What To Know When Considering Solar

Two Main Factors                 There are two main areas that solar experts evaluate: the electric bill and the roof. “The first thing to consider is that everyone is different,” said Jim. Solar is a customized plan for every home because every home and every family uses a different amount of energy. Many people try to get an idea about the … Read More

Better Insulation Will Save You Money Year-Round

New Mexicans are putting away the shorts and flip flops and picking up coats and jeans for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. For homeowners, this is the perfect time to start preparing their home for the colder weather as well. If you are looking to save money on your heating bill, consider having the insulation in your home inspected. … Read More

30 Years Later Gallipoli Radiant Still Brings the Heat

Father-Son Duo Pioneer Radiant Heating in New Mexico Vince Gallipoli and his son Glenn Gallipoli of Gallipoli Radiant have been setting up radiant heating systems in the Albuquerque area for over 30 years. Vince pioneered the concept when his family moved to Albuquerque in 1975, from New York, where hydronic heating systems are a standard in homes. The father and … Read More

Tile Choices Expand For Homeowners

New tile technology and design is giving homeowners more options in the kitchen. Homeowners want clean lines, a sleek look and consistent color throughout their kitchens, said Joe Sawaya from Emser Tile. Homeowners are moving away from the traditional style kitchen to more contemporary components. They want a seamless look in the floor and decorative tile walls. Thanks to advancements … Read More

Attracting Active Adults Crucial For Economy

It is estimated that over 77 million baby boomers are approaching retirement. Several states are recognizing the incredible potential and are now actively working to attract them to their state to reap the economic benefits. Seventy percent of our nation’s wealth is represented in the 50 and older, “active adults” demographic. States across the nation, including New Mexico, are paying … Read More

Granite or Quartz? Villanueva Granite can help you decide.

Beautiful counter-tops set the tone for your entire kitchen, bath and home. Using stylish, updated materials adds value, appeal and sophistication. So what stone is best, granite or quartz? Tanya Gonzales from Villanueva Granite says this is a question she hears all day and she enjoys letting people know what fits their home best.   Granite    Natural stone, like … Read More

Spring Parade 2016

The 2016 Parade is here! Starting the weekend of April 22nd and the following weekend of April 29th you can view 39 homes, meet the builders and vote for your favorite home with the Parade of Homes app. See the latest in trends, design and appliances in Albuquerque housing.   Check out the Parade homes, map and app by visiting … Read More

New Mexico is the Ideal Place for Natural Lighting with Brooke Nutting

Energy efficiency is a popular topic and New Mexico has the best weather conditions to support them. We experience sunny days and mild weather conditions most of the time. An affordable way to make your home more energy efficient is to use the natural light from those sunny days to light your home. Brooke Nutting, owner of The Natural Lighting … Read More

OSHA Delays Confined Spaces Enforcement 60 Days

Work in Attics, Crawl Spaces and Ducts Targeted At the request of NAHB, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) just announced a decision to further delay enforcement for residential construction of the new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard, this time for an additional 60 days. The agency would have resumed issuing citations for rule violations today. Why is this … Read More