GREEN is "red hot" in Asheville, North Carolina...GREEN real estate that is. All you have to do is take a look at the demand stats for GREEN homes and you will catch a glimpse of this sizzle right away..I got wondering, IF you could pick just one of the green features below...in building or retrofitting your home... which would it be?
•· Geo-Thermal heating and cooling
•· Passive and active solar
•· Rainwater collection and pristine community well for drinking water
•· Icynene insulation
•· On demand Hot Water system with hot water loop
•· Sustainable materials throughout
•· Low VOC paints, limited out-gassing
•· Xero-scaping and native plantings
•· EnergyStar ® Appliances
This could be challenging, depending on your interest in and familiarity with sustainable innovation.So how about a few photos of eco-savvy homes in the Asheville area(most of which have all the above features) ? In the GREEN is "red hot" scenario, no matter if you live in Houston, Phoenix, Battle Creek or Naples, one picture may be worth a thousand words.
Now I'm thumbing through my photo album with photos I've taken in the past year. Here you will get to see just few of Asheville's amazing, sustainable, energy efficient and attractive GREEN homes. There are plenty more, for sure. And maybe you will find these GREEN homes as fascinating as I do! Let me know what you think...
This is a new home. New construction. Set on site to enjoy passive solar benefits. AsI recall this home sold for around $300K. . .Currently you might find about 50 new WNC HealthyBuilt (Green-built homes) properties available in the Asheville area...ranging in price from the mid $200Ks to over $2M+ ...
The "upscale" relatives of the "workforce" green-builts are just as ( or some say almost as) bold and inviting in appearance as their eco-friendly but less expensive counterparts. In eco-savvy communities around Asheville where only 30 homes may bloom on about 120AC, team of investors committed to environmentally conscious partnership in development can get together and create something amazing....
Here (left) is an example of a green retrofit ...Photos 2007 and 2008, Asheville, NC
BUILDING/Remodeling/Rehabbing "GREEN"...Maybe these photos can give just a hint about how exciting it is. And,for the green homeowner, the outcome not only is beautiful ...but practical and dollar-and-cents-wise. I'll tell you more about this and about one of my favorite eco-savvy enterprises in Part II. Look for that soon.
In the meantime...Tell me .....are you surprised at how compelling the looks of a Green Home can be? If you are engaged in Asheville's GREEN Real Estate here in the mountains of North Carolina, where the air is fresh and the people are friendly and we are appreciating at about 9% per year...///////////\\\\\\\you won't be surprised.
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