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Reduce Energy Costs with Light

Summer brings beautiful weather, but also more expensive electricity bills. As a realtor with a Green Designation from the National Association of Realtors, I wanted to kick off a new series with posts every Friday or Saturday with tips on how to reduce our carbon footprint, beginning with our homes, and also save ourselves some long-term stress on our wallets. Starting off our Friday series, I am bringing you some information about the little ways you can save energy and money on your electric bill.

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Smarter Climate For Every Room In The House

Home automation is increasingly common these days as the number of consumer-focused smart devices continues to increase. Though automation covers everything from light controls and security systems to water leak monitors and door locks, one of the most common automation devices is the smart thermostat. These thermostats offer improved climate control and energy savings through programmable adjustments for a range of different scenarios.

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The Best Places for Your Investment in San Diego

San Diego County is sprawling at over 4,500 square miles. That means there are plenty of neighborhoods to suit nearly every lifestyle need and house-hunter desire. Whether you are looking for walkability, family friendly, city-living, or anything in between, here are some neighborhoods to consider. When you’re ready to take your home search to the next level, let me know, and I will do my best to find you your perfect home.

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Robo Lawnmowers: Like a Roomba for Your Lawn

Robotics and automation have changed the way that a number of things work in the home. You may not realize that you can automate tasks outside of the home as well. Though they have not received as much attention as home automation sensors and digital assistants, robotic lawn mowers are starting to change the way that people approach lawn care. Modern robotic lawn mowers were introduced only in recent years, but the devices have a longer history than you might think.

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It’s not unusual to see a few small cracks or pits in the surface of your driveway as it ages. Here’s what you need to know about repairing your driveway.

Sometimes it’s easy to make a mountain out of a molehill. Other times, like when your driveway is starting to show some wear, you might instead try to make a crack out of a canyon. It’s not that you don’t want to make a driveway repair, but often it’s hard to know when the time is just right. So, how can a homeowner know for sure?

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Popcorn ceiling was popular for its ease of application and low maintenance. Now you might want to remove it. Here’s how you can do it safely.

Popcorn is great for lots of stuff. You can enjoy a big bucket with family and friends while at the movies, string it on a thread to give Christmas that old-fashioned touch and even turn it into questionable “treats” for Halloween. One place that it’s a lot less welcome is on the ceiling.

Unfortunately, too many homes still have popcorn ceilings. They often create a lot more questions than they answer.

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