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Affordable Solar Systems for your home with No Money Down

You can find affordable solar systems that you can DIY or hire a local pro to install. Solar energy continues to get more and more affordable.
Not ready to buy a system? What if we buy it for you and lease it back to you. You can get Solar panels on your roof next month with no Money Down Contact Us for details. The beauty of a Solar Lease is that many of our customers are able to see savings versus their utility bill from day one. We’d like to continue to …

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Best DIY Solar Panels

What are the best DIY Solar Panels? If your doing a green real estate project you can either DIY ( Do It Yourself ) or get a professional installer. Solar Panel prices continue to fall and we are always updating the best prices on Solar Panels.
You can enter any Solar product in our search box and get instant results, from inverters to batteries, on and off grid systems we have over 2500 solar products in our system currently.

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Green Real Estate Rebates Increase Returns on Property Investment

Real Estate Investors have many incentives to get rebates and grants from various sources for their green real estate investment projects. A properly executed Green Real Estate Project also increases the ROI on the property itself, through lower energy costs and higher resale and rental rates.
Energy Efficiency & Green Real Estate Rebates:

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is an ongoing project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The site is administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory …

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Green Home Equity Loans

Green Home Equity Loans With PowerSaver
By: Robert Stec
Green Homeowners : As a homeowner, how would you like a $25,000 loan for green home improvements? Not just any improvements, mind you, but the truly green kind, designed to minimize use of electricity and save you money. Improvements such as added insulation, sealing of ducts, tighter-fitting doors and windows, upgraded HVAC units, and more efficient water heaters. The money could even be used toward green remodels &  improvements that use alternative energy, including solar and geothermal systems. As you have probably guessed, this …

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High Efficiency Green Rehabs

Go Smart and Go Green – Invest in High-Efficiency Properties
by: Robert Stec
When we think of “going green,” we automatically think about being kinder to the environment and creating a cleaner, healthier place to live. It’s only after this that we consider the financial benefits. Turning existing real estate into green investment properties results in higher sales prices that yield higher returns. A few of the basic things that qualify a property as green are:

The home is more energy efficient.
The home has less environmental impact than comparable homes.
The home creates an …

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Home Energy Retrofits Green Real Estate

 
 

 
Green Apples to Apples:  A Case-by-Case or Model-Based Approach Toward Green Real Estate?
 
By: Luke Bujarski
In 2008 the Chicago Climate Action Plan set out an ambitious goal of retrofitting 400,000 residential units by 2020.  As the green real estate movement picks up steam, national and local initiatives like Obama’s proposed HomeStar legislation and the Chicago Region Initiative for Better Buildings (CRIBB), might actually offer the needed tailwind to give the ambitious plan a run for its money.  But, with a $2.0 billion dollar price tag and a the current retrofit rate …

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Green Real Estate Improves Home Values

Countertops or Cost Savings? Banking on Green Real Estate to Improve Existing Home Values
 By:  Luke Bujarski
Today’s competitive real estate market is making it extremely difficult for owners to sell their existing properties.  One way property owners can set themselves apart in this tough market is through green certification.  As the green building movement continues to gain momentum, ever-scrupulous buyers will be drawn toward properties that have their green credentials, while shying away from those that do not.  Therefore, instead of investing in new kitchen countertops or ceramic tiles for the …

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Flagstaff Green Real Estate Investment -Flagstaff Home Energy Audit

The April 2011 issue of Men’s Journal, magazine listed Flagstaff in its “Best Places to Live 2011.”
writing up Flagstaff as on one of the best place to “Go Green.”with a youthful flair” and as an “eco-minded college town”.
One way Flagstaff residents should continue to be “going green” is by renovating their existing home with energy efficient fixtures that are both environmentally friendly and cost effective for the home owner.  As the rising cost of fossil fuels continues to effect almost every aspect of peoples lives, seeking savings through energy efficiency …

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Green Real Estate Investment Trusts – Green REITs

REITs to Green Buildings:  Leading the way toward a Stronger Commercial Real Estate Market?
By: Luke Bujarski
Active property investors might want to pay close attention to a renewed interest in “green” real estate investment trusts, also known as REITs.  With the recently announced Better Buildings Initiative, President Obama has pledged new tax incentives and financial products to encourage these asset portfolio companies to retrofit the existing stock of commercial properties.  If these national and local policy efforts begin to work as intended, REITs should be among the first to react.  Those …

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Keeping PACE with Revolving Loan Programs in Green Building

By: Luke Bujarski
Local governments continue to put public dollars to work saving both the environment and money on property owners’ energy bills.  Through creative financing methods known as Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE programs, communities are opening access to capital for energy audits and property retrofitting of existing buildings.  Twenty-three states have adopted legislation allowing public funds to be used by private owners looking to retrofit their properties.  While resistance from the mortgage industry has stalled progress in the residential sector, a renewed focus on commercial  properties has charted …