All posts by Anna Altic

Anna Altic – Village Real Estate Services. I’ve called Nashville home for the last 15 years and have been practicing (practice being the key word here) real estate for just over 6 years. In the fall of 2007, I went to a local German Festival that had a home tour, including a LEED certified property, and I instantly became enamored with the idea of eco friendly living (ok, so I’d had a little beer and the dual flush toilet rocked my world). I have since devoted much of my time and energies in to studying and espousing the benefits of better building technology within our local residential market and my proudest accomplishment thus far has been successfully leading the initiative to get over 25 green features added to our MLS search fields.

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Why mothers rock as Realtors

May 13, 2012No Comments2000 Views

As a Realtor, there are amazing lessons to learn, amazing people to meet, and flexibility, but balancing work and family life as a mother AND a Realtor is more of a challenge than many see on the

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Will gas prices delay the housing recovery?

Mar 15, 201223 Comments1130 Views

Debating the theory that gas prices cause the housing bubble to burst, pitting Santorum against a seasoned real estate veteran and exploring what is and is not having an impact on housing.

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Is this the home of the future?

Feb 14, 201244 Comments1486 Views

It very well could be Recently the Department of Energy hosted the bi-annual Solar Decathalon in DC and the winning entry is the Water Shed home built by the University of Maryland pictured here. What is so cool

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Who should be using the New Green Appraisal...

Jan 23, 201225 Comments1467 Views

In the fall, I gleefully reported that the Appraisal Institute had created a green addendum to accompany the standard appraisal forms so that appraisers had an official way to evaluate and compare green features in homes.   I

Can chicken coops help or hurt the sale of ...

Jan 13, 201220 Comments1783 Views

The property values? One of the first orders of business this year in Nashville’s quest for sustainability, is the urban hen. Currently they aren’t allowed here but there is a chicken ordinance bill working it’s way through City

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Green real estate trend spotting – ho...

Oct 28, 201132 Comments1989 Views

Maybe the First Little Pig wasn’t so dumb after all This fall I have had the privilege of working with some of Nashville’s most exciting visionaries in planning and hosting Nashville’s first annual Green Homes Tour. While I

Appraisal institute to officially recognize...

Oct 03, 201126 Comments917 Views

Can I get an Amen? I’ll even settle for a WOOT from all you agnostics. Recently, the Appraisal Institute released this statement about the creation of an optional green features evaluation addendum to Fannie Mae Form 1004

Nissan partnering with California builder f...

Aug 15, 201122 Comments924 Views

Leaf-ready homes are on the horizon Nissan and City Ventures, a CA green builder, have announced an interesting partnership this month.  City ventures will pre-wire 190 of it’s under construction town homes with parking spaces that are

Great tips for real estate professionals, d...

Jul 29, 201148 Comments1012 Views

The Green Resources Council featured in their monthly newsletter an interview with Sandy Adomatis of Adomatis Appraisal Service in Punta Gorda, Fla who specializes in green appraisals.  I found her comments and suggestions to be completely relevant and right

Have you visited GreenTowns?

Jun 29, 201111 Comments936 Views

This Site Rocks! I stumbled in to GreenTowns.com thanks to the Green Resources Council and am thrilled to be sharing a fun new toy/tool for us to geek out on.  What a fabulous resource.   There are

Snakes, meth and trash oh my! Foreclosure b...

Jun 23, 201114 Comments1179 Views

I recently watched one of those shows on Animal Planet about horrible critter encounters and one of the stories was about a home infested with garter snakes. The buyers bought the home, moved their family in and at first

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How one Architect made 24 rooms with 300 sq...

Jun 03, 201115 Comments1087 Views

Size Doesn’t Matter when it comes to form and function With the average American home size on the decrease and efficient building technology becoming more mainstream,  this is a wonderful example of how much can be done