by Carol Sayles

Thinking About Solar? Knowledge is Power!

A hot issue that homeowners frequently ask about is whether or not to add solar-electric systems to their homes. What are some factors that homeowners should consider when making a decision to add solar?

“Are government rebates still available?” Many California rebate programs through the California Solar Initiative (CSI) have been exhausted, but the federal tax credit of 30% for purchased solar-energy systems has been extended through Dec. 31, 2016.

“Does solar add or detract value from a resale home?” Purchased solar-electric systems do add value to a home, but in much the same way as a swimming pool does – with the added benefit of providing virtually free electricity. As with a pool, you won’t necessarily recoup the full cost when selling, but it is likely your home will have the marketing advantage over other, non-solar homes.

No matter what you do, the power is in your hands – and knowledge is power!

Please contact Carol Sayles if you would like more information on ways to increase your home’s value or if you would like a free Comparative Market Analysis on your home. Feel free to consult Carol’s website at www.Sayles4U.com or email her at Carol@Sayles4U.com. Carol can also be reached at 858-472-2869.


Carol Sayles currently resides in San Elijo Hills and has been licensed in California since 2007. As an experienced Paralegal, Carol developed her 20 years of corporate and legal expertise with top tier law firms and Fortune 500 companies. Carol is an avid animal lover – enjoying hikes to Double Peak Park with her “fur-kids” Hunter and Bindi. Carol loves San Diego, too – knowing the area well, having lived in the communities of Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, and 4S Ranch for more than 18 years – and now calling 92078 home! Carol’s right in your own backyard!


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