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Why is R-22 Refrigerant so Expensive Now?

Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances U.S. government has placed restrictions on how much refrigerant can be produced and by 2020 will no longer be produced. As the amount of R-22 refrigerant that's available dwindles down, the cost of the refrigerant begins to skyrocket. So what should I do? If you have replaced or upgraded your system ... Read More

Building Your Home WISELY In 9 Steps – STEP #1

    There is no way around it – building your dream home is a big undertaking and it will come with some challenges, but even bigger rewards. You have heard sayings like, “nothing easy is worth fighting for” or “The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.” ... Read More

Awesome Winter Dishes That Won't Be Around Forever

Here are some awesome winter dishes that won't be around forever. Check them out now before they're gone!     Springfield’s Best Winter Seasonal Menus - Murney Associates, Realtors We could come up with about a thousand reasons to love the practice of a seasonal menu. A business willing to create a dedicated seasonal menu signals to foodies ... Read More

The 2017 Local Business Primer

 Already making business plans for 2017? Whether you're starting a business, making improvements to your existing business or you just want to get more in tune with the local business community, these are the people, places and resources you need to know in the Queen City!     The 2017 Local Business Primer - Murney Associates, Realtors ... Read More

Renovating Your Home, Once Your Children Move Out

Becoming an empty nester is no small thing in the life of a parent. And truly, there is no better time to consider a home renovation, along with upgrading your insulation to a more energy efficient material like spray foam, than now. Obviously, most parents miss having their children around, but with any luck, you ... Read More

Cost of Spray Foam Insulation - 4 Things to Remember

A common question from homeowners researching spray foam insulation is “How much does spray foam insulation cost?” Much like buying a car, there are variable factors that can influence the final cost per square foot of a spray foam insulation installation. Below are four things to remember about the cost of spray foam insulation. Spray ... Read More

DIY with a Purpose

For the past seven months, the Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the Springfield-Greene County Library District to provide educational workshops for library patrons free of charge called “DIY with a Purpose”. Members of Habitat’s construction team led programs with a variety of topics including tiling basics, exterior home maintenance, toilet trouble shooting and more. ... Read More

Vote YES on 4 - Taxpayer Protection

Vote YES for Taxpayer Protection (Amendment 4) Election season is here! I know – it’s such an obvious statement. All you have to do is turn on your tv, check an online news site or listen to the radio  to learn that political ads are everywhere. Along with all of the important races that will ... Read More