In the real estate market, which is so volatile and constantly changing, it is very important to keep yourself up to date on the latest trends to get your home to sell in a timely fashion, for the price you want to sell it for. In considering this topic, we cannot help but speak about curb appeal. And when you talk about curb appeal, there is absolutely one aspect of a house that you cannot ignore. That would be the entry point. The door! A great looking door can give a great first impression when walking into a home. So pay attention as we attempt to cover several points you should look for when putting in a brand new door to your home.
First, what is fashionable? Check out the local trends from houses that have recently sold. What kind of front doors was in the house? If it’s a … Continue reading
With concerns about global climate change and rising energy costs, saving electricity is a big deal. Most people are trying to find ways to reduce their energy consumption without significantly changing their lifestyles. Fortunately, there are a lot of simple steps that can be taken to use less energy. Here are just a few ways to reduce your power consumption and your global footprint.
The biggest culprit in most homes when it comes to excess energy use is the heating and cooling system. Out of date furnaces and air conditioners use more electricity than they should. Replacing them with more efficient models can make a big difference. If you can’t replace your heating and cooling appliances, be sure to have them serviced regularly and keep filters clean.
If you’ve got an efficient heating and cooling system, keeping that comfortable air from escaping is your next job. Drafts, leaks, and cracks … Continue reading