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LOCAL REALTOR ACHIEVES NATIONAL ASSOCIATON OF REALTORS
Leominster, MA - Sandra Snell with Realtyology, Inc./McDonald Real Estate has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS® green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.
Ms. Snell achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.
More specifically, Ms. Snell was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and helping consumers see a property's green potential.
"Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources & relationships to effectively work with you on your next green project" said Al Medina, Director of NAR's Green Designation. NAR's Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers who care about energy effieiency and sustainable building practices identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.
As an NAR Green Designee, Ms. Snell has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Leominster and Central Massachusetts. For more information about Sandra Snell, please visit realtyology.com or email email@example.com
Fitchburg-Leominster Metro Area
Least Expensive in New England!
(Courtesy of N. Central Mass. Economic Development Council)
If you're looking for the least expensive urban area in the United States , you should go to Pryor Creek, Oklahoma. The most expensive urban area to live is New York ( Manhattan), New York. But if you're planning on living in any urban area in New England, than the Fitchburg-Leominster Metro is the place to be!
So says the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) in the latest ACCRA Cost of Living Index (COLI) which measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services in the United States. Each quarter, C2ER collects more than 50,000 prices form communities across the nation for the COLI.
According to the first quarter data for 2009, the Fitchburg-Leominster Metro Area is the least expensive urban area in New England! With the national average for the 309 urban areas reporting on the cost of living index being 100, the Fitchburg-Leominster area came in at 103.1; New York (Manhattan), New York at 219.3; and Pryor Creek, Oklahoma at 83.1.
The cost of living composite index is based on six components: housing; utilities; grocery items; transportation; health care; and miscellaneous goods and services.
With only 3.1 points over the national average, our region has the least expensive urban area (Fitchburg-Leominster) to live in New England.
Urban Cost of Living Composite Index for New England Regions (1st Quarter 2009) Ranked from most affordable to least affordable.
1. Fitchburg/Leominster, MA 103.1
2. Pittsfield, MA 103.8 3. Portland, ME 114.1 4. New London, CT 116.4
5. Nashua, N.H. 116.5
6. Providence, R.I. 116.5
7. New Haven, CT 118.2
8. Hartford, CT 119.2.
9. Burlington, VT 120.0
10. Boston, MA 129.5
To see how any other market region in the U.S. compares to our region, go to www.ncmedc.com
and click on the "Cost of Living Calculator
". You will see why our logo proudly proclaims that North Central is "Mass Made Affordable".
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