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Save The Date: May 17 Hard Hat Tour at Creekside Estates South

May 13, 2012

Green Home IllustrationThe date is fast approaching for the Hard Hat Tour taking place on Thursday, May 17 at Creekside Estates South in Lockport.

Don’t miss out on this fun and informational tour where you can see how energy efficient homes are built. Refreshments will be served as guests learn about the Creekside Estates South community and its new homes built by Beechen & Dill Homes.

Green building is the dominant trend among home builders. From energy efficiency and indoor air quality to conserving natural resources, the Green building phenomenon is not merely a fad, but the direction that the housing industry is moving in with vigor.

Green-certified homes give homeowners not only a healthier living environment, but also ease the burden on their pocketbook by slashing home energy bills. Main reasons for the rise of Green homes according to the McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket Report: New and Remodeled Green Homes: Transforming the Residential Market include:

• More than 80% report that energy efficiency is making today’s homes greener compared to two years ago. Use of energy-efficient features is pervasive in the market—the top practice by nearly all surveyed builders and remodelers, regardless of their level of green building activity.

• Indoor air quality is growing in importance and focus for home builders. 60% of home builders believe that efforts to improve indoor air quality make homes greener than they were two years ago, and 95% of high volume home builders report including features that impact air quality.

• More than half consider durable materials one of the most important features in their homes today. In particular, remodelers emphasize this key aspect of their projects. Durability and better materials are key reasons why green homes and remodeling projects are considered of higher quality.

Energy efficient homes are here to stay and for good reason. So join the SSHBA Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) on Thursday, May 17 at Creekside Estates South in Lockport as Beechen & Dill Homes, Inc. will show guests what exactly goes on behind the walls of new Green homes. The Hard Hat Tour will educate guests on how to use construction techniques as selling tools as well as focusing on energy efficient building techniques.

Come out to the Hard Hat Tour to get an insider’s view of how these high quality homes are built from the ground up. For more info click here.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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