Monthly Archives: May 2010

New Green Construction Code Unveiled

Now, this is aimed at commercial buidlings, but much of this is or will be available in residential buildings on a smaller scale. The International Code Council announced the release of Public Version 1.0 of the International Green Construction Code … Continue reading

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Upside Down? Consumer Default Mortgage Hotline May Have Solution

Difficult times often inspire creativity and resourcefulness. That’s the case for real estate finance expert, author, and speaker, Marian Anthony. He recently wrote the book, “Short Sale Rush—A How-To Guide for Nonperforming Assets” and founded a consumer hotline when he … Continue reading

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It’s Always a Good Time for a Home Inspection

A home inspection can often break your heart. You have found a fabulous place, are totally in love with it and have moved into it in your own head. And then you learn that the foundation is rotting or the … Continue reading

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How ‘green’ are the products, services you’re buying?

From this weekend’s Seattle Times Consumers are often flooded by greenwash, the practice of disingenuously spinning a product, service or policy as greener than it actually is. Here’s how to spot a product that may be overstating it’s claims to … Continue reading

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Open house this Saturday at 13230 54th Avenue SE, Everett (Mill Creek)

Super low maintenance property, interior of home also completely updated. Move in and hardly lift a finger. This contemporary bi-level home is on a near 1/4 acre lot and it is full of surprises! It has been updated tastefully w/ … Continue reading

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Green Roof Solutions Economically and Environmentally Rewarding

From today’s Realty Times – another thumbs up for including green building information! As energy costs continue to rise and sustainability becomes more and more of a prevalent concern, many business owners are looking for ways to be both economical, … Continue reading

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Real Estate Outlook: Experts Weigh In

From today’s Realty Times Mega-investor Warren Buffett and a group of top corporate leaders are weighing in on a key issue that’s crucial to a sustained real estate recovery: How long will the good economic news we’ve been getting lately … Continue reading

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EPA’s Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule is now in effect.

  Fines for violation of this rule may be as high as $37,500 per day. If you do work in housing built before 1978, you must review the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule to determine if it applies … Continue reading

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Some news on “community solar projects” from the WA State Dept. of Revenue

Here’s an excerpt from the two page May 2010 Legislative Tax Update. I will explore this information in more detail in a later post. Renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program ESSB 6658 (Chapter 202, Laws of 2010) expands the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow night, free lecture on Sustainable Development in a Low Carbon World, 7 PM

Sustainable Development in a Low Carbon World:   May 6, 2010, 7:00 P.M. EOS Alliance Headquarters 650 South Orcas Street, Suite 220 Seattle, WA 98108 (206) 762-2553 Description: EOS Alliance is pleased to present a special evening with Eisenhower Fellows … Continue reading

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