It will hardly get prices moving upwards again and will do little to encourage homeowners to move or first-time buyers to step into the market.
In addition, changes in the Federal income-tax law encouraged homeowners to assume more debt in the form of home-equity loans.
He encourages individual homeowners to create habitats and cultivate biodiversity by planting wildflower borders on their properties.
Concern about finite resources, polluted air and global warming, and talk of a new surge in fuel prices, have encouraged homeowners to give solar another chance.
Another Yard for the Don encouraged homeowners to grow native plants and create pesticide-free zones.
In recent years, scores of new home-repair books, magazines and television shows - even an entire cable network - have encouraged homeowners to take control of their surroundings.
The protection, Mr. Powell said, will "be better and stronger" than ever and encourage homeowners and businesses to return.
McDonald also encouraged homeowners to be aware of the elegance of the natural environment, thereby making them more sensitive to nature.
The state offers a variety of financial incentives to encourage homeowners and businesses to invest in solar electricity.
Shows of his furniture have inspired auctions, which have brought both attention and threat to Wright houses, which has encouraged homeowners to organize meetings on preservation.