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Real Estate Agent - Smart Green Realty
Getting to Green. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, you make a smart investment. Buildings that save energy sell faster and for more money. They cost less to run--cutting your utility bills. They are healthier and more comfortable to live in--with less mold and fewer allergens...preventing drafts and hot and cold rooms.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I'd heard about Horizon for years. But it was out in shopping mall land--Willow Grove, Pa. I never went out there--but I really meant to. Then there was a special occasion. We decided to go down to Philadelphia's famous South Street to celebrate. We parked but Horizon was closed on Mondays. The g...
09/02/2010
I got a great laugh when I followed a link on Twitter to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by cartoonist Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. http://on.wsj.com/dyWuBd Adams and his wife had quite the adventure. Here is one of his observations: "As a rule, the greener the home, the uglie...
09/01/2010
The last time I previewed a house, it was for a client who lived out of town who wanted to know if it was worthwhile making an eight hour trip to see a condo near her daughter's college. That made sense. Of course, I try to make caravan, but other than that, I don't bother with "previews." An age...
08/31/2010
For 30 years, the food co-op in the Mount Airy section of Philadelpha was where everybody in Mt. Airy would meet. What a great store. If you had a neat new recipe with an odd ethnic ingredient, chances are the co-op would have it. I especially loved going there during blizzards. Lots of the staff...
08/30/2010
I was so concerned about the untimely death of Laurie that I googled cause of death. One of the Long Beach papers quoted her Facebook page where she wrote that she was worried that she had salmonella. Could she have eaten one of those bad eggs we have been hearing about? There will be an autopsy....
08/29/2010
Thanks to Scott Godzyk for reminding me of the caution I used to always give my buyers. He told me about clients who were denied for a mortgage two days before closing because they couldn't resist a good deal on a camper. That camper on their credit report changed their debt to income level and t...
08/29/2010
Last week (aaaagh!) I got a first deposit check and an offer. That day we countered and the buyer's agent countered our counter verbally with a price we will accept. My seller is excited to be done and anxious to drive out of state to make an offer on another place. But we still don't have the fi...
08/28/2010
My buyers have been looking for a house for more than a year! They finally decided on new construction. We just got the radon results back and they were as high as I have ever seen! 60 picocures in the basement! Two days later, the seller put in a radon remediation system. I'm not a scientist. Of...
08/27/2010
Yes, NAR, this summer has been dead. The dog days arrived in early June. It is ironic, however, that the national news and Wall Street are sending distress signals because my colleagues and I have noticed definite stirrings of life in the past couple weeks! I have not had a real new buyer in mont...
08/26/2010
And it is only $199!!! Perfect for a couple or a single who enjoy long bike rides by the river and an easy walk to the train. All of fun of Manayunk shopping and restaurants is just down the street, but this adorable home is off in a secluded block that you will love. This home has an upper deck ...
08/25/2010
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