Welcome to the November 2017 edition of HomeCareBuzz.

A Smarter Home – IoT in Your Appliances and Home Systems

By Tara Walsh on November 8, 2017

Want a smarter home? Start with smarter versions of appliances or home systems you use every day.
Your kitchen, heating and cooling, plumbing, and other devices can benefit from upgrades
that use smart technologies. If you’re in the market to replace any of them, you may want [...]
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Tips to Save Energy During the Holidays

By Amy Thyr on November 8, 2017

Holiday lights, gift exchanges, and festive celebrations with family and friends make the holiday season
bright and beautiful. This time of the year is also when many households are likely to
use more energy, which can lead to sky-high energy bills. But don’t let that stop you [...]
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Home Warranty vs. Homeowners Insurance

By Janine Barrett on November 10, 2017

Owning a home is the one of the greatest investments you’ll make in your life and protecting that
investment is crucial. Investing in both a homeowners insurance policy and a home warranty
is the best way to protect your home. Differences between a Home Warranty and Homeowners [...]
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Boost Your Listings with HERS Scores

By Kathleen Melen on November 9, 2017

Adding HERS Scores into your MLS listings description is an innovative strategy to help homeowners
set their homes apart from the competition – homebuyers want energy efficient homes, and
HERS Index scores tell them how energy efficient a home is. Here are just a few items to consider: [...]
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It Pays to Go Green

By Amy Thyr on November 8, 2017

Green homes can sell faster and at a higher price than comparable, conventional homes, and buyers
are willing to pay more for the long-term savings they offer. Energy efficiency is one of the
most sought-after features for home buyers, who are becoming increasingly more aware of the [...]
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