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Clean energy bills would provide new type of loans for Michigan homeowners

LANSING — Bills to expand clean energy loans in Michigan could see changes to beef up consumer protections. Bipartisan legislation recently before a state House committee would extend Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans to residential property owners.

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“There’s such savings to be had out there,” said bill sponsor, Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor. “And this tool, it’s just a great one for communities to have in their toolbox.”

But some groups are divided on whether the bills go far enough to protect the people they are aimed at helping. Mainly, low income residents.

Local governments would be able to provide financing to residents to adopt property assessment programs and create districts to promote the use of renewable energy systems and other energy efficient improvements and environmental projects. The loans would then be repaid, and include a lien on the owner’s property. Communities would have to opt in

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Homeowners In Massachusetts: Tips To Remodel A Green Kitchen

Looking for ways to make your Massachusetts home more environmentally friendly? Read this guide and learn how to get started.

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to begin. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health focus: A green kitchen remodel lets you create a healthy indoor living space for you and your family.
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New funding expands Home HeadQuarters grant, loan programs for homeowners

Syracuse, N.Y. – Local officials today announced the expansion of grant and loan programs to help homeowners pay for repairs or renovations. The programs are administered by Home HeadQuarters, a nonprofit housing organization.

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Covid-19 emergency home repair grants: Bank of America is providing $100,000 to beef up this grant program, which provides income-eligible homeowners with up to $2,000 for emergency repairs such as replacing hot water tanks, repairing furnaces, and addressing other quality of life and safety issues. To qualify, you must have lost a job or substantial work hours because of the coronavirus pandemic. Home HeadQuarters said it already has more than 125 people on a waiting list.

Get more information here.

Solvay/Geddes home renovation loans: Homeowners throughout Geddes can now get loans of up to $25,000 for home renovations. The loans carry interest at 1% and are repayable over 10 years. They can be used for

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Minnesota Homeowners: Smart Updates For A Green Kitchen

Cooler weather is on its way, and it’s the perfect time of year to think about all those indoor projects that you want to tackle. Why not consider renovating your Minnesota home and making it more energy efficient?

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to start. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health
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Wisconsin Homeowners: Tips To Update Your Kitchen And Go Green

Many homeowners here in Wisconsin are planning their fall home improvement projects, putting plans into place to make updates that are good for the environment while still being within their budget.

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to start. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health focus: A green kitchen remodel lets you
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Catholic Group Launches $9.7 Million Anti-Biden Campaign in Battleground States

A Catholic group is launching a multi-million dollar effort to educate Catholic voters in key battleground states about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “anti-Catholic record and policy agenda” ahead of the general election in November.CatholicVote, a national Catholic political advocacy group, on Tuesday announced the $9.7 million campaign to discourage Catholics from voting for Biden. The organization is producing an “in-depth report on Biden’s record on issues Catholics care about,” including a shortened “voter guide” version, that it plans to send to five million Catholic voters. The effort will also kick off with a $350,000 digital ad buy in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Michigan.The group’s new effort, which involves full-time staff in six states and thousands of volunteers, will reach voters through digital advertising, parish-by-parish canvassing, direct mail, and “get out the vote” efforts in six

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Rhode Island Homeowners: Your “Green” Kitchen Makeover

If you’re a Rhode Island homeowner who wants to renovate this fall, why not consider the environment and energy savings when you plan your next project? When you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to start. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health focus: A green kitchen remodel lets you create a healthy indoor living
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Home-owners ‘have inflated view of their property’s value’ says Aviva

HOME-owners in Northern Ireland could be over-estimating the value of their property by around £37,000 typically, according to a survey.

Nearly one in 10 of all home-owners in the UK believes their house has increased in value since the coronavirus outbreak, insurer Aviva found.

Its survey of more than 2,300 home-owners found that, on average, people estimated the value of their home at £288,263.

This is £52,590 higher than the average UK house price in May of £235,673 as recorded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

In Northern Ireland, people believe their home to be worth £177,454, when in fact the average price is 26.2 per cent (or nearly £37,000 less) at £140,580.

Some recent house price reports have shown property values hitting new records as pent-up demand is released into the market and buyers take advantage of a stamp duty cut.

But economists have said that looking further

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Connecticut Homeowners: Top Trends In Green Kitchen Remodeling

Fall is on its way and it’s the perfect time of year here in Connecticut to start thinking about your next home improvement project, such as redoing your kitchen. If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to start. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health focus: A green kitchen remodel lets you create a
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Millennial homeowners have done the most home improvement projects during extra time spent in the house

Millennials are getting handier around the home since lockdown measures began, according to new research.

In fact, a poll of 2,000 homeowners found that compared to other generations, millennials have been the busiest, with 81 percent having tackled a home improvement project since March.

Conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Bernzomatic, a manufacturer of handheld blowtorches, the survey examined the various home improvement projects American homeowners completed while stay-at-home orders have been in effect — and looked at why they’ve taken them on.

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For 65 percent of those polled, a project was done to save money while 49 percent simply needed something to keep themselves busy while being in lockdown.

Overall, the average homeowner has already attempted four different home improvement projects since March — guesstimating a savings of over $160 just by trying a project themselves.

All this, without the help of an outside contractor (47 percent opted

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