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Attending a Green Chamber event recently and my eyes wandered around the room while the speaker was presenting.  Just looking at each face I could tell who was listening and which attendee was pre-occupied.  There's an art to listening! In every day conversations, it's obvious who is listening an...
Light Bulbs Can Reduce Your Energy Bill.   Light bulbs can help to reduce your energy bill and don't cost as much as other products.  Consider that light bulbs are readily available and prices have reduced signficantly since they were first introduced.   Lighting a room has often taken a backseat...
Do You Have a Green Home in Phoenix, AZ?    Nearly everyone has heard the phrase “Green Home.”  But what does it mean?  Does it mean the color green?  Does it mean that it smells green?  Maybe, but that phrase also includes energy efficiency, lower utility costs and added comfort. A Green Home in...
Achieving a net zero energy home has been a dream of mine for quite some time now.  On the road to becoming a net zero home, a lot of energy efficient upgrades were added FIRST so that the size of my solar array could be reduced.  Building or retrofitting to Net Zero is achieved when systems can ...
Energy 101! No matter which part of the country you live, which climate zone, and how many people live in a home, everyone uses energy.  Energy sources might be different, but everyone creates a bill.  Some of those bills might be offset by renewable resources, but there’s still an electric bill ...
As a realtor specializing in sustainability, I’m often asked, “What's different about specializing in sustainability?”    I help buyers and sellers, and the general public with real estate like every other real estate agent.  But due to my intensive training, I may look at your home a lot differe...
With low inventory, everyone is receiving offers from investors to purchase homes even when those home owners haven't listed their home(s) for sale.   Phone calls, text messages, and letters in the mail.  Sometimes it's a daily occurrence! Due to our low inventory, a predatory practice has surfac...
You're fulfilling a dream that you've had for years - building a new home out in the county.  You're in an area that is all new with neighbors far apart and the setting feels ideal.  But is it legal?  In Arizona, parcels of land that are subdivided into more 6 lots or more and resold become subdi...
Arizona just passed 90,000 real estate licensees.  It's almost as if new Arizona residents are getting a real estate license at the same time they get their new drivers license!   But seriously, the real estate schools are filled with new agents and so is the marketplace.  With the sheer number o...
Active listings have increased for the month of July by 15%  since June 26.  The highest increase in active listings by price range is $400,000 - $600,000 increasing by 21%; followed by $600,000 - $800,000 increased by 17%. Days on market stayed the same from June to July at 26 days.  If nothing ...


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