Deb's Home Recycling (aka Residential Resale)

Real Estate Agent - Realty Pro Albuquerque
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. 



Much good for thought offered here and I wanted to share it.But more importantly, it's the people that drive it. Without jobs we have no money.  Without money we have no economy.  Without both, we don't exist. The world is changing.  We are in an amazing era of awakening.  It is said that the job...
Someone once described a kitchen garden as the shortest, simplest path between the earth, the hands and the mouth. I think that is a good definition of a kitchen garden.  A survey in France found hat about a quarter of the produce consumed by the population is home grown fruits and vegetables. Th...
For those of you who don't already know it I am a big fan of edible landscaping. I am also a big fan of Commity Supported Agriculture so when I found a project that combined them, I had to share. Obviously, I am among those thrilled at the prospect of a vegetable garden on the South Lawn.  It wil...
2009 National Cohousing Conference Frequent and regular readers know about my interest in the cohousing movement so I am thrilled to be able to pass this information on to everyone in the rain. Friday, June 26, 2009 - Sunday, June 28, 2009The 2009 Conference is the first-ever annual conference. T...
In these times all of us are looking for ways to save money. I have noticed that there are many of us who love books and reading can be an inexpensive pastime. For those with children it can be a great way to educate as well as to spend quality family time. Obviously, it is a great way to lean th...
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message grew into a global movement  Fifty million people turned off their lights to show their support for sustainablility. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge ...
The Merriam Webster definition of Gentrification is:  the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents While there continues to be disagreement about what constitutes successful urban in...
This is the kind of thinking about place that makes a big difference in how green we can be. Think how much money you can save when you use less gas and give up the gym membership cause you are walking!We are a car dependent nation, and in many residential neighborhoods it is almost impossible to...
Since I live in the High Desert region of the Southwest heating and cooling solutions are both important. When most people think of simple solutions for cooling, moving air has to be at the top of the list and that most often means a fan. By moving the hot air around, fans promote evaporation of ...
I have always been a fan of simplicity. I have come to believe that simple solutions are also often the most elegant as well. Here are two of my favorite ideas which have stood the test of time. These are technologies that work in every place and period of time. That is part of their brilliance. ...

Deb Hurt

ABR, e-Pro,Green, TRC
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