Energy Efficient Homes

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Advertisers know that a big part of any advertising budget is reaching people when they are out and about. That is what happened today when I pulled up behind a truck at a red light. As you can see from the picture of this Truck’s rear-end, one can call XcelEnergy for a free estimate on how much they will pay you to add insulation to your home!

We have a new home built by the French Brothers and I am convinced that all the insulation measures these Alamogordo home builders took would exceed whatever the Xcel standards are for energy-efficient homes. Standard features in any French Brothers home are R30 insulated ceilings and a TechShield radiant barrier in the roof decking which is a reflective insulation that keeps  heat out or in depending on whether it is Summer or Winter! Also the ventilation ridges(ridge vents) on the roof help to get rid of the surplus heat and humidity/moisture. The ridge vents are time tested and do not detract from the home appearance like some of the older attic ventilation ideas.

We should probably call XcelEnergy and request a credit to our electric bill since the French Brothers have already done the work.

 

Excel Pays You To Insulate Your Home
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  1. An old high school classmate bought a home from the French brothers in Alamogordo. we have known Corrine for many years and do not know of a single instance where a buyer was unhappy with one of their homes. They are good people and stand behind their work. I hear they are really kicking ass in Roswell.

  2. We had a house built by French brothers too. Got a good deal and great financing. So far home has lived up to everything that they advertised. They go a little cheap on some of the fixtures like door locks and commodes, but overall we are happy with the home purchase.
    We did not like their patio covers so we used a outfit out of Albuquerque by the name of Austin’s I believe. Austin’s specializes in patio covers and car ports and do great work. A tad pricey but worth it given their reputation and guarantee.

  3. We had a new home built by French Brothers also on Sorrento Drive in Roswell! You can not count on Zillow to have updated map or information as that region has grown rapidly and property prices have also risen. Zillow is not as reliable and current as it used to be. Zillow has a contact by the name of John who is trying to get things caught up.

    1. Has anybody noticed you can drive up your Zillow Home appraisal (Zestimate) by searching your home’s address at Zillow Website?

      Our home’s Zestimate has gone up over $55,0000 in a month. There is no way home price estimate should be driven up by home owner search traffic!! Bad algorithm that could get zillow into legal trouble.

      Zilliow allows home owner to bypass the services of realtor avoiding hefty 6% fees.

      Agent Shelly Messer of McKinney TX self promotes herself by stating she can provide you with a better estimate tha Zillow or Trulia. Problem is, Shelly Messer will ask you for $18,000 on your $300,000 hacienda.

      1. I don’t think Redfin and ZipRealty amp up home value based on you clicking on your home address. I don’t see how zillow could remain in business for doing something that bogus. They have to have something more sophisticated than that for determining home value.

        A more credible source for the travesty called Zillow is Frank DeFazio. Frank tells us that Trulia and Zillow have deceptive/misleading advertising in their listings. Real estate agents are allowed to purchase advertisements that appear conspicuously next to listings that ARE NOT theirs to mislead unsuspecting buyers into contacting the advertising agent while the buyer mistakenly believes they are contacting the true listing realtor.

      2. This is similar to article in Roswell NM newspaper where we are expected to believe Marcia Tidwell employed by Century 21. Believing a realtor regarding housing market is not too far from believing a car salesman about whether car he is selling you was submerged in the flood waters of Harvey in Houston!

        Many roswell folks bypass real estate agents because of overpriced fees. Sales is full of liars. Sell your own house or car. Cut the vultures out of the food chains.

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