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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2010 

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid77585800001?bclid=91413061001&bctid=95717765001 My least favorite house is a Cape Cod. So many have a rabbit warren of small rooms--not great for today's living. Lots of capes here in Greater Philadelphia are on really nice lots in lovely neighborho...
09/25/2010
The builder is a hands on guy who has been building individual houses--not developments--for 40 years. He prides himself that he usually one has one or two quick fixes to do in the extensive personal walk-through that he does with every buyer. My clients are New Yorkers who tell me that New Yorke...
09/23/2010
No, I don't own stock in Procter and Gamble. I just love their product: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Maybe it is because I am not a very good housekeeper that I had never heard of it. I read about it in stager Starr Osborne's go-to book Home Staging that Works ($11.95 at Amazon). I give that to all my...
09/18/2010
Remember a couple years ago when there were floor calls and normal buyers? I used to have at least 11 buyers. The first thing I did every day was check for new listings that might work for them. They were people looking for more room...a bigger kitchen...a school district. If I could figure out w...
09/12/2010
I have two listings: one is beautifully done (The Beauty) and move in ready, the other is a grand old house (The Grand) that needs considerable work. Both have been on the market for several months. At the urging of a neighbor, The Beauty was determined to price high. "I keep thinking of all thos...
09/11/2010
I mostly sellĀ  homes that are 50 years old and older, so I'd love some input. My 60 year old clients are buying their retirement home near their daughter. Thanks to responsible living and good jobs, they have plenty of cash and nice pensions. The purchase represents a lifetime of savings and thou...
09/10/2010
Okra is not easy to love. At the Maple Glen Farmstand in Plymouth Meeting, PA, they give it away just to get people to try it. In the South, they french fry it. That takes care of the hairy, slimey texture. Get past that and the essence of okra is tastey. Just about anything tastes good french fr...
09/09/2010
National Association of Realtors is catching up with "green" at their upcoming convention in fabulous New Orleans. There will be several green courses....finally some on marketing and selling "green" homes. There will be a Green Pavilion so that all the vendors with an environmental slant will be...
09/08/2010
Follow the link for this TED talk http://wn.com/Ellen_Dunham-Jones.retrofitting_suburbia. She tells the story of Lakewood, Co, where a dead lowrise shopping mall is transformed into Belmar, a 22 block community with walkability, vital retail and office space and desirable residential townhouses a...
09/07/2010
We have a successful local supermarket chain here in northwest Philadelphia and the suburbs called Genuardis. It is where all the soccer moms ran into each other, girl scouts sold cookies...veterans sold poppies. It was always closed on Labor Day. A couple years ago the small supermarket chain w...
09/06/2010
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