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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2014 

You've had your eye on a house. It's above what you want to pay. And it's been sitting. Over 60 days! Don't wait. Now is the time to make an offer. Most buyers keep waiting. I really think they are afraid of rejection--or something. Believe me, the time to make an offer is before the price drops....
11/18/2014
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/33883057?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u800&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery1 These tips are from Houzz.com. Their bathrooms are just gorgeous--but the tips work for "the rest of us" with more run of the mill bathrooms too. Two jump out at me: 1. Buy a set of ne...
11/15/2014
My buyers are buying a "fixer" that needs a major rehab. Can they get regular home owners insurance? They may decide to rent an apartment nearby while the work is being done. What is the smart thing for them to do? 
11/08/2014
Any advice for my buyers who are buying a fixer and doing a major rehab? They are not sure if they will move in right away.....or rent something nearby while the work is being done. Can they get regular home owners insurance? Or do they need special insurance because of multiple contractors who w...
11/08/2014
I got rid of cable so I have never seen their show. I did read about them in the NY Times.  I hate them because they give my clients crazy expectations. Buyers walk in every house and they want to knock down walls and redo everything--just like The Property Brothers. I'm going crazy! I would love...
11/05/2014
7724-26 Devon Street $505,000. 3 bedroom/2 1/2 bath single in walk everywhere Chestnut Hill. Welcome Home to the pleasures of new construction: lots of light and windows, gleaming hardwood floors, modern floor plan, 1st floor powder room. Enjoy coffee on the deck with treetop view. Lower level fa...
11/03/2014
Imagine showing buyers a home, and, along with the Seller Disclosure, there is a easy to understand "energy thermometer" rating the house for energy savings on a scale of 1 to 10. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) introduced the Home Energy Score three years ago. It is like a vehicle m...
11/03/2014
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