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Winter blues?? Why suffer in the cold?

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Play golf, swim, tennis and dine under the stars oceanside all year round.

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Solar in the Home: It’s Approaching Mainstream

According to a recent Roper survey commissioned by Sharp Electronics Corporation, nearly 90 percent of Americans think that solar electricity should be an option for all new home construction. The Sharp survey further noted that three-quarters of survey respondents perceive solar power to be more important than ever, evidence that Americans recognize the value of solar as a modern, renewable form of energy. The good news for builders is that it’s still not too late to add solar as service business as it moves rapidly toward the mainstream.

One partner for builders to consider is Solar Night Industries, a renewable energy company formed to accelerate the adoption of Modern Energy Solutions. The company recently introduced Solar Synapse, a product, sales and marketing program designed to help builders capitalize on the burgeoning demand for renewable energy alternatives among potential new homeowners.

“We feel the Solar Synapse is a unique solution for builders who seek to differentiate their business and attract the mainstreaming green market. Education is an important aspect of our business model and we believe this program teaches builders about the potential of using modern energy solutions as a best-practice, and educating the homeowner regarding their options,” said Tim Corbet, CEO of Solar Night. “The Solar Synapse Pre-Wire Kit is part of an overall program designed to empower homeowners to add energy efficiency in the future.”

The Solar Synapse Pre-Wire Kit is installed during construction and prepares a new home for adding photovoltaic solar panels (electricity).

“With new federal, state and local subsidies changing and the price of solar panels projected to halve in the next five years, the timing is perfect to make these new homes ‘solar ready’ now,” added Corbet. “The program includes marketing materials to help the builder sell Pre-Wire Kits and provides a post-purchase activity for the new homeowner.”

Another solar provider who’s ready to partner with builders is BP Solar. BP’s integrated approach works with a builder’s schedule from beginning phases to completion, in an easy five step process: 1) Contact BP when a potential project arises. Go to this site for an online request form or call 1-866-BP SOLAR, 2) BP will provide a preliminary assessment and offer based on builder needs and drawings of the home’s roof and site plan, 3) Once the preliminary offer is accepted, a BP Solar representative will meet with the project team and develop a more detailed offer that incorporates variables such as permitting requirements, construction schedule, subcontractor coordination, sales and installation training, and post sale, 4) The complete design with engineering validation to support the submission of the necessary permitting package, and 5) Trained and certified BP Solar installers test the system to ensure proper operation. Other services designed to make adding solar to existing offerings easy and trouble-free include solar marketing expertise, comprehensive sales training, model home sales DVD, promotional materials, events and media support, a website link, and an instruction manual to give to the homeowners.

“We’ll also assist you in educating community stakeholders to create good will and help speed the approval of future developments,” BP wrote. “BP Solar Builder Solutions enable you to enhance the value of your developments and improve quality of life, family by family. Partner with us and you’ll provide your home buyers with clean, quiet electricity and lower bills every day the sun shines.”

There is a strong business case for pre-building solar energy systems into the homes. Increasing energy costs and generous state and federal rebates and incentives make solar electric systems one of the most economical choices — and one that some day in the near future will become mainstream. The question is, will you be, too?

THANK YOU  Realty Times~  http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/newhomeadvice/item/5823-20080121_solarmainstream?rtmpage=

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

When accessing the  https://www.TheHoadleyGroup.com  website, The Hoadley Group will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below) and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site”s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser”s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.

The Hoadley Group will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

Email Policies

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.

We will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information about The Hoadley Group.

We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.

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Use of External Links

https://www.TheHoadleyGroup.com may contain links to many other websites. The Hoadley Group cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site. Links to or from external sites not owned or controlled by The Hoadley Group do not constitute an endorsement by The Hoadley Group or any of its employees of the sponsors of these sites or the products or information presented therein.

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

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All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on our website and all content and software located on the site shall remain the sole property of The Hoadley Group or its licensors. The use of our trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from The Hoadley Group.

You must not:

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You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else”s use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within our website.

You must not use our website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on our website for any marketing related purpose without our express written consent.

Restricted Access

We may in the future need to restrict access to parts (or all) of our website and reserve full rights to do so. If, at any point, we provide you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of our website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential.

Use of Testimonials

In accordance to with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, please be aware of the following:

Testimonials that appear on this site are actually received via text, audio or video submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used our products and/or services in some way. They are individual results and results do vary. We do not claim that they are typical results. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our products and/or services.

