What Kind of Communities Lure Today’s Renters?

Builders may view attracting today’s eco-friendly young renters as expensive and annoying, but the payoffs are becoming more evident every day. By being greener, operating costs can be lowered and rents can be raised with more convenient, walkable spaces for renters. Renters are looking for communities where...

Bad News for Blackberry

Coined the original smartphone, the Blackberry is having a hard time keeping up with the bells and whistles on the iPhone and Android devices. Ease of use and larger screens are part of the appeal. Some more pros include the availability of ten times the number...

What is a Home Energy Rating?

Based on the home's construction plans, a Home Energy Rating is performed using an energy efficiency software package which yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index. Upon completion of this analysis, a Home Energy rater will work with the builder to identify the energy efficiency improvements needed...

Will the Rental Market Prevail?

A wise client of mine has said many times: the government had one good finance program. Congressional wisdom said, if we have one program working well, why not three? Right!  So was born Fannie and Freddie. Although the expansion has made home ownership easier and a...