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Tara Skinner, Real Estate Pro in Jackson, TN
Tara Skinner answered:
Disable homeowner need help going green and replacing windows in shelby county
Great info Suzanne. For assistance in Jackson, TN Southwest Human Resource Agency has a weatherization Assistance Program. This program assists low-income households in their efforts ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Aug 12, 2012 Going Green in Shelby County
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
My wife and I are considering a home with PV (photovoltaic) panels. What are some questions we should ask and considerations to make as we decide?
The sellers disclosure will take you part way to your answer. Your PV system is subject to inspection just like any other system. It is fine to trust the disclosure statement, but the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 11, 2012 Going Green in 17050
Tara Skinner, Real Estate Pro in Jackson, TN
Tara Skinner answered:
Can anyone tell me if there are any tax rebates or credits available for tankless water heaters?
Tax credits were available to consumers for $500, for fiscal years 2006-2011 combined.
But you can still Receive up to $500 tax credit.
(Effective for units placed into service Januar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Going Green in Plano
Certified St…, Real Estate Pro in Reno, NV
Certified Structure Inspector answered:
Do you think a Green (with the plants, maintenance free) roof is a solid investment and why?
Green roofs are a neat idea but come with some challenges. How do you install them and insure that your not adding weight the structure can't handle and also keeping it leak free. They ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Going Green in 63119
Certified St…, Real Estate Pro in Reno, NV
Certified Structure Inspector answered:
Utility Consumption
Your right in the fact that a newer home will consume less energy that most older homes. New homes also take about 15 years to payback their impact on the environment in energy savings. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Going Green in Cibolo
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
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Going Green in San Francisco
Bob Horsnell…, Real Estate Pro in 55042
Bob Horsnell Jane Chars answered:
Complete Home Automation Solutions for New House
start here.
http://www.crestron.com/markets/home_theater_and_whole_house_home_automation/
call them and ask questions.

then go here - http://www.milehighautomation.com/
ask more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 Going Green in 55125
Saundra Lee…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Saundra Lee Allman asked:
Who has taken Green Efficiency classes with PGE in San Francisco? I have attended several! They are always very good. I was in San Francisco yesterday attending a Selling Efficiency, a Primer for Vendors and Service Providers with Hands on Workshop at…
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Going Green in Union City
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
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Going Green in San Francisco
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Home Owner Association rules about solar panels.
There is a home in 78746 with solar panels that's for sale right now. This home is on Westwood, and it was built this year and has 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 car garage and is listed for $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Going Green in 78746
JeFreda Brown, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, AL
JeFreda Brown answered:
Can I purchase a 4plex and live in one of the apartments my self.?
Hi Bernard. I'm a Realtor and an Accountant. I can help you with this. Please email me at listorbuywithbrown@gmail.com or call me at 205-514-5177.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 25, 2012 Going Green in Birmingham
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
Which is more important when purchasing a 'green' home: Saving money, or Protecting the environment??
Thank you for your question Mr. Cepeda. I appreciate that you are asking tough questions about the real estate market. Green is a healthy philosophy that includes taking steps to mitiga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 9, 2012 Going Green in Denver
Mateo Malta, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Mateo Malta answered:
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?????
the best way to start this would be to get 3 estimates from reputable builders in the area based on the exact same plans/specs/model you are showing them. Listening to their questions w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 4, 2012 Going Green in Rio Rico
James P. Ryan…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
James P. Ryan, Jr answered:
Does your state offer Net Metering?
When I was in the Solar business, the term we used was co-generation policy...but I thought back then the Federal gov't adopted a law to allow it in all 50 states. I did a quick search, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 2, 2012 Going Green
Seth Captain, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Seth Captain answered:
Would you be more likely to hire an agent who is “Green Certified?”
I'm a buyer's agent who takes many of my clients to visit properties by bike, as it's probably the best way to feel out blocks within a city like Chicago, and listing agents are always ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 22, 2012 Going Green in Chicago
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
What are the 4 major certification programs that ensure a certain level of performance, safety, sustainability and social responsibility?
1. Earth Advantage®
2. ENERGY STAR®
3. LEED for Homes®
4. Oregon High Performance Homes

These four programs I believe are all certification programs that will give you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 18, 2012 Going Green in Portland
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
If you are interested in buying a home and would like to work with a REALTOR, what services or information would you like from a Green certified agent
Based on my experience with potential buyers. Those looking for Green Properties want an agent who walks the walk, not just talks the talk. Green Certifications are good, but they do no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Going Green in Southold
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
37042 Chestnut St. Newark, Ca sold this year. How do I find out the price?
Tamara:

Just confirming Brian's post.

Property was an REO @ $335K, purchased @ $309 by an investor and assumably flipped @315K to a traditional Buyer.

-Steve
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 20, 2012 Going Green in Newark
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
Do you know that more than 70% of the energy used in your home is for appliances, refrigeration, space heating, cooling, and water heating?
Energy star appliances save money on utilities and contribute less harmful carbon gas than traditional appliances. I recommend starting slow and building up to Energy Star appliances. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Going Green
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