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  • New England Real Estate Carbon Challenge – Tips
    central theme of your house color before opening it up to potential buyers Popular choice for Malaysians Open area Your busy foyer and hallway can finally get some rest When staging a home it is very important that you strip your house of bulky and unnecessary furniture and appliances An open spacious looking home is always highly recommended design wise It will make potential buyers think that they are getting a good deal with a big home with small price Outdoor spaces More and more people these days are beginning to realize the beauty of enjoying the outdoors that is why homes that come with outdoor spaces are very impressive to many home buyers So if you have room enough for simple garden furniture or if you have an unused area for a patio by all means invest on it The good thing about investing in these outdoor spaces is that they don t need to be grand the more natural and simpler they are the more attractive they are Run to your nearest thrift store for some well loved rattan seats or a little hammock add some rustic garden lights and win an outdoor loving buyer Natural light Natural light creates an illusion of additional space So when you are selling an upmarket condo like The Coast in Singapore or the infamous Vipod Suite in KLCC and you re expecting tons of buyers go for sheer curtains and open windows if the weather permits This will definitely sit well with your white accents in the house Avoid putting too much drapery on your windows because it makes it look stuffy and clamped Smart storage additions If you re going to invest on your house renov for the house you re selling might as well invest in smart storage Transform your small pantry into a multi level multi faceted rotating pantry or if space allows create a walk in closet You may also want to read my previous guide to green development for context Alternatively see this page for more inspiration GO GREEN November 4 2013 0 comments Read More Restoring the GREEN in Old Condominiums A Practical Guide Restoring the GREEN in Old Condominiums A Practical Guide Email from a previous attendee of the New England Go Green campaign back in 2008 Hey M I have been buying up old real estate here in Malaysia to restore before flipping them in the secondary market And of course being a green devotee I would like to take up the CARBON CHALLENGE and turn them into little green monsters What s your advice Cindy Forbes Well Cindy A lot of homeowners today in Malaysia are looking into buying old condominiums and investing on repairing it They save up a lot on the down payment and the total cost of the house thereby getting shorter terms on mortgage loans and in some cases lower monthly fees While that sounds very promising repairing an old condo can be as expensive as building a

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  • New England Real Estate Carbon Challenge – Tools
    following organizations Important Pages About Us Privacy Policy Terms Conditions Archive for category Tools Calculator Calculator W e ve designed this tool to help you identify actions you can take in your home to reduce your energy consumption costs and greenhouse gas emissions As you select actions to reduce your energy usage we ll give you estimates tailored to your household of what you might expect to save Using this tool you can Take the Challenge and join the many residents throughout New England who are reducing their energy costs and environmental impact VEHICLE EMISSIONS Every gallon of gasoline produces 20 pounds of carbon dioxide and therefore vehicles are a significant source of greenhouse gases There are several ways to reduce automobile emissions ELECTRICITY EMISSIONS Power plants use many fuel types coal oil natural gas biomass hydro nuclear to produce electricity and several of these fuels coal oil natural gas are rich in carbon creating a lot of carbon dioxide when they are burned to produce electricity Reducing our electricity consumption lowers these emissions HEATING AND HOT WATER EMISSIONS How we heat our homes and hot water are frequently the largest sources of household carbon emissions Fortunately there are many ways to reduce these numbers There are some properties around the world which have been developed with this principle in mind Real estate sector in Malaysia for example is famous for the common practice of reducing carbon emissions in their housing projects and new property developments For this reason real estate brokers and agents have the incentive to buy or sell properties which satisfies the requirement for reduced heating and hot water emissions For more information on how the properties for sale in Malaysia incorporate lower heating emissions as part of their real estate development projects read this article This

