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2012 

On a recent LinkedIn post I stated “Did you know that only 17% of the consumer market has no interest in Green features? How are you marketing to the other 83%?” I thought I would expand on that here. There are considered to be 6 demographics of consumers that are interested in purchasing items t...
06/28/2012
We have many areas here in Reno with Mobile Homes. Mobile or Manufactured homes are an economical option for many home buyers. When a home is manufactured in a factory it allows for less costly construction methods and those savings are passed on the buyer. Manufactured homes are sold all over th...
06/27/2012
In a recent blog post by Vegas Bob http://actvra.in/CZ9 he states in a comment when traveling to Las Vegas “It wouldn’t be very hard to find me”. In the spirit of Nevada's gambling history I was wondering what the odds would be that I would run into Vegas Bob on my next trip to Las Vegas in July....
06/25/2012
Energy Audits in Reno might be dying off due to the summers heat but Energy Auditors like myself know that just because the cold weather is gone for now the chill of winter will return shortly. Home buyers in summer often forget to think about the cost of heating a home in the winter. The sticker...
06/22/2012
I just completed my Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals (S.T.A.R) class in Reno this week. There was lots of good information about saving energy, sustainability, and marketing towards people interested in energy efficiency, sustainability, and their impact on the pla...
06/21/2012
The RSAR mixer at the Montage in Reno was a packed house, literally. The mixer was divided between two available units on the 7th floor. The modern styling and layouts are not typical for Reno. The large windows and balcony let you take in the views. The mixer included a tour of one of the Penth...
06/17/2012
At yesterday’s EEM (Energy Efficient Mortgage) work shop you could almost watch the light bulbs turn on in the agenst minds as they realized the benefits and savings buyer can get with this underutilized program. The FHA EEM program allows buyers to finance energy efficient upgrades at the time o...
06/15/2012
One of the hottest up and coming things is going green. One of the best ways to do this is to address the biggest energy waster you can own, your house. Energy Efficiency is on people’s minds more than ever. Recent information shows that 80% of home buyers are concerned with energy costs. Here in...
06/10/2012
Yesterday I was invited to tour the Reno office of Solid Source Realty by Matt Swanson who is the Director of Agent Development. Their large office includes office space, meeting room, and also a large classroom where they will be holding CE classes and other learning events.  As an Energy Audito...
06/07/2012
Now that winter is gone and the sun is out here in Reno it is time to get your annual home maintenance inspection. Especially in a climate like Reno where we have all four seasons a home can take a beating. There is a life span to all building materials but doing regular maintenance can help exte...
06/03/2012
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