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By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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I send out a quarterly newsletter to my favorite clients and I thought over the weekend, "Why not post it on here as well"? Each person who reads my posts and subscribes to my blog is also a valued client, so why shouldn't you also get the same benefit, right? So for your reading pleasure, and su...

By Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor
(RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA)
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The Colonial Village Condos in Arlington MA are some of the least expensive condominiums in Arlington Massachusetts and excellent opportunities for first time real estate buyers. Built in 1962, Colonial Village is on Colonial Village Drive off Lowell Street.  The complex consists of 144  condos i...

By David Laven
(Keller Williams Realty Boston Metro)
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Flat Fee MLS Boston - 5-DAY FREE TRIAL! - Boston Cambridge Quincy Somerville Newton Homes FSBO Are you considering selling your home?  Save the listing commission and pay a flat fee of $199 to list your property for an unlimited length on MLS.  The properties below represent listings from Thread ...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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I already knew this from my EcoBroker course and the research I've been doing, but now my (new) favorite channel, Planet Green, has show after show confirming it - you don't have to spend a lot more money in order to buy eco-friendly housing.  If you're building anew or remodeling, follow the thr...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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I'm slightly off-focus in this entry, wanting to talk about purchasing green power as opposed to the more activity-oriented approaches upon which I've been writing.  And since I just signed up for this myself today, I can attest to the ease with which you can make the switch yourself to clean ene...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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For some reason, I’ve been attracting a lot of buyers interested in finding a rehab property lately. Perhaps it’s because there are so many foreclosures on the market now, it’s the prevalent type of property to grab at a good price. I’m surprised, though, at the number of people who aren’t famili...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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A passive solar home means there are no moving parts or equipment that need to be maintained.  Being "passive" means just that - it's all about how your house "lays" there and absorbs or reflects heat. Heat naturally moves from a warmer material to a cooler material until there is no temperature ...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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Don’t think of this as just a “winter” topic either – you can save money on your cooling costs starting now by taking some simple steps to seal (or “tighten”) your home. Air leakage amounts to 30-40% of a home’s heating and cooling costs. Stopping air leakage is important not only for energy savi...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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With so much discussion this week regarding the new clean energy bill now heading to the Senate, I thought it would be interesting to hear what other Realtors  and real estate professionals think of the latest version of the bill. As a Certified EcoBroker, I am, personally, disappointed that NAR ...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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Now that we've begun July, we can take a preliminary look at the June 2009 Sales Trends for Middlesex and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts. You can view the data below and perform your own analysis, but here are some interesting highlights: Highest Median Sales Price: Weston, MA ($1.29m) Lowest ...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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Overview Perhaps the most pleasant economic savings can be derived from judicious and mindful planting of trees and shrubs. The value of traditional plantings serving as windbreaks is well known. Additionally, well-placed deciduous trees can shade a building during hot summer months yet allow war...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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As a professional Realtor and member in good standing of the National Association of Realtors, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and the Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors, I would like to announce my official completion and attainment of the EcoBroker certification in real estate...
Every EcoBroker or NAR Green designee will have a different answer, but here are my favorite top three: Installation of Energy Star appliances - lighting and appliances account for 27% of all energy used in a residence and account for more than 45% of total energy costs. You can actually show how...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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Banks are increasingly recognizing the fact that a homeowner who spends money to improve the energy efficiency of their home ends up have extra money in their pocket at the end of the month - and this can help tip the balance in your favor of getting a higher mortgage amount with an Energy Effici...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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From my blog on 06/23/09: "The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Arlington Department of Public Works have released their annual Water Quality report for 2008, as mandated by the EPA. The results are excellent – we’ve got some of the best drinking water in the nation! For the 120 co...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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From my blog post on 6/24/09: "If you live in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you may be eligible for a MassSAVE HEAT Loan, providing you with the opportunity to get a 0% loan for the installation of qualified energy efficient improvements in your home. The loan amount can not exceed $15,000 a...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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From my CyberGreenRealty blog on 6/19/09: Despite the perception the market is still languid, the median listing price for single-family and condo properties in Arlington, MA is up 10% over the last quarter (3/19/09 – 6/19/09), to a healthy $439,450. The average listing price is currently $476,68...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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Let’s calculate some savings for you with a case study: Assumptions for Mr. & Mrs. Homeowner with 2 teenage children; Average monthly utility bill: $230; Annual utility rate increase: 5.5% per annum (avg. of last 30 years in CA) Mr. & Mrs. Homeowner get a qualified energy audit done of their home...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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Did you know the average home costs the homeowner about $1,900 per year in utility costs? Of course, this depends on the area of the country, the climate, the number of people in the household, etc., but this is the average cost - yours may be higher or lower. OK, so maybe you already knew that,...

By Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker
(RE/MAX Results)
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Did you know that most homes built in the United States before 1978 contain lead? And not just on the walls.... Of course, the walls and window sills are probably your biggest sources of lead in your house, but elevated levels of lead may also be found in: Lead dust (that paint that's peeling on ...

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