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John & Janis…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John & Janis Arendsen answered:
Based on recent sales, how much does adding solar to my house add to resale value?
I was in the solar biz in the 70's when the FED stepped up for 50%, the state for 25% and your local utility co's for the rest. Even with 100% it's still hard to justify ... more
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David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in ,
David Chiles answered:
What is an average price to have a home custom built energy efficient-green home?
It depends on the features and appliances. Please visit my site and watch the video about a home built green for the answers to your question.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 14, 2011 Going Green in San Antonio
Gerard Carney, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard Carney answered:
looking for a great mini farm must have pond with water in brooksville area need a real good deal, poultry and goats idea, lots of privacy wanted
Send me an email and I'll find you the perfect place, please make sure to put everything you are looking for in the description of the mini farm! I'm sure we can find it for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 6, 2011 Going Green in Brooksville
Scott Hulen,  in 64068
Scott Hulen answered:
Are green building and other related environmental issues important to your residential clients? What sort of answers, if any, do you give?
Also in response to Benjamin’s post the thing about “green building” is not clearly defined. He mentions LEEDS which is a green building program but usually reserved ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 25, 2011 Going Green
Alison Shuman, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Alison Shuman answered:
Can I re-coup the money spent on a new metal roofing when selling a house?
If you want a metal roof, put on a metal roof. You can then enjoy it. Unfortunately, you will be unlikely to recover the cost when you go to sell.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 20, 2011 Going Green in Austin
Mario Rea, VA…,  in Rochester Hills, MI
Mario Rea, VA, FHA answered:
homepath renovation mortgage financing

Homepath Renovation mortgages allow the lesser of $35,000 or 35% of the improved value of the home (improved value=purchase price + renovation cost). Regarding your questi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 3, 2011 Going Green in Ohio
Melinda Doane, Real Estate Pro in Topsfield, MA
Melinda Doane answered:
is hamilton mass a green town?
Yes, Hamilton and Wenham have recently begun the process to become designated as Green Communities through the state wide Green Communities Grant Program. For additional information, c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 23, 2011 Going Green in Hamilton
John & Janis…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John & Janis Arendsen answered:
Have any agents out there successfully closed an FHA deal recently...
You should speak to Janis at On The Level, 760 415-1982. www.onthelevelcontractors.com. She's been dealing with FHA lenders Nationwide for several years and could give you some na ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2011 Going Green in San Diego County
Boris  Russa…, Real Estate Pro in Weston, FL
Boris Russanov answered:
I'm looking for a small house around 750 sq ft or less near or in Hollywood fl.
Hello Sandra,

there are about 80 houses around 750 sq ft or less in Hollywood.

What is other criteria? What is your price range?

Best Regards,
Boris Russanov
Realtor, FOR ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 4, 2011 Going Green in Hollywood
Alma Kee, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Kee answered:
Hi, we didn't see a laundry room., and wondered if it's plummed for gas dryer, and is it inside house or in garage? like to See maybe Fri
Hi Brenda,

What address or MLS id are you referring to? The link doesn't appear.

All the best,
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 25, 2011 Going Green
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
Will it increase my property value if I update my windows and doors (enery efficient)?
Not a new question, but I am sure Home Sellers are interested. If a home has new window, there is an addition to the appraisal over those who don't have new window. A subtraction i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 1, 2011 Going Green in 33563
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Would you recommend we replace worn carpet or put in laminate or hardwood floors before selling? Budget is tight due to job loss. Thank you.

As a seller we would recommend minimizing your expense at the same time you improve your homes sale ability. Overall carpeting may be the best cost savings purchase and it sti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 1, 2011 Going Green in Red Hook
Betty Stroll, Real Estate Pro in Greenwich, CT
Betty Stroll answered:
Does anyone know of a good home cleaning service co. for CT that uses green products? I'm also looking for an exterminator for
Hi Madkow101:

Yes I know that Code Green is an excellent source for a cleaner enviroment. As far as exterminators, what are you looking to remove? Critters? bats? you need to be spec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 5, 2010 Going Green in Westport
Pamela King,  in Crystal Lake, IL
Pamela King answered:
407 E watauga is there any radon at this location
I'm unfamilar with the exact address. In our area of the country, radon disclosures are posted on the MLS, however if the house has not been sold in the last 10 years or so, it ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 31, 2010 Going Green
James Savits…, Other/Just Looking in 43085
James Savitscus asked:
Have you, or do you plan to start a project in order to cash in on part of the home efficiency tax credits? I personally think it helps people that are on the fence (and is really nice for someone who ‘has’ to upgrade for whatever reason).
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 15, 2010 Going Green in Columbus
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
If I install solar panels on my house, what is the long term gain for resale value of my home? Would I see a 5% increase or more in the sales price?

Assinging a number to that amenitiy in this market is really meaningless. There are too many other factors that are influencing this market to assign a premium to something t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 8, 2010 Going Green in Walnut Creek
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