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Value your memberships... - 12/28/08 01:26 PM
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is starting a productive New Year! May this year brings you more networking with your local Realtors® Association and Women's Council of Realtors® members which leads to better business practices. Each individual has so much knowledge to share. The best education is the practices we learn from each other. Show thanks to our affiliates by using their services. Belonging to a Realtor's® Association and the Women's Council of Realtors® has many perks. The best perk is the variety of members we can use to benefit our businesses. All members of a Realtors® Association (2 comments)
Energy Star Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL): These bulbs use 75% less energy and heat than regular bulbs. These bulbs can save you approximately $30.00 per bulb over the lifetime of each light. Remember, these bulbs last 10 times longer too. These bulbs contain mercury. CFL's should not be thrown in garbage. CFL's should be dropped at a recycle location designed for these bulbs. Tubular Lighting, Natural Lighting: Nice size for smaller areas. Light starts from the sky and ends in your home. This is done with reflective material. Personally I have a hall that the light stays on all (4 comments)
Feeling ill lately? Passing the bug back and forth?Remember, your air quality is only as good as you allow it to be. Indoor air pollution can be cause by unsealed ducts, gas appliances, uncared for HEPA systems and more... There are simple ways to assist your home or business building with air quality. Cleaning and sealing the air ducts to keep dust and pollen down in your home or business is a start. All filters (furnace, stove, air and water systems) should be cleaned and / or replaced regularly through out the year. If items are not properly maintained, you (3 comments)
If you would like to purchase existing or build a new "Green" home there are special mortgage financing options. Sometimes you will receive a lower interest rate, less expensive closing cost and / or the qualifying ratios will vary. The theory for varying the ratios is, you will spend less on average utility bills therefore can afford more payment. These mortgages are call "Energy Efficient Mortgages" (EEM) Lenders include and are not limited to: Aspen Creek Financial, LLCMortgage Marketplace, IncCountrywide Home Loans Western Regional Green Mtg ServicesBank of AmericaICON Mortgage Lending There are two types of energy mortgages: Energy Improvement (1 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.