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Consider Your Window Treatments: Whether you live in a new or old home, or are building your home, you can control your window treatments. What you put on your windows can make a serious different in your home's heating and cooling costs. Light- and heat-filtering blinds and heavy draperies may s...
12/07/2008
Supplement Your Electricity: Installing photovoltaic roof shingles instead of standard asphalt shingles lets you use the sun's energy to generate supplemental electricity for your home. A wire is pulled from each shingle and connected to the home's power grid. You might not be able to generate en...
12/07/2008
Solar water heating requires a significant upfront investment, but once it is installed you no longer need to pay for heating the water. Installation includes a pump, plumbing through which the water circulates for exposure to the sun, and possibly large glass tanks for storing the hot water. A t...
12/07/2008
Use Highly Rated Energy-Star Appliances: This is not a new idea, but as costs rise, buyers are looking at the yellow energy-consumption tags on new appliances more seriously. Retailers know that buyers are paying more attention to the higher-rated appliances, and this could lead to more advertisi...
12/07/2008
Savvy homeowners are battling all-time-high energy costs by incorporating building techniques to make their homes more energy efficient. As more people begin to struggle to meet rising utility costs, these practices are expected to grow in popularity. Just as current owners are renovating with en...
12/07/2008
You must impress not only potential buyers, but also agents. After an agent sees several potential buyers reject your home because it is dirty, they will stop recommending it to others. Word of mouth spreads among realtors. And naturally, if agents do not show your home, buyers cannot buy it.Clea...
12/02/2008
Examine Your PhotoCurb appeal is the number-one reason that people look at your home. If your MLS photo (the one that appears on realtors' websites) is not appealing, clean up the exterior and request a new photo. Good realtors know that a great photo increases your chances of having people visit...
12/02/2008
Several key things can keep buyers away from your home. Some of these deterrents prevent buyers from even looking at the inside of your home, meaning that all your preparations have been done in vain.Consider Your PriceIf few or no buyers are coming to see your home, it may be listed at a price t...
12/02/2008
Quick & Easy Holiday Punch When time is short and guests arrive unexpectedly, serve this quick and easy punch that will make a nice match for cookies, cake or even a simple dinner. INGREDIENTS   · 4 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled · 1 can (12 ounces) lemon juice concentrate · 4 cups cold w...
12/02/2008
Request that the seller provide an owner's title policy add-on when purchasing a new home. In some areas, this is a standard part of the home-purchase negotiation process and is expected by the buyer. However, the seller may refuse. In such a situation, you would need to purchase the policy on yo...
12/02/2008
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