NAR has been supporting sustainability efforts for years in several ways, including through its Green Designation for REALTORS® who have completed training on sustainability and green homes, and its Smart Growth Program, which assists state and local REALTOR® associations in becoming leaders in sustainable land use and transportation. In this issue of On Common Ground, learn how others are planning for a sustainable future.
In This Issue
After buying a home with solar panels and other green goodies, Diego Villar has become the envy of his foursome.
With consumers showing growing interest in green living, REALTORS ® are striving to support the green real estate market by capturing and conveying the benefits of sustainability in more meaningful and measurable ways.
Just five years ago, installing a solar energy system to heat your pool or to power your whole home was out of the question for most homeowners. Hard costs, meaning the cost of the equipment and installation, were sky high. Things have changed.
Whether a property has an adequate and clean water source, how much the monthly water bill runs, what kinds of conservation programs a utility has and whether a home or building has any possible problems with aged plumbing are all questions that can come up in a real estate transaction.
The island off the Louisiana Gulf Coast that members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe call home is virtually disappearing before their eyes. Rising sea level and coastal erosion have reduced Isle de Jean Charles from 32,000 acres to 320 acres...