The Green Energy Efficient Homes Appraisal Addendum

…appraisers. The Green Energy Efficient Appraisal Addendum is an updated addendum to the standard home appraisal form used by appraisers to verify the value of a home. The addendum provides…

Brightleaf Homes Gets High Value Appraisals 

…Sanders, knows how to get full and accurate appraisal values that make these superior homes financially attainable for buyers. Brightleaf has been building homes since 2013 and every one has…

Valuation Techniques for High Performance Buildings

…Ideally, the appraisal process mimics the actions used by typical buyers and sellers to determine a fair price. An owner should prepare for an appraisal as they would for the…

Unlocking the Added Value of Zero that Hides in Plain Sight

…positive energy homes – the real estate appraisal and lending practices. The appraisal industry stubbornly clings to notions of value and uses appraisal methods that lead to a widely-adopted false…

How Important is HERS to Appraised Value?

…residential green appraisal courses and seminars for the Appraisal Institute and is the author of the AI-published book “Residential Green Valuation Tools.” Ryan Meres, RESNET program director, has 10 years…

Launching California’s Largest Zero Energy Community

…you to find new products and designs that may provide more a cost-effective solution, and the networking opportunities are invaluable. ZEP: What was your experience with the financing and appraisal

SelahVista Homes Start with Health

…the small additional upfront cost of these homes. “Appraisal is definitely the toughest nut,” she said. Appraisers want comparable sales figures and these may not be available within the desired…

Production Builders, It’s Time to Sell Zero Energy Homes 

appraisal training. If certified green appraisers are not available, they can fill out the green appraisal addendum and make sure that the appraiser uses it. These methods make financing available…

Imery Homes – A Systematic Approach to Zero Energy Home Construction

…To ensure an accurate appraised value, Imery performs a pre-construction energy model and prepares the official green appraisal addendum developed by the Appraisal Institute. To this, he attaches many pages…

High Performance Home Valuation — The Process Matters!

…and competent when it comes to high-performance valuation must be relentless in advocating for all appraisers to use the Appraisal Institute’s Green Residential and Energy Efficient Addendum in the valuation…

What Realtors Need to Know about Selling High Performance Green Homes

…is not familiar with what makes a “green home” green, then they could be leaving money on the table for that home seller. Understand that in the sales process, appraisals…

Birdsmouth Construction Banks on Zero Energy

…It can be beautiful, and if someone desires to cover it in the future, it’s easily done.   JE: What was your experience with the financing and appraisal processes of…

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