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4 Hints for Choosing a Sustainable House

3. Is your new home affordable?

Many financial advisers say you should not spend more than 35% of your gross income on rent. Others say no more than 25%. If you are spending more than that, your housing is simply not sustainable.

4. Are there parks and playgrounds nearby?

Whether or not you have kids, you will most probably find yourself gravitating to the local green space, either to just sit on a bench or to have a full on picnic. Local parks and playgrounds are essential for both entertainment as well as general oxygenation in providing fresh air. You shouldn’t have to get in the car or on a bus to find the closest park. A sustainable home has one down the street!

 

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9:56AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:23AM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Great article! Thanks for sharing!

6:36AM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

thanks

12:54PM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

thx

4:10AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

thx

3:51PM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Thanks.

5:22AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

Great post. Thanks.

9:05PM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Nice tips.

12:16PM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Thanks needed that reminder

10:22AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Just the sort of questions we asked when buying our retirement home.

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