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Solar Power – Less Expensive?

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Excluding Solyndra, solar seems to be gaining traction as an alternative to traditional energy. There are wide claims that a home that is solar equipped can save as much as $2700 per year after 10 years. This is interesting because the claim that was made (Market Watch) does not include annual maintenance fees or the […]

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October 17, 2011

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Getting the Green by Going with Green

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If you were not aware, there is a new kind of mortgage called a energy improvement mortgage (EIM) that will allow you to have green improvements done after the sale. Here is how it works.  If you are going to purchase a home or property which requires improvements, tell your regular lender you want to […]

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Energy Tax Credits Available

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Heating and air conditioning systems are expensive to replace.  But, it may be possible for homeowners to get a tax credit for an energy-efficient replacement. Last December Congress continued the tax credits for energy efficient home improvements but at the same time reduced the amount of the credit. Prior to 2011, tax credits were up […]

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Green Homes Don’t Translate to Green Bucks!

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In these tough times money saved is money earned.  A survey by Chicago Agent Magazine has revealed that fewer potential homeowners are willing to actually pay additional for ‘green features’. While there is greater awareness and feeling of accountability amongst buyers for being green, given the tough economic conditions being faced by most families, they […]

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