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Kelly Pessis, Real Estate Pro in Malibu, CA
Kelly Pessis answered:
I like the notion of 'buying green' but how do I get around the inflated price tag attached to homes that are touted as being eco-friendly?
If you try and retrofit after, you are likely to pay more. A good example is solar panels for the electrical service or water heater - it is not just the cost of putting in the panels ... more
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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Who's working with the new solar cell shingles (Dow) need estimate for reroofing. Want to price out solar roof with Dow shingles, who knows?
It's interesting that there are solar cell shingles out there. I feel like that would really help you conserve electricity. How many cells do you need in order to collect enough energy? ... more
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Mark Leach, Home Buyer in Pine Bluff, AR
Mark Leach answered:
I am looking for landscaping services.
I want to redo the the landscaping on my home. I know that it will increase the curb appeal of my home, and increase the value. I would like to add a pool as well.
Mark Leach | http:// ... more
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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Does an upgrade to a ducted heat pump/furnace system increase the value of a condo equal to the install price?
I think that it can increase the price. I would love to look into this as well. I want to get a new heating system in my home. It would be great to know if this can add value. http:/ ... more
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Rob Madden, Real Estate Pro in Carefree, AZ
Rob Madden answered:
Will leasing solar panels from solar city increase the value of our house? and how difficult will the house be to sell with the cost of the solar?
The simple answer is no. Since solar leases only allow you to lease the panels, they are not considered a fixture of the property. However, Phoenix area statistics for solar resale ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Going Green in 85024
steve, Other/Just Looking in Mount Pleasant, SC
steve asked:
Architect needs help with green custom home square footage costs in greater Palm Beach area I am talking to a potential home design client through a realtor friend in the area. They are looking for a green eco oriented 1500 SF design (2 bed, 2 full baths). They ask me what general…
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Rick Yost, Real Estate Pro in Windham, ME
Rick Yost answered:
Tankless water heaters: What do you think?
I am not an expert, but I installed one in my home. My experience has been 100 % positive.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Going Green in Windham
Mary Martin, Home Buyer in Carolina Shores, NC
Mary Martin asked:
My question: I am considering living in a Tiny Home on a plot of land. Will anyone send me information about such a property? This home may be located anywhere in the US for beginners' search. It may be characterized as the Tiny Home on a trailer or a space 1000 square feet or less. The criteria I insist upon…
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Cory Trevor, Home Buyer in Aberdeen, OH
Cory Trevor answered:
Is there restriction on the height of privacy trees/hedge in California?
I think that privacy hedging is a fantastic guys. I was actually searching for information on fences, but you idea is much better. My yard could also use some landscaping features. Hedg ... more
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Nathan Doxsey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Nathan Doxsey answered:
Where is a good place in Austin to BUY a natural rain collecting barrel?
There is a good list of products and suppliers in the Austin area located at www.dickpeterson.com and you can find out about rainwater harvesting rebates available through the City of A ... more
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James McCart…, Real Estate Pro in Lahaska, PA
James McCarthy answered:
Are there Green Model Homes in Bucks County, PA?
The film “Ecological Design: Inventing the Future” which was produced by the owner, Christopher W Zelov.

Recycled and organic materials throughout the property, solar fou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Going Green in Bucks County
Steamed_ice, Home Buyer in 78372
Steamed_ice asked:
What areas in south texas are dome home friendly.? I am working to building a dome home. I have been searching for a piece of property not far from Corpus Christi. However, many subdivisions feel dome homes are too futuristic. Which…
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Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
Can I use a composting toilet or incinerator toilet instead of getting a septic put in?
Your local Codes Department will be able to tell you. However, if you'll research the topic a bit more, you may be happier in the long run with a septic tank. Think about when you go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Going Green in Hawley
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
oil vs propane
I have propane hooked up to my house, and I have no complaints. It is cheap where I live, and my propane service never lets me run out. I don't really have experience with oil or natura ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2014 Going Green in Armonk
Gary and Kar…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
If I wanted to look for homes with solar panels in Portland Oregon, is there a website I can search on?
I see based on the answers given - the Portland MLS allows searches for multiple types of "Green" elements...

I am here in Florida... Just looked for "solar" or "green" - results we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Going Green in 97219
Ali Haghgoo, Real Estate Pro in Westminster, MD
Ali Haghgoo asked:
Has anyone sold a net zero-energy home in the past three years? I am representing a new builder that utilizes solar shingles, geothermal heat pumps, and smart home technology. The home will be able to produce as much energy as it consumes but will look…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Going Green in 17325
Ali Haghgoo, Real Estate Pro in Westminster, MD
Ali Haghgoo answered:
There seem to be many different companies that are competing to install solar panels on residential roofs. Can anyone here recommend one over another?
I don't know about the actual installers, however I recommend looking into solar shingles. A new zero-energy builder my team is working with just signed a deal with Dow for their PowerH ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Going Green in East Somerville
marciae, Other/Just Looking in Petaluma, CA
marciae asked:
I'm a reporter writing an article about residential solar. I'm looking to do a brief interview w/ homeowners who are considering solar for their homes In California's Bay Area (East Bay, North Bay, Pennisula preferred). You don't have to have your mind made up or know a lot about solar -- just want to talk to people…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Going Green in Oakland
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