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Florida’s Newest GREEN Designees And USGB Members!

As one of four certified National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green® Instructors in Florida and Founder of US GreenBrokers Jeannette Moore (Green Florida Properties, Broker and NAR Instructor) is pleased to announce the graduates from the March NAR Green® courses.  Jeannette (pictured above, far right) taught the courses at the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Board of Realtors’ office in St. Augustine, Florida. Continue reading Florida’s Newest GREEN Designees And USGB Members!

Stricter Mortgage Rules Take Effect Friday

On Friday, the federal government’s new “ability-to-repay” and “qualified mortgage” rules take effect, or ATR and QM for short. The ATR rules detail how your lender must document your income, expenses and assets. Continue reading Stricter Mortgage Rules Take Effect Friday

9 Out of 10 Home Buyers Seek Energy-Efficiency!

According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 9 out of 10 Buyers look for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features in their search for a new home. This is especially true in the north and south where extreme temperatures occur on a regular basis and homeowners in the north are bracing for this winter’s higher utility bills. Continue reading 9 Out of 10 Home Buyers Seek Energy-Efficiency!

US GreenBrokers Welcomes Arizona Green Developer!

US GreenBrokers is proud to announce the addition of Vali Homes as a featured green developer in Phoenix, AZ.  Austin Trautman’s company builds net zero and high performance energy-efficient homes that combine affordability, comfort and sustainability with exceptional beauty. Continue reading US GreenBrokers Welcomes Arizona Green Developer!

Habitat for Humanity builds Eco Village in Wisconsin | ProudGreenHome.com

[photo courtesy of St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity]
[photo courtesy of St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity]
The St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity is building an 18-home Eco Village as part of its vision for a sustainable and integrated community. Continue reading Habitat for Humanity builds Eco Village in Wisconsin | ProudGreenHome.com