Real Estate Salesperson in Kitchener-Waterloo with Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty Ltd.
Whether you need help selling your current property, buying a new one or looking to invest, I am happy to work with you to achieve your goals. As a second generation Realtor® with a deep love of homes and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, I am working to bridge the gap between real estate and eco-friendly living. Read on to learn more.
Real Estate & Eco Friendly living
Rebecca recognizes homeowners are increasingly attracted to a lifestyle that incorporates environmental sustainability. Many however, are finding it a challenge to get started amongst the abundance of green trends and opportunities available.
We all need to be conscious of our environmental impact and that includes the decisions we make around housing. At one end of the spectrum this may mean condo living to support densification and reducing your footprint, or building/renovating a home to be entirely “off the grid”. It can also be small and simple steps to reduce our impact by bringing awareness to our housing choices. Consider the purchase of an older home near the core versus a new building in a subdivision that relies heavily on automotive transportation. Older homes are usually less efficient, but look at what changes and improvements are available to you. Reflect on your actual needs and how your choices in housing can have a ripple effect to other environmentally conscious decisions; would you use transit or active transportation if you live in the core or close to your workplace? How far would you be willing to travel without a car? Do you need a big grassy backyard or would a beautiful outdoor space with gardens provided satisfaction? How about proximity to a great park instead of maintaining a large manicured yard yourself?