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 Comments

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

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Will gas prices delay the housing recovery?

Mar 15, 201223 Comments

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

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Is this the home of the future?

Feb 14, 201244 Comments

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

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Who should be using the New Green Appraisal...

Jan 23, 201225 Comments

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

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

Jan 13, 201220 Comments

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

Stunning straw bale home, image from StrawBale.com.

Green real estate trend spotting – ho...

Oct 28, 201132 Comments

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

Appraisal institute to officially recognize...

Oct 03, 201126 Comments

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

Nissan partnering with California builder f...

Aug 15, 201122 Comments

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

Great tips for real estate professionals, d...

Jul 29, 201148 Comments

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.

Have you visited GreenTowns?

Jun 29, 201111 Comments

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

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

Jun 23, 201114 Comments

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

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

Jun 03, 201115 Comments

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