With the recent heavy snow in Colorado, many trees are at risk of damage and loss. Because of this, and in honor of National Arbor Day, I will plant a tree in your yard when you buy or sell your home with me.
Westminster, CO (PRWEB) April 29, 2016
In recognition of National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, RE/MAX Alliance REALTOR® Angela Alter has pledged to plant a tree with each real estate transaction in 2016. “Trees are not only important to the environment, but can increase the value of a home,” said Alter. “With the recent heavy snow in Colorado, many trees are at risk of damage and loss. Because of this, and in honor of National Arbor Day, I will plant a tree in your yard when you buy or sell your home with me.”
Trees, adds Alter, are the No. 1 essential element for great landscaping, which can add up to 28% to overall home value. In addition to increasing the value of a home, trees can even help homeowners save on cooling and heating bills, as shade trees cool homes in summer and windbreaks help warm them in winter.
Furthermore, the National Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. The calculator examines how a tree species in a particular ZIP code affects property values, as well as stormwater runoff, as trees block and suck up water running off of a property and prevent pollutants from entering community waterways, and carbon dioxide reduction. “Only Mother Nature can make a tree, but the National Tree Benefit Calculator can tell you what it’s worth,” said Alter.
For example, a 24-inch diameter red maple, the most common species of tree in America, according to the National Tree Benefit Calculator provides overall benefits ranging from $244 to $283 every year for a single family residence along the Colorado front range. That single red maple will also intercept 3,109 gallons of stormwater runoff this year, raise the property value by $165 this year, conserve 235 Kilowatt hours of electricity for cooling and reduce atmospheric carbon by 989 pounds.
“Multiply those benefits by the number of trees on a property, and the value and savings can climb,” said Alter. “Trees, however, should not be planted to just raise the value of a home and save money, but planted because they clean air and water, slow climate change, reduce carbon emissions and flooding, prevent species loss and beautify our neighborhoods and cities.”
About Angela Alter, RE/MAX Alliance
Angela Alter is a member of “The Smith Group” at RE/MAX Alliance. “The Smith Group” has been ranked in the top 1 percent of all active Realtors nationwide. As a RE/MAX Alliance REALTOR®, Angela, a Colorado native, is part of the largest locally owned regional real estate brokerage company in Colorado, which boasts more than 12,000 successful transactions annually. Angela is caring and committed to helping first-time home buyers get into their dream home. She also has knowledge and experience working with move-up buyers and investors. Angela brings a solid foundation of trust, determination and complex problem-solving skills to every transaction. For more information about Angela’s plant a tree program, call (303) 420-8800, or visit http://www.homesincolorado.com/angela-alter or http://www.facebook.com/angelaalterrealtor.
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