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Luxury Green Homes: Are They For Real ? - 11/28/08 03:05 PM
Another Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultant and I happened on a "find" as we were out previewing properties for a client here in Asheville, NC not long ago. Horse farms and organic acreages are wonderful to visit on a mild winter's day. And, this time of year, most of the leaves have nested in the mountain crevices leaving landscapes free for viewing what otherwise might be missed. One of those missed items was our "find" ... a for sale by owner sign that was almost totally obscured by fallen leaves. The sign read... "For Sale By Owner 4 BR 5 Bath Luxury Green (6 comments)
BLOG SENSE: Everyday Smarts "Out There" in Real Estate Web 2.0 - 11/26/08 12:08 PM
BLOG SENSE: Common sense out there on the Internet . For the real estate professional, it is based on good familiarity with the real estate Web 2.0 environment, real estate social networks, and "blogosphere". And it means authentic/original BLOG posts with relevant information for interested readers. Making sense of where you stand (see photo) in a challenging real estate market with surprises along the road is important. A clear voice signaling the way is much appreciated. An authentic voice can further alleviate concerns for the consumer-facing public and even could be helpful for those real estate people new to blogging. Lately I've been wondering if (4 comments)
Active Rain: Responding to the Stirrings of a Real Estate Market - 11/23/08 11:30 PM
We can guess, and based on intuition we can plan, but we never can know what will happen today, tomorrow, next week, next year--in all the years to come. Never can we know. But always, we can choose. We always can choose to hear and respond to the stirrings of a real estate market as it closes doors and opens new ones. Always we can choose to include in our planning the "bigger picture" ... for example the implications of social networking , and we can choose to respond to the consumer-facing WWW even if that be with great sighs. To gather (39 comments)
The ECO-ALL-STARS' ***November CHALLENGE..Find GREEN LENDER Info - 11/22/08 09:38 AM
UPDATE: 11/29/08 Just two days left for this challenge....GREEN Lenders Needed! Conventional Renovation Loans Anyone? (Members Only) "IF YOU OFFER THIS SORT OF PRODUCT IN ANOTHER STATE there are people that want to know! " Stephanie Edwards-Musa ECO-ALL-STARS' ***November CHALLENGE... FIND GREEN LENDER INFO for your neighborhood and share it4 easy steps: 1. Call or email your buyer/seller financing resources to find out who has a GREEN LENDER package...2. Let us know about it!!!!! 3. Post about the research you did and your discoveries and place a link to your post here or at Stephanie's link (above)...or simply put information in the comment section here...4. TAG your post ECO-All-Stars (8 comments)
Did You Sell A House Today? - 11/22/08 08:20 AM
Patricia Kennedy not only has a way with words and a way with insight! So I am borrowing her advice to share with family and friends: "...if you are married to or in a relationship with a real estate agent, the object of your affections will tell you if he or she has sold a house on any given day. You really You do not have to ask. ..." read more just below Via Patricia Kennedy: If you are the spouse or sweetie of a real estate agent, this post is for you! My first ex-husband was a lovely man who was very supportive (0 comments)
EZ.. . really,really EZ Bookworm MEME... - 11/21/08 01:48 PM
EZ.. . really,really EZ Bookworm MEME...maybe for a green-eyed cat... My friend Ann Cummings just sent along what she describes as an "easy meme"...HA! I say this is a mighty challenge... Here are the EZ rules: 1. Grab the nearest book. (not so EZ to do on my desk! ) 2. Open the book to page 56. ( wait...I need my glasses) 3. Find the fifth sentence. (OK) 4. Post the text of the next two to five sentences. (OK! I'm on it! ) 5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest. (the (4 comments)
It was during the last days of Autumn in the mountains around Asheville .The canvas of orange, purple, red and gold splendor was giving way that morning to frostings of white see photo JT took on an outing last week) ...Soon it would be time to gather by warming hearth-fires. The telling of stories of the lands and people we love will commence. December would find characters coming to life as tales of the indigenous peoples and first settlers are told. And as the winter progressed, there would be, as there always was, talk of recent history, current events , local lore and news (8 comments)
Either Lot 4 or Lot 5 could be called LOVELY LOT in the authentic eco-community of Hickory Nut Forest in Gerton, North Carolina, but when you see first-hand the VIEW and realize that you also can enjoy over 200 acres of adjacent land on which to roam, you will recognize a Big Bonus!. And you will find Lots 4 and 5 in a unique view-spot in Hickory Nut Forest ECO COMMUNITY.
Important to note: Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community is (4 comments)
Real Estate 2009- Three Bears -Will It Simply Be the Same-Old-Same-Old Thinking and Planning? - 11/18/08 02:54 PM
Today's Topic: Real Estate 2009- Three Bears -Will It Simply Be the Same-Old-Same-Old Thinking and Planning? Three Bears. 3 Questions. 3 Points. And a Challenge. Questions: 1. Does the same-old-same-old-plan ( possibly adequate in the 1990s) stand up in the 2.0 real estate environment of 2009 and beyond? 2. Where are the maps of inquiry that highlight paths to places we need to go? 3. And can we do better if we don't acknowledge that things are very different than they have been in recent years?
Points: 1.Tough times across the board, in the economy, the environment, education and (3 comments)
One of the Most Amazing Green-Built homes Asheville and We Have EVER Seen - 11/11/08 08:11 PM
It's NOT my listing. It's NOT anyone's listing. It is however one of the most amazing green-built homes Asheville and we have ever seen. (see photo) And I had the opportunity earlier this week to spend an hour with the genius who not only designed, but built it. Here's how it happened: We were lost on our way to preview a home in Asheville, NCand stopped to ask directions from a friendly neighbor... . He turned out to be The Man-He who not only discovered a totally awesome, south-facing mountain property, but recognized it as his opportunity to design a contemporary (5 comments)
Our Daily Choices Have Wider Spread Consequences Than We Choose to Be Aware Of. - 11/08/08 08:10 AM
The following post from my eco-wise friend Jo is an homage to choices we can make for sustainable living. I am including here on my BLOG with a special nod to her, and a promise to (once again) consider the consequences..... Via Jo-Anne Smith-Belleville, Quinte and Prince Edward Region Real Estate, Ont.: The high pitched squeals of children playing outside at recess echo across the green expanse of field strewn with the richness of copper-coloured maple leaves. As I ponder on the richness of nature, a part of me harbours a tiny shard of shame that I am human; part of that race (2 comments)
Time for Real Estate Imagineering - 2009 To Do List - 11/06/08 08:36 AM
It's that time of the year again. Time for real estate imagineering - 2009 style. Seems as the leaves begin to border the canvas of Asheville's Carolina Blue skies with their dancing statement of color, that moving force affects us in most every aspect of our lives. We head out to visit our favorite places in the mountains, and actually count how often we gasp with delight as we confront beauty in motion. Yes, it is that time of the year again. We are inspired and, as real estate professionals, that "energy" leads to "imagineering" 2009. We're reviewing our position in the real estate market with a spirit of (17 comments)
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