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  • New England Real Estate Carbon Challenge – Uncategorized
    too small for your taste Oh you would not have neighbors living in the exact same looking home too Building your own home also gives you the freedom and the privilege to choose the exact materials that you want to see in your house Houses in the Petaling Jaya district for one have spacious homes and lots that you can definitely utilize You would not have to worry over having to change anything to match your preferences Now things will be different if you are in a rather cramped property development such as Mont Kiara or Ampang for example And then of course there s that sense of personal gratification over seeing your home built from scratch It s your dream home and you ve seen how it came to be that much of a satisfaction is priceless and something you can never achieve with a pre built home This point is driven home in one of Trulia s blog post which can be found here There are on the other hand some Malaysian developers particularly those in the greater Kuala Lumpur area which give a lot of customization options to buyers reputable developers such as Glomac and Mah Sing come to mind and so there is a middle ground Condominiums such as Troika in KLCC are flexible to some extent when it comes to customization options Also having your own design means that it s easier to take our Carbon Challenge Cons However the biggest disadvantage to building a house is that it is generally more expensive as opposed to buying a home Mortgage lenders in Malaysia typically do not easily grant construction loan so it may take a bit of time to get the financing on it started That is unless of course if you are not going to pay with cash Also building your own home takes a lot of time Whilst you only have to drive up to your pre built home on moving day construction of a new house may take months and sometimes even years to finish Plus you would have to work as much as the weather permits you Weather disturbances can disrupt your construction progress way more than you can imagine This is especially true in the context of the unpredictable Malaysian weather During this downtime you will have to settle down somewhere else if you do no longer have your old home Renting a place during the construction will cost you both the rent and the ongoing construction costs Property hunting in Malaysia can be daunting but at the advent of online property research tools such as PropertyReviews my things are indeed easier now than say three years ago Choosing the right materials to go in your home could also be time consuming Unless you leave it all to your builder which practically defeats the purpose of building the house according to your preferences you will have to go through the process with your engineer contractor It is only fun in

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  • New England Real Estate Carbon Challenge – Workshops
    Workshops N ECarbon Challenge are proud to announce the official launch of Button Up NH a highly successful home weatherization workshop pioneered in Vermont and now available in New Hampshire Button Up NH presenters will conduct nine free home weatherization workshops in regional hubs across the state this winter including New London Lebanon Grafton Plymouth Sanbornton Tilton Concord Rye Atkinson and Dover WORKSHOP SCHEDULE New London Tracey Memorial Library Thursday December 10 7 p m Concord City Council Chambers Tuesday January 12 6 45 p m Dover City Hall Thursday January 14 6 30 p m Sanbornton Tilton Winnisquam Regional HS Tuesday January 19 6 45 p m Lebanon Lebanon Public Library Saturday January 23 10 a m Rye Rye Public Library Saturday January 23 10 a m Grafton City Hall Tuesday January 26 2010 6 45 p m Plymouth Pease Public Library Thursday January 28 6 45 p m Atkinson Kimball Public Library Saturday February 6 10 a m WHAT THE WORKSHOP COVERS Evening workshops are conducted by qualified home energy experts who will introduce homeowner participants to the basics of home energy budgets and the value of home weatherization Each workshop will include information on how simple household adjustments and modest investments can lead to significant energy savings over the long haul Workshop topics will include residential heat use and loss the short term benefits of simple do it yourself weatherization the value of a professional home energy audit the long term benefits of extensive professional energy retrofits and the technical and financial resources available to make it happen As a bonus to all attendees we will also be distributing free meditation music CDs utilizing the latest brainwave entrainment technology Coming to workshops can be troublesome and we would like to incentivize all attendees by introducing them to

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  • New England Real Estate Carbon Challenge – Take Up The Carbon Challenge!
    emailing her directly at ccop2012 gmail com Alternatively you can also call our PR supervisor Laura 765 772 3781 during regular office hours Thank you and speak to you soon Michelle We Support NECC supports the following organizations Important Pages About Us Privacy Policy Terms Conditions Take Up The Carbon Challenge Take Up The Carbon Challenge September 25 2012 4 01 pm 0 comments W e are pleased to introduce our new Community Outreach Coordinator Garry Lee Garry will serve as the primary point of contact for Carbon Challenge communities and organizations in New Hampshire seeking to reduce their residential energy consumption as well as their carbon footprint Garry brings a deep and varied background in environmental journalism program development marketing and community outreach to the Carbon Challenge and we are excited to have him on board Welcome Garry WOULD YOU LIKE TO REDUCE YOUR HOUSEHOLD S ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SAVE MONEY IN THE PROCESS WE CAN HELP We offer lots of ideas to reduce your energy consumption and challenge yourself to reduce your environmental impact And now through a generous grant from the NH Public Utilities Commission we are moving forward and constructing a sophisticated suite of new web

