solar power: Solar Power on the White House roof? Yes We Can! - 02/24/10 12:46 AM
For all the talk of going green by this administration, it seems that it would be somewhat appropriate to (re)install solar systems on America's house ----  the White House. 
After a lot of talk by other people of having the solar equipment put back up, a gentleman by the name of Tor Valenza made a further suggestion that the Solar Industry could get it done.  After reading the blog post, I contacted Tor and suggested that we get a lot more people aware and involved in the project.  I volunteered to handle the promotion for the project. 
It only makes sense … (9 comments)

solar power: Put the King on Your Virtual Team - 10/20/09 01:00 PM
(Before you read this, stick your tongue FIRMLY in your cheek. Contains serious self-aggrandizement and self promotion with a twist, help for your business.)
Yep, its true.  I'm the King of Green builders on AR.  Top ranked builder in Texas, the 3rd overall on AR, but the #1 builder when it comes to "green" construction and alternative energy.
It's 3 days short of my 1 year anniversary as King (or guru).  Here's the post where the coronation took place:
Mike has just proclaimed himself the "Home Building Guru in Residence" for the AR Community!  
 
 
Being King does … (3 comments)

solar power: Monster Land Auction in Fannin County - 06/20/09 05:57 PM
I have around 570 acres in 6 parcels that I will be auctioning off the weekend of 6/27 & 6/28 in Fannin County, Texas (One is in Cass County).

The details at at my new website: www.solarcertifiedhomes.com.  
These are all rural properties, ranging in size from 34 to currently 161 acres.  There's a possibility of adding another 550 acres
Each of these will qualify as a Solar Certified property, which means that buyers of these properties will be able to purchase solar equipment for any new construction on these sites for up to an 80% discount!
Here's the really cool … (2 comments)

solar power: Historic Granbury: Last of the JO Ranch - 11/17/08 04:56 AM
UP for AUCTION: This is it folks, the last of the JO Ranch. 
Approximately 4.3 acres overlooking Scenic View Estates and Lake Granbury. Bidding starts at $75,000.00
Hill top views less than 100 yds from the lake.
Features:
Tree topped bluff overlooking surrounding area and lake 4.3 acres with pond, trees, over 50 feet of elevation Next to another 7 plus acres of undeveloped land Old horse barn and corral Power and water utilities are available Dramatic building sites for either a single level or a split level home built into the hillside Can be subdivided Close in to Granbury Across … (5 comments)

solar power: Woods, Wildlife and Wow! 15+ Wooded acres in NE Texas, optional Solar powered cabin - 11/17/08 03:02 AM
Cass County, Texas (South of Texarkana).
Approximately 15.143 acres of rolling woodland, with Ag Exemption: $29,900.00
This secluded property is tucked away in a nice quiet area with similarly sized properties.
Features:
Neighbors report lots of wildlife, deer Approximately 75% in timber Electric on property Community water supply available at road Seasonal creek Rolling terrain, over 50ft. of elevation Great house sites Can be dammed up to create a 1/2 to 3 acre pond, excavation services available Has a clearing for power lines, great for wildlife watching, hunting Has Ag (Timber) tax exemption All surrounding property in timber execpt for extreme … (2 comments)

solar power: Need to sell? Raise the price! What???? - 10/25/08 07:18 AM
Yep, you read right.  Raise the price!
Of course, you don't do this on just any property.  What you do is give the buyers a reason to buy THAT house. 
And that reason today is energy. 
My company has launched a new program in Texas to retro-fit alternative energy packages to existing homes.   By doing this, your property or listing will get the first-look, stand-out attention it needs. 
 

Photo courtesy of http://www.freefoto.com.  Picture is not indicative of a typical installation.
 
Not all homes will qualify for the program, mostly due to installation limitations of the home. There are … (5 comments)

solar power: Autumn in Texas, and everything is turning green - 10/23/08 04:30 AM
I love this time of year!  I live in Fannin County, NE of Dallas about 80 miles, between Sherman and Paris.  Another 20 miles north and you could call me an Okie!  I office out of my home and have a huge set of plate glass windows in my second story office that look out directly into the surrounding native trees.  The leaves are turning, the temp is a crisp 55.
And my business is turning green!  I'm a RE broker, but my main business is building alternative materials and alternative energy homes.  And I have about 80 clients who want … (4 comments)

 
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Mick Michaud

Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Granbury, TX

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