Green Philadelphia

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Real Estate Agent - Smart Green Realty
Getting to Green. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, you make a smart investment. Buildings that save energy sell faster and for more money. They cost less to run--cutting your utility bills. They are healthier and more comfortable to live in--with less mold and fewer allergens...preventing drafts and hot and cold rooms.

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2009 

I put my really cute, affordable listing on Craigs List. It is a starter home...a row house...in Rocky's old neighborhood--South Philly. At $165,000, a buyer could get it with $7000 out of pocket (the required 3.5% FHA downpayment) and the seller could cover closing costs if we boost the price to...
12/29/2009
It is not my idea. It is the idea of a great American Ed Mazria and his firm Architecture2030. www.architecture2030.org. It is a plan to kick start the economy, using the private building sector. Offer homeowners a buydown of their mortgage interest rate if they make a substantial investment in t...
12/13/2009
Seller Caution: Buyers can easily find out what you paid for your house and that can be a factor in negotiaton. I had a lovely house for sale for $335,000 that was beautifully decorated. A couple about 30 saw the house and fell in love with it. They had wanted to find something under $300,000 and...
12/05/2009
I did something dumb. I am so convinced that I am a great agent...that I care about my clients and knock myself out for them that I took a 2-month listing contract. The sellers were a smart, attractive 30-something couple with a lovely house in a popular neighborhood that we listed for over $300,...
12/04/2009
I did something dumb. I was so confident that I am a great agent and that I work really hard to please my clients that I took a 2-month contract. The sellers are a 30-something couple with a very lovely house in a popular neighborhood. We priced it over $300,000 and did not get many showings. Sti...
12/04/2009
Here is Philadelphia we have a lot of houses that are next to...or very close to another house. One of my client's houses is very close to the the house next door. It is a charming 80 year old house sideways on the lot so that her front door faces and is just steps away from her neighbor's front....
12/04/2009
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