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-> RE: GSBN:Mortgage and Insurance
     by stoneandstraw@...
-> RE: GSBN:Mortgage and Insurance
     by bainbridge bainbrid@...


Date: 16 May 2002 00:31:04 -0500
From: stoneandstraw@...
Subject: RE: GSBN:Mortgage and Insurance


This was a topic at the most recent CASBA meeting, and the best we could
tell people was that John Swearingen's inquiries/survey resulted in a
feeling that "there wasn't any problem."  Then, some attendees declared
that there still was for them.  
Thank you so much for doing this.  This helps with what I suspect is one of
the bigger market barriers that straw bale construction faces.  I know that
the mortgage was for me.

Thanks again!
Nehemiah Stone

> [Original Message]
> From: billc_lists@...
> To: gsbn@...
 > Date: 5/12/2002 12:25:56 AM
> Subject: GSBN:Mortgage and Insurance
> Hi folks,
> Good news from the Straw Bale Building Registry department.
> Today, as my wife was doing her volunteer duties answering queries
> posted to the Straw Bale Association of Texas, she joined the many
> others who ask "Who has insured and/or mortgaged straw bale
> buildings?".
> I guess it was the straw bale question that broke the camel's back...
> So, in a couple hour's work, I tossed together a pair of pages that
> list all of them that have been reported in the Registry.  It's still
> a little rough, but hopefully this info will help some of you who are
> nervous/curious about or otherwise needing such things.
> The pages may take a moment or two to come up, as the most recent
> data are pulled from the database each time.
> See  http://sbregistry.sustainablesources.com/mortgage.straw
> and  http://sbregistry.sustainablesources.com/insurance.straw
> If you've already listed your straw bale building, please be sure we
> have your mortgage and insurance company's names - and if possible,
> address, phone, and contact person's name.
> And hey, if you find the information helpful or otherwise want to
> help support the project, please consider making a (US tax
> deductible) donation - however large or small  - by credit card
> online, or by check/money order made out to "NetWorks Productions"
> and mailed to:
> 	 International Straw Bale Registry Project
> 	The Last Straw Journal
> 	 HC 66, Box 119
> 	 Hillsboro, New Mexico, 88042
> 	 USA
> --
> Bill Christensen
> billc@...
> Green Homes For Sale/Lease:  http://SustainableSources.com/realestate/
> Green Building Pro Directory:  http://directory.sustainablesources.com/
> Sustainable Bldg Calendar:  http://SustainableSources.com/calendar/
> Sustainable Bldg Bookstore: http://SustainableSources.com/bookstore
> International Strawbale Registry: http://sbregistry.sustainablesources.com
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- ---  Nehemiah Stone
- --- stoneandstraw@...
- --- (916) 663-3236

PO Box 324
Loomis, CA 95650


Date: 16 May 2002 11:24:38 -0500
From: bainbridge bainbrid@...
Subject: RE: GSBN:Mortgage and Insurance

Thanks for the info. One of the discussions we had locally several 
years ago was the importance of educating the real estate industry 
about SB - we talked about getting out to appraisers, bankers, etc. 
Never followed through -- but a good investment for anyone interested 
in long term support and ease of building sb.

A packet of technical and beauty (Steens book) would be advisable - 
ore presentations to the groups of assessors, appraisers, lending 
officers etc.

- -- 
David Bainbridge
Environmental Studies Coordinator
GLS Department
Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131

Fax (858) 635-4730
Ph (858) 635-4616

International Design Magazine Top 40, 2001.

"The saddest thing about any man is that he be ignorant, and the most 
exciting thing is that he knows."  Alfred the Great, 9th Century 


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