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Net Zero, the Energy Saving Hero

Net Zero, the Energy Saving Hero

Sunlight-powered homes generating all they need
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, buildings in the residential and commercial sectors account for 40% of the total energy consumption in the U.S. Green homes and buildings are helping immensely with reducing energy requirements, but homeowners can do even more to help offset dependence on fossil fuels. The solution is to build or retrofit homes to be Net Zero or Zero Energy.

Be Prepared for the Unexpected Delay

What can delay closing of escrow?
The dream property is in escrow, the home inspection contingency has been removed and it looks like it's smooth sailing to close the transaction. What could go wrong?

Smart Homes for Smart People

Benefits to automated living
The smartphone is one of the most influential and widely used technology devices today. We've watched them grow in popularity since the early 2000s, and now everyone—and their kids—seem to have one.

Landlord/Tenant Law: Part 2

Working with tenant-occupied properties
My last column on landlord/tenant law covered 24-hour notices, transfer of leases and lease buyouts. As I mentioned then, when purchasing or selling a tenant-occupied property, it's crucial to be aware of state landlord/tenant laws.

Action Plan for Building

Bend Climate Action Committee takes on energy use
"Fire made us human, fossil fuels made us modern, but now we need a new fire that makes us safe, secure, healthy and durable." -Amory Lovins

Landlord/Tenant Law: Part 1

Working with tenant-occupied properties
In today's market, it's not uncommon for single-family homes to be tenant occupied, specifically in Central Oregon. As a real estate professional, I reconcile some of this as a result of the Great Recession.

Green is the New Black

Sustainability is trending in all seasons
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Frequently Asked Questions in Real Estate

Answering the inquiries real estate clients ask
Whether buying or selling a home, questions surrounding the process abound. As is a common statement in the vast majority of my columns, the purchase or sale of a property is one the largest investments one will make in their lifetime.

The Open House

Getting a taste of home options
If you've been around Central Oregon for a while, you'll remember how limited we once were when choosing a favorite watering hole or restaurant. With the growth of population we've seen an enormous surge in dining and beverage options.

Curb Appeal

Where first impressions matter
It is that time of year. Blue skies abound, flowers and trees are blooming, birds are singing.

Central Oregon's Housing Crisis

Innovative solutions on the rise
It's no secret that housing prices continue to rise. In April we saw record highs set for a single-family home in Bend and Redmond, with the rest of the high desert following closely behind.

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Sunriver Resort's Summer Concert Series

Sunriver Resort's Summer Concert Series - Sunriver Resort

Thursdays-Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1
"The 3 of We" back at BBC!

"The 3 of We" back at BBC! - Bend Brewing Company

Sat., Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m.
HWY 97 Band

HWY 97 Band - Les Schwab Park (Crooked River Park)

Fri., Aug. 23, 5 p.m.
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Recent Comments

  • Re: Action Plan for Building

    • "energy used in buildings and homes makes up a whopping 67% of Bend's entire fossil…

    • on July 18, 2019
  • Re: Landlord/Tenant Law: Part 1

    • Cyndi-- Part 2 of the story on Landlord/Tenant law will be out in the 7/25…

    • on July 15, 2019
  • Re: Landlord/Tenant Law: Part 1

    • Im looking forward to reading part 2. Is there a specific date can be looking…

    • on July 13, 2019
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