Buying Tips

Tesla’s New Solar Tiles Add Value to Homes for Sale

Posted on by Lisa Barton

At the end of 2016, Telsa unveiled their new and highly innovative solar roof tiles. The product looks just like standard roof tiles, but have the same harnessing power as traditional solar panels. The technology is revolutionary, and the environmental benefits that come from its use are incredible. The costs of the roof sound steep at first, but the long-term rewards that come from installation are worth the upfront cost. 

Tesla’s claim is that their roof will cost less than a regular roof, when the benefits of solar production are factored in. Their quote for the solar powered roof on a typical home in Maryland is $52,000. However, with the energy the roof generates plus the tax credits,  “the roof will actually pay for itself and earn you about $8,000 over 30 years” ( The cost of the roof is calculated by adding the price of materials, labor of installation and Powerwall battery. But the value of a completely sustainable energy source built into a home that earns tax breaks and bodes off-the-grid reliability arguably makes up for the upfront cost, and then some!  

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6 Signs You’ve Found the Right New Home

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Love at first sight is not limited to only a significant other, it can happen when seeing the perfect house! From the moment you arrive, there is an instant attraction. The curb appeal is breathtaking and lures you up the walkway and into the house. The feelings only get stronger from there. The house is checking off the major items on the ‘must-have’ list, plus even more. You may think to yourself, “Wow, it’s all moving so fast. Am I rushing into this (house) love affair?”

Here are a few signs you may have found ~The One~:

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Purchasing a new home in Nocatee’s Coastal Oaks

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Looking for a new home in Nocatee? You might want to consider Coastal Oaks, which is Nocatee's premier gated community. Toll Brothers, a national builder with an excellent reputation, is building single family homes in Coastal Oaks. Many new home buyers are attracted to Coastal Oaks because, in addition to Nocatee's extensive amenities, this neighborhood offers its residents a swimming pool, fitness center, sports fields, tennis courts and a playground. 

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New Neighborhood in Nocatee: The Outlook at Twenty Mile

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There's a new community in Nocatee! Twenty Mile Drive - The Outlook offers peace and tranquility in a beautiful old Florida setting. Twenty Mile works in the history of the area with its rustic touches as seen in the split-rail fences and nature all around. Buyers looking to build a new home can choose from an assortment of water and preserve lots to suit their individual needs. 

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Plantation at Ponte Vedra Open House This Weekend!

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Every wonder what's going on behind the gates of the Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach? This weekend, the Plantation will be hosting its Spring Community Open House on Sunday, May 1st from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. You'll be able to view 31 homes for sale in the Plantation with prices ranging from $489,500 to $1,899,000. You'll also be able to experience the Plantation's new amenities park which includes a croquet lawn, state of the art playground, and fitness center. The Plantation's newly renovated Beach House will also be open from 5:00-6:00 for complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The views of the ocean from the Beach House are awesome -- make sure you don't miss that!

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