March 2017

There are 2 blog entries for March 2017.

Geothermal energy. Minimizing use of concrete. Making windows more energy efficient. There are many ways that new homes can showcase environmentally friendly technologies. Here are a few of the current trends in home building for buyers looking to decrease their energy consumption or their carbon footprint.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

The average American household uses well over 50 percent of total energy consumption on heating and cooling. Anything you can do to decrease the amount of energy you use puts less stress on the city’s energy supply and also saves money. Geothermal heat pumps rely on the relatively stable temperature of the earth to heat and cool the home throughout the year. Heat pumps move heat from one place to another, instead of

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When it comes to preparing a home to be put on the market, deciding which home improvement projects to undertake can feel like being lost on unfamiliar roads without a map. Completing the right home renovation projects can help homeowners get better offers when it's time to sell, but knowing which home renovation projects take priority can be a challenge if you've never sold a house before. In general, there's a hierarchy of home improvement projects. Here's roadmap to important home renovation projects that can help sellers get better offers and sell more quickly.

Deferred Maintenance

Homebuyers like turnkey properties. Problems with the home that arise from deferred maintenance, such as roof repair, HVAC system repair, and window repair, can all

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