Value You Can Take to the Bank

…increases and anticipate advancing building standards that drive up costs for competing properties. Unfortunately, this additional value is not fully documented in most real estate appraisals. As a result, sale…

Green Canopy Homes Builds Zero Energy Homes Supported by Impact Investing

…What was your experience with the financing and appraisal processes of the zero energy homes you have sold? Do you have any suggestions for other builders? SL: Green Canopy creates…

Keep Zero Energy Construction Simple

…does it cost to think?   BS: What has been your experience with the financing and appraisal processes of zero energy homes you have sold? Do you have any suggestions…

Do Your Green Check!

…energy cost estimate comparisons and including this data on the Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green & Energy Efficiency Addendum. Documentation helps alleviate greenwashing. Documentation helps alleviate inaccurate information, and helps build…

Want an Eco Home? Here’s What You Need To Know about Real Estate To Actually Get One

appraisal and home inspection. Real estate agent Miriam Gennari, president of MetroMakeover LLC in Northern Virginia says, “People are eager to learn about the value and benefits of an eco-friendly…

How Builders Can Best Sell their Highly Energy Efficient Homes

…the buyer’s lender. If the homebuyer is using financing in order to purchase the home, an appraisal is required. An agent with this training will know that not all appraisers…

Everybody Wins with Zero Energy Homes!

In addition to the superior monetary returns to homeowners that we detailed in Part One, Zero Energy Homes – A Financial Win For Homeowners, zero energy homes offer a wide…

A Roadmap to Building Affordable Zero Energy Homes

…Get it right. Demand an accurate appraisal of the building’s true value. This might mean some legwork on your part, but the added effort will pay off in real dollars….

Green Hammer: A Zero Energy Building Pioneer

…incentives and technical assistance. Or, you can kick and scream and be left in the dust.   JE: What was your experience with the financing and appraisal processes of zero…

Builder Profile: Solaire Homebuilders

…a challenge for home buyers and builders. Solaire meets the challenge in several ways. Each home receives an Energy Performance Score. They document energy-saving features using the Earth Advantage appraisal

The Zero Carbon Renovation Revolution  Has Arrived

…and $6,000 in utility bills annually, so, at $20 per annual dollar saved, there is an increase of $40,000 to $120,000 respectively in the home appraisal. The actual appreciation is…

Six Cities Forge Ahead with Home Energy Disclosures – How Your City Can Join Them

As we all spend significantly more time inside our homes during COVID-19 shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, understanding how our homes perform (and the implications for affordability, comfort, and health) has…

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