Green Philadelphia

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Real Estate Agent - Smart Green Realty
Getting to Green. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, you make a smart investment. Buildings that save energy sell faster and for more money. They cost less to run--cutting your utility bills. They are healthier and more comfortable to live in--with less mold and fewer allergens...preventing drafts and hot and cold rooms.

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2009 

I put my really cute, affordable listing on Craigs List. It is a starter home...a row house...in Rocky's old neighborhood--South Philly. At $165,000, a buyer could get it with $7000 out of pocket (the required 3.5% FHA downpayment) and the seller could cover closing costs if we boost the price to...
12/29/2009
It is not my idea. It is the idea of a great American Ed Mazria and his firm Architecture2030. www.architecture2030.org. It is a plan to kick start the economy, using the private building sector. Offer homeowners a buydown of their mortgage interest rate if they make a substantial investment in t...
12/13/2009
Seller Caution: Buyers can easily find out what you paid for your house and that can be a factor in negotiaton. I had a lovely house for sale for $335,000 that was beautifully decorated. A couple about 30 saw the house and fell in love with it. They had wanted to find something under $300,000 and...
12/05/2009
I did something dumb. I am so convinced that I am a great agent...that I care about my clients and knock myself out for them that I took a 2-month listing contract. The sellers were a smart, attractive 30-something couple with a lovely house in a popular neighborhood that we listed for over $300,...
12/04/2009
I did something dumb. I was so confident that I am a great agent and that I work really hard to please my clients that I took a 2-month contract. The sellers are a 30-something couple with a very lovely house in a popular neighborhood. We priced it over $300,000 and did not get many showings. Sti...
12/04/2009
Here is Philadelphia we have a lot of houses that are next to...or very close to another house. One of my client's houses is very close to the the house next door. It is a charming 80 year old house sideways on the lot so that her front door faces and is just steps away from her neighbor's front....
12/04/2009
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Philadelphia real estate agent who helps buyers and sellers enjoy the benefits of better building performance. Energy efficient buildings sell for more money. They are more comfortable and healthy to live in. They save you money on your energy bills every month.