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December 2012 Houston and National Housing Market Trends

by Lorna Calder

This month's featured video discusses green homes. A green home is one that incorporates smart design, construction and maintenance elements to significantly lessen the negative effects of the home on the environment and improve the health of the people who live inside. No matter your location or living situation the opportunities for living a green life at home are only limited by your imagination and to some extent your budget.

One of the features that makes a home green is location. Close proximity to work, schools, grocery stores and parks will cut down on the number of miles you drive and reduce your environmental impact. The ability to use public transportation will also help the environment.

Some other options that will help you be green are size of your home, building design, green building materials, energy star rated appliances, water conservation system, rain water collection system and drought tolerant landscaping.

Making your home a greener place is a commitment to yourself, your family, and your community but more than that it is a learning process. There is a lot to know about owning a home. A Realtor is always your best source of information for all your real estate needs...

If you have not reviewed my monthly Housing Trends Newsletter - you could be missing out. Everywhere I go, people are asking me about the housing market conditions - it's on everyone's mind. Staying abreast of local and national market conditions and factors that can affect the future sale or purchase of your home can make the decision process less daunting. I always tell my clients that in order to make the best decision they need to have all the information they can upfront. My Housing Trends Newsletter is just one of the tools in my arsenal to make sure you keep informed.

The December 2012 Local and National Housing Trends has just been released. This month's newsletter is packed full of local and national housing market statistics and news you need to know to stay current with today's changing housing market.

This month's housing trends issue features:

Recycling Your Christmas Tree

Holiday Left Scuffed Countertops? Here's Easy 99 Cent Solution

10 Tips to Survive Packing for Your Move

Outfit Your Bed with Style

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If you are considering selling your house or buying a home and need more information, I am never too busy to help, please contact me for more information.


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