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Home Builder - North Texas Help-U-Build
Thoughts on the real estate profession and property owner rights in America, energy efficient building, green homes, alternative fuels, alternative materials and freedom to make personal lifestyle choices free from abusive governmental interference.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2009 

Are you into conservation?  Like to see the history of conservatation awareness and activities in the US and particularly Texas? Here they are, courtesy of the Texas Legacy Project.  They are collecting videos and documents that capture the history and development of Texas and its relationship to...
11/21/2009
OK folks, here it is, that time of year: Thanksgiving. And its time for AR's first virtual Thanksgiving party. A blog party is similar in concept to a progressive dinner party.  In a progressive dinner party, each course is held at someone else's home.  In this case, each day of a party theme wil...
11/21/2009
Here's the story on Yahoo about auditing the Fed and making Wall Street pay for the bail-out: What's interesting here is that once again, Barney Frank, while appearing to support something akin to Congressional oversight, actually is against a full-blown audit of the Fed.  A lot of this mess can ...
11/19/2009
This just in from the Think Big Work Small newsletter for the mortgage industry: If you want to sign the petition, go to HVCCPetition.com. There have been 117,394 signatures collected to kill HVCC.  This is as of 11/16/09. Most have been validated, some a duplicates. The breakdown on the petition...
11/18/2009
Seems all the talk is about the first time home buyer's credit being extended and expanded. If we're really going to see a turn around in RE, we need to get construction going.  It was tough to get green projects financed before because of the extra costs up front to build.  However, from the fir...
11/18/2009
If you are thinking you would like to build a home sometime next spring, you better get the ball rolling right now. The success of your project and the satisfaction you'll have with your home is directly related to the preparation work you put in before any construction takes place. Here's a brie...
11/17/2009
I just posted a reply to Jennifer Marks' post regarding the credit card companies and how they're screwing their clients:  Why pay on time? Stabbed in the back again And that is the inspiration for this post. The credit card companies are creating a much larger problem for all of us.  And its aff...
11/17/2009
How's this for "Green":   This is a 2'x2' piece of old barn roofing tin that has been flattened out and stamped with this design and then white-washed.  It can be used for ceilings, wainscots, door or cabinet inserts. This is the ultimate in green: recycling.  Taking an old piece of building mate...
11/14/2009
Regardless of your take on the market, when you are selling homes, your listings are competing for attention against a lot of competition.  Especially in the markets we're experiencing. Look at your competition: REO's, short sales, "investor" properties, "retail" sales, desperate sellers.  In thi...
11/14/2009
This is one of the coolest places I know in North Texas.  I came to know this place because they had contacted me about building a wine storage building for them with ICF technology.  Like a cave, only above ground. Anyway, they have really cool events all the time and the one for tomorrow, Sunda...
11/14/2009
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