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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
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Mateo Malta,  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 Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
James Ryan 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
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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 Portland, OR
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
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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
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven 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
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Feldman answered:
What is the average cost for converting a one family home in Brooklyn from oil to natural gas?
Dear Theresa:

The cost to replace a heating system in that size house would usually be about $5,000.00. If you want to separate the hot water, that would cost you an additional $1,50 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 26, 2011 Going Green in 11228
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
How much does a solar system saving $2500/year affect the value/selling price of a home?
A solar system saving $2,500.00 a year affects the value of your home in many ways.

Technically, you could do a present value analysis to determine how much the savings would be wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 14, 2011 Going Green in 93611
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
What would be a good price of a eco friendly home?
Great question. Many people want the exact answer to your question as well. A good price for an eco-friendly home is a straight forward question, but I don't see a straightforward ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Going Green in Pennsylvania
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Termite treatment - orange oil
Tenting your house to get rid of termites, is by definition NOT GREEN!
We should let the little buggers live a long life.

The guys who do the tenting have been perfecting the skill ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Going Green in Pasadena
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
Are Green homes selling in this market?
Green Homes are selling. There have been recent studies in Oregon and other markets that show Certified Green Homes sell faster and for more money. In today's market, owning a home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Going Green in 19320
Shawn Rosa, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Shawn Rosa answered:
Does anybody know the status of Obamas "cash for caulking" incentive?
excellent answer by Monique
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Going Green in Los Angeles County
Shawn Rosa, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Shawn Rosa answered:
We have only been in our home for 8 months. It appears that we have no equity. Need new windows but need to finance the cost. Is this possible?
check into federal governemt rebate programs for making energy efficient renovations/upgrades. new windows fall into this category. last year I was rebated $1500 for installing energy e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 8, 2011 Going Green in Collegeville
Shawn Rosa, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Shawn Rosa answered:
What does a green home mean to you?
a home that minimizes degradation of the environment.

features to look for: high efficiency appliances and windows, use of cutting edge technology like tankless hotwater heaters, low ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 8, 2011 Going Green in Pennsylvania
Shawn Rosa, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Shawn Rosa answered:
How important is it to buyers today to have a "green" home?
A huge proportion of buyers still do not require green technology in a prospective home, but at a minimum most want efficient windows and appliances
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 8, 2011 Going Green in 07450
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
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Going Green in 95630
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
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
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