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Green Energy, Rebates and more… Green real estate encompasses many different construction aspects; energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality and sustainable materials….. along with how all of that affects the homeowner's wallet and value of the home.  Here are a few tidbits about green energy…. California extends rebates for residential solar projects at the request […]

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Why are Multiple Listing Service Ignoring “Green” Elements?

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San Diego's Multiple Listing Service When it comes to energy efficiency and "green" features in homes, there is a disconnect in the marketplace among consumers, real estate appraisers and the nation's realty sales systems called the Multiple Listing Services (MLS). Prospective buyers tell researchers that they place high priority on energy-saving and environmentally friendly components […]

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Luxury Apartments are Luring Residents with Free Solar-Powered Electricity

Green Real Estate for Rentals Tenants really do have the power in Solterra, H.G. Fenton's, 114-unit apartment complex in Scripps Ranch. This new complex boasts a salt water pool, game filled clubhouse, along with a stand up tanning salon. But the items just listed aren't the real deal breakers. So what is? The free electricity […]

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Your Home Used to be WHAT?

One-of-a-Kind Converted Homes How interesting is this……. Warehouses, factories, barns, and churches are more commonly being re-purposed into residences, but for the adventurous buyer with a budget for renovation, no structure is off limits as a potential home. We don't see an abundance of re-purposed homes such as these on the west coast, however, Encinitas […]

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Encinitas Onboard to Get Commercial Properties Green

P.A.C.E. for Commercial Properties Encinitas is one of a dozen cities in San Diego County taking part in a state-backed program aimed at getting commercial property owners to invest in energy-saving projects. The PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy Program) allows commercial property owners to finance green improvements, using their properties as collateral. Owners then can […]

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Green Homes Sell for 9% More

Going Green Gets More Costly in California With green homes not only selling for 9% MORE in California, their premium is also the highest and in the hottest, most eco-minded areas. Green certified, single-family homes sold for an average of $34,800 more than comparable homes from 2007 to 2012 when the average California home was […]

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The Cost of Going Green Reduced in Encinitas

Fees reduced for energy efficient permits Most homeowners like the idea of going green – until they get the bill. Good news for consumers who have had to restructure their remodeling budgets in Encinitas,  city council members have agreed to waive the permitting fees for installing energy efficient appliances and systems in homes throughout the […]

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Green Building Alert! PACE Update

FHFA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Public Comment Sought Federal housing regulators are seeking the public’s opinion as they initiate a rule-making with regard to PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs. If you don’t know much about PACE programs they are programs that permit municipalities to provide financing to property owners for purchase of […]

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