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Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...homes is typically associated with younger adults, many seniors are making the decision to buy a home in retirement. However, buying at 65 isn’t quite the same as buying at 30. Here are some things you need to consider. Buying vs. renting in retirement Are you certain you should buy your next home? Seniors on a tig...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
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Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to look for in a building lot for the same reasons. What to look for in a home location: Being close to where you work and play Nearby services: Groceries,...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...home. Building a sustainable and energy efficient house is not necessarily more expensive than building a house simply to meet provincial building codes. Many new home starts have achieved far superior performance while still coming in the same or lower in cost than conventionally built homes. It all comes down to ...

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Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...all about sustainable home construction, check out the Ecohome Green building guide, North America's trusted resource on green home building

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...home you like doesn't score an A+ on all the above criteria doesn't mean you shouldn't buy it. Just be sure you know what you are buying, and that you have the funds to pay for any improvements, certainly any urgent ones. And showing that you did your homework will give you a leg up in negotiations.

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Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...all the above, but at the same time it's good information to have in case installing any of these was on your to do list. Read more about finding the right neighbourhood , downsizing homes for seniors , evaluating ahome before buying , and all you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome ...

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Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...all that for you and who builds better homes with a Green Home certification... To view a selection of North America's best Green Homes, see here , and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as Net Zero labelled homes , LEED for Homes and Passive House that m...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...about electric home heating, learn more about sustainable home comfort , energy efficiency and how to reduce the carbon footprint of homes on the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Different Electric Home Heating T...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...ally. Small adjustments like those listed here could have a noticeable impact on global resources if they to be widely adopted. Do your part; spread the word! Now you know all about how food choices can affect climate change , learn how to grow your own food in the Ecohome green home guide pages - how to build a gr...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...home Finding green building design professionals Top Tips for Building Green Homes on a Budget Maintaining healthy indoor air quality Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

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Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...about downsizing homes , evaluating ahome before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pages.