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It's common for real estate agents to call with questions about energy efficiency, water saving ideas, and solar panels.  But today's question is definitely a different one that no one has asked before.  Are shade trees a form of passive solar.   Passive solar is an element of building design.  F...
During the past two plus years, home sellers have been advised to be ready for MULTIPLE offers and not to worry about making repairs to their homes.  Homes that backed to busy road and those with leased solar panels sold quickly.  Buyer waived inspections and appraisals to "win" the bid.  It was ...
Water is a hot topic in Arizona.  News reported lately reflects lower than normal water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell, two storage areas of Colorado River water.  Arizona is one of handful of states that receives a water allocation from the Colorado River.  With the 23 year drought, Arizona...
There's been a lot of confusion amongst the public and realtors especially about solar loans versus owned solar systems.  Homeowners are being told by solar companies that these loans help them to buy solar panels and own them.  This is a partial truth and may not apply to every system or homeown...
This month's Active Rain Challenge by Ray Henson and  Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 is an interesting one.  Those of us in the rain for a number of years already know so much about each of us that I decided to make the answers more interesting!  Can you guess if I'm telling the truth when ...
As housing market's shift across the US, Phoenix is experiencing an uptick in days on market for sales, lower sales volume, and a balancing of the housing market.  Like most cities across the nation, interest rate hikes have slowed sales and affordability challenges home buyers.   It might be har...
After reading Shayne Stone's blog, "Age in Place with a Smart Home," I was reminded of some idiosyncrasies when selling a Smart Home.  Smart Homes, and even average homes, may have many advanced features and a lot of technology in place.  That technology is tethered to the owner.  So selling a Sm...
Humbled and proud to share that I've just earned the 2022 Evergreen Award provided by a select committee with the National Association of REALTORS®.  This year there are 4 winners, probably due to the vast number of submissions!  The qualifications are as follows:  Dedication to green lifestyle a...
First, what is an energy rating.  The best unit of measure to date with third party results is the HERS index rating. HERS stands for Home Energy Rating Score and is provided by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET.) RESNET is a not for profit organization which was formed in 1995.  Th...
The past two years have proved unprecedented with quick sales, waiving appraisals, and over list sales prices. Another aspect of the fast paced sales that occurred included waiving home inspections.  Competing against so many other buyers seemed daunting and buyers felt powerless if they needed f...

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

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