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FHA 203k Mor…, Real Estate Pro in CA,
FHA 203k Mortgage Lender answered:
Are there any "Green Loans" available at any banks or credit unions in Stanislaus County?
Yes, there are EEM (Energy Efficient Mortgages) and FHA 203k loans that can used for green improvements with some lenders offering both options.

You can contact one of the lenders ... more
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Steffan Blas…, Real Estate Pro in Oroville, CA
Steffan Blaser answered:
Looking for comps. Solar powered homes with land in Butte County.
They are pretty rare indeed. There was 1 that sold on Potters Ravine that was off the grid many months ago. There is an REO off the grid for sale now up towards Forbestown but has not s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 14, 2012 Going Green in Oroville
Kelly Pessis, Real Estate Pro in Malibu, CA
Kelly Pessis answered:
Solar Panels/Systems
Great question. I have only sold homes that have "owned" systems. I have to be honest with you:(and I am in the land of nature loving tree hugger) a solar system is nice, but in a high ... more
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Eric H. Wong , Real Estate Pro in Albany, CA
Eric H. Wong answered:
Is there a reason to replace a working water heater with a new tankless water heater?
Tankless is not always the best and most efficient choice. If you want to be more green, but you also want to save some money, you might look into the newest generation of super-insulat ... more
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Gregory Karr,  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 Allm…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Saundra 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
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in Aventura, FL
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
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Janey Bishop, Real Estate Pro in Calabasas, 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
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 13, 2013 Going Green in Los Angeles
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
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
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
Etchart Real…,  in Clovis, CA
Etchart Real Estate Consulting Group answered:
How much does a solar system saving $2500/year affect the value/selling price of a home?
Truly, it is too soon to tell. My gut and experience say that for now and until market ploriferation they would be treated about the same as swimming pools are. That is, in certain mark ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 14, 2011 Going Green in 93611
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Solar panels - benefit or blight?
In a gated community there is likely a home owners association which would govern any major changes to the visible exterior of a home. I would start there and find out if this co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 18, 2013 Going Green in 92620
Jodi Selene, Real Estate Pro in Albany, CA
Jodi Selene answered:
Have any agents out there successfully closed an FHA deal recently...
I'm working with a buyer who is obtaining an EEM with her FHA mortgage. So far, it's going smoothly and my client is planning on upgrading windows, adding insulation and gett ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2011 Going Green in San Diego County
Curt Schultz,…,  in Pasadena, CA
Curt Schultz, REALTOR and Architect answered:
Termite treatment - orange oil
Each method has it's positives, personally I like that is is a natural chemical which is known and safe. With any method you use you will need to followup and retreat as needed. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Going Green in Pasadena
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Fred Glick 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?
There are many studies out there, but it depends what your neighbors do.

If you have the same house as everyone else and you are the only one with the panels, you should see a nice b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 8, 2010 Going Green in Walnut Creek
Randy Elliott, Real Estate Pro in Lodi, CA
Randy Elliott answered:
To RICHARD: i have a 54k 2nd with chase which is 5mo. late and chase has sent me a letter of intent to foreclose, I have a 187k 1st with bank of

I'm curious why you keep asking this same question over and over??? It's been answered over a dozen times for you here on Trulia in the last week alone.

See prev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 13, 2010 Going Green in Stockton
Monique & Joe…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Does anybody know the status of Obamas "cash for caulking" incentive?
Hello Anthony,

I had a buyer mention this Cash for Caulking to me the other day. Also called HomeStar it appears details will be out on it in the next couple of weeks.

Here is a q ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Going Green in Los Angeles County
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Is there anyplace I can purchase property witihin 30 minutes drive time to the Beverly Center for payments totaling $1200 a month?
Hello B.
You can see all properties for sale in that general area from my website below. No obligation or cost.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2010 Going Green in Santa Monica
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