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Solar Energy Overview

Solar energy is quickly becoming a more popular and affordable power source for homeowners and businesses. With residential solar energy, you can lower your carbon footprint and see substantial cost savings. How solar power works The Solar panels collect sunlight and turn it into DC energy The inverter converts DC ...

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Electricity Bill Report: Who paid the most, least?

Source: SaveOnEnergy.com Electricity bills are relentless – they come every month, and there’s little alternative except to pay them. But some months are more painful for residential electricity than others. Most state electricity comparisons are made on the basis of electricity rates, usually expressed in cents per kilowatt-hours (kWh). It’s ...

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Attracting Millennial Buyers

Millennials now make up a large percentage of our country’s population. According to the National Association of Realtors, they also now make up around 42% of home buyers. As their family sizes increase and they begin to reach their prime earning potential, a new and larger home is something that ...

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Best ways to present your household to buyers

When showing your home, you want everyone to see the beauty in it, but no matter how much you love your house, not everyone will get the same impression. Luckily, there are certain tips and tricks that can help you attract buyers when showing and staging your home. Following are ...

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4 Eco-Friendly Home Modifications That Can Lower Your Home Insurance Premium

As the green revolution continues to gain popularity, homeowners are discovering practical ways to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the most meaningful ways is by making eco-friendly modifications to your home and making sure your homeowner’s insurance takes them into account. Benefits of eco-friendly home modifications Lower utility costs ...

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2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

Questions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year: Additionally, ARCH Mortgage Insurance Company in their current Housing and Mortgage Market Review revealed their latest ARCH Risk Index, which estimates the probability of home prices being lower in two years. Based on ...

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How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?

The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history. The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at record lows. Home price appreciation is beginning to reaccelerate. This begs the question: How long can this economic recovery last? The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Survey of Economists recently called for ...

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Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.

Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate. That’s why firms are beginning to increase their projections for home price appreciation going forward. As an example, CoreLogic increased their 12-month projection for home values from 4.5% to 5.6% over ...

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Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.

Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rental prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject. In the most recent Apartment Rent Report, RentCafe explains how ...

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