Energy Efficiency: What Buyers Need to Know

New studies reveal that over 90% of homebuyers are looking for energy efficient features in their home.  Buyers would rather spend a little extra on energy efficient features up front to save money on their bills over time than to skimp on their upfront costs and continue to pay higher bills every month.  Our society has become more and more …

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GREEN Trends in Home Building

In recent years, ‘green’ and eco-friendly ways of living have become more and more popular.  With increased awareness on the subject, homebuilders and suppliers are coming up with new ways to improve our home’s sustainability.  At Homes by Tradition, we’ve adapted and offer eco-friendly features for our homes and test every home for energy efficiency!  By incorporating such trends and …

Reduce Allergens in Your Home

With the season changing, people around the office have been mentioning their allergies.  Even though the extended warm weather, green grass, and flowers are beautiful still in bloom, they can wreak havoc on a person’s allergies – especially for asthma sufferers.  While it is harder to avoid allergens outdoors, there are steps you can take to help reduce them indoors. …

Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh; without Chemicals!

Kids, pets, cooking odors, and a long winter with no open windows can leave your home with an unpleasant scent.  Air fresheners are a solution, but generally filled with chemicals and can be expensive.  For a cheap way to make your home smell fresh, try these solutions to cleaning without chemicals. Step 1: Pick your ingredients. Citrus, fruits, herbs, pine …

Green Tips to Help Make Your Home Energy Efficient & Eco-friendly

Don’t leave the water running.  Take shorter showers.  Turn off the lights and TV.  Everybody knows common shortcuts to save energy, but a few extra reminders and tips never hurt anyone!  BUT before we begin, it is very important to mention that the Homes by Tradition team is passionate about being eco-friendly…each of our custom homes are built with this …