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Find out more about the immediate homes around the particular property you want to buy. Are the homes around well maintained and worth the same or more than the home you are considering? If homes around are remodeling, that means that homeowners are generally happy with the neighborhood. Also a street with a lot of "sold" or "pending sale' signs is usually in demand. Watch for signs of overbuilding. If the area becomes over saturated with inventory this tend to depress property value.
Your future home is part of a larger community, so make sure you know about local problems, noise, traffic, future construction and developments in the area, zoning restrictions, rezoning, contamination, etc. Talk to people in the neighborhood, store owners, people on the street, church members and don't forget to contact the local municipality planning and zoning departments to find information you need.
Turning down the thermostat is a good way to save heat.
Replacing weather stripping will cut down on drafts and prevent furnace to work harder.
Close the curtains or window coverings at night so they act as barriers to reduce drafts.
Good insulation is sure way to reduce your heating and cooling costs.
Keep your heating or cooling registers clean and unobstructed for even heating or cooling.
Heating system work can be inexpensive or quite costly depending on how much efficiency you want to buy.
Upgrade thermostat - programmable thermostats can help you cut your energy bill by 10 percent or more.