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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
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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
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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 DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL 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
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
Manufactured Homes (And Manufactured Home Parks) And Solar Arrays
Thanks for your question about green construction in mobile homes. Yes there are mobile homes that feature solar panels. I am not sure whether or not park owners would invest in them, h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 24, 2011 Going Green in Windham County
Capstone Hom…, Home Seller in Milton, DE
Capstone Homes answered:
looking for more affordable energy conscious builders foam spray insulat option, geothermal HVAC. Many claim energy star but without these options
I agree with Scott- Geothermal isn't always the best answer because it has a high cost. Capstone Homes is a medium sized builder at the Delaware Beaches, and we use Energy Star wi ... more
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Gerard J. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard J. Carney answered:
looking for a great mini farm must have pond with water in brooksville area need a real good deal, poultry and goats idea, lots of privacy wanted
Send me an email and I'll find you the perfect place, please make sure to put everything you are looking for in the description of the mini farm! I'm sure we can find it for ... more
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Scott Hulen, Real Estate Pro in 64068
Scott Hulen answered:
Are green building and other related environmental issues important to your residential clients? What sort of answers, if any, do you give?
Also in response to Benjamin’s post the thing about “green building” is not clearly defined. He mentions LEEDS which is a green building program but usually reserved ... more
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Nathan Doxsey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Nathan Doxsey answered:
Where is a good place in Austin to BUY a natural rain collecting barrel?
There is a good list of products and suppliers in the Austin area located at www.dickpeterson.com and you can find out about rainwater harvesting rebates available through the City of A ... more
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Alison Shuman, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Alison Shuman answered:
Can I re-coup the money spent on a new metal roofing when selling a house?
If you want a metal roof, put on a metal roof. You can then enjoy it. Unfortunately, you will be unlikely to recover the cost when you go to sell.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 20, 2011 Going Green in Austin
Mario Rea, VA…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester Hills, MI
Mario Rea, VA, FHA answered:
homepath renovation mortgage financing
Dude123,

Homepath Renovation mortgages allow the lesser of $35,000 or 35% of the improved value of the home (improved value=purchase price + renovation cost). Regarding your questi ... more
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Melinda Doane, Real Estate Pro in Topsfield, MA
Melinda Doane answered:
is hamilton mass a green town?
Yes, Hamilton and Wenham have recently begun the process to become designated as Green Communities through the state wide Green Communities Grant Program. For additional information, c ... more
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John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
Have any agents out there successfully closed an FHA deal recently...
You should speak to Janis at On The Level, 760 415-1982. www.onthelevelcontractors.com. She's been dealing with FHA lenders Nationwide for several years and could give you some na ... more
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Boris Russan…, Real Estate Pro in Weston, FL
Boris Russanov Top agent answered:
I'm looking for a small house around 750 sq ft or less near or in Hollywood fl.
Hello Sandra,

there are about 80 houses around 750 sq ft or less in Hollywood.

What is other criteria? What is your price range?


Best Regards,
Boris Russanov
Realtor, FOR ... more
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Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
Hi, we didn't see a laundry room., and wondered if it's plummed for gas dryer, and is it inside house or in garage? like to See maybe Fri
Hi Brenda,

What address or MLS id are you referring to? The link doesn't appear.

All the best,
Alma
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 25, 2011 Going Green
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