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New tax incentives for Old Homes - 02/23/09 05:40 PM
Dena has saved me the time and effort of putting together this information. She's probably done a better job of it than I would have anyway and I thank her for it. Via Dena Stevens ~ Ecobroker ~So. Colorado Realtor (Colorado Western Real Estate): Save the planet by making an old home energy efficient Better tax credits for increasing the energy efficiency of your existing home. WOW that makes sense. Previously there was a $200 cap on replacement windows. Now it is $1500 tax credit for all energy efficient projects. Don't get me wrong I love the idea of building more energy (3 comments)
Need a Vacation Home? - 02/23/09 05:35 PM
Four Beautiful Acres near Heron Lake 435 Highway 95, Tierra Amarlla, NM 87575 View Map Four acres within a mile of Heron Lake. Plenty of room for your water toys. Hike in the Brazos, or at Heron Lake State Park. Fish in the Chama River, Heron Lake or El Vado Lake,or drive over to one of the lakes on nearby Jicarilla Apache Reservation. The Jicarilla Nation offers guided elk hunting trips at the Lodge at Chama. If you are ready to play indoors, you can ride the Chama Train or try your luck at the Wild Horse Casino in Dulce or (4 comments)
How the Stimulus Benefits “Green” (And How You Can Position Yourself to Benefit as Well) - 02/19/09 12:17 PM
This is the kind of information that needs to be out there so that people hve better information to counter their knee jerk reactions! Thanks for posting it. Via Ryan Moehring (EcoBroker International): You may think there is too much "pork" in the recently signed stimulus bill. Or perhaps too much spending or too may tax cuts. Its passage may offend your Keynesian or Monetarist economic views, and may, you believe, lead to the very demise of capitalism itself (OK, that may be going too far). You may not think we need a stimulus at all-that we should let the free market recover (2 comments)
Get Yourd Garden Growing - 02/19/09 12:04 PM
Here are just some of the events coming up in the near futureto help you learn about gardening here in the Land of Enchantment. Friends of Rio Grande Community Farm are hosting work days at the farm over the next several weeks and volunteers are needed. Come out and contribute your time to assist with the development of a state of the art agricultural project designed to increase local food production for APS and beyond. Volunteers are particularly needed this Friday 1-5pm and Saturday 8:30 - 5pm (Feb 20 and 21). All volunteers are appreciated and greatly needed! For more information (1 comments)
Winter roofs : Pamela Simmons - 02/16/09 06:19 PM
We are expecting a storm here this weekand it made me think about this post. A few years ago, we had lots of collapsed roofs and the repair of them finally got many people to insulate the attic properly. Pamela's article should motivate many to do it for a much more positive reason. Via Dena Stevens ~ Ecobroker ~So. Colorado Realtor (Colorado Western Real Estate): 'Tis the season to remind everyone about the benefits of proper roof ventilation. Let's face it how often do you really look at your roof during the year? This time of year as you are hanging Christmas lights, (1 comments)
The New American Home - Made Right - 02/14/09 12:58 PM
Another one of those great posts that is well written, simple to understand and reassures me that I am not alone in the desert. Via Jeff Geoghan MBA - Lancaster PA Real Estate Expert (The Jeff Geoghan Realty Group, Coldwell Banker Lancaster PA): For the last 25 years, industrious American pioneers have been laying the groundwork for a new revolution. With developable land diminishing and existing homes aging, the time is coming and is here now for Americans to look for the better option in homebuilding - what has been termed "sustainable design" or "green building". All politics aside, the trend towards better (0 comments)
Prince Charles Speaks Out - 02/09/09 01:23 PM
Whatever you might think about Prince Charles his commitment to the environment is indisputable. Highgrove has been a model of sustainable agriculture for decades. He has funded many projects and foundations aimed at developing sustainable goals for many years. His philanthropy has mostly been overshadowed by Diana's because she was in the news but he has been a powerful voice for sustainable living for a long time. Last week he made a statement that got the attention of a lot more people than usual. TheGUARDIAN article gives an overview. At a conference in Mumbai the Prince said: "I strongly believe that (5 comments)
Recycled homes Part 3 of 3 - 02/05/09 03:39 PM
There is an ever growing selection of recycled materials that can be used in remodeling or building a home today. Before we look at those though, let's consider another form o recycling. I touched upon this is REUSE but if we consider recycling to be using an object or the materials from which an object is constructed to make a new object or the materials for a new object what about recycling a building for another purpose? There are examples all across the country of churches, hospitals, barns and lighthouses that have been transformed into living spaces. Firehouses, grain silos and 1950's era (6 comments)
Homelessness Marathon - 02/01/09 01:06 PM
February 12th is the date for the 12th Homelessness Marathon. This is not the kind of Marathon you might think of at first. No one has been in training to do long distance running for this event. The event in question is an annual 14-hour radio broadcast featuring the voices and stories of homeless people from around the United States via a national toll free phone number.. This year the program will originate from Pass Christian, MS. It is next door to Waveland, MS which is the Corps of Engineers officially designated "ground zero" for Hurricane Katrina's Landfall. Pass Christian lost nearly (3 comments)
My blog is as much about a philosophy of life and living as it is about real estate as a business. E.F. Shumacher subtitled his book SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL "Economics as if People Mattered" In the real estate industry we realize that people matter and that where they live matters. We now also have a larger responsiblity, I believe, to get them to consider HOW they live. Everyone in the developed world using less energy and resources makes it possible for those who have access to neither to experience a better life and to make the difference between their being able to having a roof overhead or not or for their children to eat or not.
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