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Asheville's Green/NC HealthyBuilt = "Good Value" - 03/31/08 10:45 PM
WNC Healthy Built Homes on the market in Asheville range in price from work-force homes like those seen in this Asheville neighborhood (around $234,000) to Green luxury homes (in the $3M range.) According to Maggie Leslie at Asheville's (WNC) Green Building Council, Green Homes are a good investment. Considering the features and benefits for investors/buyers, most of my clients tell me they agree, New Green Homes for sale seem like a Good Value. I agree. Look at these benefits, for example: Home Owner Benefits include: Lower Energy Bills: through energy efficient lighting, equipment, and appliances Healthier and Comfortable Indoor Environment: consistent temperatures and lower (3 comments)
STATS say Green Homes for Sale In Asheville Equals Red Hot! - 03/31/08 10:31 PM
I know, I know. I'm repeating myself. Eco-innovation is red hot. Development-planning and green building have changed the way we design, construct, operate and even think about real estate. One of the best places to see how this is transforming the way we look at our world our communities, our homes is right here in Asheville, NC. So this is your invitation to come see for yourself. Real estate buyers and sellers are excited, especially if they are considering investing in green homes and/or land for sale in the Asheville, NC. Area, said to be "the HUB" of green building innovation (13 comments)
100 million a Year Social Marketing Campaign - 03/27/08 07:13 PM
Have you heard about the 100 million a year social marketing campaign being launched by the Alliance for Climate Protection. ? Based on the methods outlined and taught by Douglas McKensie-Mohr whose ideas have potential relevance for those of us who enjoy the benefits at Active Rain, it's worth a peek. Check out information on Page One of the March 24th issue of USA Today. It's entitled Green Bandwagon Is Getting a Big Push As a REALTOR® one feature whose benefits you could point out for anyone with interest in eco-friendly commercial real estate is the value of motion sensors. Since lighting accounts for (2 comments)
The Sign Read, "green homes for sale in asheville" - 03/26/08 01:12 PM
Recently, not half an hour's drive from Asheville, N.C, (where our real estate market remains vital, ) we spotted a sign, obviously done by a local artist. It read, " green homes for sale in this Asheville burb..." "Burb"? What does that mean, I wonder. . . I asked an eco-savvy husband and wife team what about this...and they had to laugh . Their goal is to develop a conservation subdivision. They want to partner with eco-minded people interested in, among other things, eco-innovation, energy efficiency, true-green-built homes, water conservation, and the creation of economic opportunities for the local communities. Maybe that's what that (11 comments)
Immersions in CHANGE are Opportunities for REALTORS® - 03/25/08 06:56 PM
Leadership RolesEvolve as Women and Minorities Bring Their Energy to the Table. I'm smiling.Look at the Top 100 Bloggers at Active Rain, and you'll see what I mean. The Demand for GREEN Buildings and Energy Efficient Homes Lifts the Real Estate Market. (New construction as well as remodels.)Sustainable Innovation becomes a By-word in the Industry and 1031 Investors gravitate to Eco-friendly properties. The Mortgage Crunch Threatens the Real Estate Market, Some see this as dangerous. Some see this as Opportunity. ...depending on how they look at Change.The "Blooming" of Online Communities and Social Networks like Active Rain CreatesColorful Results. I can name a few (2 comments)
!! 1st Place Winner!! Eco-All-Stars 2008 GREEN is Red Hot Contest - 03/17/08 03:31 PM
Recently, REALTOR Magazine explored the trend toward green-built homes and the demand for sustainable products. "It's easy sounding green" the article reports, "...the triple whammy of gas prices, global warming, and health concerns about chemicals has made green buildings red hot. ... So back in March of 2007, here at Active Rain, we at the Eco-All-Stars Group responded to REALTOR Magazine by creating the Eco-All-Stars' GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST. Now, another year has passed and we have done it again! The Eco-All-Stars' 2nd Annual GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST has just concluded and it's time to announce the winners. Please GIVE a BIG round of (16 comments)
