Archive | Green Real Estate

Green Features…are you getting their value in the appraisal?

There is a new addendum for appraisals that can benefit you as a buyer or seller of properties with Green Features! Owners, sellers, buyers, re-financers and real-estate agents can use this addendum to point out significant GREEN features of a property. The new addendum won’t guarantee that the appraiser will raise your property value by the […]

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Smokeless Fireplaces|

What is an ethanol fireplace? You don't need gas, electrical or plumbing! An ethanol fireplace is an environmentally friendly structure that is an alternative to more traditional sources of heat such as electric or wood-burning fireplaces. These fireplaces operate using ethanol, which is an alternative energy resource, and they are considered eco-friendly. The result is […]

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Eco-Friendly Furniture

Do you know the Green buzzwords? Buzzwords eventually disappear or become a word in the dictionary……  GREEN is not only a color, but now represents anything considered environmentally efficient-safe-healthy.  A few buzzwords are eco-friendly, recycle, repurposed, sustainable or eco-"anything".  Where do you find the products and decipher the jargon? Elaine Markoutsase details how "It's easy to be […]

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Many San Diego Homes Are Going Green

What are the benefits to you? Health Eco-sensitive materials, paint and filtration means better indoor air quality for you and your family. Savings Better insulation, EnergyStar® appliances, programmable thermostats, water-stingy faucets, toilets and shower heads, and optional tankless water heaters mean significantly lower energy and water bills, all year long. Comfort Cool in the summer. […]

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Solar Energy Incentives | Encinitas 92024

Encinitas Solar Program beneficial to energy conscious homeowners!      I attended the mini-seminar on Saturday, May 7th at the Encinitas Community Center regarding the solar program for Encinitas Homeowners.  Is it a city-sponsored program?  No, it is a solar power company's incentive program… Sullivan Solar Power.   Their reasoning is that having several jobs in the […]

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Encinitas Solar Program|

Solar Luncheon This Saturday, May 7th 11am – 12pm I continue to strive to bring you the latest in Green information so this weekend I will learning about Encinitas' Solar Program. The presentation will have information about solar technology, rebates and incentives, and Encinitas' Solar Program (expiring July 11, 2011). The program allows for homeowners […]

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Wind Energy for San Diego

Is A Home Windmill For You? At the Green Meets Green Expo, I discovered a home windmill that will generate energy from winds as low as 10mph.   Check out this article in the Chicago Tribune: "Wind Turbine atop architect's house reveals that home-energy savings fix may be blowin' in the wind". If this could power her entire house in the changing […]

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