The Wood Man

This guy does amazing stuff with wood. From the Livio De Marchi web site: Livio De Marchi was born in Venezia where, still a child, he worked on ornamental sculpture in the Venetian tradition in the workshop of a crafting and in the meantime he studied art and drawing at the “Accademia di Belle Arti” in Venice. His activity starts there, displaying at once an astounding skill in moulding materials. The material has been transformed by him with ironical sensitivity …

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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage?

An Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a mortgage that credits a home’s energy efficiency in the mortgage itself. EEMs give borrowers the opportunity to finance cost-effective, energy-saving measures as part of a single mortgage and stretch debt-to-income qualifying ratios on loans thereby allowing borrowers to qualify for a larger loan amount and a better, more energy-efficient home. EEMs are typically used to purchase a new home that is already energy efficient such as an ENERGY STAR® qualified home. There are …

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Ready for Some Good News?

Eagle Independent Newspaper Column Ready for some good news for a change? God knows that I am. I am so tired of hearing about how bad it is out there. Out where? Point to it! Yes I know that for a lot of people, things could be better. Maybe a lot better. But you know, if you tell someone enough times that the Boogie Man is going to get them, they start believing it. Then they start telling others. It …

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Does Your Bathroom Need Some Work?

Eagle Independent Newspaper Column Your Bathroom- Does it need some work? Most likely if you fall into the72% of American survey responders that said that if they had to pick a room in their house that was due for a makeover or remodel, the bathroom was it. Being the Contractor that I am, bathrooms are the meat and potatoes of what I do. Over half of my work is in this room. Often, the motivation is some sort of damage …

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