Blog Updates from the CMBA

Winter Fuel - Money Saving Checklist

February 22, 2013

As temperatures drop during the winter, home fueling costs often increase for home owners. Whether your fuel option is natural gas, fuel oil, electricity, propane or wood, you have options to reduce your costs. Read More.

What is Universal Design?

February 22, 2013

The terms “Universal Design” | “Barrier Free Design” | “Accessible Design” each recognize that we all exist somewhere on a wide range of human ability. Everyone, even the most able-bodied person, passes through childhood, periods of temporary illness and injury, and old age. Universal Design creates environments that will be easier for all people to use, regardless of their abilities, age or current state of health. Read More.

Builders and Buyers Bypass Budget Bullet

February 22, 2013

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) cost the US Treasury $88.8 billion in 2011, making it the second largest tax break for individuals. That is precisely why the Congress has its sights set on it. However, there is much debate about how to reduce its costs to the Treasury and by how much. Read More.