What Would You Do? 13 Cedar Round Hill VA The plans have changed on our Virginia Test House. Due to budgeting issues the house has been moved over to be a research project of NREL. The 1700 square foot, two story house is finished with a very tight envelope... but has been waiting for a decision about HVAC to move ahead. NREL will be doing the monitoring of this home, similarly to the Fresno Test House. Their research will primarily focus on humidity, which will be measured in many locations under all types of simulated loads and times of the year. It...Continue Reading!
Affordable Comfort Institute National & Sacramento Conferences Tonight will be all about ACI... Affordable Comfort Institute. We'll focus on 3 areas: Summary of the National Conference in Baltimore Preview of the California Conference in Sacramento (Including hints on receiving one of the Scholarships being offered). The published agenda & list of exhibitors. Preview of next year's National Conference in the Mile High City... Denver. Amy Fazio, Executive Director of ACI will bring a "behind the scenes" perspective on this organization that has grown to be the center of our (Home Performance) industry. Nate Natale, Program Development Manager for ACI will also join us with his perspective on...Continue Reading!
Get in the Real Estate Game Wholesaler Interview on Buy and Hold Greetings PlanetSavers, Last week Ron Roberts shared his testimony about putting together enough passive income to enjoy his retirement and doing it all with foreclosure renovation in the last 3 years. If you missed it, check it out in the archives. Several people commented that they were inspired to get out there and get going! Tonight we will follow up with more motivation to "Get in the Game" as I interview Sam Okenyi. Sam is the wholesaler that we purchased our Norris avenue property through. He has some clear observations about the...Continue Reading!
Foreclosure Investing Planning and Preparation Greetings PlanetSavers, Tonight we have a Foreclosure Renovating Expert who has "Been There & Done That." Ron Roberts and I have worked together for many years in various capacities and then 3 years ago I got inspired about the opportunity presented by the Foreclosure Mess. Ron was one of the first people I shared my excitement with and he took off running full speed with the goal of building a retirement income from his foreclosure renovation investments. In three short years, he's met his objectives. He's completed about the same number of projects that I have (15) and has...Continue Reading!
Energy Modeling Isn't Very Accurate By Martin Holladay Tonight we will consider Martin Holladay's recent post in Green Building Advisor, ENERGY MODELING ISN'T VERY ACCURATE. Martin's blogging is one of the few "must read" sources of Home Performance information available, so I was glad to see him take on this topic. His column is called the "Musings of an Energy Nerd" so you know he's proud of his numbers and "Calls 'em as he see's 'em." The inaccuracy of modeling programs along with the steep learning curve for most of them have caused me to question their place in our industry ever since...Continue Reading!
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Greater ROI HomePath Financing Tonight we'll have two guests sharing about one of the most exciting financing & investment combinations on the market today. Jennifer Martin, our Real Estate Broker and Gene O'Brien, our Loan Broker will be talking about Leveraged Investment in Foreclosures using the Fannie Mae program called HomePath. Check it out at HomePath.com to get a head start on the Webinar. Requiring only 10% down, The HomePath mortgage allows investors to get in the game with less capital than with conventional financing. Tune in to hear why investors are flocking to this program. What are its limitations and where does it shine? And...Continue Reading!
(If You Had 30 Seconds To Address Our Industry?) That’s what I had when accepting the Tony Woods Award at the recent Affordable Comfort Conference in Baltimore. Actually there was no time scheduled but Larry Zarcher’s a nice guy, so he bent the schedule … “OK, but no more than 30 seconds.” The audience was a thousand of the most influential folks in the Home Performance Industry. Having an opinion or two, and since spontaneity is not a problem for me, I was happy to have the opportunity. So I said, “Just imagine that everyone in here were to go out and...Continue Reading!
Dave Robinson Wins Award 2012 BPI Tony Woods Award Winner Dave Robinson of GreenEarthEquities Receives BPI's 2012 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry. The award recognizes the individual who has most advanced the home performance industry over the past year. Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 2012 -The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), the nation's premier standards development and contractor credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work, yesterday honored Dave Robinson of GreenEarthEquities by naming him the 2012 recipient of the Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry in the Opening Plenary ceremony of the...Continue Reading!
Investment Property Alerts 5008 E Home Ave. Fresno, CA As many of you know Dave's attending the 2012 Balitimore National Affordable Comfort Institute Convention. Because of the time difference he'll be unable to do his usual on location interviews with attendees. Tonight, Dave and I will be review our new "Investment Property Alert" package. We'll sample a collection of information on a property we recently visited compiled in such a way as to make it simple for Energy Wise investors to take quick advantage of good deals in the Fresno area. The 7 Page Email Alert features: Cover Sheet: Pictures and Overview Price & Sales Comparables:...Continue Reading!