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Retrofitting a 1979 Home to NAHB Silver or Gold - Pending Cert

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Aug 20, 2016. 11 Replies

I'm excited to be the lone speaker for the last in a series of lectures for the Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series!  The event is 6/2, Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef,…Continue

Adding Value for Energy Efficient Features During the Appraisal Process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Mar 29, 2013. 4 Replies

Recently, I was asked to manage another realtors' listings and buyer clients while she went on vacation out of the country.  One of her listings was under contract, within the last couple of days, so…Continue

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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Thanks Brad.  Solar panels are exciting to most homeowners but they clearly don't understand every method to reduce energy.  Solar is being "sold" without all of the information necessary for homeowners to make educated…"
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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Same issue applies in Arizona.  95% of residential solar is leased so we are running into this during the sale process.  Solar leasing companies don't know the details of home sales with leased panels so they don't discuss.…"
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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"The builder doesn't understand the various scenarios of solar panels.  Options should consider how long someone will live in a home when considering solar panel lease or ownership.  A 3rd option is to finance solar panels; however,…"
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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"The article skips over the detail that a lot of the details vary by company.  Some companies have provisions for when a lease ends.  A homeowner might end up paying a final fee and then the panels become their responsibility versus…"
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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Solar panels have no value to a homeowner on an appraisal when selling your home.  Guidelines for FannieMae where changed effective March 2015 for homes with leased solar panels that don't allow any value to be given on an appraisal during…"
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Jan Green commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Connecting the Dots: Real Estate and Home Performance
"Agreed Will!  I've been swimming upstream in the real estate community for the last 9 years promoting all that you mention in my industry.  As a volunteer, instructor, and board member.  Major industry initiatives are taking…"
May 15
Jan Green commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Connecting the Dots: Real Estate and Home Performance
"It's too bad that your experience wasn't what it should have been when selling your Father's home.  If you are looking for a real estate with experience in buying and selling homes with these features, make sure to visit…"
May 15
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Okay to update you - 9 bags of insulation were removed and the smell is gone.  Rats had been in the attic prior to my purchase and spray foam installation.  Next is ventilation before summer kicks into high gear and I have to close my…"
May 11
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Thank you for your advice Sean.  The cellulose will be removed very soon and I'll make sure they clean it up properly.  I already aerosealed my ducts so that should help tremendously.  I'd like to give it some time before…"
Apr 15
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Good point Brad.  I wonder if there is something IN my attic that was not detected and is now encapsulated in the attic, in the cellulose?   HMMMMM..... A lot to think about.  Thank you again for being a sounding board in this thread.…"
Apr 14
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Brad - thank you for your insights.  I listed a home for sale with that Whisper Green fan - loved it!  I'll check it out. THANK YOU!  I appreciate all the insights I can get.   As a realtor, having good sources of…"
Apr 14
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"During our hot summer months, the odor that is created in my attic is noticeably bad and it infiltrates my house via the attic access in my master closet - of all places to have an odor created!  I've lived in the house now for 2 years and…"
Apr 14
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Thank you John!  That's my plan, swap out the fans first.  Appreciate the advice!    As a realtor with 2 designations in green building, we still have to rely on others to do the work.  Like most consumer products, i…"
Apr 14
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"The air test was done prior to Aerosealing and tests were fine. No drywall was removed so the vermiculite was encapsulated.  Great comments about air quality. I'll check the bathroom fans.   The cellulose is definitely very old and…"
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REALTOR®, HomeSmart Elite Group, 8388 E Hartford Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255; Committee Chair, Residential Green Building Committee, USGBC, AZ Chapter;Co-founder, Pinnacle One Group (networking group for housing based services including Energy Audits & Retrofits); Advisory Board Member Efficiency First Arizona; Instructor, Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORs®.
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Wonky HVAC System

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 8:24pm 9 Comments

Yesterday I showed a home that was a complete remodel with added square footage.  The original house was 775 sq ft., stick built in 1946, with maybe a 6" crawl space.  The owner added 1000 sq ft to the main house and built a separate finished "workshop" on a separate HVAC system.  

Walking around the side of the house, I saw an HVAC system twice the normal width with a faded sticker.  It was a Goodman but that's all I could tell from the outside.  No idea how old it was but the…

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Attic sealing versus effective system balances

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 9:44pm 17 Comments

First off, I am not an Energy Auditor and don't hold those certifications or experience.  I am a realtor with 2 green designations that assist my clients, both buyers and sellers, with energy efficient upgrades.  It is my job to be able to convey my unique knowlege to help them lower their energy bills, improve indoor…

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Capturing the Value of Green - Step by Step

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 9:44am 0 Comments

Don't miss this FREE Event open to the public that includes the step by step process for gaining more value for homes with green and energy efficient features.  December 2, 5:30 - 7:30, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, 836 E University, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Featured Speakers - Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, Florida; Chriss Wass, Firefly Living; & Matt Thorne, Nova Home Loans.  

Food & Drinks will be served. 

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2 Day Green Certified Course for Appraisers in Phoenix

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 9:40am 0 Comments

First 25 will be refunded the $75 Fee for this 2 day course, includes:

Introduction to Green Building & Case Studies in Green Residential Buildings.  

12/3 - 4, 8 - 5, Phoenix Business & Workforce Development Center, 302 N First Ave, 6th Floor, Phoenix, 85003.

Courses will be taught by Sandy Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, Florida; Vice Chair for Education for the Appraisal Institute. 

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At 1:42pm on May 12, 2012, David Eggleton said…

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At 6:32am on April 13, 2012, Laura Reedy Stukel said…

Yes. It is a small world!  Good to have more Realtors around here. Keep up the great work!

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Hi Jan,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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