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Buyers Pay More for Eco-Friendly Homes

As the costs to heat and then to cool your home continue to rise, homeowners are weighing the value of making the necessary adjustments.

“Green Homes” sell faster in today’s market. The major reason against them is the cost.

The major reason for doing them is two-fold: savings on your utility bills while you live in the home; and increased value to the buyer when you decide to sell your home.

According to the American Institute of Architect’s Home Design Survey, there are 7 eco-friendly changes which increase the value of your home in a Buyer’s eyes:

1. High-efficiency insulation
2. High-efficiency windows
3. Double- and triple- glazed windows
4. Tankless water heaters
5. Water conserving devices
6. Products aimed at improving indoor air quality
7. Renewable flooring products such as cork and bamboo

If you are considering making some green improvements to your home, start with one or two such as adding solar panels or changing your water heater. Then put a plan together, check to see if there are any Federal or State Tax Credits available, select an appropriate vendor and then enjoy the benefits of ‘going green’.  Looking for a green home, we can help!

June Kubli, Ph.D.
Broker Associate, Certified Residential Specialist
License #00911089
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cell: 858-353-0406
EFax: 858-228-9944
Email: jskubli@gmail.com

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4 Ways to Make your Home Safer

This summer, in addition to cleaning out the garage and planting the garden, consider these four items to keep your house safer from floods, fire and other unhappy occurrences. In combination, they will take less than four hours and cost under $100.00:

1. Check PLUMBING for leaks in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms especially the hot water heater, toilets, sinks and refrigerator.

2. Inspect all ELECTRICAL cords in your home including the power strips and extension cords behind computer desks and televisions. Also take a moment to label your circuit breakers and where there are two or more appliances plugged into one outlet, think about using surge protectors.

3. Safeproof the GARAGE by putting maximum space between any gas-powered tools, portable gas tanks and paint from the furnace and the water heater.

4. Change BATTERIES in your smoke detectors and add FIRE EXTINGUISHERS in kitchen, garage and other relevant locations.

For further information, contact your insurance provider or your local real estate agent at www.411sandiegohomes.com.

June Kubli, Ph.D.
Broker Associate, Certified Residential Specialist
License #00911089
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cell: 858-353-0406
EFax: 858-228-9944
Email: jskubli@gmail.com

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