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Green Home construction accounted for $36 Billion in 2013 according to a recent market research by McGraw-Hill Construction . The report shows that green home construction is expected to more than double to $83 – $105 Billion in 2016.
Connecticut Builders and Contractors should affiliate themselves with trained Realtor in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable practices to help sell their Green Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
DMK Real Estate & Property Management has over 25 years’ experience in residential construction and is a National Association Realtor GREEN designee specializing in selling green homes and a sustainable lifestyle.
The spring market in Darien, Ct has been active with prices ranging from $375,000 up to $15,900,000. Currently there are about 130 single family homes for sale on the Darien MLS and today we will be previewing three of them that are ‘green’ energy efficient homes.
The first home is a certified LEED Platinum home that was originally a 1925 home but was totally renovated and remodeled in 2011. The home scored a HERS rating of 37 which makes it approximately 63% more efficient than a new built home. The home won the Connecticut Green Building Council’s (CTGBC) 2012 ‘Residential Green Building Award’. Continue reading
The 2013 Cost vs. Value report by Remodeling Magazine is out and it shows a positive sign for the remodeling industry with the national average of cost-value ratio rising for the first time in six years.
The report is broken up into nine regions of the United State with the Connecticut and New England Region showing an uptick in value of all projects compared to last year’s report. For Connecticut the report is broken further down to New Haven and Hartford with a downloadable pdf.
The national data of the Cost vs. Value report compares the average cost of 35 popular remodeling projects with the value of those projects retain at sale. You can view national data for the projects or go to regional data for a more detailed look as well as mid-range vs. high-range remodel values. Continue reading
David Popoff with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty was one of six recipients nationwide to receive the 2012 EverGreen Award from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® (NAR’s) Green REsource Council. The award ceremony was held at the annual National Realtor Conference in Orlando, Florida on Sunday November 11th, 2012. Below presenting the award from NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® (NAR’s) Green REsource Council are Amanda Stinton (left) and Tonette Lauer (right) with David Popoff.
NAR’s EverGreen Award 2012
The Darien Boy Scouts are getting ready to accept donation for their annual giant tag sale with drop off dates starting April 18th. If you have a large heavy item you can call the Boy Scouts for a pick up, click here to reserve a pick up time and date.
Tag Sales are a great way to Reuse & Recycle helping the local community and the environment by knowing that items that are being donated will be used by another family. This win win situation gets even better because it also raises money to support the local Boy Scouts and all donations are tax deductible.
This is one of the largest tag sales in Connecticut and it will happen Rain or Shine on Sunday May 6th, 2012 sponsored by the Darien Boy Scout Troops 35 & 53, Continue reading
Connecticut’s building supply company Rings End located in Darien, Connecticut and 10 other locations sponsors an all day education event for builders and architects on new building technologies, materials, building codes and Energy Star version 3. The event was called “If Walls Could Talk”, there were built wall models on display along with 6 seminars and two Q&A sessions were part of the all-day activities along with Vendor displaying building materials. If you missed the January 12th event in Norwalk, Ct then there is a second event on February 1st, 2012 in Westbrook, Ct. Continue reading