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Ebtu’s journey continues on the path of becoming an energy efficient home. As the unfolding takes place installation of current technologies are instrumental in moving Ebtu from being an excessive user of BTUs to an efficient user of BTUs. One of the most important aspects of moving towards energy efficiency is replacing the furnace. Ebtu’s new furnace is a 95% efficient, high efficiency furnace.
Sealing off all duct work.
Renovations can be stressful and at the same time the experience can be a lot of fun. Part of the fun is in the tear down. What could be more fun than taking a sledge hammer to a wall and given’ it your all... a good stress release. It's even more fun when you start noticing things taking shape. This story will highlight where Ebtu’s journey is at and some of the reasons why the choices have been made.
The home is named Ebtu and Ebtu is having a mid-life crises. Ebtu was born in the 1950’s and since then has consumed an excessive amount of natural gas (Ebtu= Excessive BTU) to keep warm but not all that cozy. Ebtu’s lifestyle has also allowed him to be very wasteful. He has released over 500 tonnes of Green House Gases since his birth. Ebtu is ready to change his ways and realizes that he has inner strength that will get him through this difficult time of self-awareness.
December Home Sales Second Highest on Record 2009 – In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province climbed 132 per cent to 5,703 units in December compared to the same month last year. More homes were sold last month than in any December on record except 1989 when 6,014 units were sold.
Market Strength Extends Through 2010 - BCREA Fall 2009 Housing Forecast
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) recently released its Fall 2009 Housing Forecast.
BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales are estimated to increase 20 per cent to 82,900 units this year from 68,923 units in 2008. Residential sales in 2010 are forecast to increase a further 8 per cent to 89,600 units. The ten-year average is 82,800 units.
Winter can be a difficult time to sell a home, even in a busy tourist destination like Fernie. The weather isn’t always fantastic, the number of daylight hours is significantly lower, and it is just a busy time. Traditionally spring and summer have been popular times to list homes, but with Fernie’s growing popularity worldwide homeowners and developers are responding to the increase in product demand during the busiest months of the year – in winter.
Provided by East Kootenay Community Credit Union
Signs of economic recovery are emerging after one of the most severe financial crisis in decades. The strength and durability of any recovery are natural concerns given the depth and breadth of the recession and on its policy-driven sources. For example what happens when some fiscal stimulus expires? Will the economy generate self-sustaining growth? Is a fallback into recession, the double-dip recession, likely? Closer to home, how are the East Kootenays faring and what are its recovery prospects?