News and Insights

June 2019

June Newsletter

Knowledge Refresh: Solar

For the sixth straight year, solar was one of the top two sources of new electricity generating capacity in the U.S., says the U.S. Solar Market Insight, a report by the Solar Energy Industries that looked at the solar market through 2018.

In addition, 83 percent of agents and brokers say that solar panels are located in their market, according to NAR's REALTORS® and Sustainability 2019 Report.

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Seeking Tomorrow’s Green Stars

Melisa Camp. Craig Foley. Mary Love. John Rosshirt. John Shipman. James Welch Mitchell. Eileen Oldroyd to name a few.

Though their names are now synonymous with the green real estate industry and they’re leading the charge to advocate for green on the national stage, they once were rising stars. 

They all started their green real estate niche slowly and by steadily building knowledge, developing community and industry relationships, and working to normalize green in their respective markets.


Share Your Bounty

It’s the time of year when you can reduce hunger in your community by growing extra food in your garden and donating it to a local food pantry. Making a difference is dead simple.


Measuring Solar Panels’ Value

The National Association of REALTORS’® REALTORS® and Sustainability 2019 Report looked the prevalence of solar panels and their perceived value. 

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Living the Green Dream

Mary Love has found a way to align her passion, lifestyle, and business vision by moving to and serving as broker for Olivette, an agrihood located less than 15 minutes outside Asheville, N.C. 

Set along a stretch of the French Broad River, the 350-acre Olivette is built around a 46-acre working farm that provides produce to local restaurants. 
Love, who grew up on a farm, said it’s always been her wish to return to and be close to the land and to help small non-factory farms remain viable. “I’ve been dreaming of this for forever,” she says.