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Fri Oct 11, 2013
John Reeves answered:
Please check this builder

http://methodhomes.net/about-method/sustainable-design/
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Aaron Trompeter answered:
Do you have any experience with small wind turbines?
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Jay Thomas answered:
Vanessa,
Go to www.riverwayestates.com and look up under community documents. Also you can contact the homeowner association, their info is as follow:

MASC Austin Properties, Inc.
13726 Florence Road
Sugar land, TX 77498
Phone: 713-776-1771
Fax: 713-776-1777

PROPERTY MANAGER
Angela Connell
aconnell@mascapi.com
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Santiago Eliaschev answered:
Renovating isn't always the easiest solution. If often involves a lot more work, specially since you need to bring things up to today's code, and in many cases it would actually be most cost efficient to tear down and rebuild.

I have my own reservation against LEED (and I'm a LEED AP), it seems more of a marketing scheme than an movement towards green design. It would be a lot more effective to change our building code to incorporate more "green" building requirements.

Your questions taps into some fundamental questions about architecture. Buildings should be designed to stand the test of time, so they should be designed in a manner that they can easily be modified to future uses.

All in all I would argue its on a case by case basis.
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
While I don't have one personally, I find that they have been a bonus when selling a home. Buyers really seem to want and appreciate them.
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Bill Teter asked:
trying to find property (Land) that has installed a Septic Tank, Power, & Water (Well) . . . That i can Put a New Manufactured Home on.

Please Advise . . .
Bill Teter
509-775-3967

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Tue May 28, 2013
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Fri May 24, 2013
Betina Foreman answered:
The cities of Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Leander and Spicewood all have watering restrictions. How severe they are depends on the level of drought. We have been in extreme drought conditions for five years and the Farmers Almenac shows that we probably have another 5-10 years coming. I would suggest creating a landscape thats drought tollerant and does not need a lot of water.Installing a rainwater collection system is another way to beat it. Consider the fact that Lake Teavis has been at 40 percent full the last several years. This is due to the drought and seriously increased usage. The communities by the lake are pulling water and the Highland Lakes have a finite amount of water. A well is no guaranty of water because you may have to dig deeper as the water level goes down. ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Desmond Patao answered:
FYI, solar panels can not save 70% off your electric bill if you calculate the cost of the panels. Typical paybacks are in the 5-10 year range assuming an efficient installation. Please do the math! ... more
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Adria Thompson answered:
Hi Gita,

I just came across your post. If you are still looking I would be happy to help. I grew up in the area; I am a licensed Realtor and would be happy to help!

Thanks!
Adria Thompson
Phone: 740-777-0914
Email: email2adria@gmail.com
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Zack King answered:
You can expect solar panels to get you about 20k in resale depending on the percentage of the utility bill of that the solar panel cover.

Zack King
01882407
Keller Williams Estates Calabasas
(818) 825-7388
Zking1@live.com
www.PetPlanetRealty.com
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Phyllis McArthur answered:
We had a lovely cast iron fireplace insert for years and it was very efficient. The problem now is that the SF Bay Area has so many "No Burn" days, it's not worth the bother
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi There:

Of course, there are 100s of them available. Depending on where you would like to be?

Below is the link 0.25+ Acre lands in Kissimmee & Orlando:

http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/listings/propertytype/LAND/areas/33894,41086,45912/sort/price+asc/

Hope this helps.

Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 25 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
We have had 142 successful transactions during the past year alone.
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Website: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Jennifer Elliott answered:
As in you would like to make your home more "green", or energy efficient?? I see you are in Baltimore MD. Visit http://www.baltimoregreenconstruction.com to find assistance. If I can assist further, my number is 434-247-1363... ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Hunt Holdridge answered:
Does it have an electric heater or gas?

Regards,
Hunt

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Hunt Holdridge
HUNTAHOME, LLC
Office: (214) 866-0050
Mobile: (214) 457-1639
Email: hunt@huntahome.com
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Donald Mituzas answered:
The cost of going green is NOT returned when selling a property at this time. Yes, people like the idea of going green, but at this point there are not enough of them willing to pay for it. I think it does make it a bit easier and faster to sell a home, but so would a reduction in the price. I love the idea of using renewable resources and energy efficient construction, but I think the cost/return ratio needs get a bit closer to really make an impact.

Donald A Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
2008 Realtor of the Year
Director - Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

http://www.nyhomeseller.com
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Sandy Mushinski answered:
Here are a few lots for sale to look at in that area:

http://www.mlsfinder.com/tx_sabor/sandramushinski/index.cfm?action=newsearchsession&search_mode=form&primarysearchtype=active&searchtype=area_int&state=TX&min_price=0&max_price=1000000000&listing_status=All&area_name=Area%201300%2CArea%20900&lots_acreage=y&resetform=1

Feel free to customize your search once you are there!
Happy hunting!
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Robert Ernst answered:
I will also suggest an EEM Mortgage. Any FHA lender can do an EEM but some choose not to based on their business model. So check around and ask. The Rater will need to come out and rate the home about the same time as your home inspection so inform your agent so they can help plan it accordingly. The cost of the rating will be more than a home inspection. Some lenders allow this to be financed into the loan. If the bank you choose doesn't have someone to recommend for the rating your going to have to find a HERS Rater. You can also do an 203K but that will require appraisals and additional qualifying that the EEM won't. I do quite a few EEM ratings in Northern Nevada (Reno) and the buyers always are happy with the outcome. ... more
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