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A passive solar home means there are no moving parts or equipment that need to be maintained.  Being "passive" means just that - it's all about how your house "lays" there and absorbs or reflects heat. Heat naturally moves from a warmer material to a cooler material until there is no temperature ...
Are you a home-buyer who's looking to get "more home for your money"?  What buyer isn't, right?  Or perhaps you're a current homeowner who would like to make some much-needed repairs to your home.  If so, keep reading... A HUD-insured 203(k) loan may just be the financing tool you need to buy or ...
Don’t think of this as just a “winter” topic either – you can save money on your cooling costs starting now by taking some simple steps to seal (or “tighten”) your home. Air leakage amounts to 30-40% of a home’s heating and cooling costs. Stopping air leakage is important not only for energy savi...
With so much discussion this week regarding the new clean energy bill now heading to the Senate, I thought it would be interesting to hear what other Realtors  and real estate professionals think of the latest version of the bill. As a Certified EcoBroker, I am, personally, disappointed that NAR ...
Now that we've begun July, we can take a preliminary look at the June 2009 Sales Trends for Middlesex and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts. You can view the data below and perform your own analysis, but here are some interesting highlights: Highest Median Sales Price: Weston, MA ($1.29m) Lowest ...
Overview Perhaps the most pleasant economic savings can be derived from judicious and mindful planting of trees and shrubs. The value of traditional plantings serving as windbreaks is well known. Additionally, well-placed deciduous trees can shade a building during hot summer months yet allow war...
As a professional Realtor and member in good standing of the National Association of Realtors, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and the Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors, I would like to announce my official completion and attainment of the EcoBroker certification in real estate...
Every EcoBroker or NAR Green designee will have a different answer, but here are my favorite top three: Installation of Energy Star appliances - lighting and appliances account for 27% of all energy used in a residence and account for more than 45% of total energy costs. You can actually show how...
Banks are increasingly recognizing the fact that a homeowner who spends money to improve the energy efficiency of their home ends up have extra money in their pocket at the end of the month - and this can help tip the balance in your favor of getting a higher mortgage amount with an Energy Effici...
From my blog on 06/23/09: "The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Arlington Department of Public Works have released their annual Water Quality report for 2008, as mandated by the EPA. The results are excellent – we’ve got some of the best drinking water in the nation! For the 120 co...

Tim Cahill

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