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Thursday, April 11 2013 20:41

Earth Month: New Data shows Parents want Green Homes...

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April is Earth Month, and now the results of the Green Real Estate Survey (conducted by the National Association of Realtors) have been revealed. Among the data are new numbers confirming that parents are showing increased interest in "Green Homes." Of the respondents that currently live in a Eco-Friendly Home, 66% have children. I'd love to turn Rock Father HQ into a full-blown Eco-Friendly establishment, but conversion doesn't come cheap... so we do what we can. Check out some stats via the infographic below...

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One irritating factoid up top is that 55% of Men surveyed believe that eco-friendly features DO NOT add value to a home. Come on, guys... don't be idiots. There's a lot of ways to add eco-friendly features to your home, and they're not all as dramatic as one might think. In fact, the NAR has put together a "Field Guide to Green Homes and Green Mortgages" that contains some rockin' tips on Green Remodeling options, new construction, Green Living and more. 

Additionally, with tax day officially happening this Monday (I did ours more than a month ago), there's also a guide over at Realtor.com about ways to use your tax refund to increase your home value. It's worth checking out as you plan your Spring and Summer projects.

My Dad has been in the Real Estate game for nearly 40 years. In fact, I can remember attending some National Association of Realtors events as a kid... I've even threatened to get a Real Estate license on more than a few occasions. Never took that path, though.

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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