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  • New England Real Estate Carbon Challenge – Environment-friendly Home Designs: A Tip From NECARBONCHALLENGE.ORG
    about staging a home is that the moment you decide to sell your house you have lost all control to the Malaysian house You have lost the house completely when you make that decision Everything you do or make to and for the house at this crucial juncture is all for and about the potential buyers IT S ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IF YOU WANT TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY REMEMBER THE CARBON CHALLENGE You have to recreate the house no longer according to you and your personal tastes but this time according to what would look pleasing to most buyers After all more offers would mean more chances of selling at a much much better price GREEN Ideas That Buyers Will Surely L O V E So while we cannot all be master interior designers and architects we can always have a little piece of knowledge that experts in the real estate field have known for years here are some 5 design ideas that buyers love A neutral palette Earth tones of beige white brown cream and other hues in the same palette would always make a good design decision if you re trying to sell a home These are the colors that give a sense of openness and welcome the sense that the Malaysian house does not have traces of its previous owners Neutral colors also give a sense of a blank slate something to create things on Try to choose three neutral colors to become the central theme of your house color before opening it up to potential buyers Popular choice for Malaysians Open area Your busy foyer and hallway can finally get some rest When staging a home it is very important that you strip your house of bulky and unnecessary furniture and appliances An open spacious looking home

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  • New England Real Estate Carbon Challenge – Green DIY – It Will Do Your Soul A Lot Of Good!
    be one at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre KLCC but that would be a little out of my league in terms of affordability This is the reason why some people consider building their own home over buying a pre built one But would it be a better choice Which will make a more practical move economically especially in Malaysia Let s look at the pros and cons of building your own home Pros The biggest advantage to building your own home and quite frankly the foremost reason why homeowners decide to take this challenging step is getting a home that is fully truly yours built how you want it You would not have to complain about your kitchen bar being too off center or having too much space used on your kitchen or the windows being too small for your taste Oh you would not have neighbors living in the exact same looking home too Building your own home also gives you the freedom and the privilege to choose the exact materials that you want to see in your house Houses in the Petaling Jaya district for one have spacious homes and lots that you can definitely utilize You would not have to worry over having to change anything to match your preferences Now things will be different if you are in a rather cramped property development such as Mont Kiara or Ampang for example And then of course there s that sense of personal gratification over seeing your home built from scratch It s your dream home and you ve seen how it came to be that much of a satisfaction is priceless and something you can never achieve with a pre built home This point is driven home in one of Trulia s blog post which can be found here There are on the other hand some Malaysian developers particularly those in the greater Kuala Lumpur area which give a lot of customization options to buyers reputable developers such as Glomac and Mah Sing come to mind and so there is a middle ground Condominiums such as Troika in KLCC are flexible to some extent when it comes to customization options Also having your own design means that it s easier to take our Carbon Challenge Cons However the biggest disadvantage to building a house is that it is generally more expensive as opposed to buying a home Mortgage lenders in Malaysia typically do not easily grant construction loan so it may take a bit of time to get the financing on it started That is unless of course if you are not going to pay with cash Also building your own home takes a lot of time Whilst you only have to drive up to your pre built home on moving day construction of a new house may take months and sometimes even years to finish Plus you would have to work as much as the weather permits you Weather disturbances can disrupt your construction progress way

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  • New England Real Estate Carbon Challenge – REDUCE Energy Consumption NOW: A CLARION CALL FOR ACTION
    in touch with our CCOP Coordinator Michelle Atkinson by emailing her directly at ccop2012 gmail com Alternatively you can also call our PR supervisor Laura 765 772 3781 during regular office hours Thank you and speak to you soon Michelle We Support NECC supports the following organizations Important Pages About Us Privacy Policy Terms Conditions REDUCE Energy Consumption NOW A CLARION CALL FOR ACTION REDUCE Energy Consumption NOW A CLARION CALL FOR ACTION October 31 2013 9 53 am 0 comments Let us know the reasons why we need to reduce the use of energy now article from epa gov When we conserve energy resources our nation can enjoy cleaner air and a healthier environment and we can help protect the climate by reducing green house gases In 2008 Americans saved more than 19 billion and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million cars through choices they made with energy saving measures and energy efficient homes Homeowners can save energy while improving their home s comfort level by adopting energy efficient building practices Substantial savings are possible whether building a new home renovating an existing one or simply updating some features to improve your home s efficiency

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