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Calling Pittsburgh Builders and Developers: There are not enough “green” options!

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As I build my business servicing clients that are looking for green and energy-efficient homes I keep bumping into the same problem…I have the interested client, they want a green home and I just don’t have much to show them.

This is especially true for those that are looking for truly green homes, not just energy-efficient homes. I’m talking about homes that use sustainable and low-VOC materials, homes that consider indoor air quality, homes that include ecologically sound features like rain barrels, native landscaping even attention to details like composting areas and recycling space. And of course energy-efficiency, water efficiency and daylighting to reduce energy consumption.

Of course many of these features are available in a custom build home and there are some great green custom builders in the area. But the affordable options are limited. A house here… a development there… but nothing on a wider scale.

When a clients says they are looking for a green home in a specific area most of the time all I can do is explain that the green homes that are available are in specific places in the city, but not in the one they are looking for.

The clients are there, everyday I have requests and no way to fill them. It’s frustrating and that’s why I am writing this post. If you are a builder, developer and renovator in this city consider making your projects green. Specifically, I am looking for:

  • Older green renovated homes with character in walkable communities
  • Newer green homes that are priced from $150K to $300K
  • Affordable green homes with a more modern style
  • And I need them in locations all around the city and out into the suburbs.

If you are building these kind of homes let me know and if you are thinking about creating these kind of homes, I’d love to talk.

 

As a specialist in green and energy-efficient real estate I help clients buy and sell homes that are better for their health, family, wallet and planet. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Pittsburgh, PA area give me a call. Christa Ross, RE/MAX Select Realty 724-933-6300 x214 or direct at 724-779-1437 or email me at christa@greenhomespgh.com. www.greenhomespgh.com

Buying or Selling a home in Pittsburgh? Call Christa Ross from RE/MAX Select Realty, at 724-933-6300 x214 (office) or 724-309-1758 (direct) or visit my website at www.bestpittsburghhomes.com.

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