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Why Materials Matter in Your New Jersey Home

31 May, 2015, 08:01AM by Amy Wood in Buying a New Home in New Jersey, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in New Jersey Home Builder, in Building a New Home in New Jersey

When you build a new home in New Jersey, choosing the right plan is crucial.

You want a design that really fits your lifestyle. But a great floor plan is only part of the equation. Building with the right materials makes a huge difference in the way your new home looks and feels. 

 

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Tags: Buying a New Home in New Jersey, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, New Jersey Home Builder, Building a New Home in New Jersey

Is the Consumer Energy Source of the Future Already Here?

16 May, 2015, 08:31AM by Amy Wood in Montgomery Township, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in Hillsborough Township, in Williams Township

If you’re considering buying a new home in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, Tesla may not be the first name that pops into your mind. That may change in the future.

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Tags: Montgomery Township, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, Hillsborough Township, Williams Township

Smart Living for Your NJ Home? Yeah, There’s An App for That!

28 April, 2015, 11:57AM by Amy Wood in Buying a New Home in New Jersey, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in New Jersey Home Builder, in Building a New Home in New Jersey, in Home Technology

There has been a lot of talk about “smart homes” over the past few years. Homeowners love the idea of being able to control what goes on in their homes right from their smart phones or tablets. Every time you turn around it seems that there’s something else that can make living in your home—or improving it—easier. 

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Tags: Buying a New Home in New Jersey, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, New Jersey Home Builder, Building a New Home in New Jersey, Home Technology

7 Ideas for Saving Money on Your NJ Utilities This Summer

18 April, 2015, 08:02AM by Amy Wood in Montgomery Township, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in Hillsborough Township, in New Jersey Home Builder, in Summer

Summer is coming! For many of us that means relaxing and fun in the sun—and maybe a trip to the Jersey Shore. But summer is also a good time to save on the utilities in your NJ home, and the good news is: It’s not that hard! Here are 7 ideas for saving money on your utilities bill this summer.

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Tags: Montgomery Township, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, Hillsborough Township, New Jersey Home Builder, Summer

How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing: 5 Insider Tips

02 February, 2015, 12:14PM by Amy Wood in Country Classics at Hillsborough, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in Hillsborough Township, in Winter

Nothing turns a winter wonderland into a nightmare faster than a frozen water pipe. And it’s a bigger problem than just paying a plumber to replace a few feet of pipe. Depending on where the pipe bursts, you could have a significant amount of water damage to your home and your possessions—particularly if you’re not home when it happens to turn off the water.

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Tags: Country Classics at Hillsborough, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, Hillsborough Township, Winter

5 Energy Efficient Products that Can Cut Your NJ Energy Costs Instantly

31 January, 2015, 09:41AM by Amy Wood in Country Classics at Hillsborough, in Country Classics at Belle Mead, in Fox Brook at Montgomery, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in New Jersey Homes

Homeowners today are more concerned about energy-efficiency than ever. Not only does that keep money in their pockets, but it’s also easier on the environment around them. Where do we consume the most energy when it comes to our homes. 

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Tags: Country Classics at Hillsborough, Country Classics at Belle Mead, Fox Brook at Montgomery, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, New Jersey Homes

3 Simple Steps to Keep Your New Jersey Home Warm and Dry this Winter

27 January, 2015, 12:32PM by Amy Wood in Country Classics at Hillsborough, in Country Classics at Belle Mead, in Fox Brook at Montgomery, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in New Jersey Home Builder

If you love snow skiing, winter may be one of your favorite times of year in New Jersey. After all, we’ve got the Poconos practically in our backyard! But the snow and cold that make winter skiing fun can be a whole lot less enjoyable when they ravage your house. And while we may not see the kind of snowfalls that have already pummeled Buffalo this year—you might be surprised at what a simple hard freeze can do.

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Tags: Country Classics at Hillsborough, Country Classics at Belle Mead, Fox Brook at Montgomery, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, New Jersey Home Builder

3 Quick Fixes to Make Your New Jersey Home Greener and Save Money

09 January, 2015, 05:36PM by Amy Wood in Fox Brook at Montgomery, in New Jersey New Homes, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in New Jersey Neighborhoods, in Saving Money

According to energy.gov (the U.S. Department of Energy’s website) heating your home accounts for 42 percent of the energy you use. Heating the water in your home consumes another 18 percent and 6 percent goes toward cooling your house. Lighting and refrigeration each account for 5 percent of your energy use. Bear in mind that these are national averages and your New Jersey home’s energy use may vary somewhat.

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Tags: Fox Brook at Montgomery, New Jersey New Homes, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, New Jersey Neighborhoods, Saving Money

6 Tips to Reduce your New Jersey Home's Energy Consumption This Winter

05 December, 2014, 06:00PM by Amy Wood in Country Classics at Hillsborough, in Country Classics at Belle Mead, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in Reduce Energy Costs, in Fox Brook at Montgomery

It’s that time of year when the reading on the thermometer goes down and your home energy consumption—and utility bill—goes up. Here are six suggestions to help you keep a lid on energy consumption and cost this winter.

 

 

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Tags: Country Classics at Hillsborough, Country Classics at Belle Mead, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, Reduce Energy Costs, Fox Brook at Montgomery

Inspecting My New Home in New Jersey: What Should I Look For?

30 November, 2014, 08:52AM by Amy Wood in Country Classics at Hillsborough, in Buying a New Home in New Jersey, in Green Building/Energy Efficiency, in Hillsborough Township, in New Jersey Home Builder

After you’ve built your beautiful New Jersey dream home, there’s still something you need to do before you move in: A final walk-through/inspection. You will have spent a lot of time and effort—and a significant amount of money—on creating the home you want, and you’ll want to make sure things are right. So what should you look for?

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Tags: Country Classics at Hillsborough, Buying a New Home in New Jersey, Green Building/Energy Efficiency, Hillsborough Township, New Jersey Home Builder