Energy Efficient

The New Green: From Energy-Efficient to Self-Sufficient Homes

By Contributor / March 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Deb R. Brimer Contributing Writer Jimmy Tanghongs – president and CEO of The New Modern Home in Plano – is reinventing green homebuilding. Instead of following the industry flow and building traditional energy-efficient houses, he’s forging his own path by developing the nation’s first neighborhood of self-sufficient homes.

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Owner And Architect’s Energy-Efficient Love Child at 9317 Midway: The Future Is Now

By Jon Anderson / June 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

I like to walk with a purpose, an endpoint. Sunday was just such a day when, as a real estate writer, a cool open house is a great endpoint.  One option asked me to “imagine living in an Italian villa” (yeah, no). Then I came across the walk-worthy 9317 Midway, which looks very modern (good), […]

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Claremont Reno Drops $2,500 Today, Won’t Be on Market Long

By Leah Shafer / November 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

After not mentioning the Claremont neighborhood for a while, we’re suddenly seeing gem after gem go on the market there. It’s one of my favorite residential areas in East Dallas, with Midcentury personality, mature trees, and memorable style. The 1962 ranch-style house at 8526 Sweetwood Drive just came on the market Oct. 31 after an […]

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How To Get a House Ready For Summer? You Can Beat The Heat With These Fast Fixes

By Joanna England / July 3, 2013 / 3 Comments

Around this time of year, the cocktail party talk changes from how Sally and Bobby are doing in school to how ridiculous the last electric bill was. In Texas at least, you wouldn’t imagine going without air conditioning. In fact, just the thought of our A/C going out has me knocking on wood! So sky-high […]

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Top 10 Tips To Make Your Home Greener: Upgrading to Eco Friendly Adds Value!

By Joanna England / April 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

While all of the homes in the Urban Reserve development are ecologically sensitive, you don’t have to have a gorgeous, modern home to go green. If you’re considering selling your home in the next few years, every dollar you spend on making your house more energy efficient will add value to your home — and […]

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