7 Steps to a Solar Powered Home

People switch to solar for a variety of reasons.

Besides generating electricity that is completely pollution-free, solar has a full life-cycle pollutant level that is much lower than any fossil fuel (after accounting for manufacturing and the rest of the supply chain). 

By generating your own electricity, you reduce your reliance on the utilities and protect yourself from future price increases. For those who are truly committed to being independent, they can add batteries to their homes and be disconnected from the grid.

Despite all these compelling reasons to go solar, there are some relatively easy and even free things you should do around your house first, before you invest heavily in solar panels. Some of these are obvious, but others are little vampires that you may not even realize are draining your energy and money.

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7 Great DIY Home Sauna Ideas

If you’ve ever spent time in a sauna, you know just how relaxing they can be, especially after a hard workout. Aside from the physical benefits, saunas have been shown to improve health as well.

Unfortunately, having one installed at home is a luxury that many people cannot afford. But what if you could build one yourself?

You can! Here are 7 creative home sauna designs to inspire your own DIY sauna project.:

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Selling

8 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Selling

If you’ve decided to sell your home, expect to perform minor repairs and enhancements as part of the preparation. 

Small things like replacing rugs, door handles, and decluttering can help your property become more attractive to potential buyers. Preparing your home well can also help preserve its fair market value and make it more welcoming to people interested in acquiring your property.   

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Will There Be a Buyer’s Market This Year?

Will There Be a Buyer's Market This Year

Most of the U.S. has been experiencing a red hot seller’s market this year. While there was uncertainty about the state of the housing market at the start of the pandemic, sellers are now getting top dollar for their homes, and buyers are having a hard time snagging them.

The question on many buyers’ minds is when the tipping point will be. When will we start to see a shift from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market — will it be this year?

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4 Mistakes All Millennials Make When They Buy Their First Home

4 Mistakes All Millennials Make When They Buy Their First Home
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When it comes to real estate, millennials find themselves in a unique position to make mistakes.

While some older millennials were lucky enough to find themselves in the sweet spot of affordable prices and disposable income, many younger ones make up ‘generation rent’, struggling to pull together deposits without the help of family members in a world of constantly inflating asking prices.

This lack of accessibility to the housing market has developed a generation that not only can’t afford to get on the property ladder but aren’t getting their house-purchasing mistakes out of the way before it harms them financially.

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