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Is Your House Ready for an Electric Car?

While they aren’t quite dominating the automotive market just yet, electric vehicles are definitely seeing a rise in popularity. More and more consumers are embracing the vehicles as a stylish and more environmentally friendly way to get around, and charging stations are starting to appear in places such as hotels, rest stops, and even shopping centers. There’s definitely a market for electric cars out there, and it’s growing.

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Are There Benefits to Prepaying Your Mortgage?

A mortgage is one of the biggest single debts you’re likely to willingly take on. As such, being able to properly manage your mortgage is very important. With so many options when it comes to loans, repayment, and refinancing, it can all get a bit confusing. One point in particular that you might hear a lot of talk about is prepaying your mortgage.

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5 Tips for DIY Paint Disposal

A lot of DIY projects involve paint. Unfortunately, the majority of them don’t use the exact amount of paint that comes in the cans you buy. This leaves you with extra paint that you don’t have anything to do with, and over time you might even build up quite a collection of excess paint cans. Don’t just dump them out or throw them away, though… doing so is illegal in most areas. If you’re not sure what to do with all of the paint you’ve got left over, here are a few things to think about.

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Outdoor Fireplaces: Your Need to Know Get Started Guide

Adding an outdoor fireplace can be a great way to liven up your backyard or patio area. Not only do outdoor fireplaces provide a unique visual aesthetic, but they can also serve a functional purpose. Even though it’s outside in the open air, the heat produced by an outdoor fireplace can actually keep the surrounding area fairly warm on cool autumn evenings. Before you decide to have an outdoor fireplace installed, though, there are a few things you should take into consideration.

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Alexa, Am I Out of Milk? Smart Appliances 101

It seems like everything is getting smart these days. First, the phones were smart, then the thermostats. Now you can buy smart lighting, smart locks, smart cameras and even smart little sensors that can tell you when there’s a water leak or a window is unlocked. What about your appliances, though?

Smart appliances do exist, and they’ve seen a significant increase in popularity in recent years. They offer several useful features, including smartphone interactivity and increased energy efficiency. Consider the following to see if smart appliances are right for you.

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Save your green with green rebates

Though we may often think about how we would love a more efficient appliance that not only works better, quieter, and saves energy, many new machines can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Hunting for sales may be one way to obtain your dream machine. However, I’m here with another Green Realtor installment to cue you into thousands of dollars in local and state-wide rebates to help you fund a shift towards more energy-efficient appliances.

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Weeds, Wildflowers or Invasive Plants?

If you have plants popping up in your yard that you didn’t plant, your first instinct may be that it’s a weed. You very well might be right; after all, what are weeds except for unwanted plants? At the same time, it’s possible that you’ve got wildflowers growing on your property. Depending on your view of wildflowers, that could change things significantly.

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What Defines a ‘Green Home’?

It’s Friday, and that means I am back again with another installment of posts about living green in San Diego. Though we often hear the term ‘green home’ thrown around when referring to new homes and materials being used in their construction, have you ever wondered what makes a home ‘green’? Surely not just some paint! In this post, we will explore what makes a property ‘green’, including some pointers on how you can either upgrade your home to earn green-status or what to keep an eye out for when looking at new properties.

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