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James McCart…, Real Estate Pro in Lahaska, PA
James McCarthy answered:
Are there Green Model Homes in Bucks County, PA?
The film “Ecological Design: Inventing the Future” which was produced by the owner, Christopher W Zelov.

Recycled and organic materials throughout the property, solar fou ... more
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Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
Can I use a composting toilet or incinerator toilet instead of getting a septic put in?
Your local Codes Department will be able to tell you. However, if you'll research the topic a bit more, you may be happier in the long run with a septic tank. Think about when you go ... more
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Ali Haghgoo, Real Estate Pro in Westminster, MD
Ali Haghgoo asked:
Has anyone sold a net zero-energy home in the past three years? I am representing a new builder that utilizes solar shingles, geothermal heat pumps, and smart home technology. The home will be able to produce as much energy as it consumes but will look…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Going Green in 17325
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
My wife and I are considering a home with PV (photovoltaic) panels. What are some questions we should ask and considerations to make as we decide?
The sellers disclosure will take you part way to your answer. Your PV system is subject to inspection just like any other system. It is fine to trust the disclosure statement, but the ... more
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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
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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
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Shawn Ryan R…, Real Estate Pro in Belleville, NJ
Shawn Ryan 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 Ryan R…, Real Estate Pro in Belleville, NJ
Shawn Ryan 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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Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
What makes a house "green"?
What made grandmothers house green was the paint.
Later on she repainted it and now it is yellow.
Who knew it was that simple?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 24, 2009 Going Green in 17403
Christine Sh…, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Christine Shemeta answered:
The first green certified homes in York County PA are under construction now at Laurel Vistas in Windsor Pa.
Laurel Vistas is no longer a 55+ community. An addendum has been added to the HOA to remove it. Several homes are available for sale fully furnished and lots are also available to bui ... more
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Phyllis  Log…, Other/Just Looking in 19073
Phyllis Logan asked:
are there any grants or forgivable loans in Missouri, in Jackson County? We would like to put a more efficient heating and cooling unit in, new carpet and vinyl siding
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Edward D. Ni…, Real Estate Pro in Milford, CT
Edward D. Nikles answered:
Why do most lenders not recognize "Green" price adjustments on Energy Efficient / Green Homes by Appraisers ?
Annette , I agree with you regarding providing cost savings on energy related systems , which should be easy to figure , if you have the home rated for Energy Star by a HERS rater . For ... more
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Edward D. Ni…, Real Estate Pro in Milford, CT
Edward D. Nikles answered:
Why is Pennsylvania so far behind other states when it comes to Rebates for Energy Star & Green Building ?
Thanks Kelly , I think the Realtors (PAR) & Builders (PBA) need to be more aggressive with the State for green incentives for housing ! We need a "Green Army " to pressure our legislat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2009 Going Green in 18337
New Homes Se…,  in Arizona
New Homes Section answered:
Looking for green eco friendly builders to partner with...
I did a quick search and found out that Lennar builds new homes in Pennsylvania. They are building a "green community" in Roseville, California right now and may be a great option for y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2008 Going Green in 19087
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