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Green Home Solutions

Posted on May 15, 2014

Patio-714x535“Going green” is more than just a trend these days, it is way of life. From government initiatives to consumer products, the world continues to evolve into a more eco-friendly and conscientious place. As the green initiative continues to grow in popularity, we will undoubtedly see the importance of these solutions carried through into the Northwest Florida real estate market.

So, how do you show a prospective homebuyer that your house is energy efficient? Perhaps you could start with greener appliances. You would be surprised to find that replacing an old refrigerator could save as much as $150 a year according to the EPA. Energy Star qualified appliances use 10-50% less energy and water than standard model which could catch the buyer’s attention. Not to mention, new appliances can add to the cosmetic appeal of your home. Another relatively inexpensive green building trend is energy efficient light. Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs use less energy than an incandescent and last up to 10 times longer.

If you are looking for an overhaul, consider investing into solar energy. There are a variety of options out there that can be used to benefit a homeowner. Not only do they cut down on utility bills, but solar energy systems have the potential to increase the resale value of your home.

For more Emerald Coast real estate trends, contact Brad Shoults today at 850.269.9999.

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