Seattle Zipcars Keep it Green

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One of the wonderful things about urban living is the lack of need for an automobile on a daily basis. When we moved to downtown Seattle we liberated ourselves from the three car garage syndrome of the desert and downsized to one all purpose vehicle. 

 

There is a better way for those who don't want to make car payments, insurance payments, parking garage payments and buy gas. 

 

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You can join the growing number of Seattle Urban dwellers who use zipcar! From feisty BMW mini coopers to hybrids and luxury sedans, your chariot awaits with  zipcar. As a member, you can reserve a vehicle any time you like by entering the address you want to leave from. Book with your cell phone, pop open the door with your zipcard, and even use the gas card inside the car to fuel up!

 

While this may not be for everyone, with gas priced at more than four dollars per gallon, opting out of car ownership to rent cars for six dollars an hour including gas and insurance, works for many! Not to mention what it can do for the environment to be part of the car share culture! 

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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Elite Home Sales~ I keep my car in our underground garage, dust it off and drive it a few times a week. Our best four legged friend and I walk my husband to work each morning, four blocks from our home in downtown Seattle!

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

 

Sep 02, 2011 06:26 PM #3
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Karen~ I think the Zip Car concept is excellent! It promotes energy efficiency and conservation. A big money saver to boot if you don't need to drive more than a few times a week!

Sep 02, 2011 06:28 PM #4
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Ruby Lee Sweeting
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Karen I support the car share culture - wish this zipcar program was available in the BAHAMAS

Sep 02, 2011 07:05 PM #5
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Mary Yonkers
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Hi Judi, I agree with city living and being free of car pmts, etc.  If I lived in Seattle or Pittsburgh I would walk everywhere.  I am still interested in knowing how you show houses or are you just showing city properties?

Sep 03, 2011 02:24 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Judi,

I remember first seeing these in San Francisco and Marin County.  It is a great idea for keeping pollution down, and definitely helps keep expenses down.  A

Sep 03, 2011 04:32 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Zipcars are a great alternative for urban dwellers.  For many, renting is much less expensive than owning.  You can always get a car rental for those weekend or vacation trips.

 Life is good!

Sep 03, 2011 06:31 AM #8
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Great alternative Judi. Urban living offers so many perks in terms of living Green. At first glance, it doesn't appear that way...but you obviously have discovered just how eco-friendly city life can be...

Sep 03, 2011 07:57 AM #9
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Ruby~ Wish I was in the Bahamas to promote the use of Zipcars! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

Sep 03, 2011 02:00 PM #10
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Mary~ Good to see you! I actually need to keep our car because I am in Real Estate. My husband walks to work each day, and since we have a team of experts, my driving is minimal as well!

 

Sep 03, 2011 02:04 PM #11
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi A~ Since I know it is a thriving business, Zipcars definitely work for many city dwellers! Your choice of vehicles, including gas and insurance when you need a car, is an awesome option for many!

 

Sep 03, 2011 02:06 PM #12
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Roy~ If you don't need a car more than a few times a month because of where you live and work, it is brilliant! 

LIFE IS GOOD!

Sep 03, 2011 02:07 PM #13
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Debb~ Seek and ye shall find girlfriend! Seattle is a hub for green living!

Best regards,

Sep 03, 2011 02:09 PM #14
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Hi Judi,  Wow what a concept and one that is obviously working nicely.  I cant get my head around it here in the desert but I can see it working nicely in the Urban Sprawl. Once again you have shown just how Green Seattle is. Impressed!

Sep 03, 2011 04:04 PM #15
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
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Zip cars is a great concept for city dwellers, NYC loves them.

Sep 04, 2011 02:10 AM #16
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Judi, I think they have zipcars or something like it in Toronto.  Most people never really evaluate the cost of a car or a second car.  This is a great option.

Sep 04, 2011 04:00 AM #17
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Judi, I have never heard of this concept before. I think it's a great idea for people living in urban centres, and this may be a big incentive to wean people away from the car culture that is so prevalent in our society. I would certainly take advantage of that option if I lived in a big city.

Sep 04, 2011 08:10 AM #18
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi John~ A concept that apparently is working well here and in other larger cities across the U.S.

Working every day at keeping it green!

Sep 04, 2011 09:12 AM #19
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi David~ Good to hear that this energy and $$$ saving concept is a hit in The Big Apple!

Sep 04, 2011 09:13 AM #20
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Chris~ Zipcar presents a logical evaluation that really makes sense under the right circumstances!

Sep 04, 2011 09:14 AM #21
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Malcolm~ There are great incentives for those who fit the Zipcar lifestyle. Who can beat a car with gas and insurance for six bucks an hour if you only need a vehicle a certain amount of hours per week!

Sep 04, 2011 09:16 AM #22
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