Save Money and the Planet by Going Green

September 08, 2012

Save Money by Embracing the EnvironmentGoing green by remodeling is still a great way to reduce your energy consumption and

save money. With green projects, you can spend a little or a lot and see savings almost immediately, so they’re a popular option for both home sellers and those just looking to improve their current home. The Equifax Finance Blog tells all about ways to go green in the new article, “

Green Real Estate Market Trends.”

The simplest, and often least expensive option for going green is weatherizing. This process updates all of the seals in your home, from adding insulation in your attic to sealing any cracks with caulk. Doing so will make sure your air conditioning and heating systems aren’t losing power due to inefficiency and working harder than they have to. This cuts on your electric and gas bills in addition to making you even more comfortable inside your home.

If you aren’t sure where to start, you can have an energy audit performed. This test, which costs around $400, will find places in your home with any leaks and cracks and shows you the best ways to seal them. It’s a valuable service if you’re not sure where to start.

The Equifax Finance Blog has more tips on improving your

real estate, as well as personal finance advice on saving money, avoiding debt and living better with your money.

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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