Investing in Real Estate: It’s tangible, it’s solid, it’s beautiful

“It’s tangible, it’s solid, it’s beautiful.  It’s artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.” – Donald Trump

If you’re reading this post, you might have considered investing in real estate at one point but couldn’t quite make the leap.  Whether you’re a savvy investor with knowledge of different investment vehicles or a newbie looking to grow that nest egg, real estate should be an important factor in your investment portfolio.  So let’s take a look at some reasons why people get in or out of real estate:

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Myths of Sustainable Building

Myth 1:  Sustainable building is for tree huggers
Sustainable building has gone beyond the hippie movement and been embraced in Europe.  There are also many different standards that constitute sustainable building, from changing to CFC/LED lightbulbs to installing super-insulation and solar voltaic panels that feed back into the grid for net positive energy.

While some us of find sustainable living and giving up that extra serving of meat REALLY difficult (me!), adopting sustainable measures in a home doesn’t have to be a pain.  Developers and contractors can adhere to a process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.

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