Lawn Flip for Rebates


The rain is finally here! But how long will it last and will it be enough to get us out of the drought? Researchers say no.

The everlasting drought we have been experiencing these past few years has gotten people’s attention and as a result homeowners have taken action to make a difference.

Santa Clara Water has extended its landscape rebate program until June 30, 2015!

The rebate program is designed as an incentive to convert water-guzzling lawns and pools into gardens that feature plants that are more appropriate for the local Mediterranean climate, chosen from a widespread, approved list.

Does this make you think about improving your landscape and saving water? If so, here is what you will need to do next.

Simply make an appointment for a preinspection survey. Homeowner’s must have the preinspection prior to the start of the project- very important! A water district representative will visit your garden to determine whether you qualify. They will take measurements of the lawn or pool, check irrigation and let you know if you are eligible.

Here are the requirements to qualify for the rebate:

  1. At least 50 percent of the area must be covered by the approved plants (calculated at their mature size).
  2. Irrigation must be converted to drip.
  3. All nonplanted area must be covered by mulch (includes gravel, not only wood-chip types).

If you meet these requirements, the rebate rates are $2 per square foot for most cities in Santa Clara County and a staggering $4 per square foot in Palo Alto for qualifying lawns. Even lawns that homeowners have let go dry may qualify!

For complete details click on this link:  http://valleywater.org/Programs/LandscapeRebateProgram.aspx

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About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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