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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Do you think a Green (with the plants, maintenance free) roof is a solid investment and why?
Maintenance free? You may want to verify that!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Going Green in 63119
Gregory Karr, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Gregory Karr answered:
Budget friendly improvements to be a more environmentally-friendly home
Making a home greener does not necessarily mean only adding improvements like solar and energy efficient appliances, caulking and sealing. You may want to start by removing toxic items ... more
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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 a...
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Going Green in Union City
Lucid Realty, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Lucid Realty 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?
Don't know but I'd be shocked if it made sense. Solar is a losing technology right now.
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Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
What are the pros and cons of installing solar panels on a property?
Hello Kim,

Going green!

Check out this link http://www.clean-energy-ideas.com/articles/pros_and_cons_of_solar_energy.html
For a more specific info, it's good to be in touch with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Going Green in San Francisco
tjbpalmer, Home Buyer in Cibolo, TX
tjbpalmer answered:
Utility Consumption
footnote...I'm looking at 3br, 2.5bath, +2000sf homes for 2 adults/2kids. On the high end of my home search I'm finding +5yrs houses w/no energy saving features asking $210-250K. On t ... more
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John Mcdole, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, AL
John Mcdole answered:
Can I purchase a 4plex and live in one of the apartments my self.?
Yes you can. Contact me and I'll be glad to discuss the possibilities with you including the difference this would make for gaining a mortgage as opposed to buying a home. Email or cal ... more
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Janey Bishop, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Janey Bishop answered:
Have any of your past and/or current clients adopted solar PV system ? what has been their savings? Was a lease or outright purchase ?
I just had solar installed at my residence and went online approx 2 weeks ago. I am doing a lease and got a great package. I was referred by a family friend who is a retired electrical ... more
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Mateo Malta, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Mateo Malta answered:
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
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James P. Ryan…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
James P. Ryan, Jr answered:
Can anyone tell me if there are any tax rebates or credits available for tankless water heaters?
Hi Elizabeth, this question might be better directed to your plumber or tax professional.

Best wishes, Jim
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Going Green in Plano
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
Does your state offer Net Metering?
Current as of June 2011 , only three states do not allow net metering, plus Washington D.C., twenty one have no limit on the number of subscribers using net metering. Only two, Arizona ... more
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Mitchell Pea…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Mitchell Pearce answered:
Is there restriction on the height of privacy trees/hedge in California?
Someone 200:

I am unaware of a state wide regulation or law concerning this subject. However, many cities and towns have ordinances governing tree placement, planting, growing, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2014 Going Green in San Jose
Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
Can I use a composting toilet or incinerator toilet instead of getting a septic put in?
That depends upon local regulations. They work, but not all community officials think so. You will need to speak to your code officials there.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Going Green in Hawley
Brian Ripp, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Brian Ripp answered:
37042 Chestnut St. Newark, Ca sold this year. How do I find out the price?
Hi Tamara,

MLS records show:
1/19/2011 sold: $309,000
6/16/2006 sold: $595,000

Tax records show:
4/8/2011 sold: $315,000

That's the best I can do at this point ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 20, 2012 Going Green in Newark
Anthony Muss…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Anthony Mussolino answered:
What is the average cost for converting a one family home in Brooklyn from oil to natural gas?
Call Nat from Pittman Plumbing-he'll give you an honest estimate 9176817379.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 26, 2011 Going Green in 11228
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
I have one and I love it. I can fill a large bathtub and don't run out of hot water. It needs to be sized properly though and one disadvantage is that it can take 20 seconds or s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Going Green
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
oil vs propane
Hello Lesa,
Usually gas is less expensive than using oil and I believe a slightly "greener" way to heat the home but.... I would not consider it as being a more environmen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2014 Going Green in Armonk
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Based on recent sales, how much does adding solar to my house add to resale value?
I don't want to rain on your parade, but;
we've had seminars about this lately:
The consensus is that a lot of people talk about going green, but when it comes to putting up ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Going Green in 95630
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
What is an average price to have a home custom built energy efficient-green home?

That's a pretty big size range. There are thousands of possible variables that determine the price of a custom house. You should budget somewhere around $90-150/sqft f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 14, 2011 Going Green in San Antonio
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