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I am an EcoBroker® and an EarthAdvantage S.T.A.R. Sustainably Trained Real Estate Professional. I have participated on a local USGBC LEED board also on the Green Building Council for the HBA (Home Builders Association) Also a volunteer on the local MLS Advisory Board. Besides helping home owners or property investors I am interested in nitch marketing and I have found my nitch in Green, energy efficient, high performance homes. I like how the industry of real estate in progressing and what it takes to be successful.
the aesthetics of the home. It caused me to reflect, "are people still concerned about the style of the home or have they shifted at least a bit to the performance of the home." Energy bills are getting noticed perhaps more then what a home looks like or is it still to soon for that tipping point...
What do you think about this? I went to Central Oregon last summer and participated a judge in the Central Oregon Builders Association Tour of Homes for Energy Star and EarthAdvantage newly constructed Homes...amazingly beautiful homes. Our group consisted of Energy Star and Earth Advantage Build...
The news paper called me on preparing an article about our Multi Listing Service adding 3 green certifications to our listing paper work. True story! A serious and eventful mile stone in our communities' history of going green. The certifications will be Energy Star, Earth Advantage a...
Today was a special class on SIPS It was well attended with 45 people. Builders, architects, and myself. I was the only Realtor® An engineer presented the class in Power Point an engineer sort of way. The interest level is high and the learning curve is growing shorter. I helped...
I have had people attempt to argue with me (a year ago) that they are not convinced that green is the way to build and it costs too much. I simply explained they were only arguing against better built homes that are healthier, more durable, more energy efficient, last longer and are a better retu...
The National Association of Home builders has unveiled their new Green Building Program on THursday. Valentines Day. The National Convention was abuzz with over 200 green exhibitors dedicated to Green Building. Green Day activities include the launch of NAHB's new green building initiatives, and ...
On an interesting note I was in China in the Fall of '05. I headed up a trade delegation from the State of Oregon with some Environmental Business folks and an aspiring politician running for State Legislature. The EPA of sorts catered to our group as we were there to team up with an environmenta...
if you have had any experience with short sales....when you finally had a successful closing, what was the final result in sales price?A. Was the final price at the market..?B. Just under the market..?C. Way under the market..? I have seen some incredible deals on national news that we are not se...
I absolutely exhausted myself this weekend while running a Home Show Booth that was geared toward Green Building. From Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon I sang the praises of energy efficient, healthy, low maintenance and better built, high performance homes. The local television media pa...
Mercury in Compact Flourescent Ligtbulbs...but not much.  CFL's contain a very small amount of mercury in the tubing which is about 5 milligrams. This is reported to cover the tip of a ball point pen. A regular thermometer contains about 500 milligrams which means it would take about 100 broken C...

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