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The Blue Mountains Gets the GOLD

The new Townhall in The Blue Mountains has received LEED® Canada Gold Certification for New Construction because of the sustainable features incorporated into the building in an effort to both save energy and improve the environment for residents of the community....

Can Using Christmas Lights Be Made More Environmentally Friendly?

During the holiday season, I really enjoy going about in the Collingwood area and seeing so many homes decorated for the holidays.  It’s that time of year again when people will start the process and it usually includes using Christmas lights. I’ve been thinking about...

You Can Reduce Your Energy Costs and Save Money

I know this is true because we’ve done it ourselves. While the Provincial Home Energy Rebate Program is over, the Federal government revived the ecoEnergy program in June. It begins with an Energy Audit to identify where your home loses energy.  In this regard, the...

We’re Going Solar At Our House: Part 3

This is Part 3 in a series of our journey to installing a roof top solar system on our home.  If you wish to read from the beginning, start with this link. We are now the proud owners of the largest, residential roof top solar system in Collingwood.  For now, anyway....

We’re Going Solar – Part 2

This is the second part of our journey to installing solar panels on our roof in Collingwood, Ontario.  Read part 1 here. After making the decision to proceed, we needed to hear back from OPA (Ontario Power Authority) to the application we had submitted.  It took 9...

We’re Going Solar At Our House

Let the sun shine in, we’ll take it with a grin… Funny how life unfolds.  For the purpose of research for this blog, a few months ago I wrote a post about the Ontario microFIT solar program.  The more I read, the more excited I got about the opportunity this program...

Budget News: Federal ecoEnergy Grant Program Is Back

Some good news in today's Federal budget:  the Government will be restoring the popular ecoEnergy program with a commitment of a further $400 million.  As pointed out on one blog, let's hope it's not too late to find the necessary autditors to get this done.  While...

What is a Better Investment – Income Property or Solar?

I’ve been toying with an idea in my head and am hoping you’ll give me some input.  Please don’t tell hubby John though because I need my facts straight first. You may think this a very odd thing for a REALTOR to say, but is it possible that there is actually a...

Help for Home Buyers

Here is a summary of programs designed to help Buyers achieve their goal of homeownership. ONTARIO'S LAND TRANSFER TAX REFUND FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS Land Transfer Tax (LTT) is applicable to all transfers of land in Ontario.  First-time homeBuyers may be eligible...

Build It Green! Home Tour

We hear a great deal these days about green homes but seeing them is quite an eye opening experience. Now you can do it right here in this area starting in Thornbury. The Ontario Sustainable Construction & Resource Centre (OSCAR) (formally called The Ontario Green...

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Marg Scheben-Edey

Real Estate Broker
Market Value Appraiser - Residential
Accredited Green Broker™
(designated by the National Association of Green Agents & Brokers)

RE/MAX four seasons
realty limited, Brokerage
Each Office Independently Owned & Operated
67 First Street, Collingwood L9Y 1A2

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