10 things we’ve done (so far!) to make our 1920s Standish home more eco-friendly

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The Vaz+Harwood Team was at this year’s South Minneapolis Green Fair hosted at Roosevelt High School this past April. At the fair, we shared what we at the Vaz+Harwood Team did to make our house more sustainable, energy efficient and eco-friendly. AND how in the process, we built up our home equity.

Like most families in S. Minneapolis, we have an older home, and it used to be pretty energy IN-efficient! Here are a few things we’ve done to make it a lot greener, and to lower our energy bills substantially. There’s much more we could do, but it’s a start! If you are planning a green idea for your property, we’d love to be inspired by it. Feel free to share at
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And if you’re thinking of selling your home, now’s the time to learn how a few budget-friendly updates can potentially net you higher!

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What do you want in your next home?