Understanding HERO Financing

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You almost certainly have had home improvement companies call or knock on your door,  promoting energy-efficient products and or improvements, some of them suggesting you use the HERO program to pay for those improvements. Certainly adding solar panels and saving money on energy bills sounds like a great idea! Yet there are many ways to pay for solar — from …

Open House in Rose Park

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Open House- 2631 E. 7th St., Long Beach Spacious Rose Park Home Saturday, 12/16 and Sunday, 12/17, 12-3 pm Welcome to this entertainer’s dream home with four bedrooms and a huge back yard. Inside find a gorgeous great room with soaring vaulted ceilings and beautiful laminate floors. The numerous windows and recessed lighting make the living area feel even more spacious …

How Much Value Does Solar Add?

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Recent Study Examined Cost and Value of Solar Energy Seeking to shed more light on how the installation of solar technology can impact home values, a team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently released a study showing how to calculate the value of green homes. According to the study, led by Appraisal Institute …

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Should You Install Solar Panels If You’re Selling Your Home?

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With solar energy becoming more popular and pitches for panels everywhere you look, you may be wondering whether you should install solar panels if you’re selling your home. Will the panels make your home more appealing to buyers and will they add value? The answer is that solar panels aren’t necessarily a selling point, and depending on whether you lease or …