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Finding Unused Energy Rebates to Lower Your Bills

Happy Green Friday, San Diegans! Utilities are no joke, and electricity in our amazing city of San Diego can be bank-breaking depending on the time of year and when you need to run your appliances. However, did you know that SDG&E offers hundreds of dollars in rebates to help lower your energy bills and incentivize shifts to more efficient appliances? In today’s post, we’ll explore where some of the biggest rebates are when you’re looking to make energy-efficient upgrades, followed by direct links taking you to all the ways you can cut down costs here in SD.

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Spruce Up Your House for Holiday Hosting

The holiday season is one of the most-traveled periods of the entire year. People drive and fly across the country or around the world to visit friends and loved ones. It’s wonderful to have those you care about coming to visit, but it can also be very stressful if your home is in disarray. Even though you tell yourselves that people won’t really care about what your home looks like, there’s always that fear that they’ll judge you if your house isn’t ready for guests.You don’t have to worry, though. There are a number of ways that you can make your home more festive in preparation for holiday visitors. Here are just a few suggestions to help get you started.

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Home Programs Vets Should Know About

Veterans sacrifice a lot for this country. To help honor these sacrifices, special programs were put in place to aid vets in getting and keeping a home. Unfortunately, not all veterans know that these programs exist. Even for those who do, they may not realize exactly what options are available for them and may apply for a program that doesn’t really match their situation ideally.To help sort out some of the confusion, here are a few of the most common home programs that vets might be interested in. As requirements and availability can change over time, be sure to find out more before attempting to apply for any specific program.
 

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Loving Where We Live in San Diego

It is difficult not to fall in love with everything about and around San Diego. We have a diverse city with a rich culture, amazing culinary delights, gorgeous weather, and some of the friendliest people in the country. In today’s post, and in following posts that will alternate with future Green Fridays, I am going to share all the little things that make San Diego great, events happening in SD that aren’t included in Out and About posts, and tips/advice for making the most of our wonderful city.

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What Is a Non-Occupying Co-Borrower?

If you’re worried about whether you can get a loan on your own, having a co-borrower can take a lot of the stress off. Because there are two people applying for the loan, the lender has a lot more potential assets to consider and two different credit scores. In most cases, the co-borrower on a mortgage loan will live at the same address as the primary borrower (such as the residence being purchased.) Depending on circumstances, though, it is possible to have a co-borrower who doesn’t live at the same address.

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Out and About in SD

There is a lot to be excited about as we are fresh out of October and jumping into November. Starting us off is something everyone should be looking forward to, Veterans Day Weekend! Whether you are taking time to honor and remember those who have and still do serve our country, or are using the extra day off to rest and make more memories with the family, there are lots of things to get you Out and About in SD!

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Video Doorbells and Privacy: Maintaining a Balance

Advancing technology has played a large part in improving home security in recent years. This is due, in part, to the rising popularity of the Internet of Things, or IoT; these “Things” are devices that connect via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other wireless networks to perform various functions without the need to be hard-wired or attached to a computer. Security-focused IoT devices include things like window monitors, smart door locks and video doorbells – even security lighting.

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Spooktober Out and About in SD!

Spooktober is coming to a close, but not without a bang! Do you already have Halloween plans or are you looking for some hair-raising thrills? That chill in the air is not just because the temperature is dropping. So get out there, Live Long in San Diego, and get into some of these spooky events before they vanish!

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It’s Green Friday! Moving Towards Zero Waste One Step at a Time

Happy Green Friday San Diegans! With another work week down, I hope you are all set to have a relaxing and restful weekend! In today’s edition of Green Friday, we will be continuing our theme of Living Green by targeting alternatives to single-use plastics in order to move towards zero waste. By opting for washable and reusable products, we can not only limit the amount of non-biodegradable materials going into our landfills but save money in the long run.

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