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The Color of Real Estate

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If someone were to ask you, “What color would you describe real estate?” you might say gray because of the foundation or even tan because of the framework. However if one were to ask me, I’d say real estate is green. There are a number of reasons why I say this. Real estate is inextricably tied to money. Every bit of the transaction and people involved has something to do with money. It’s a business for profit. However, there is a more important reason why I say real estate is green.

The Color Of Real Estate

With all of the hype today about green options and becoming a healthier, less wasteful society, the fist thing that comes to many minds is “How can I make my home more green?” It’s not such a farfetched idea. After all, real estate is often a person’s largest asset. It’s where we sleep, eat, play, rest. It’s where we spend our time and consume energy. Luckily, no matter your interest or price range, there are plenty of options for you to pursue in an attempt at making a greener home.

I like to think of green estate in three different levels. The first is for those who are interested in living greener without making any new purchases. This is a simple and fairly effective method. Examples of this can include: using a clothesline to dry your clothes, opening windows when you want to let cool or warm air in, changing your clothing before adjusting the thermostat and using the shades to control how much solar warmth you are letting in.

The second level is for those who want to make small purchases to make their home greener. There are a number of small things you can buy to help in your green endeavors. For example, CFL bulbs are a great alternative to traditional...

A Video Tour - Silver Spring Elegance

A Koitz Group New Listing - be sure to stop by our first OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 1-4 and see this amazing home up close and personal!

1000 Brantford Avenue Silver Spring MD

This masterfully updated and expanded 4-level split home sits on a gorgeous 17K+ lot in the East Springbrook neighborhood of Silver Spring, MD.  The home has a tremdous open floor plan, a gorgeous southwestern-style family room off the great room, exquisite outdoor entertaining spaces, complete with a built-in BBQ, hot tub, large patio, open fire-pit and more. You are also steps away from the Montgomery County's wonderful Martin Luther King Jr park complete with indoor & outdoor pools, tennis courts, playground, picnic areas, small lake and 95 acres of parkland!

Take a peek at the video below and be blown away!  (Caution - there is music on the video clip, so adjust your volume accordingly!) Don't have time for this 1 1/2 minute video? See a few pictures below, or stop by the open house on Sunday, June 10th from 1-4.

More Pictures....

1000 Brantford Avenue Silver Spring MD 20904

1000 Brantford Avenue Silver Spring MD 20904...

Imagination Bethesda!

Imagination Bethesda, a children's street festival sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership, comes back to town on June 2, 2012!  This year the festivities will take place in the "other side" of Bethesda - at Norfolk & Auburn Avenues. This Saturday, June 2nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - come and celebrate with the whole family at this absolutely free event!   Activities include face painters, live entertainment, street dancing and more!

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