The testimonials displayed in any form on this site (text, audio, video or other) are reproduced verbatim, except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some may have been shortened. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed when it seems too lengthy or not the whole statement seems relevant for the general public.

The Hoadley Group is not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted on https://palmbeachliving.info. The Hoadley Group is not a forum for testimonials, however provides testimonials as a means for customers to share their experiences with one another. To protect against abuse, all testimonials appear after they have been reviewed by management of The Hoadley Group. The Hoadley Group does not share the opinions, views or commentary of any testimonials – the opinions are strictly the views of the testimonial source.

The testimonials are never intended to make claims that our products and/or services can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. Any such claims, implicit or explicit, in any shape or form, have not been clinically tested or evaluated.

How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.

The Hoadley Group may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, The Hoadley Group uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The Hoadley Group makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contain on this website or any sites linked to this site.

All the materials on this site are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall The Hoadley Group or its agents or associates be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, injury or death) arising out of the use of or inability to use the materials, even if The Hoadley Group has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.

Policy Changes

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice. However, please be assured that if the privacy policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this privacy policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this privacy policy, without your prior consent.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with our website, please contact us here: https://www.TheHoadleyGroup.com/about-us

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Love to Walk in Nature? Great Palm Beach County Walking Trails :)

Most people only think about the ocean when they think of Florida, thus missing one of our greatest gifts, our natural wetland wilderness.

Have you tried yet  The Apoxee Trail ?

Trail Length: 2.5 miles of interior trail, 4 miles round trip when creating a loop with Owahee Trail

Location: Entrance and parking on the west side of Jog Rd., one mile north of Okeechobee Blvd.  Use your GPS ~ it’s only 15 minutes from downtown WPB!

Description: A short asphalt paved ADA trail branches off into a natural substrate trail consisting of sand and boardwalks. The trail winds through restored wetland hammock and pine flatwoods. Heavy rains can cause trail flooding. Muddy conditions can be expected.

Wildlife Viewing: Great horned owls, bobcat, white-tailed deer, raccoon, armadillo, possum, and other wetland-dependent species.

Activities: Hiking and wildlife viewing.

Amenities: None

Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm

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How to Say Goodbye to Renting and Hello to Home Ownership

Becoming a first-time homeowner takes a lot more than a desire to buy a house. It takes a lot of effort on your part to save up a down payment — which is usually a pretty good sized chunk of change — research neighborhoods, get pre-approved for a loan and other steps. Fortunately, it is quite possible to say goodbye to renting and hello to homeownership, especially when homeowners-to-be consider the following tips:

Focus on the Down Payment

In order to leave the land of rent, you are going to need a down payment — plain and simple. While it is common to put down 20 percent, some lenders now allow a much smaller amount, and first-time home buyer programs may go as low as 3 percent. While a smaller down payment may sound enticing, a 5 percent down payment on a $200K home is still $10,000 — not exactly a small sum. If saving money does not come naturally for you, don’t worry. With some relatively minor lifestyle changes you can speed up the down payment savings process. Come up with a savings plan to determine how much you need to set aside every week or month and then find ways to “find” that money in your budget. Using the $10,000 example from before, if you are determined to buy a home in two years, you’ll have to come up with about $415 a month to stash into your down payment account. Take a close look at your monthly bills and determine what you can pare down or eliminate — maybe you are paying $75 a month for a gym membership you rarely use, or you pay $40 extra for premium satellite channels that no one watches. These services can be cancelled and the money can go directly into your savings account. Eat out less, have Starbucks twice a week instead of every day and if you need to, consider a side hustle on the weekends to reach this magical monthly amount of $415.

Avoid Identity Theft

Unfortunately, the chances of becoming a victim of identity theft increase when you are buying and moving into a new home. The stacks of documents that are part of buying a home and that are filled with your personal information may accidentally fall into the wrong hands, and once you move, mail may not be routed correctly and thieves may steal your mail and your identity from your old mailbox. Prevent this situation from happening by purchasing an identity theft protection program; find a trusted company that will help safeguard your personal data. In addition to letting you know when a bank pulls your credit report and asking if you have authorized this inquiry, certain services will monitor your financial activity and alert you if anything is amiss.

