GREEN Archive

It’s Easy Being Green: How to Add This Year’s Hottest Hues of Green to Your Décor

This year in home decor, green is really having its moment. Learn how to infuse more green into your listing. ...
October 15, 2018

Use Plants to Showcase a Healthier Home

Desire a healthier home? You can clean a home's air by using certain plants. ...
November 6, 2017

Make That Home Greener: Energy-Efficient Mortgages

By Michele DiGirolamo, Guest Contributor from MoneyGeek.com  If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s a way to save the environment and some cash at the same time: Consider a “green” mortgage. An energy-efficient mortgage (EEM), the...
May 29, 2017

See the Green: The Latest Nature-Inspired Hue in Staging

Traditional Living Room by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Stealing a note from nature, spring green and yellow-green colors are moving into more home interiors. It’s nature’s...
October 13, 2014

The ‘Prius Effect’ on Home Sales?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine More studies are showing the power of green on boosting sales prices. In the most recent study, University of California researchers found that green-certified, single-family homes sold for $34,800 more — or 9...
October 8, 2012

Can You Retrofit Older Homes to Increase Resale Value?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine About 130 million homes were built prior to energy codes and are in need of an energy retrofit, panelists said Saturday at the session New Tricks for Old Homes during the REALTOR Conference...
November 13, 2011

The Latest Innovations in ‘Green’ Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Green building and products continue to gain traction in real estate, and some of the latest “green” products not only are helping home owners trim energy bills but also making their homes work...
June 29, 2011

Don’t Do These at Home: 3 Big Remodeling Mistakes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or other room to increase a home’s value can be a good idea, but home owners need to be careful when undergoing a remodeling task to ensure they don’t...
June 13, 2011

Solar Panels Can Boost Home’s Resale Value, Study Finds

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home owners may write off solar panels as too costly (installation can cost upwards of $15,000), but a new study suggests that installing solar panels can pay off. Researchers find that solar panels...
April 22, 2011

How About Some “Green” on the MLS?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine If a buyer asks for homes with green, eco-friendly features, you might sometimes find it a time-consuming search to find that perfect “green” match. But a new online tool kit is offering guidance to...
April 26, 2010