Our “My Home: The American Dream” contest is an annual essay contest where local students are invited to write about what makes their house a home. Some entries are funny, some evoke tears, and some will leave you speechless with the insight beyond their years. We allow entries to be submitted in a myriad of formats (so it doesn’t have to be JUST an essay!) and this year we received poems, videos, PowerPoint presentations, poster boards, comic strips, and even a handcrafted sculpture or ... read more
Buying a house is a very important purchase and there are a lot of things to consider when looking for the right one. While browsing for houses, keep on the lookout for things that could affect you in the long run or end up costing you more. Here are a few questions that anyone buying a house should ask themselves to make sure they are considering some common concerns homeowners run into.
1. Will the Windows Need Replaced? - New windows can be pretty pricey costin... read more
For ages Americans have been regaled about the “Home of the Future”. While many facets of a Jetson’s inspired world still allude us (like hover cars, for instance), there has been an amazing recent development in the world of homebuilding. By now, most everyone has heard about 3D printing with mixed results and opinions. But while most of us understand how 3D printing works, how many thought of using this technology to provide homes to families? Well, some innovators did! The company Apis Cor &a... read more
Buying a house is something many Americans dream of their whole lives. It is a real accomplishment to own your own home and many feel a sense of pride when receiving their first set of keys. If you are a first-time home buyer keys are not the only thing you will be receiving. There are certain tax breaks you can take advantage of if this is your first time owning a home. This can be immensely helpful when you consider all the money and planning that goes into buying a new home including savi... read more