TOP NEWS Takes On Home Costs

Santa Barbara-based Whitestone Research, a firm which provides facility cost forecasting to companies and the government, has launched a new, free web service called, the firm said today. The new online service allows consumers to input information about their homes and get a complete estimate of home costs, including utility bills, repairs, and services. Whitestone said the new service is based on its statistical models and data, which are used for forecasting costs of things like launch pads and nuclear facilities.