We are excited to expand our services and offer assistance with buying or selling your home. Our on-staff project manager is your exclusive agent via Halstead Property and will help you find the perfect place and create the sustainable and technological features you desire.
Known as one of the best in the industry from its consistent awards, Halstead far surpasses competitors in this aggressive market. Halstead provides visitors with the most innovative and user friendly experience… all in real time. Through our web based partnerships with the New York Times and others, our web search optimization on sites such as Yahoo and Google, and our web advertising on countless sites visited by our target audience, we have an online exposure twice our competitors.
With more than 93% of real estate searches starting on the web, it is imperative to grow with the trends, or be left behind. In addition to displaying our listings to more than 3 million searches a month through Halstead.com and NYTimes.com, we are partnered with dozens of other strategically chosen sites. Our web experts are staying ahead of the curve and developing new tools like room painter and exclusive video tours to optimize each listing page for our customers.
Let us find your next home and help you create your dream. Or we can help you prepare your home for sale and get value for your budget – moving you towards your next adventure.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Our clients were interviewed and highlighted in WestportNow.com for their efforts to remodel sustainably. We’re honored to redesign their home to add the green features they want, yet with modern technology – making a classic home new again.
Read it HERE
A new graphic drawn by Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.
I don’t know where the expression “dog days of summer” came from, but regardless…it’s HOT!
I grew up in the desert where we had an annual timed event around the anticipated hottest day of the year: cooking an egg on the sidewalk. Yes, they did cook…and it didn’t take too long. You can Google it!
Growing up in a hot climate we learned survival skills quickly. Shade is your friend. Reflection can be your friend too – as long as you’re not in a frying pan. As climate change deniers still exist (smh), one basic scientific fact remains – reflecting solar rays = cooler buildings. Consider cool roofs.
What is a cool roof?
“A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles.
-US Dept. of Energy
According to the US Department of Energy, the benefits of installing a cool roof will:
- Reduce annual airconditioning energy use of a singlestory building by up to 15%
- Cool interior spaces, making occupants more comfortable
- Reduce carbon emissions by lowering the need for fossil-fuel generated electricity to run air conditioner
Not to mention the potential of slowing global warming – because of the reduced fossil fuel use and all that it takes to retrieve it, refine it and burn it.
You can read more about cool roofs on the DOE website at http://energy.gov/energysaver/cool-roofs. They even have a nifty calculator to see your savings in actual numbers.
If your calling to book your roofer now, there may be things you should consider first. Things like the current life of your roof, where you live, and planning for future solar are considerations help you evaluate your ROI. Need more help? Contact us.