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New Energy Saving Products That Can Help Decrease Your Energy Costs

New Energy Saving Products That Can Help Decrease Your Energy Costs

With mortgages at an all-time high, as homeowners we are always trying to decrease our monthly expenditures. One of the best ways to do this is to reduce how much energy we use. Additionally, this can help us play a part in improving the environment. Home automation systems are one way to do this, and are quickly growing in popularity. If you looking for a less expensive way to lower your energy costs, you can consider a renewable energy plan. Companies like Epcor Power have the ability to source some of your energy from environmentally friendly sources, and then augment that energy with a smart thermostat. Google’s Nest is one option of a smart thermostat, which will control how much energy you use in general, and help to decrease your costs. It allows you to...

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5 Tips To Make You A Bidding War Winner!

5 Tips To Make You A Bidding War Winner!

Picture this- you have spent almost two years scanning the homes in your area, looking for the perfect place to begin your life. At last, you find the perfect house, with the picket, white fence you’ve always wanted. However, another family believes it is their dream home as well. You are now officially in a bidding war. Here are some tips for securing the home that will never be topped: It is crucial to start preparing your finances for the home buying process before entering a bidding war. Find a lender you can trust, and select a loan before making an offer on a home. Have a preapproval letter ready to present at the time of your offer. If you have the means to be an all-cash buyer, you will be ahead of others in the bidding war. If you are a non-cash buyer,...

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The Most Bang For Your Buck: Which Home Improvements To Make

The Most Bang For Your Buck: Which Home Improvements To Make

Are you looking to buy a new home, but need to spruce up your current home first to make sure it is ready to sell? If so, you have probably spent hours trying to decide which projects will give you the most bang for your buck. Here are some tips for making those tough decisions, and prioritizing home improvements in such a way that you will see a greater return when it comes time to sell: Renovations to the exterior of your home are typically the most cost-effective compared to interior home renovations. Your front door is the first thing buyers see, and can drastically affect your curb appeal. Replacing the front door has the potential to give you a 96.6% return on investment. If your door is in good condition, a fresh coat of paint may be all you need. Outdoor...

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