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Claudia McSh…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Claudia McShane answered:
Looking for building lot, 1/4 to 1/2 acre in a nice neighborhood is San Antonio. Like to build an eco friendly home.
Dear Steve,

E-mail me all your criteria and I will send you search that will match what you are looking for.

Claudia McShane
Joyce Klein Realtors
(210) 744-4502
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Going Green in San Antonio
Andrea Brooks, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Andrea Brooks answered:
What’s the average Utility bill for a 3500 sqft and 4500 sqft single home house in Plano, Frisco, TX area?
It will depend on many factors such as the number of stories, age of the hvac system, does it have a swimming pool, type of insulation, etc. There simply isn't an average that can take ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Going Green in Plano
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
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Going Green in Cibolo
James Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
James Ryan 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
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?
Edward,

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
Holly Allen, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Holly Allen answered:
Where is a good place in Austin to BUY a natural rain collecting barrel?
Try Natural Gardener. They have lots of great things!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2014 Going Green in Austin
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Can I re-coup the money spent on a new metal roofing when selling a house?
Up here a man put a slate roof on his ranch. A very expensive and long lasting roof. When he went to sell it he gained no value at all. Buyers expect a roof. If you put a premium roof o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 20, 2011 Going Green in Austin
Sonsie Conroy, Real Estate Pro in San Luis Obispo, CA
Sonsie Conroy answered:
What are some of the most important energy effecient things that your next home must have?
If I were buying now, I would insist on dual-pane windows, extra insulation in both walls and attic spaces, a high-efficiency heater and a/c (depending on the climate), solar hot water ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 26, 2010 Going Green in Waco
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Home Owner Association rules about solar panels.
Dear Kim,
Some HOA's have restrictions about the type of roof you may have, composition/metal/slate/tile. Some HOA's go as far as restricting the installation of solar panels ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Going Green in 78746
David Moody,  in Dayton, OH
David Moody answered:
I live in an apartment and would like to go green . What can I do to cut energy and help the planet?
I'm assuming your use of the word apartment states you are renting.

You can start with the obvious: take steps towards the efficiency of your utilities at hand. Since you do not own ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 31, 2008 Going Green in 77429
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
Are the benefits of a green built home clear to you, as a buyer or selling agent?
Unfortunately there is no clear definition of a "green built home" yet. Energy Star for example is a marketing idea, not necessarily a green idea.
Standards for green homes might inc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2008 Going Green in Austin
Gene Schmidt, Home Buyer in 01950
Gene Schmidt asked:
Where in the lower Rio Grande valley is there the soil and moisture so that I can plant a large vegetable? garden and small fruit orchard on about an acre of land at a reasonable cost?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 30, 2008 Going Green in San Benito, TX
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