Deb's Home Recycling (aka Residential Resale)

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Real Estate Agent - Realty Pro Albuquerque
My blog is as much about a philosophy of life and living as it is about real estate as a business. E.F. Shumacher subtitled his book SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL "Economics as if People Mattered" In the real estate industry we realize that people matter and that where they live matters. We now also have a larger responsiblity, I believe, to get them to consider HOW they live. Everyone in the developed world using less energy and resources makes it possible for those who have access to neither to experience a better life and to make the difference between their being able to having a roof overhead or not or for their children to eat or not. 
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  For those who think that edible landscaping is too big a hassle for them and vegetables in the front yard is a little too risque...here is an idea. Herbs and  in particular grow well in pots. Placed as accent pieces on the porch or in distinct places in the yard they are quite attractive.Growin...
07/12/2007
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No, not the cleaning product. Just some more ideas in the wake of the Live Earth Event.Install motion detectors on room lights. That way the lights will automatically come on when you enter and will go off when you leave--no more yelling at people (or yourself) for forgetting to turn off the ligh...
07/08/2007
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What constitutes affordable housing? A lot depends on where you live and what you earn. In some parts of the country, income is much higher than others. people moving from the east or west coast find housing in New Mexico to be very affordable. Many of those who were born and raised here find it ...
07/01/2007
As a society, we seem to eschew simplicity in favor of technology. Here are some simpler approaches.Want to save energy on heating and cooling? Adjust the thermostat up in summer and down in winter and dress appropriately--shorts and a tshirt are great for summer at home and wear a sweater in the...
06/23/2007
I know people who hate the thought of selling a manufactured home. The older ones are not anything like their newer energy efficient counterparts....but they are a home for some families who otherwise would never b able to afford one. Placed on a permanent foundation with proper insulation they c...
06/22/2007
Green building is considered to be a trend that is becoming mainstream. The truth is that it has always been mainstream. Before transportation was a convenient as it is today, people always used local materials to build with. There was a natural attempt to build homes that took advantage of the s...
06/20/2007
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I know I make a big to do out of natural landscaping and using the front yard for something other than just lawn and/ or here in the southwest rock. I can't say that I am a big fan of all native plants though. I will NOT miss the thistles or the goat heads.  Met with the landscaper today. He remi...
06/18/2007
I think it is time to revive the cottage garden. Lawns in the United States consume about 38 billion dollars and  23 million acres of arable land. At an average of a third of an acre, each lawn could produce enough vegetables to feed a family of 6 and still have space for a small lawn.To add insu...
06/16/2007
"... SMALL HOUSE ON THE SIDE STREET MIGHT HAVE CHARM IF IT DIDN'T APE THE BIG HOUSE ON THE AVENUE..." Frank Lloyd Wright  Perhaps one of the reasons that small houses today are so seldom accepted is that those not custom designed and built, tend to be simply a small version of a larger house that...
06/15/2007
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   Many of you know about my great admiration for Frank Lloyd Wright. As with most creative and inspired people, he had his warts as a human being, but he was driven by the idea that everyone should have an opportunity to live in a beautiful, functional home. His Usonian houses were his attempt t...
06/14/2007
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My blog is as much about a philosophy of life and living as it is about real estate as a business. E.F. Shumacher subtitled his book SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL "Economics as if People Mattered" In the real estate industry we realize that people matter and that where they live matters. We now also have a larger responsiblity, I believe, to get them to consider HOW they live. Everyone in the developed world using less energy and resources makes it possible for those who have access to neither to experience a better life and to make the difference between their being able to having a roof overhead or not or for their children to eat or not.