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The Most Popular Real Estate Purchases for Generation X Buyers Born from the 1960’s – 1980’s

Buying before marriage, owning for shorter periods of time, flipping successfully and with gusto – even though the generation of home buyers born during the sixties through the eighties are straddled with the housing loan nightmare and more college debt than their parents had – they have not allowed the years of a sluggish economy... Read More

How Will The Real Estate Market Affect Millennials in 2017? What are the Issues?

It’s no secret that Millennials have now surpassed the Baby Boomer generation in terms of population estimates. The largest living generation in the world, Millennials (those who are 18-34 years of age) now total more than 75 million people throughout America. Unsurprisingly, many Millennials are making plans to buy real estate in the not so... Read More

What are the Benefits of Real Estate in Off-the-Grid Communities? -Sustainable Living

Many of us race through our lives with a variety of conveniences and demand immediate gratification without knowledge or regard for our environmental impact. Recycling, changing to eco-friendly lightbulbs, using your own shopping bags and other sustainable living practices are important for perpetuating the mission and purpose of green communities. A study presented by the... Read More

What are the Financial Benefits of Greening Your Home?- Green Homes

From the year 2005 to date – the green homes market has grown exponentially. This is partly due to the organization of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This certification program has delivered healthier, safer standards for indoor air quality, energy and water consumption across the globe. Since the inception of this green certification... Read More

Green Building: 5 Reasons For Real Estate Agents to Recommend Green Building Contractors

It’s no secret that real estate agents and contractors are closely linked with one another. This is especially true for real estate agents who have clients that are looking to either build from scratch or make valuable renovations to their existing homes. The ability to recommend the right contractor can lead to a large degree... Read More

Sustainable Living: Looking To Move This Fall? Finding Sustainable Communities Near You

Searching for a sustainable community to set down your roots is the ultimate utopia in sustainable living. This is the choice of sustainable living in a place that caters to like-minded people dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint and drain on natural resources, while embracing the land around them as a privilege, rather than a... Read More

Sustainable Homes: What Are the Qualifications that Make a Home Green Certified

Sustainable homes are important for the health of the planet because an individual’s housing usually has a greater impact on the environment than one’s work, transportation or recreation. Sustainable  homes that make sparing use of power qualify for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured Energy Efficient Mortgages, which qualify home buyers for bigger loans because the... Read More

Green Living: Urban Planning in Sustainable Cities

Green living is an ethos that cannot be practiced in isolation, rather, it requires the efforts of an entire community, beginning with urban planners. If a city does not provide a green living way of life, the efforts of individual residents will be severely limited. Although they occupy just 2% of the earth’s surface, cities... Read More

Sustainable Living: Tiny Homes, Huge Impact

Drive through any gentrified neighborhood in a major city these days and you’ll see the construction of McMansions, mammoth homes out of scale with the rest of their neighborhood. Here we’ll look at the opposite: tiny homes that can have a huge impact on sustainable living. Micro units are small, usually around 300 square feet.... Read More

Green Living: Earthships Ultimate Eco-Friendly Living

Earthships are groundbreaking, solar powered homes made of natural and recycled materials.  These green living, contemporary habitats are just the thing for the heartfelt, earth conscious human who cares about the environment. All right… it could be said that Earthships might not be for the faint of heart, high maintenance spirit or Amazon procuring consumer.... Read More

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