Certified Green Homes Sell for More
Posted July 31st, 2012 | by The Update
(From The LA Times) It has been a controversial question in the home real estate market for years: Is there extra green when you buy green? Do houses with lots of energy-saving and sustainability features sell for more than houses without them? If so, by how much?
A new study involving an unusually large sample of homes sold in California between 2007 and early 2012 has documented that, holding all other variables constant, a green certification label on a house adds an average 9% to its selling value.
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If you want to enjoy natural surrounding while living “green,” this gorgeous ranch home in Sherman, just north of the DFW Metroplex, is loaded with environmentally-friendly amenities. “The seller of Harvest Hill Ranch built it very green,” notes listing realtor Angie Nelson with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “The home’s many energy enhancers include blown insulation, Low E windows, solar panel ‘reflective’ boarding, continuous air soffit vents which allow the house to “breathe” and keep the attic cool, and Type IV roof shingles which come with a lifetime guarantee.”
Contact Angie at (214) 794-8945 for more information on this home.