bedroom is a challenging task, especially if you’re a new homeowner with little or no decorating experience. An array of awkward colors and furniture arrangements can take away from the comfortable atmosphere of your bedroom. To help you create a design bringing spark and warmth back into your bedroom, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don'ts for designing your bedroom

What to Expect From Your Home Security System

Studies have shown that having a security system significantly reduces the chance of your home being broken into. However, with the plethora of features, companies and security systems now available, how do you choose which one is best?
AREP

Leading Real Estate Photography Firms Form Association

Leading real estate photography companies have joined together to form the nation’s first trade group for real estate photographers. The Association of Real Estate Photographers (AREP)

Software to Boost Your Profits & Career in Property Management

The way that your day to day role as a property management employee should be changing at this moment as the industry has taken a completely new twist in the short-term lease area of the job. I would really like to share with you my experiences in on the big changes that have been happening in my company.
USGBC

New USGBC Research Explores Green Building Industry’s Role in Highlighting the Importance of Buildings...

As part of its Living Standard initiative, today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of the green building community’s mission
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OJO Labs Raises $45 Million in Series C Funding to Accelerate Product Development and...

OJO Labs, which empowers consumers to make better decisions by providing the AI based personal assistant, “OJO,” has raised $45 million in Series C funding to accelerate its development and market expansion.

Best Home Warranty Companies in the US

A home warranty protects parts of your home, including plumbing, appliances, air conditioning, among others. In fact, the best ones out there cover what your insurance wouldn’t. In addition, they provide you with transparent policies, as well as excellent customer service. Lastly, it gives you the option to fully customize your plan.
How Games Rooms are Making a Comeback

How Games Rooms are Making a Comeback

Games rooms are an age-old favorite in millions of homes around the world. However, over the last few decades urban living, with its smaller spaces may have contributed to a decline in the presence of games rooms in many properties. Fitting a bulky pool table or ping pong table into a small top floor apartment
DOE

Prize Builds on DOE Efforts to Spur U.S. Innovation through Competition to Accelerate Technology...

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a prize competition to spur innovation in wave energy-powered desalination systems. The Waves to Water Prize will draw upon
Environment America

Environment America Partners With Students and Faculty to Urge Colleges and Universities to Shift...

Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
MEP Engineer

3 Reasons You Should Hire an MEP Engineer for Your Next Project

An MEP engineer is a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineer. MEP engineers handle the planning and design of these critical systems whether you’re retrofitting an existing building or designing a new architectural wonder.
ASE

Alliance Statement On Daniel Simmons’ Confirmation To Lead DOE’s Energy Efficiency Programs Office

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke on Thursday after the U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening confirmed Daniel Simmons to be DOE’s Assistant Secretary of Energy heading the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:

The Most Effective Ways to Make Your Hotel or Resort More Eco-Friendly

One of the most cost-effective methods of updating a hotel or resort is to invest in measures that will either decrease energy usage or lower their demand for power from an external grid. So, what are the most effective ways in which a hotel can renovate and remodel their complex to be more eco-friendly and energy efficient?
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Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Software for Construction

The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project management as the art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of a project by using modern management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, quality, and participating objectives. This definition can be applied construction project management as well, as the construction project manager uses the same concepts, applying it in the construction set.
SEIA

SEIA Statement on the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report: "We're pleased to see continued bipartisan support for the Rural Energy for America Program
DOE

Energy Department Announces its Solar Decathlon Student Competition, Applications Due November 6

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is excited to announce its Solar Decathlon student competition to challenge collegiate teams to design and build high-performance, energy-efficient buildings

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.