Check Your Credit Report

When you start the pre-approval process for a loan and then move on to the Big Kahuna of applying for an actual mortgage, your credit report will be pulled numerous times. Your credit score will then be used to determine if you are approved for a loan, and what type of interest rate you will get. Please do not wait until you have the down payment saved and you are champing at the bit to go look at houses to check your FICO score — check your credit as early in the process as you can. If you have a credit card that has been issued through your bank, give them a call and see if they can run your report for you for free; in the cases of some credit cards, they also offer a free monthly FICO score check. Read through the report and check for any errors; this includes credit lines you never opened and delinquent payments that you know were made on time. Dispute any mistakes that you find and look for ways to boost your credit score, like paying down credit card bills and setting up automatic bill pay so you are never late with your payments.

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THANK YOU to Realty Times for this article, posted on Nov 23, 2017.
http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice/item/1007237-20171124-how-to-say-goodbye-to-renting-and-hello-to-home-ownership?rtmpage=
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Selling Your Home For The Holidays?

Selling Your Home For The Holidays? Don’t Be A Curb Appeal Scrooge

Thanksgiving means turkey and all the trimmings and family get-togethers and football and the Macy’s parade and eating until you can’t breathe. It also means you’re going to be seeing your neighbors up on ladders in the next few days putting up their holiday lights. If your house is currently for sale or if you’re considering listing it, you may be wondering whether you should bother at all with holiday decorations this year. In a word: yes. But there’s more to it than that. There’s a long way between Scrooge and The Griswolds.

“It’s hard to argue with the fact that glitter lights and colorful accents make a home look more cheerful and inviting,” said Realtor.com. “But you also probably know that if you’re trying to sell your home, buyers need to have an easy time imagining themselves (and their own holiday traditions) in your home.”

These tips will help you strike just the right balance.

Go ahead and put up lights

Being the only house on the street that isn’t decorated could leave potential buyers feeling uninspired and unmotivated to purchase – or even come inside. If putting up holiday lights this year means heading to Target to buy new stuff, you’ll have numerous options: white lights, colored lights, snowflake shapes, icicles. Think clean, simple, and elegant to best accentuate your home.

Go ahead and pack up the inflatables

Keeping it simple definitely doesn’t include that big, inflatable Santa or The Grinch family or an entire lawn full of holiday-themed Peanuts characters.

“One man’s ‘merry’ is another man’s ‘tacky,’ so tone down any garish light displays while your home is on the market,” said HGTV. “(No, your neighbors didn’t pay us to say that.) Instead, use simple string lighting to play up your home’s architecture or draw attention to the gorgeous fir tree in your front yard.”

Address your entry

You don’t have to have a sweeping front porch to establish a warm welcome. Place a festive mini tree or cluster of poinsettias next to the door or hang a wreath to add a little holiday interest.

“Classic is always best: Hang an elegant wreath on the front door, rather than a ‘Santa stops here!’ sign, Jamie Novak, author of “Keep This, Toss That,” told Realtor.com

Go ahead and put up that tree

Putting up the tree may seem like a hassle when you’re focused on decluttering and keeping everything in your home extra clean this year, but think of it as staging. A well-placed and well-decorated tree will make the home feel nice and inviting at holiday time. Placing it in a window that allows it to show through to the street creates that Norman Rockwell feel that will tug at your buyers’ heartstrings.

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To read the full article, this excerpt is thanks to Realty Times, Written by Jaymi Nacir, Nov. 22, 2017.

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Shortage Of Accessible Housing Creates Opportunity For Investors

As a professional realtor, it is sometimes discouraging when I get a phone call for several groups:  mobility challenged, families with pets or couples under 55.  I want to assist, but the LACK of inventory is exceedingly challenging.  In South Florida a huge portion of our housing inventory is dedicated to HOPA (55+), no pets and normal accessibility.

From my perspective the biggest challenges also offer the biggest OPPORTUNITIES !

If you are an investor, flipper or GC builder, perhaps consider an all age, pet friendly and full mobility accessible renovations.  Not only is it the right thing to do to offer beautiful and affordable housing for all, but it is also so rare that they sell quickly.  A win-win no doubt !!

Please have a look at this article from Realty Times:     http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice/item/1006502-20171031-shortage-of-accessible-housing-creates-opportunity-for-investors?rtmpage=

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WELCOME FRIENDS!

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