Categories: Green Building
| Posted: March 12, 2010
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What do those tasty little Snack Well cookies and those curvy CFL light bulbs have in common? Apparently, both can lead to over indulgence.
Time Magazine reported that when we install energy efficient lighting, we lose 5% to 12% of the potential savings. Why? Because we leave the lights on longer because they cost less to operate. Kinda like the Snack Well cookies. We can eat more of them because each of them have less calories. Nevermind, we are negating some of the positive attributes of the cookie and the light bulbs.
Take a look at the article Less is Actually More. It is short and pretty interesting. Gives us something to think about.
Categories: Good Info to Know
| Posted: February 25, 2010
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Builder Magazine reports – “Now that the housing recovery is nearly upon us–most economists expect a full-fledged recovery to begin this year–it’s time to figure out which markets will be the front-runners. Based on last year’s performance, especially the level of building permits pulled in the fourth quarter, it’s already clear that some markets are poised to grow at a faster pace this year than others in 2010.”
The magazine reports that the Charlotte market ranked as the 3rd healthiest housing market in the US! In fact, much of the Carolinas is well positioned for recovery. 7 of the top 20 markets were in the Carolinas. The reasons for our high ranking include projected job growth and income growth.
Read the complete story here.
Categories: Buying a Home
| Posted: January 27, 2010
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You are waiting for your home to sell so you can take advantage of the great home prices today. You must make your home as marketable as possible.
Several websites are offering their take on how to get your home sold. We compiled three which we thought hit the target with realistic suggestions that can make a difference and can be done for a reasonable amount of money.
US News and World Report – 10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Sale Price by Spring. It is written for a national audience but we believe their ideas do have local appeal.
About.com – How to Prepare Your House for Sale. A practical look at some the things you just overlook because you live there.
Kiplinger.com – 6 Ways to Stage Your House for Less than $1000. This one assumes you have already moved out and maybe you have. There are some good photos of before and after staging.