GREEN Homes Introduction

In the next few weeks, I’ll be posting many new features and information about Green Homes that I’ve learned from earning my National Association of Realtor’s GREEN designation.

Whether you want to improve the resale value of your home or are looking for a new, more resource-efficient property, a REALTOR® with NAR’s Green Designation
can help.

NAR Green Designees really know green. While considering updates to your home, I can help you understand the advantages of resource-efficient upgrades to existing homes, interpret the benefits of high performance features, select the best products and professionals, research information on improving resource use, and access a variety of credits, incentives, and programs designed to help you make your home more resource efficient.

Why use a GREEN Designee? (click the link to be taken to the Green Designee website with specialized answers for Buyers, Sellers, or Builders.

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 11:08 am
Ted Mansfield | Posted in Buying a home, Green homes, Investment, Move Up Buyers, New Construction, Real Estate, Remodel, Selling your home, Uncategorized |

Solarize Bellevue program – back for 2015!

The City of Bellevue has teamed up with again this year for the Solarize Bellevue program. The program hopes to solarize 50 homes this year in Bellevue. The program partners with a solar installation contractor and utilizes the power of a group buy for the harddware, creating a savings of up to 20% off retail purchase and installation. A solar power system can help cut "grid use" by 25% or more, and you also qualify for a "Green energy" rebate. 

As a community bonus, A&R Solar will donate a solar system to a local non-profit once 25 contracts are in place. This is a huge deal for a non-profit as it helps them stretch their dollars so much further if they can cut their electric bills!

Check out the linked text above to see more details about the program!



Posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:26 am
Ted Mansfield | Posted in Finance, Green homes, Household tips, Remodel |

Handy DIY Guide

Here's a great DIY guide from House Logic!


Posted on June 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm
Ted Mansfield | Posted in Bath, Bedroom, Kitchen, Remodel | Tagged , , ,

Wine fridge, anyone?

This kitchen has all of the top appliances, including double ovens and a large wine fridge! What appliances are on your list of must-haves for your home?


Posted on June 8, 2015 at 10:14 am
Ted Mansfield | Posted in Kitchen, Remodel |

Now this is a closet!

What a fabulous two-story closet! How would you like this huge space in your home?

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm
Ted Mansfield | Posted in Bedroom, New Construction, Remodel |

23 Award-Winning Kitchens and Baths – 425 Magazine

From modern to classic, feesh styles for kitchens and baths! 425 Magazine showcases the winners and nominees of the Puget Sound Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. 

23 Award-Winning Kitchens and Baths – 425 Magazine.

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm
Ted Mansfield | Posted in Bath, Kitchen, Remodel | Tagged