Recently, REALTOR Magazine explored the trend toward green-built homes and the demand for sustainable products. "It's easy sounding green" the article reported, "...the triple whammy of gas prices, global warming, and health concerns about chemicals has made green buildings red hot. ... So back in 2007, here at Active Rain, we responded to this interesting news by creating the GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST. Now , the 2nd Annual 2008 GREEN IS RED HOT (12 comments)
!! announcing the !! 2nd Runner Up...2008 GREEN is Red Hot Contest!! - 03/15/08 04:00 PM
Recently, REALTOR Magazine explored the trend toward green-built homes and the demand for sustainable products. "It's easy sounding green" the article reported, "...the triple whammy of gas prices, global warming, and health concerns about chemicals has made green buildings red hot. ... So back in 2007, here at Active Rain, we responded to this interesting news by creating the GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST. Now , the 2nd Annual GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST has just concluded and it's time to announce the winners. But first....Another round of applause for LAST YEAR'S 2007 Green is Red Hot Contest Winner .... Liz Foley. Here is (9 comments)
2008 GREEN AWARENESS !!!!Honorable Mentions!!!!! - 03/12/08 12:28 PM
Sure and Begorrah! Here are the HONORABLE METNTIONSin the 2nd Annual Lucky Green is Red Hot! Contest!! The GREEN LADY SPEAKS! "I'm turning GREEN right before your eyes! Honorable Mentions Eloise GiftLindsay PendletonEd VogtJo-Anne SmithJoseph LangStephanie Edwards-MusaTricia Jumonville Ann Cummings Michael Pulskamp Laurie LoganjaneAnne "GREENolina"
LOOK FOR WINNING POST ENTRY ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday...5PM-ish Sunday and Monday, March 17th... "Here's a wee bit o' lucky GREEN music to play while ya' wait http://members.aol.com/niteowljw/stpat.html Some Interesting BLOGS 'n 2008 GREEN AWARENESS CONTEST POSTS from the Green is Red Hot Contest Participants IF I missed anyone, please let me (janeAnne) know! Look for the 2009 Green Awareness Contest in March, 2009~ Here's How the 2008 CONTESTANTS (32 comments)
Glorious GREEN Books, Asheville Real Estate Readers Love These & So Will You,Part I - 03/11/08 07:06 PM
Ah yes! Glorious GREEN Books...books about sustainable practices, sustainable innovation in building and architecture, remodels that make sense and save cents...healthy living at home...and real estate...It's about time to add a few to the ever-growing library...catch up on some reading about the red hot green trend in real estate these days. But where to start? I headed on over to Google to see what might work for us. At EcoBookNET.net I was amazed and delighted with what I found...What an incredible collection of glorious Green Books! ... I have a number of these books in my collection. I am a Big (8 comments)
GREEN is RED HOT CONTEST!!! enter your post by NOON TODAY!!!= 200 - 03/03/08 11:58 AM
NOON TODAY deadline 2nd Annual GREEN is RED HOT CONTEST? UPDATE: NOON TODAY DEADLINE <<<<<<HOW TO ENTER > >>>>> 1. Put your name AND "I'M IN" in the comment section below. 2. TAG your post "Green Awareness 2008"3. PUT A LINK TO YOUR POST in the comment section below <<<EXAMPLE POST >>>>LAST YEAR'S 2007 Green is Red Hot Contest Winner was Liz Foley. Here is her winning entry. Prizes and Points: 1000 for first place750 for second500 for third200 for each entry to this contest 1000 points for judges who also enter the contest. WINNING ENTRY Based on 1) originality, 2) intriguing green subject matter, 3) a (79 comments)
10 "Must Haves" in Asheville's Green Real Estate & Green Resources & Links - 03/02/08 01:01 PM
SO... life is good. Today I got a "wish" list from an eco-savvy client longing to relocate to Asheville where the vocal demand for Asheville Green Real Estate and HealthyBuilt® Homes definitely is on the rise. You should know that when clients relocate to Asheville, we always ask them to provide a list of their Top 10 Must Haves in terms of "Green" features.... That's what arrived today...When you look at their Eco-Friendly Must Haves, you may wonder how we ever are going to be able to satisfy all these "green essentials"... But never fear, here in "green" Asheville, where the green real estate (16 comments)
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