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Evergreen, Colorado - At a per square foot price, green certified energy efficient homes are selling for more than conventional homes according to Earth Advantage Institute, a non-profit green building organization. In a study of certified green homes in Oregon, the institute discovered that the...
06/28/2010
Lewiston, Idaho - The state of Idaho is looking to set up a health insurance exchange despite a lawsuit that could bar its formation. The Idaho Department of Insurance is looking to form an exchange in direct challenge to the new health care regulations set forth by the Obama administration, whi...
06/17/2010
The city of Escondido recently announced two new projects that would help to revamp the city's image by focusing on older structures being deemed as eyesores. As in any city, old buildings can drastically reduce the image of a neighborhood or city, bringing down property values and hurting nearb...
06/17/2010
El Cajon has approved a measure to spend $881,100 to improve several structures in the city. Scheduled renovations include the installation of energy efficient lighting in city hall and other buildings in the city. About 1,000 streetlights at intersections will also be retrofitted with more effi...
06/16/2010
Francine Hardaway's recent article on health care brings up an interesting point: it's all but vanished from people's minds. It seems like the issue people were fighting so hard over was nothing more than the flavor of the month. I work on several insurance sites and I know that traffic for heal...
06/08/2010
Durham, NC - The Toll Brothers, builders of luxury homes stated that they saw a "notable improvement" in the North Carolina housing market. The company owns a slew of homes and other development projects in the state and the rest of the country. They focus mostly on high end luxury homes, a segm...
06/08/2010
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Congratulations to those who live in the state are in order as Oklahoma has the highest levels of home equity compared to any other state in the U.S. according to the Tulsa World. Tulsa and the state as a whole have some of the lowest levels of negative equity, a situation wher...
06/07/2010
  Here's an interesting article I read on how to protect your home against hurricanes from Favstock.com. I'll summarize the important parts so you don't have to do the heavy reading yourself. Check to make sure you have adequate home insurance protection Be sure you have flood insurance as hurri...
06/07/2010
Just when things began to turn around for American International Group, it didn't. The company recently failed to sell its Asian business to Prudential PLC as previously reported in the news. Prudential decided last minute to back out the purchase of AIG's AIA Group after the latter declined a l...
06/04/2010
According to First American CoreLogic, about 24% or 11 million U.S. households had negative equity, meaning they owe more on their home than its current value. But it's not as easy as relying on valuations. Residents of Philadelphia, particularly in Doylestown, have been struggling to find an ac...
06/04/2010
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