Monthly Archives: February 2010

Taxpayers Seeking Homebuyer Tax Credits, Refunds Must File Paper

Heads up from today’s Realty Times New filing requirements for homeowners seeking the home buyer tax credit or refund demands that taxpayers file hard copies of their returns. They cannot file electronically. Full Story

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Buyers: Why Green is Worth It

I am jumping up and down in excitement seeing Carla Davis write about this in today’s Realty Times. Buyers: Why Green is Worth It For new and existing home buyers alike, the options to”green up” homes abound. Green upgrades on … Continue reading

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COOL and Seattle Tilth host film screening, “A Chemical Reaction”

On February 20th, 2010, the Coalition of Organic Landscape Professionals (COOL) and Seattle Tilth will be hosting a movie screening for the new documentary called “A Chemical Reaction.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTcvO-o8NTA] This will be a fun educational event, with Paul Tukey from … Continue reading

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Focus on simple and green at Seattle Home Show opening this weekend

The Seattle Home Show opens at Qwest Field Event Center on Saturday and runs through Feb. 28 with exhibits, vendors and seminars on the latest products and services for your living space. Affordably priced at $10 for adults and less … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this: “Green homes outselling the rest of the market”

Hot off the press – In today’s Daily Journal of Commerce, “Green homes outselling the rest of the market. – Thanks to better marketing, environmentally certified homes are attracting more interest from buyers.” By my broker, GreenWorks Realty founder and … Continue reading

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Loan Modification Program Isn’t On Track Yet

You should read this article if you or someone you know is in the loan modification process. (Or pass it on.) We are in the 13th month of our loan modification process and finally see the light at the end … Continue reading

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Check out these major green tax deductions

Special thanks to Earth911.com for doing this great tax round up, especially the “Big Breaks at Home” section! Read Major Green Tax Deductions

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Cost vs. Value analysis for 2009 has been released

  Puget Sound area Built Green® Certified Professionals (agents and appraisers) spend a good amount of time thinking about and talking with people about various remodeling and retrofit projects. The 2009 Cost vs. Value survey done by Remodeling Magazine has … Continue reading

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10 questions for homebuyers who want to go green

Here’s a link that popped up on MSN real estate 10 questions for homebuyers who want to go greenHere’s what to look for if you want to purchase a house that’s environmentally friendly. By Sari Krieger of The Wall Street … Continue reading

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Is it your time to become a Native Plant Steward?

I completed my training in 2001. I may not remember the Latin names of all of the plants (shoot, I barely learned them to begin with and only remember the name of my favorite flower from childhood anyway, Dicentra formosa, … Continue reading

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