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Keep Your Historic Home Cool This Summer

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Maryland’s weather can be extreme, and May has had some extreme cold and hot days so far. This week especially reminds us that the summer heat is starting to officially set in. Many homeowners, especially those who live in historic homes, are looking for ways to stay cool without paying their entire paycheck to the utility company. Here are some low-cost ways to turn your historic house into a cool, energy efficient, and relaxing space. Provide Some Shade Keep your blinds down, window shutters closed, and curtains drawn! The California Energy Commissions estimates that 40% of heat buildup in homes…

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Tax Credits for Restoring Historic Homes in Maryland

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There are lots of construction companies in Maryland, and lots of good ones. James R. Irvine Construction, however, has developed and cultivated a unique specialty that sets us apart from the rest. We specialize in historic renovation and restorations and have for over 35 years! As such we have developed expertise in all things related to restoring historic homes in Maryland, including how to get the most tax benefits and refunds to help pay for your restoration. Whether it is replacing your windows, repairing your roof, refinishing your floors or all of the above, you may be eligible for a…

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3 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas That Increase Your Historic Home’s Value

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When it comes to remodeling any home there are a plethora of considerations that need to be evaluated carefully, but for the most part they all boil down to your return on investment. Whether you are considering purchasing an older or historic home that needs some renovations, selling your home, or simply improving your quality of life, each consideration has built in costs and rewards. Often times, things we may perceive as non-tangibles, such as more natural light inside the home, translate very tangibly when it comes to resale value. Having been in the design build industry in Maryland for…

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