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NEW YORK – July 10, 2017 – Many homeowners are looking to improve their living space – whether it's a renovation or redecoration, a gardening or landscaping project, or perhaps it's time to become less reliant on the grid. If you're itching to rely less on your electric company, consider these solar options: Vivint Solar Vivint Solar just hit a milestone of 100,000 installations across 16 states. It provides homeowners with high-efficiency solar panels, plus they take care of installation and maintenance. While solar energy production depends on weather patterns and sun hours, panels are designed to produce between 280 and 290 watts of solar energy, saving homeowners a conservative estimate of 10 percent to 30 percent on electricity. How does it work? In the case of Vivint, there are two offerings. One is paying for installation outright, or securing financing – and you own the panels. Costs typically start between $20,000 and $30,000, but there are government incentives you may be eligible for. Any excess power you generate could be sold back to the electric company to give you a credit towards your utility bills. The second option is called "PPA" or "Power Purchase Agreement" lease, where there's no upfront costs to install the solar panels, but you'll pay Vivint Solar per watt over a 20-year term, with rates lower than your power provider, the company says. You may still sell excess power back to your electric company. Other popular solar providers include Sunrun, Sunnova and SolarCity (bought by Tesla one year ago). Many residential solar providers are listed at energysage.com and google.com/sunroof. Tesla's Powerwall Announced in 2015, Tesla's Powerwall is a large rechargeable lithium-ion battery that, when paired with solar panels on your roof, stores surplus electricity for future use. Powerwall can be used to power your home at night, and it serves as a backup battery, too, such as protecting your home during a power outage – to keep your lights on, Wi-Fi working and refrigerator running. Easy to install and with no maintenance, Powerwall can be mounted to a wall or stacked up on the floor. Measuring 44 x 29 x 5.5 inches, there's no exposed wires or hot vents, so it's child- and pet-friendly, plus it's water-resistant and dust proof for indoor or outdoor installation. The official website has a slider for you to select how many bedrooms your home has, ranging from one (about 10 kWh per day) to six-plus (70 kWh or more per day), and it'll suggest how many Powerwalls you'd want to install. One Powerwall costs $6,200 for equipment, with an estimated installation cost of $800 to $2,000 – not including solar installation, electrical upgrades (if needed), taxes, permit fees or other associated charges. Two Powerwalls cost $11,700 for the equipment. Tesla is also accepting $1,000 deposits for its Solar Roof, made of shingles that resemble conventional roof tiling. Available in early 2018, costs are $21.85 per square foot, but according to Tesla's online calculator, it could set back a homeowner as much as $75,000, though the company says it would be paid off over 30 years and with a lifetime guarantee on the solar tiles. Copyright © 2017, USATODAY.com, USA TODAY, Marc Saltzman Source: Cheaper solar power provides smart home options
The wait is OVER. Great opportunity to own this 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home in a GATED section of SEVEN OAKS. You’ll love the OPEN FLOOR PLAN with VAULTED CEILINGS. Upon entering, you have formal living and dining areas. The GOURMET KITCHEN is enormous (21x12) with 42” SOLID MAPLE CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, BREAKFAST BAR, CENTER ISLAND, SMOOTH TOP RANGE with SEPARATE WALL OVEN. Looking for a LARGE MASTER BEDROOM? You’ve found it…24x12 in size with A SITTING AREA and sliders to the lanai. The family room is OPEN TO THE KITCHEN and features a TRIPLE SLIDER to the lanai. The home is set up for a FUTURE POOL with sliders from the master bedroom & family room, pool bath off the 4th bedroom with a door to the lanai and the wiring is in place for a pool alarm. The BACK YARD IS FENCED for privacy and your 4 legged family members. Located within BEAUTIFUL SEVEN OAKS, the house is next to the COMMUNITY PARK, and WALKING DISTANCE to Seven Oaks Elementary, Bright Horizons Daycare, various offices, restaurants, shopping and NEWEST HOSPITALS. Don’t Delay. This is a HOT FLOOR PLAN & COMMUNITY!
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Set to hike rates, Fed wrestles with low inflation NEW YORK – June 13, 2017 – The Federal Reserve is caught between the unusual tandem of low unemployment and sluggish inflation, a dilemma that poses challenges as policymakers weigh interest rate decisions beginning this week.The Fed almost certainly will raise its key short-term rate by a quarter percentage point to a range of 1% to 1.25% at a two-day meeting that concludes Wednesday, marking its third such hike since December. The move will likely trigger a similar increase in rates for credit cards, adjustable-rate mortgages and home equity loans, Bankrate said.Many economists believe the Fed will stick to its forecast of another rate increase in 2017 after Wednesday's meeting, and Fed Chair Janet Yellen will lay out a plan to begin gradually shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet as early as this fall. That's expected to nudge up long-term rates.But wage growth, and inflation more broadly, have been stubbornly low despite tumbling unemployment. The 4.3% jobless rate should force employers to bid up salaries to attract workers. That's happening, but not as rapidly as expected.Partly as a result, the Fed's preferred measure of annual inflation has retreated further below its 2% target.Several Fed officials believe the decline was temporary and related to wireless prices. And Barclays economist Michael Gapen said low unemployment should push up wage growth soon.Similarly, economic growth was feeble in the first quarter but many economists blame measurement problems.Noting most Fed officials share that view, he said, "I think they will look through" the weak inflation and meager first-quarter growth and maintain their forecast of one more hike this year and three in 2018.But there are risks to that outlook. A shadow supply of part-time workers and discouraged Americans on the sidelines could continue to curb pay increases, Gapen said. He predicted the Fed will hold rates steady in September to assess whether inflation and the economy are picking up.He expects the Fed that month to instead announce its first step in reducing the $3.5 trillion in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities it purchased after the financial crisis. The Fed plans to stop reinvesting proceeds as those assets mature.Copyright © 2017, Paul Davidson, USATODAY.com, USA TODAY
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