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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Is there a reason to replace a working water heater with a new tankless water heater?
If it's still working fine my own advice is to wait till it needs to be replaced before doing it. One advantage of tankless water heaters beside their efficiency is that it supplies unl ... more
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Nancy Corsaut, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
These homes are really cool!  Shipping containers are being used as homes all over the world. Check out these ravishing digs. Read more
Blogged Mon Jul 7, 2014 by Nancy Corsaut Remodel & Renovate Going Green Design & Decor
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Manu Kapoor, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
U.S. Firms Lead in Green for Global 100 Index Eighteen U.S. firms were recently named to the Global 100, a stock index that ranks companies based on sustainable practices, a list that includes industrial… Read more
Blogged Sun Feb 16, 2014 by Manu Kapoor General Area Market Conditions Going Green
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Ellie Kravets…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
So, you've decided you want to go green. Time to ditch everything leather, along with all the meat in your diet, buy a bike, and turn your backyard into a composting garden. You ready?You could make all… Read more
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Frank Dolski…, Real Estate Pro in 18901
With a heat wave staring us down, many of us can do little other than crank up the A/C and keep our fingers crossed that the energy bill for this month won't be too bad, or is there?  Well, there's… Read more
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Alina Aeby, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
“Green” homes are quickly moving into the mainstream of the housing industry as component costs drop and consumer interest continues to grow.Green housing projects accounted for 20 percent… Read more
Blogged Tue May 14, 2013 by Alina Aeby Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate Going Green
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Phyllis Mcar…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Phyllis Mcarthur answered:
Is a fireplace energy-efficient?
We had a lovely cast iron fireplace insert for years and it was very efficient. The problem now is that the SF Bay Area has so many "No Burn" days, it's not worth the bother
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Certified St…, Real Estate Pro in Reno, NV
Certified Structure Inspector answered:
Budget friendly improvements to be a more environmentally-friendly home
Jake, Being green means different things to most people. Some of the best advice I can give you as an Energy Auditor is start saving by reducing. Reducing your consumption is the easies ... more
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Claire Hill, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Claire Hill answered:
What are the pros and cons of installing solar panels on a property?
Kim,

There are a few great reasons to install solar in San Francisco.
1. Go Solar SF: The City will pitch in between $2,750 and $9,750 for the cost of your solar system if you use a ... more
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Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
People still believe that buying a home cannot only be a reality but also a good investment even today. But what is becoming increasingly important to people are trends dealing with sustainability and… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 20, 2011 by Gabriel Rojas Quality of Life Tech Tips Going Green
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Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Yesterday was the 2011 San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) Member Appreciation Day (Dec 8). It was a great event held at St. Mary’s Cathedral and it was packed with agents and brokers.… Read more
Blogged Fri Dec 9, 2011 by Gabriel Rojas General Area Market Conditions Going Green
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Dan Risman J…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Yesterday while attending a local meeting for the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association, I heard a wonderful speaker presenting about an amazing program for homeowners in San Francisco. Here in SF about… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 16, 2011 by Dan Risman Jones Home Buying Remodel & Renovate Going Green
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Nancy Corsaut, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Solar power is really taking off in California and we just hit a major milestone, as reported by, Environment California, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Prices of solar… Read more
Blogged Thu Nov 10, 2011 by Nancy Corsaut Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate Going Green
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Erika Burke, Real Estate Pro in 94133
Now is the time to do it! The remodeling industry is suffering a double dip in sales, not unlike the double dip in home prices. So the logic of this being a buyers market and the time to buy an affordable… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 7, 2011 by Erika Burke Remodel & Renovate Going Green Design & Decor
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Erika Burke, Real Estate Pro in 94133
The Appraisal Institute recently released a form to help appraisers factor in energy-efficient home features when valuing homes. The forms can also be used by real estate agents in describing “green”… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 30, 2011 by Erika Burke Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
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Howard Sobel, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
$150 Million for Green Projects                                                                    … Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 1, 2010 by Howard Sobel Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate Going Green
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Howard Sobel, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Property Managers actively work on finding new ways to differentiate their services from the competition, we were interested to learn how many residential property managers see going green as a benefit.Going… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 30, 2010 by Howard Sobel Curb Appeal Going Green Rentals
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Tara-Nicholle…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Book ReviewTitle: "Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. Create a Beautiful Home" Author: Randy Florke with Nancy J. Becker Publisher: Hearst Books, 2010; 192 pages; $24.95 When I think of country-style decor,… Read more
Blogged Mon May 17, 2010 by Tara-Nicholle Nelson Going Green
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Eric Michael…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Sure George Clooney was great in Solarium, I mean come on, they guy is wold class, right?  When isn't he great a great performer?  So you'll have to forgive me for "borrowing" the title for my ever… Read more
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