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By Renee Frank, Realtor, EcoBroker Certified
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
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Metro Verde, in Las Cruces, NM, is the region's most comprehensive master planned community, featuring Red Hawk Golf Course, and New Mexico's only 3-Star Certified GREEN community.  New homes are available in Metro Verde starting at under $200,000.  Model homes are open daily.  The Metro Verde Grand Opening is Saturday, October 27, 2012, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, October 28, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. To get to Metro Verde, Take Hwy 70 to Sonoma Ranch, and go North, or take Sonoma Ranch Blvd north until you pass Hwy 70.  Go one mile and turn left on Thurmond. Go 1/2 mile and turn right on Voyager into Metro Verde.  The first cross street, San Clemente, contains the model homes.
By Renee Frank, Realtor, EcoBroker Certified
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
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Las Cruces homes go net zero with efficiency and renewable energy.  In the last six months, Forbes Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and Scientific American have run articles about net zero energy homes, reporting that the demand for these homes is surging. A net-zero energy home is one that consumes less energy than it generates, and draws the same or less energy from the grid than it gives back.  Net-zero homes achieve this in two ways.  First, and ideally, the home is designed and constructed to be extremely energy efficient, consuming much less energy than a comparable conventionally built home.  Additionally, there is some form of renewable energy system (usually solar photovoltaics) to generate enough energy to offset whatever energy is consumed by the home.  The net effect is...

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