What Exactly is a Net-Zero Home?

| January 28, 2011

There are several different definitions of a net zero home.  One of the defini­tions is “Net-Zero Cost” – which is exactly what we at Potterhill Homes have built in our Northside R&D commu­nity, Northwind. In a home that is “Net-Zero Cost”, the actual cost of your energy bills is offset by the income generated by [...]


Are You Ready To Buy A New Home?

| January 26, 2011

2011 looks to be a great year to buy a new home! If you are sitting at home and are on the fence whether or not you should take the leap to start looking at some new homes here are a few signs from homebuyinginstitute.com that you are ready: 1)      You’ve been watching home prices in [...]


Ever Wonder What National Economists are Saying About the Homebuilding Industry and Where it’s Headed?

| January 19, 2011

Then you should visit this blog: http://EyeOnHousing.wordpress.com Recent topics on this blog, which is administered by the National Association of Home Builders, include: -          Energy Costs Continue to Push Residential Building Materials Prices Up -          A Look Ahead: 2011 Housing Policy Issues At Potterhill Homes we know you want to be informed about making a [...]


A Few Helpful Hints From Duke Energy To Keep Your Energy Bills This Winter To A Minimum

| January 18, 2011

 With all of snow we have already recieved for the Winter season, this year’s outlook on weather looks to be very frigid! However with the Help from our Friends at Duke Energy they have put together a list of things to do keep your home warm for the winter.  At  Duke Energy they are constantly striving to help their customers keep [...]


Buy vs. Rent Comparison

| January 15, 2011

Savings: Buying In many cases, the amount of money a renter spends on rent can be about the same as or less than the amount a homeowner spends on a mortgage. With the tax benefit for homeowners, the savings can be significant. Buy vs. Rent Comparison The chart below shows a cost comparison for a [...]

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Cincinnati-based Potterhill Homes is a premier builder of affordable, environmentally friendly homes in Greater Cincinnati. Our homes are built with traditional Cincinnati architectural styles and are perfect for both urban infill and suburban development. To learn more about Potterhill Homes,visit www.potterhillhomes.com.

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As the people behind Potterhill Homes, we have some pretty strong feelings about energy efficiency and green building. And we don't always agree! But we are commited to building a best homes we can and bringing you along on our journey to figure out exactly what that means! Thanks for checking out our site. My Google Profile+