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September 2016

Sept 2016

NAR Sharpens Focus on Sustainability with New Program Launch 

A new program just launched by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) is sure to speed the progress toward making the real estate industry and the housing stock more sustainable. 

NAR’s Sustainability Program will bring a sharper industry-wide focus to sustainability and expand the pool of people who understand the value and principles of resource-efficient homes and communities.

Jan 16

This Month's Tips: Winter Prep: Preventing Frozen Pipes

Here are three steps the American Red Cross suggests taking before winter starts to prevent frozen pipes. 

August 2016

Jan 16

Walkability Commands Price Premium

Yes, homes in walkable areas command a price premium, according to Redfin’s “How Much is a Point of Walk Score Worth?” 

It, looked at how much walkability increases a home’s value and found that one Walk Score point can boost a home’s price by an average of $3,250.

August 2016

BACK to BASICS: Fall and Winter Roof Prep 

Maybe August feels a little early to be thinking about prepping your roof for the fall and winter. But it’s so much easier to inspect and fix your roof now when it’s sunny and warm than it is to do it when it’s cold and windy or raining or snowing. 

Joan Crowe, director of technical services with the National Roofing Contractors Association, Rosemont, Ill., says that homeowners frequently ignore the roof and start paying attention only when there’s a problem like ice dams or interior water damage. 

July 2016

This Month's Tips: Greener Fido offers some simple ways to reduce your pup’s environmental impact.