New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2008
To further their ongoing efforts to educate Tri-state area homeowners about the diverse NY & NJ home improvement market, MyHome LLC (http://www.myhomeus.com) owners Mayan Metzler and Yoel Piotraut recently released some new home improvement tips on their website (http://www.myhomeus.com/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency.php) to help homeowners up their resale value and improve their curb appeal. In the wake of today's real estate crisis, MyHome is dedicated to informing the general public about ways to minimize losses on home investments with practical solutions that prepare homeowners for when the market swings back in the right direction.
"The first thing we tell clients is to make your home more energy efficient," says MyHome President Mayan Metzler. "This can range from adding attractive siding or replacement windows to seal your thermal envelope to installing Photovoltaic (PV) panels to your NY or NJ home that tap the sun as a power source."
According to Metzler, these improvements not only enhance the appearance of your home and potentially increase its value but they save homeowners money on utility costs while bettering the planet at the same time. "It's a quadruple win," Metzler says.
Further, while implementing large-scale changes like installing alternative energy sources, such as PV technology or geothermal heating and cooling, can have a dramatic long term impact on your home's value, there are also simple and cost-effective ways to make more immediate changes that may not up your resale but can drastically reduce your monthly expenses which amounts to the same thing. These include adding spray insulation, switching to LED bulbs, or applying heat reflective exterior paint.
"It's all about playing smart, and we provide consistent updates on our website at http://www.myhomeus.com to give clients useful ways for achieving these goals," says MyHome CEO Yoel Piotraut. "And homeowners need not stop with their houses. We all know that a well maintained lawn and landscape design can have a huge impact on resale, but choosing eco-conscious alternatives for your lawn and garden, such as plants with low water needs, can save you maintenance and water costs while beautifying the property. Even better, plants like trellised vines near windows can decrease passive solar heat in the summer, and increase it in the winter when they lose their blooms--which directly impacts utility costs."
Other ways to improve resale value as well as your daily life include making sure kitchens, bathrooms, and all cabinetry are well maintained. In addition, painting rooms in neutral colors or using tile flooring for maximum durability can have a positive effect on resale when the market turns around.
"We believe that an informed client is better able to be proactive in a time when the NJ real estate market presents certain obstacles," Metzler says. "By making this information easily available to clients we hope to help them implement some key changes that can not only improve how they live but also save them some money in a time when the economy is on everybody's mind."
As full-service NY & NJ home improvement specialists, MyHome prides itself on its customer education process along with its exemplary service and track record. For more information on MyHome and its many products and services call 1-800-730-0148 or log on at http://www.myhomeus.com.
MyHome is a full-service home improvement provider focused on client relations. A corporate leader in delivering world-class service for the past ten years, MyHome specializes in designing, managing, building, and coordinating every part of your building project. With recent media coverage from Forbes.com to NBC's "The Today Show" MyHome's development projects are getting noticed nationwide. For more information please visit to http://www.myhomeus.com.