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Blog posts about Green Built Homes

Passive is Aggressive! 

Karuna Passive House Oregon

Passive House is an aggressive, high performance building standard. With one arm tied behind its back, Passive House beats the standard residential building code. It even outperforms the overwhelming majority of LEED certified homes. It’s touted as a building standard that is so rigorous that you could heat a Passive House with a hair dryer.... More

Worth The Wait 

McKenna Photo

Back in November, Adam and Chelsea found the perfect home on the very first day of their search.  Even their eighteen-month-old son Asher had to agree that this was the right place.  I have never seen a kid grin so big.  This fantastic new construction had 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, a loft, and a huge... More

Julia Robertson Broker Living Room Realty

What does a LEED home look like?  A LEED home is healthy, full of light, free of off gassing, and can provide zero net energy consumption. This healthy home is made with the best sustainable materials and finishes, surrounded by community and nature. Bamboo flooring, energy efficient appliances, solar power, thoughtful architectural design for families and... More


  We are excited to share our new listings with Pringle Creek Community. Pringle Creek is a sustainable community development spanning 32 acres in south Salem, Oregon. Right in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Homes in this community are built to LEED certified and Earth Advantage standards. Lot opportunities range from the net zero development, a... More


Years ago I worked at this breakfast spot in Southeast called Zells.  Awesome breakfast if you’ve never been.  We had a million regulars, some good and some terrible, but we all had our favorites.  Mine was this eccentric older woman named Connie who came in once a week and sat in window seat.  She always... More

Thoughtful, artistic design epitomizes this modern rowhouse at 2534 NE Alberta St. This light-filled home has an open concept, soaring ceilings and sculptural space. The main floor master suite has polished concrete floors, 9′ ceilings, and a glass roll-up door that opens to a private courtyard. The second floor has a second master suite with... More

Mt. Tabor Delight 


Kathy and Chris finally found the home in Mt. Tabor that they are going to retire in! They have been looking for around 2 years and their patience has paid off! I gave them keys to their home this past week and they are so excited to move to Portland for the next phase of... More

Front of Earth Ship

  When I went to Jefferson, Colorado this summer to visit one of my best friends from college, I had no idea my real estate (and cardio-vascular!) horizons would be so expanded.  My friend, Kristin, lives in an Earth Ship that she and her family have built with their own hands – completely “off the... More


Brand new home $517,000 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths just over 2300 sq ft Chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops stainless steel appliances Certified green home   Are you seeing this? This so ridiculously move in ready, newly constructed, certified green home by Earth’s Advantage is just stunning. Located in University Park, just blocks from the University... More

A Magnolia for Magnolia 


Your welcome, NE Portland. We just helped you secure three awesome people for one of your lovely, vibrant neighborhoods. Erin, Angela, and Magnolia were such a delight to work with. You’ll see what I mean. These bright beings will make great neighbors and friends. It was an honor to land a great Earth Advantage Platinum... More