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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
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Absolutely I would but as far as spending the money to get there.  I would analyize the ROI first.  I've seen homes that the homeowner invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to make the home LEED certified and green friendly - and cant get it sold.

Sep 30, 2015 05:11 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Can not comment on ROI when selling it. It sounds a little excessive. However, in out of grid rural like Hawaii it makes sense to install solar.

There is a mechanical engineer who is a DIY in Berkerley, CA he came up with many gadgets to recycle water.  He has solar car on a beatup van....

 

 

Sep 30, 2015 03:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lina,

I like the concept of an eco friendly home, I would definitely install solar panels, etc.  We have friends who are selling to the electrical company the surplus of electricity they generate...it does save money in the long run.  A

Sep 30, 2015 02:59 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I would do it in a heartbeat, I love that kind of stuff and most likely it is saving them a lot of money also. 

Sep 30, 2015 02:52 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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In a heartbeat, yes. 

Sep 30, 2015 08:40 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning Lina. That is very admirable.  The thing is, while they recoup their investment?

Sep 30, 2015 06:27 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I think this comes down to how important it is to the owner.  Most likely will not get the money back.  Mark

Sep 30, 2015 02:30 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes if it is cost effective and done with an appeal to future buyers in mind. Green is very big here on Kauai!

Sep 30, 2015 02:07 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I would do this. Of course I would also investigating the ROI. It may or may not work. If you have that kind of expendable income...why not do it. 

Sep 30, 2015 01:20 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Perhaps if I were young enough to reap the benefit of such a life style.

Sep 30, 2015 11:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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It would depend on the ROI and what the modifications were.  I'm in California, so I did the lawn conversion water rebate thing in the front yard.  I'm also replacing my recessed light bulbs with LED bulbs.  More for the 2/3 less heat output than the 50w power savings.  I also converted area sprinklers to drip lines on my front slope to reduce my water bill.

 

I'm not a big fan of "eco-friendly" things, especially for the sake of being eco-friendly.  For me to make ANY type of investment on my house (sprinkler replacements, buying vs. leasing my router, etc.) I need to see that ROI and have a break-even point within one year.  To do it for the sole purpose of reducing a carbon footprint, which has no actual impact on the environment, no thanks.

Sep 30, 2015 09:25 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Lina - Sure I would live in an eco-friendly home, who wouldn't? The questions is would I be willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get there, especially if I wouldn't see the return for 20-30 years, maybe not.

Sep 30, 2015 09:01 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have several eco-friendly homes for sale.  Some off-the-grid completely -  the number of people looking for this is growing each year.  Makes a lot of sense.

 

Sep 30, 2015 07:26 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I think it would be nice.

Sep 30, 2015 06:38 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I would consider doing this.  Though, I think it's more difficult in the US in some areas.

Sep 30, 2015 05:25 AM
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

Absoultely! I have made more minor efficiency improvements in my current house, but I will hopefully be able to install solar panels in my next one.

Sep 30, 2015 04:10 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Perhaps; who doesn't appreciate the idea of redusing our effect on the environment. It all boils down to cost and return on investment.

Sep 30, 2015 03:14 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Time, money, health and desire. If all the life ducks lined up...why not?

Sep 30, 2015 03:00 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Most rehabs are really not that eco friendly, the best that you can do is to leave the home along and not start filling dumpsters with the old bldg materials.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I live an eco friendly life.

Sep 28, 2018 11:16 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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Depends on cost and savings

Oct 20, 2016 02:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Morris - if it is less expensive, or saves more money than I spend, I will.

Oct 08, 2016 03:02 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Let me think on this one.

Oct 02, 2016 11:48 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

depends 

Oct 01, 2016 09:58 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

For most people, green improvements have to make economic sense to them.  So what is the payback time?  How much do the improvements add to the value of the house?

Oct 01, 2016 02:41 PM
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Morris Real Estate Marketing Group
Morris Real Estate Marketing Group - Toronto, ON
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Thank you everyone for participating and answering my question. It appears that if the ROI is there everyone would like to live in an eco-friendly house. 

Oct 01, 2015 06:21 AM