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Video: Free Energy Audits, are they a Scam or a Steal?

Video: Free Energy Audits, are they a Scam or a Steal? Things are heating up here and this is the time of year when Arizona home owners need to beware those calls, emails and knocks on the door from vendors offering you a Free Energy Audit. It’s worth doing your homework, as the video below… Read More

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What’s New in New Home Design? It’s all About Ease and Efficiency.

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the newest features of today’s New Construction Homes so these 4 things may not surprise you. Some, like universal connectivity and charging stations are now standard fare but others like Geofencing to enhance your security system, are still relatively new and generally just an option. Read on for… Read More

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Video: Good Insulation Adds Value and More to Your Home

New Construction homes are getting more and more energy efficient every day and the minimal extra up-front expense will be well worth it in long term savings. The cost of energy is skyrocketing so whether you’re buying a brand new home or upgrading the one you’re living in, insulation should probably be your first consideration…. Read More

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Decoding Energy Efficiency Lingo, According to Home Builders

Energy efficient homes are far from trendy now, they’ve become the norm. In fact, in the world of New Construction, the efficiency of the newly built home is right at the top of most buyer’s frequently asked questions. Everyone who owns a home or who ever will own a home should know the basics. I’ve… Read More

Surprising Ways You Could Save on Taxes This Year

With Tax Day right around the corner, Homeselfe is raising awareness about large tax credits available for those who made energy efficiency upgrades to their homes in the 2015 tax year. Homeselfe wants to ensure American families receive the maximum refund they are eligible for in their tax returns by keeping up to speed on… Read More

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Smarter Living: How to Automate Your Home

By Jim Burch The home of the future doesn’t just live in science fiction anymore. You can own it today. Better yet, it doesn’t require thousands of dollars or long construction times. Home automation is available and affordable thanks to wireless Internet and smartphones. If you want to make your home smarter and work for… Read More

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What Will Homes Look Like in 10 Years?

Accessibility. Automation. Conservation. Health. Safety. These themes are expected to shape the future of residential home design, according to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) report. “Historically, the dominant factors in home design have been economic and demographic shifts,” says AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker. “Residential architects are seeing these forces at play in… Read More

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VIDEO – Buying a Brand New Home may not cost as much as you think.

This video makes some very good points. The extra expense of your initial purchase of a New Construction home, can easily be off-set by the savings in energy and repair or remodel costs. Great strides have been made in energy efficiency in the areas of insulation, utilities and even appliances. After you watch the video… Read More

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Unique, underground geothermal residence in Gilbert, Arizona

A hidden treasure, captivating, unique and surrounded by desert the center of Gilbert. 1040 E Rawhide Ave, Gilbert AZ The outdoor temperature this morning was 85. We didn’t turn on, nor did we need air-conditioning, and artificial lighting was simply redundant. With two stories under ground and a massive skylight overhead, this intriguing, underground, geothermal… Read More

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Are you keeping up with the Jonses? Fun interactive infographic.

How different is your current home from the typical newly built home? Click the link below and find out using a fun interactive infographic from the Census Department. – click for HUD Interactive Infographic – Highlights of Annual 2013 Characteristics of New Housing from HUD via Housing and Urban Development Website. Of the 569,000 single-family… Read More