Asheville Homes and LAND!- The Keep In Touch Blog


!! announcing the !! 1st Runner Up...2nd Place in the 2008 GREEN is Red Hot Contest!!

Please  GIVE a BIG round of applause (AKA your comments) to the
1st Runner Up/2nd PLACE WINNER  
 in the 2nd Annual 2008 GREEN is RED HOT CONTEST ..

winner's GREEN TEam having fun on the job


The True People(see Hint #1&2 below)



Recently, REALTOR Magazine explored the trend toward green-built homes and the demand for sustainable products.  "It's easy sounding green" the article reported, "...the triple whammy of gas prices, global warming, and health concerns about chemicals has made green buildings red hot. ... So back in 2007, here at Active Rain, we responded to this interesting news by creating the GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST.


Now , the 2nd Annual 2008 GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST has just concluded
and it's time to announce the 2nd Place WINNER and 1st Runner Up.
Here is an AR Member you might like to know because

HINT # 1... She has a wonderful sense of humorYou can find this out right away when you read her BLOG where recently she told us about the Outhouse 500.

"This wasn't the NASCAR race ... yet generational crowds...young and seasoned alike...came out to take part in this exciting winter festival of sorts...Where else but in a town whose county dump RECYCLES METHANE would you see....    OUTHOUSES FLYING DOWN MAIN STREET??" she wrote with obvious glee.

Hint # 2... If you chance upon her profile, you will find that she is  a  student -- of life and of her industry.. .. ..the focus of her current research and learning is how the GREEN building industry and Hi Performance Homes can benefit the lives of homeowners. She tells us,

"I set out on a Green Pathway [not long ago],"  she tells us...."I thought I knew everything there was to find.....     Oh was I wrong!!!   On my journey I made many new friends... ...notTree Huggers! (they went out with the 60s !)  ...not  activists....(they are fighting other battles.)  I started a meet and greet... and I found ....The colors are changing......        A spark came out of the sky and I met....   True People....True to their word....Truly concerned about our effect on the environment..."



2nd Place WINNER

As the Green Tide Rises.... "A Rising Tide Raises All Boats."


Mary...Your post gets right to the point..that what we perceive and how we act on that is worth thinking about. You pointed out

1.   "All these weird people talking about all these VOC's, formaldehyde free, icynene, gray water systems, geothermal, renewable....and yet so many ask, "WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT???"

2)      Potential benefits come from collaborative advertising efforts, shared training programs and leveraging skills of the "many stakeholders of the homebuilding value chain." They direct attention to the success of the Energy Star program which has been so successful by partnering with a variety of professionals in the industry. I am proud to say my company is an Energy Star partner.

Here's What People are Saying about Your Post continue to amaze me.  Your knowledge of green building is incredible.  Everytime I read one of your posts, I come away with something.  Keep up the excellent work.  We must get together.  You're unlike any lender I've ever come across.  Lola

2008 Green is Red Hot Contest Prizes and Points

1000 for first place
750 for second
500 for third
200 (in addition to the 200 for any post) for entering this contest |
                with a post of at least 300 words

WINNING ENTRIES are based on
1) originality, 2) intriguing green subject matter, 3) a bit o' humor, 4) graphics, and 5) community appeal.

Copyright © 2008 All Rights Reserved  Asheville ECO Real Estate: Trends, Legacies & The Home Place Greenolina  





True Guide to AGING IN PALACE eBooklet Becomes Amazon Best Seller

Your Home for Today and Tomorrow- Smart UP-Fitting
GO HERE - for Tips & Talking Points.
 Home Decorating, New Space Design


Aging in PaLACE eBooklet


"Helpful starting points for talking about and designing
a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home."


Asheville NC Real Estate Journal for RESOPURCES & REFERRALS -Mountain Homes and Land Legacies- Asheville 1031 Realty© 2014.  Designations: NAR GREEN®, EcoBroker®, Eco Certified ®Real Estate Consultant, ePRO®. Unauthorized reproduction of any information including photos and graphics on this site is a violation of existing copyright laws.  All rights reserved.

he Necessary Disclaimer! We disclaim liability for damages or losses, direct or indirect that may result from use of or reliance on, information contained in the blog or for accuracy of comments or opinions of visitors to our blogs.



-Tell us what is most important to you-
 Email me  or give a call at: 828-776-0779

LIC #:209970


What a great contest!  Congrats to all the entrants.  I'm brand new to AR and looking forward to getting involved.

Posted by Laurie Jenner (Your Home Team Advantage) almost 11 years ago

I look forward to participating in contests coming up . . .

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 11 years ago
Congratulations Mary!
Posted by Colleen Kulikowski, Creative Real Estate Solutions... (The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago
WooHooooo Mary!!!!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 11 years ago
Congrats Mary!
Posted by Audrey Hoffman, VoteAudrey (VoteAudrey blog) almost 11 years ago

Mary - congrats to you on such a great post in this contest!  I love that phrase that your post is all about!


Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 11 years ago

Mary --  Congratulations to you.  I have enjoyed so many of your posts.  You certainly have contributed s lot to my knowlege and to the knowledge of the eco-all stars! 


Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 11 years ago


 WooHoo! Thanks everyone!!! I love you guys!

Thanks for a great start to my week!

My Irish Eyes are smiling today!

I'm off to Battle Creek Michigan to look at a site for a forward thinking businessman who wants to incorporate SOLAR in his office building!

Happy St. Pat's Day!

Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) almost 11 years ago
Congratulations . I will read this  post. I have read many of your posts.
Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 11 years ago
Gita and Chris - Thanks!
Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) almost 11 years ago
Congrats to the "Bigelow show" and all the other deserving winners!  It's hard to believe the growth in the green movement over just the past year.  The challenge now is to stay the course with real solutions without getting sucked up into the media hype....
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments