Fuel sources high on carbon such as coal and natural gas add up to over 60% of the electricity available worldwide. Nuclear, hydro, wind and solar are cleaner sources of power, but the process of getting them is too costly for the usual American. As an alternative, Marcus Hiles recommends smart and restricted use of lights, refrigeration, entertainment and cleaning appliances. By merely switching from old, incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lights, energy usage for operation can be decreased up to 80%, and new light emitting diodes (LED) are even better options. Fridges and freezers can be made more optimal by not setting them too cold, making sure they are correctly sealed, are well defrosted, and positioned in the coolest area possible. Televisions, computers, phones and other technology must be turned off and unplugged when not in use, as even their standby use can be major. Laundry machines and dishwashers mostly have very high wattage, and their need makes it difficult to limit their use. However, cuts in energy consumption can be made by selecting the coldest temperature achievable, and by only washing full loads.
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Marcus Hiles’ Western Rim has produced breathtaking communities in the northern suburban areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex that have actually provided house seekers plenty of high-class choices. Found in locations that make full use of Texas’s fascinating countryside, the Estates, Towers and also Mansions brand properties are all close to midtown Dallas, giving the very best of both city and rural life. Developed with the thought of supplying easy comfort, the Estates 3Eighty in Aubrey contains its own park, walking path and also pet-friendly, off-leash pet run. All the one- to four- bedroom homes have exterior living spaces and also secure parking. Residents delight in access to a resort-style pool, advanced gym as well as exclusive instructor. For the ultimate ease, there’s even a Starbucks café located on the residential property.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started a voluntary labeling program called ENERGY STAR which helps save the environment and saves your money at the same time. Marcus Hiles supports this initiative and suggests that everyone should buy appliances with ENERGY STAR’s label on them. This way you save money while using products and appliances which keep the environment safe as well. Almost half of your energy bill will be saved if you use only ENERGY STAR labeled products instead of regular ten year old appliances. More on this topic here: http://markets.ask.com/ask/news/read/32321845
Marcus Hiles believes that every child has a right to be educated regardless of their financial status or level of privilege. His deep commitment to education gave him an idea to locate properties developed by Western Rim near schools, which would ensure access to education for both children and their parents. Having recognized the unmet demand for affordable luxury homes appointed with state-of-the-art amenities, Hiles launched Western Rim Properties in 1990. Today, his companies manage and own over 15,000 upmarket residential rental town homes and apartments. More on: http://media.mwnewsroom.com/Dallas-Morning-News/-2057891
The Grand Estates in the Forest, situated north of Houston in Conroe, epitomizes the crème de la crème in rental living, with lush green spaces that adjoin the W.G. Jones State Forest, nearby golf courses, and verdant parks. “Residents appreciate the availability of a gourmet summer kitchen featuring farm fresh produce, as well as an expert personal trainer available to guide them to fitness,” states Marcus Hiles. Nearby in Magnolia, The Estates Woodland offers tenants lavishly appointed apartments with oversized covered balconies and spacious walk-in pantries. Families enjoy the vast on-site central park and children’s activity area, while other residents appreciate the extensive network of trails for jogging or walking. San Antonio’s The Estates at Briggs Ranch attracts community members with a keen attention to detail, as apartments feature pendant lighting, crown molding, and garden tubs. Offering golf privileges and breathtaking golf course views, Briggs Ranch is also appealing to golfers of all skill levels.
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What is driving the preference for renting over owning? Marcus Hiles notes that, in Texas and around the country, people enjoy the flexibility that accompanies the rental lifestyle. “We’re a mobile population,” he demonstrates. “The idea of settling in one place for a decade – or for the length of a 30-year mortgage – doesn’t hold the same appeal as it did a generation or two ago.” Debunking the idea that owners have an edge in personal fulfillment, Hiles points to research explaining that renters come out on top. He adds, “People who rent actually spend more time engaging in leisure activities and interacting with their friends and neighbors.”
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Marcus Hiles is the CEO and the owner of Western Rim Property Services, the largest real estate company in Texas and as such he has the responsibility to provide his clients with the best service possible. Hiles not only manages to find the best options for his clients but he also spends a lot of his valuable time finding ways to help the environment by planting trees and donating acres of land for parks and open green spaces. This kind of strategic forming of communities is paying off and Hiles is becoming beloved among all Texas residents. Read more on: http://markets.ask.com/ask/news/read?GUID=32163582
City parks and wilderness environments benefit the health and well-being of the citizens who live nearby and remain a fundamental resource for strengthening American cities. The U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) research shows an exciting and positive correlation between access to community areas and likelihood of someone opting to exercise. Having open recreation space in the vicinity of where people live boosts physical activity, fellowship and fun. Parks often become the unique hub of a city and are an investment in the growth of the neighborhood. Knowing the importance of public space for leisure and enjoyment of nature, Marcus Hiles has helped the transformation of multiple Texas cities with his generous gift. Inspired to create amazing places to live, these community parks are an essential part of his vision. His standard for eco-friendly business extends through his company that annually plants thousands of trees. Communities with access to green space, surrounded by plant life and wildlife are healthier, friendlier, more welcoming, and prosperous.
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Public parks and wilderness environments encourage growth in the health and security of the residents living near it and are essential to the improvement of American cities. The U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) study presents a thrilling and positive relationship between access to community areas and the possibility of an individual to live a life healthily through workout. A community with a recreational area close to the residents helps stimulate physical activities, interaction, and amusement. Usually, parks are the center of the city and it is where businesses come and help increase the growth of the community. Marcus Hiles saw the need to change some areas of Texas for the better by providing them space for recreation and fun. His interest in creating beautiful places encouraged him to provide recreational areas near homes. His environmentally friendly endeavors could be observed in the tree-planting activities of his businesses. Through these actions, communities are able to live closer to the environment, with healthy plants and animals living in bountifully.
Marcus Hiles explains that the most promising sign of the economic turnaround is the Greater Houston Partnership’s prediction that Greater Houston will create 29,700 new jobs in 2017, nearly double the amount of 2016. In addition to the oil and gas industry’s recovery, two other core features of the city’s economy are thriving – the Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world, and the Port of Houston. “As healthcare becomes more important in society and the economy, we’ll continue to see growth,” regional economist Patrick Janikowski noted. The sector should add some 9,800 jobs this year, accounting for nearly 30 percent of Texas’ overall economic growth. Even among employers, the outlook for 2017 is the highest it’s been in years. In a new report from Houston recruiting firm Murray Resources, 7.7 percent of companies expect to be making significant hires this year, the most since 2013, prior to the downturn in oil prices.
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