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Real Estate Agent - Smart Green Realty
Selling older buildings in Greater Philadelphia. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, we are fighting global warming. By keeping older buildings in use, you save energy and conserve the heavy prior investment of resources and energy.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
No one stages better than Starr Osbourne! Love this tip from House Beautiful's interview with Starr:Bring in the light. "Light sells," says Osborne. Unless you have a really bad view, let your windows breathe, Osborne says. Get rid of the curtains and drapes, and open the sheers. In addition to ...
Posted 11 days ago
       *Did you install any of the following energy saving products at your principal residence before Dec. 31st 2013: High-efficiency water heaters, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, central air conditioners, building insulation, windows, roofs, biomass stoves, and circulating fans used in qualifyi...
Posted about 1 month ago
The 100 year old house is charming, with many original architectural details. The price is really attractive. So why hasn't it sold? Four years ago, FEMA redrew the flood plain map to include this home. The longtime owner was vaguely aware of the change, but he didn't really pay attention. Then h...
Posted about 1 month ago
Love this tip. Light is psychological too. A light, bright room is so much more appealing. Even realtors who see homes all the time get a lift from a well lit, cheery room. I'm a green realtor. I hate wasting energy. But when you sell, leave all the lights on!  Bring in the light. "Light sells," ...
Posted about 1 month ago
Today's home buyers are more busy and stressed than ever. Taking days off from work for building inspection and closing can be tough. I am so glad that my buyer Kevin was able to come to closing yesterday. We got to the house for the final walk through and found an ice dam had created a roof leak...
Posted about 1 month ago
My client is moving out of the country. He has a sparely furnished house with newer, not-trendy, basic furniture. I was thinking of doing a tag sale for him. Am I crazy?????
Posted about 1 month ago
This buyers were pre-approved by a big bank that is lucky to still be in business after the government bail out. I am shocked. With FHA required mortgage insurance, their payment is $2100+ a month. They have 2 children--10 +12 and the wife stays at home. Yes, they want the school district and the...
Posted about 1 month ago
www.smartgreenrealty.com  4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Across from township owned golf and swim club. Popular Flourtown Gardens. Hardwood floors, open floor plan, cheery family room, lovely lot.
Posted about 1 month ago
http://www.trendmls.com/MLS/Report/MemberListingReport.aspx   4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths in popular Flourtown Gardens. Move in ready...open floor plan...hardwood floors. Super family room. Springfield/Montgomery County schools. You'll never want to move!
Posted about 1 month ago
*Get rid of popcorn ceilings. Buyers hate them. They make a house look dated and cheap. **Replace stained and worn carpet. Buyers prefer hardwood, but if you have carpet, new fresh carpet really makes a room zing.  ***Paint! New paint makes a house instantly more attractive and valuable. Blood re...
Posted 2 months ago
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Philadelphia real estate agent works to preserve and rehabilitate older homes and buildings because The Greenest Buildings Are the Ones That Are Already Built!