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The Impact of Energy Efficiency on Property Values

The Impact of Energy Efficiency on Property Values

Do houses with lots of energy-saving and sustainability features sell for more than houses without them?  If so, by how much? A newly released study done in California concluded that energy efficient homes sell for an average of 9% more.  Based on a large sampling of...

The Blue Mountains Gets the GOLD

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?

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

You Can Reduce Your Energy Costs and Save Money

It’s that time of year again were the prospect of big home heating bills is upon us. A couple of years ago, John and I had an energy audit completed and then made some basic changes which had a dramatic impact on our heating costs lowering them by over 30%.  The...

We’re Going Solar At Our House:  Part 3

We’re Going Solar At Our House: Part 3

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 – Part 2

We’re Going Solar – Part 2

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

We’re Going Solar At Our House

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...

Budget News: Federal ecoEnergy Grant Program Is Back

Budget News: Federal ecoEnergy Grant Program Is Back

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...

What is a Better Investment –  Income Property or Solar?

What is a Better Investment – Income Property or Solar?

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...

Help for Home Buyers

Help for Home Buyers

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...

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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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