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Buying a home should be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, for many first-time homebuyers, their experience is overshadowed by the confusion that comes from not understanding the process. You don’t need to be a real estate expert to understand the ins-and-outs of buying a home. You only need a willingness to learn. If you have that

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Eco-friendly personal care products

We’ve become much more conscious of what we put into our bodies. It’s easy to find organic food up and down the aisles of your local grocery store. With all the attention we put into keeping the chemicals out of our food, we sometimes don’t think about the other ways our body absorbs harmful toxins:

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Cleaning a kitchen

The Environmental Working Group examined the safety data of over 1000 ingredients used in commercial household cleaning products. They found that half of these products contain ingredients harmful to the lungs. It’s convenient to buy household cleaners and use them without a thought, but for every toxic cleaner out there, there is a safer, natural,

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Gray cat in the grass

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), it’s estimated that U.S. households own a total of 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats. In a time when we’re trying to be more earth-conscious, do we pause to think about the environmental impact of over 165 million pets? Collectively, our furry friends leave quite a

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Happy New Year party

As 2019 quickly approaches, we begin thinking about the changes we’d like to make for the new year. Maybe this year you’ll eat healthier, or finally use that gym membership, or make a better effort to see that friend you always say you need to make a better effort to see. The New Year’s Resolution:

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During the holidays, Americans produce 25% more waste. That equates to 1 million extra tons of trash each week from Thanksgiving to New Year…or a whopping 25 million tons total.  This year, put Mother Nature on your Christmas list and give her the gift of a cleaner, greener planet with these 5 simple suggestions to

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Eco-friendly kitchen

The United States is home to approximately 5% of the world’s population, yet we generate 40% of the world’s waste! To put it in perspective, the average citizen throws out 4 pounds of trash per day (that includes food waste). That’s 1,460 pounds of trash per year! It’s time we find ways to cut back,

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Here at Brite Homes Florida, we believe in living life responsibly and sustainably. We are in the business of building eco-friendly, solar-powered homes, after all. With that in mind, we decided to put together a list of what we think are the 20 best sustainable products on the market (from least to most expensive): #1

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wrapping Christmas present

The holidays are here. Living an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holidays. Try these tips for a more energy-efficient holiday season:   #1 SWITCH TO LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS   LED lights can use up to 90% less energy than standard lights. In fact, 300 bulbs of the mini incandescent bulbs at 0.4

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It’s the age of the “gig economy.” Today’s technology gives everyone the opportunity to be mini entrepreneurs—whether it’s driving for Uber, delivering groceries for Shipt, or renting out your home on Airbnb. And if Airbnb is your gig, then you’re in luck.   Earlier this year, Fannie Mae launched a mortgage refinance pilot program for

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